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John Cleese's real last name is Cheese?! - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 5th 2009 6:07PM
KimmelWatching this interview that Jimmy Kimmel did with John Cleese the other night (after the jump), and near the start of the interview, Cleese mentions that the real last name in his family is "Cheese," not "Cleese." At first I thought this was some sort of absurdist humor by Cleese, but after doing a little checking around the online world, I found out that it's true. I wonder how many big Cleese/Monty Python fans like me never ever knew that little piece of trivia.

This is actually a great interview with Cleese, because both Cleese and Kimmel seem to get along well and they're both quick on their feet. Kimmel was sick that night so he immediately gives Cleese some antibacterial lotion, Cleese jokes about how many times he's been married (three times, all Americans - his wife passed away last year), and the comic even gets in that one of the things wrong with Kimmel is that he's overweight.

Cleese is also on Twitter, so you can keep up with him that way if you're a fan.

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StillBash

I guess you guys might want to follow his blog because it's much more readable at http://www.cleeseblog.com/

But who am I to judge, he "only" has 47k followers on Twitter...

February 05 2009 at 7:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ChrisG

That's still ca. 100k followers short of Stephen Fry, who is incidentally much more fun to follow on twitter... :)

PS: I don't want to sound like a bragging buffoon, but I knew the Cheese/Cleese thingy... ;)

February 06 2009 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
StillBash

I personally find his Tweet useless but maybe that's just me. He uses it like a chatroom so if you want to chat with Cleese he seems to answer no matter who you are as long as he likes the question :-)

Anyway, nice interview. Didn't know his last name was cheese either...

February 05 2009 at 7:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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