On Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk Python, John Cleese is grumpily delightful, delightfully grumpy

At the end of their interview on Thursday’s Late Night, legendary comedian, actor, writer, and all-around funny person John Cleese asked host Seth Meyers, “Where are we going to dinner?” Meyers informed his guest that everything was all set, a public airing of private dinner plans that, considering the now 78-year-old…

John Cleese performs a very British recap of The Walking Dead

With AMC’s The Walking Dead set to finally reveal the payoff of last season’s big cliffhanger on Sunday, this week should give any of they show’s lapsed viewers a chance to catch back up and reconnect with Rick Grimes and his merry band of survivors—one of whom will get their skull smashed into gooey bits in a few…

Enjoy the suffering of others in this supercut of awkward moments

Comedy has been famously defined as “tragedy plus time.” But it could also be defined as “extremely embarrassing stuff happening to other people.” That’s the guiding philosophy behind “This Supercut Will Make You Feel Awkward,” a half-agonizing, half-exhilarating new video from Burger Fiction. That title is no idle…

Daisy Ridley backs away from John Cleese in this Star Wars/Holy Grail mashup

As fans well know by now, the plot of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens largely revolves around the absence of Jedi knight Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). A map supposedly leading to Skywalker’s current, remote whereabouts is the film’s main MacGuffin, and the iconic opening crawl begins with the words “Luke Skywalker…

40 years ago, George Harrison recruited Eric Idle to make some Python-esque videos

George Harrison, who would have turned 73 today, has a reputation as being the most dour of The Beatles, but in fact, he had a keen sense of humor and was even something of a comedy nerd. During the dark days of the Fab Four’s collapse, Harrison is said to have taken refuge in episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. …

Celebrate Fawlty Towers’ 40th with these ersatz Instagram selfies

September 19 marks the 40th anniversary of John Cleese and Connie Booth’s Fawlty Towers, that evergreen BBC comedy series about quite possibly the worst hotel in all of Western Europe and certainly the worst on the so-called “British Riviera.” Anglonerd, a blog devoted to “British (and Irish) TV and comedy, geared…