There’s more to John Cleese than the “Ministry of Silly Walks” sketch, or “Crunchy Frog,” to say nothing of roles in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, A Fish Called Wanda, and many others. But it’s obvious he most enjoyed the Monty Python years. The recent reunion—first in 30 years—at London’s O2 Arena was a hit. The Guardian reports that Cleese is returning to the stage—solo—in a show based on his soon-to-be-published (October 9) memoir, So, Anyway… The book will cover “topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England.”
Cleese will be signing his book starting on launch day, at the Waterstones store in Piccadilly, London, then embark on a promotional tour through December 21.