MAGAZINE: Eddie Izzard interviews comedy legend John Cleese

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To celebrate today’s (October 9) publication of his highly anticipated memoir, So, Anyway…, John Cleese sat down with comedian Eddie Izzard to talk about his influences, Monty Python Live and a rather unforgettable early performance.

So, Anyway... is a must read for comedy fans worldwide.

John Cleese interviewed by Eddie Izzard.

John Cleese interviewed by Eddie Izzard.

For the first time, John Cleese tells the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend.

En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public performance at St Peter’s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; and his first encounter with his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.