11/16/2014 05:00 EST | Updated 01/15/2015 05:59 EST

John Cleese on his comic career: 'I've been unbelievably lucky'

Comedian John Cleese, co-creator of Fawlty Towers and Monty Python's Flying Circus, has long used humour to point out the absurdities of modern life.

In a decades-long career in show business, the towering Brit has also collected more than a few anecdotes, many of which he has gathered in his new memoir, So, Anyway...

In a wide-ranging interview with Michael Enright, host of CBC Radio's The Sunday Edition, Cleese talks about ​fame, the British media, ageing and the perils of writing comedies about religion.