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Comedy Legend John Cleese Joins New British “Free Speech” Channel

Comedian John Cleese is joining British “free speech” channel GB News.

Cleese is hosting a series on the channel next year, GB News has confirmed.

GB News reported:

GB News confirmed today that actor, comedian, writer, and producer John Cleese will host a new series on the channel next year.

The programme will feature John in conversation with his choice of guests on a wide range of areas that interest him. Mr Cleese revealed the news this morning in an interview with journalist Amol Rajan on BBC Radio 4’s Today Show.

The new show marks John’s return to UK television after a three-year hiatus. He last appeared on British screens in the sitcom Hold the Sunset in 2019.

Cleese said GB News is not a right-wing channel — but “a free speech channel.”

BBC reported:

“I was approached and I didn’t know who they were,” he explained to presenter Amol Rajan on Monday.

“I don’t know much about modern television because I’ve pretty much given up on it – English television.”

He added: “Then I met one or two of the people concerned and had a dinner with them and I liked them very much.

“And what they said was, ‘people say it’s a right-wing channel [but] it’s a free speech channel’.”

Cleese has previously blasted cancel culture calling it a “tragedy.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported:

Earlier this year, Cleese, 82, described cancel culture as a “tragedy,” telling the attendees at the FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, where he was keynote speaker, that comedians didn’t have the freedom to be funny anymore and that comedy films were now “aimed at young men because they’re the ones who go to the cinema on Friday night.” Last year, it was reported that Cleese was to front a new series called Cancel Me on Brit network Channel 4 to investigate cancel culture and what it means for comedy. In November, Cleese appeared to cancel himself when he pulled the plug on an appearance at Cambridge University after a visiting speaker was banned for making a Hitler impression, saying that he was “blacklisting myself before someone else does” and urging organizers to “find a venue where woke rules do not apply.”

Cleese describes himself as an “old-fashioned liberal.”

[i]It's good to see another talented person with a voice fighting back.[/i]
people who wanted everyones voice to be heard used to be called liberals....... now they are radical right wing conservatives. LOL a whole lot of liberals are bein thrown off the island or just walking away: Rogan, Maher, Morgan, they might not be conservatives....... but, they have been victims of the far left lynch mob.
Slade · 56-60, M
@SheCallsMeCrushDaddy The term liberal is a derivative of liberty. So, yes, a classical liberal almost always will be right leaning today.

The leftists today are statist authoritarians. They loooooooooooove putting the boot on liberty's neck
graphite · 61-69, M
Funny to watch all these Democrat bottom kisser evening talk show hosts tank in the ratings while Greg Gutfeld becomes the king of late night. He has so much material from the idiot Democrats that the bottom kissers won't touch.
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
Mr Cleese also doesn't know a great deal about the current state of the UK since he has bern living in the Carribean since 2019, no doubt for patriotic purposes 🤣
Budwick · 70-79, M
@SunshineGirl [quote]Mr Cleese also doesn't know a great deal about the current state of the UK since he has bern living in the Carribean since 2019[/quote]

MAybe he's 'bern' living in Caribbean because he IS familiar with the current state of the UK.
SunshineGirl · 36-40, F
@Budwick Well he said it was for his arthritis, but I think he may be staying there a little longer now the PM has abandoned plans to abolish the higher rate of income tax!
Budwick · 70-79, M
@SunshineGirl So, you knew it was in the Caribbean because of arthritis, but decided to take a jab at 'political purposes' anyway. That is so 'YOU'!

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