John Cleese. We all know him as Basil from the famous British sitcom Fawlty Towers, produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975.
We also loved him for his role as a member of Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and four Monty Python Films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.
He describes himself as a “British Writer, Actor and Tall Person” on his blog and of course many of us remember his witty British humour gracing our very own South African film, Spud.
He’s done it all – radio, television and film; including his roles in two James Bond films, two Harry Potter films and three Shrek films. Basically, he’s a legend. And just one week before his 72nd birthday, he is performing stand-up comedy in South Africa. Brilliant. He performs at the Cape Town International Convention Centre tonight, as well as over the weekend (22-23rd Oct) He is in Johannesburg from the 25th-30th of October.