John Cleese is a British comedian and was an original member of the comedy team Monty Python. After Monty Python John Cleese went on to create the cult classic comedy, Fawlty Towers, in which he played Basil Fawlty, a pedantic and crazed hotel owner. The character was based on a real life person who managed a hotel that the Monty Python crew stayed at during the making of one of their movies.
- If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.