John Cleese is a multi-faceted English entertainer. He is a screenwriter, an actor, voice actor, comedian, and producer. Over the years, he has made tremendous contributions to the entertainment industry and thus has become one of the most treasured British entertainers. He is best recognised as one of the co-founders of Monty Python, a British surreal comedy troupe that produced a handful of films as well as a sketch comedy series. Cleese has written, produced and acted in numerous shows and films, most notably, the successful BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers.

John Cleese be in conversation with Peter Jukes, co-founder of Byline Festival, and will open this year’s event on Friday 23 August.