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He has made a stellar career out of making people laugh. John Cleese is one of the most recognizable faces on screen, be it in the UK or around the world. Cleese's career which has spanned more than fifty years has encompassed such genres with elements of comedy.

Described by his website thejohncleese.com as "British writer, actor and tall person", John Cleese performed live shows, from 23rd to 26th May 2012 at Madinat Jumeirah, courtesy of Kanoo Travel, who was among the main sponsors. The first day drew more than 400 people and expected to gather more audience in the last days of showing.

On the first day of Cleese's show, the Comedian left Dubai audiences mesmerized and amazed as he brought world-class show Evening with John Cleese for four nights in what is set to be a sell-out event. The first half of the performance showcased the year dot from Cleese's first existence through to Monty Python and the second half was a story of where he got his black sense of humor from – his mother. Then he touched upon Fawlty Towers and a little tribute to Graham Chapman whom he wrote with for 25 years. Before the curtain called, Cleese talked about A Fish Called Wanda.

Kanoo Travel has hailed John Cleese as a "true comic genius". Over Cleese's appearance in Dubai, Mohammed Kanoo gifted him a painting as a token of appreciation. High profile business people have taken great interest in Cleese's comedic skills

When Cleese was asked how he would have to tone things down for UAE audiences, he commented: "I don't think so – I'm not making fun of the UAE or the Middle East. It's strictly a professional autobiography. I talk about growing up in the UK's Weston-Super-Mare and the fact that it was… well, let's be polite, "quiet". And there's the fact that the Germans bombed it and nobody knew why they'd bothered. It's good for people who like my stuff – anyone who doesn't like it should stay away", said the 71-year-old British actor, comedian and writer

He added: "I am interested in but I also talk a lot to businessmen about aspects of management. Teaching people to be creative is one of the things I'm best at – I basically take individuals and say "this is what you need to do if you want to be able to come up with more creative and innovative solutions to things". Comics often think they are a bit of a luxury – if you know what I mean? So it's quite nice to do something useful. I like the UAE – so people here may be interested to know they can find out more about my creativity talks."