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John Cleese and Martin Short: Memoirs by your humble comedy legends

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As I was growing up, two famous comic troupes worked from different sides of the pond. On public television, Britain’s renowned Monty Python’s Flying Circus dazzled us with a singularly bizarre brand of humor that at any time might feature exploding penguins, singing lumberjacks, Spam-loving Vikings, or a pantomime Princess Margaret. Back home, each week, LIVE FROM NEW YORK! came Saturday Night Live, with its Coneheads, Blues Brothers, Land Sharks and Killer Bees. Some tried to argue over which series was funniest. The rest of us were content just to enjoy what we knew was a golden age of televised comedy. Now, we can take a look at these celebrated series and two of the men behind each with the…

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