So, Anyway… Spam, Cake, and Cleese…

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imageI’ve accompanied @johncleese to lots of interviews over the years, but none quite as elaborate as early this morning for the WGN Morning show.

My old pal and producer Jeff Hoover prepped me, and when John stepped out of the green room, a full band was playing the Python theme. As he walked down the hallway, he was accompanied by the cast of Spamalot in full costume, along with a swarm of other Python characters. John was surprised and delighted as he walked into the studio for the interview.

The first interview segment concluded with a wonderful cake shaped like a TV set. The only person more surprised than John was the cake maker when he–well, maybe you’d better watch for yourself here…

Somehow I managed to snap that last shot just before the flinging…

Of course, everyone wanted their pictures with John, including the band, the cast, and assorted others…

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Then it was off to WBEZ for another great NPR chat…

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And what better way to finish a great morning of interviews than a visit with the wonderful Jonathan Brandmeier?

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All to promote the brand new paperback edition of the #johncleese autobiography #soanyway

If you haven’t read it yet, it’s much funnier than this post–so what are you waiting for?

#montypython #soanyway

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