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John Cleese Heads To Austria: Well, Where Else Do You Go When Humour Dies?

JOHN Cleese has finally turned into one of the arcane brigadiers he used to lampoon. So unfunny is Cleese that for years many wondered if it was all a joke on us. Can his haughty ex-pat be for real?

But where a can man who isn’t funny feel at home? The answer is Austria.

He’s in Austria, lamenting the UK’s fading class system. The British working class has all but vanished while an educated middle-class made good on hard work and ambition has swelled.

Says Cleese to Die Presse:

England changed much more than I did. We used to have some sort of middle class culture with an adequate amount of respect for education. It was a bit racist – not in a mean way though, but still racist. Some things have changed to the better, but it’s not a middle class culture anymore, but a yob culture, a rowdy culture.”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment