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Connections: Comedian John Cleese

We're joined by legendary actor, writer, and comedian John Cleese. He'll be in Rochester next month for a screening of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" at the Kodak Theatre.

Cleese joins us to discuss his career and the impact Monty Python has had on the development of modern comedy. We also discuss the role of comedy and satire in today's political climate. Our guests:

  • John Cleese
  • Chris Thompson, comedian, engineer, and activist
  • Allison Roberts, founder of Estrofest comedy troupe and co-founder of Impact Interactive
  • Dr. Terry Browne, professor emeritus of theatre at SUNY Geneseo, and author of "Playwright’s Theatre: The English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre"

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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

Connections with Evan Dawson

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