John Cleese Thinks ‘Woke’ Culture Is Killing Comedy


    Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images“Well, I’m in lockdown, strict lockdown,” John Cleese tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast from his home in London. He’s just arrived back in the U.K. after spending the first few months of his coronavirus quarantine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Monty Python co-founder was waiting on a Canadian work permit, but when the movie he was supposed to film there got canceled anyway, he decided to fly back home. “Now I’m not even allowed to cross the street,” he says. At 80 years old, Cleese somehow remains busier than ever, from performing his first international live-stream performance—titled Why There Is No Hope—in an empty London theater this past week to maintaining his prolific Twitter account, on which he frequently takes aim at President Donald Trump. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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