From Ministry of Silly Walks to Mayor

  December 16, 2003 at 4:13 PM ET
  grae     Wizard News (via NY Post)
 


One of the silliest Monty Pythonopens in new window sketches of all time featured John Cleeseopens in new window, aka Nearly Headless Nick, as the aptly named Minister of Silly Walksopens in new window

And now it appears that the Cleese is actually considering making a run for public officeopens in new window, according to fellow Python Michael Palinopens in new window.

Michael Palin told London's Daily Telegraph that Cleese is "very involved with [his] local community" in Santa Barbara, and is thinking of running for mayor. He added that Cleese would "do a great job." As for his acting career, Palin stated, "He doesn't really want to do comedy anymore. He has a very active and inquiring mind." Cleese's appearances in the "Harry Potter" movies will "fund the rest of his life," says Palin.

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