Imagine growing up the daughter of frickin' Comedy Royalty, being shuttled around the world as a very tall, geeky, British-accented adolescent, living a somewhat privileged life riding horses competitively, becoming a bit of a party girl, doing some modeling and then deciding to break into stand-up comedy. What the what...?
Camilla Cleese will always live with the last name of one of the most beloved comic figures of all time (John Cleese of Monty Python, if you're slow) which only adds another element of difficulty when you're trying to get into an already tough business. Not to mention she's been targeted by a short men advocacy group; I'm. Not. Kidding.
Check out this fascinating conversation with a young, female stand-up on the rise - and yes, as a major-league Pythonite myself there is some good inside info on that world to satisfy the comedy geek in all of us... -LM
Follow Camilla on Twitter and get more info and see where she's performing at camillacleese.com. She's got a lot of dates coming up, including; March 23rd 9:00pm @ The Parlor in Hollywood; March 25th-29th @ Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta; April 1st 9:00pm @ Springbok in Van Nuys; April 3rd & 4th at 8:00 and 10:00pm opening for Jimmy Shubert @ Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank; April 7th @ Canter’s in the Kibitz Room; April 30th @ The Ice House in Pasadena.