John Cleese is 'not funny at all' | ...at least according to Jeremy Clarkson © Rose d'Or

John Cleese is 'not funny at all'

...at least according to Jeremy Clarkson

comedyJohn Cleese has been blasted as unfunny – by Jeremy Clarkson.

The former Top Gear host cited the Fawlty Towers star to support his argument that everyone loses their sense of humour when they get old.

'There’s no such thing as a funny old person,' Clarkson said in an interview with The Sun. ' John Cleese is the classic case.

'You [couldn't] get a funnier man than that. Now not funny at all.

'You lose the ability to be funny when you get old. He’s angry. 

'One day you’ll lose the will to be funny or the ability to be funny or to be interesting or to be interested.'

Speaking to mark the launch of the new series of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, Clarkson, 57, used 78-year-old Cleese as an example to explain why he would one day give up his job.

He added: 'You have to have the good sense to say, "Oh God I can’t be bothered to be interesting any more" then you have to go and sit on the porch and drink whisky. Very soon I’m going to be that older person.

'I'f the day ever came where I think it’s not fun to slide a £400,000 car round a corner then that probably is the time to jack it in — cars at least, maybe make a programme on something else. Knitting.'

Published: 7 Dec 2017

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