Whether it’s with the legendary comedy troupe Monty Python or tackling Hollywood on his own, John Cleese is a bit of a Comedy force of nature who has delivered us some of our funniest movie moments in history.
He is now releasing a memoir about his time in the entertainment industry, which means it’s high-time to discuss his Top 5 Funniest Moments!
5. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life – Mr Creosote
Movie: Monty Python finished their short list of movie excursions with the middling Meaning of Life – a collection of very silly sketches.
Moment: Cleese’s waiter fills up fat man Mr Creosote to the point of bursting – literally.
4. Rat Race – The End of the World
Movie: Silly caper comedy about a Las Vegas casino magnate setting up a race for money.
Moment: Cleese delivers a convincing monologue about the impending apocalypse before laughing in his audience’s faces.
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail – The Black Knight
Movie: Python’s first ‘proper’ movie about a group of hapless knights in the quest for the Holy Grail.
Moment: Cleese is clad in armour as The Black Knight – an irrepressibly enthusiastic and determined opponent in battle.
2. A Fish Called Wanda – Naked Dancing
Movie: Cleese and a hot comedy cast get entwined in a crime catastrophe.
Moment: In an attempt to seduce, Cleese begins to dance around the room naked only to be caught by the homeowners.
1. Monty Python’s Life of Brian – Stoning
Movie: Python’s second ‘proper’ movie about a wrongly-identified messiah called Brian around the time of Jesus’ life.
Moment: Watch as Cleese’s stoning director gets more and more frenzied, treating the spectators like schoolchildren as things get progressively out of hand.
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