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If you grew up with “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” you know the genius of John Cleese.

From his classic sketches with the British comedy troupe to his later series “Fawlty Towers,” to movies like “Life of Brian,” “Holy Grail” and “A Fish Called Wanda.”

Cleese’s memoir “So Anyway” is just out so he was in Chicago talking about it, including a Q&A at the iO Chicago Theater Thursday.

Check out Dean Richard’s full interview with the comic genius in the player above.