“Pour Yourself a Scotch and Pull Yourself Together” and Other Answers from John Cleese’s Reddit AMA

cleeseJohn Cleese fielded a bunch of questions from fans today in a Reddit AMA to promote his upcoming Monty Python Q&A tour, and unsurprisingly, it’s a very entertaining read. Here are just a few of Cleese’s responses from the AMA, where he stuck around to answer questions for about an hour:

For his eulogy, Graham Chapman requested that you become the first person at a British memorial service to say “Fuck”. What request would you like to have honored at your own eulogy, and by whom?

I would like to do my own eulogy, and then shoot myself and then get in the coffin.

Mr. Cleese, First, I think you’re the greatest comedy writer of our time. Just had to get that out of the way. Question: I read somewhere that you were working on a screenplay about tax dodgers. Will we be seeing that anytime soon?

So, you think I’m the greatest comedy writer of our time? What the fuck do you mean by “of our time”? I am working on a light comedy about cannibalism called “Yummy.”

Hello Mr Cleese! As the hotel owner of Fawlty Towers for a number of years, which had many mishaps and disgruntled customers, can you recall your own worst hotel experience?

Yes, thank you for asking.

Hi Mr. Cleese, A lot of us redditors suffer from some form of depression & Anxiety. Have you ever experienced this? And if so, what did you do to see the brighter side of life?

Never. And I wish you wusses would stop whining about your unhappiness. I’m really fed up with it. Pour yourself a scotch and pull yourself together. Go out and shoot something!

Will there ever be a Python movie again?

Only when the others are dead. Then I will make the definitive one.

Read the rest here.

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