MAGAZINE: Eddie Izzard interviews comedy legend John Cleese

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.