Comedy legend John Cleese's one-man show is trying to get people to laugh more and worry less

“I don’t think it matters about circumstances in your life because if you’ve got the right attitude, you can have a good life,” he says.

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2021, 12:46 AM

Updated 935 days ago

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A comedy and acting legend with a unique take on life is bringing his humor to New Jersey.
John Cleese has made a career out of pointing out life’s absurdities. It dates all the way back to his early days in the British comedy troupe Monty Python in the late 1960s. He is still performing today, on tour with his one-person show called “Why There Is No Hope.”
“I always use humor to express everything that I’m interested in, or that I want to convey,” says Cleese.
It is the things Cleese has been noticing about society that he talks about in the show, including how often people get in their own way when it comes to happiness.
“I don’t think it matters about circumstances in your life because if you’ve got the right attitude, you can have a good life,” he says. “I think one of the great dangers in America is that people feel that if they’re not rich or a celebrity, they have somehow failed.”
Cleese says that what he wants the audience to take away from his show is to laugh more and worry less.
Cleese brings the national tour of "Why There is No Hope" to the Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, on Oct. 7. More information can be found on the Basie Center website.


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