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Local Santa Barbaran John Cleese appeared at the Lobero Theater for "An Evening with John Cleese" where he showed his classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Afterwards he entertained the audience with a hilarious question & answer session. He ended the evening with a wine & cheese gathering at the Wine Cask Intermezzo.

Born: 10/27/39
Birthplace: Weston-Super-Mare, England

John Cleese is a film and television comic actor whose deadpan humor makes life's mundane annoyances hilarious.

He played country hotel manager Basil Fawlty in England's brilliant television series Fawlty Towers and appeared in the Monty Python films, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. His other films include Time Bandits, A Fish Called Wanda, and Fierce Creatures. Cleese appeared in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough and the hit film Harry Potter.