Comedian John Cleese prefers working on comedies in the U.S. instead of shows in his native Britain because they are a more enjoyable experience.

Last year (13), the Monty Python star accused bosses at the Bbc of having no idea how to make comedy hits, and he now admits he would rather work on American sitcoms because the filming process is more fun.

Cleese, who previously guest-starred on U.S. show Will & Grace, tells U.K. Tv host Lorraine Kelly, "I like doing those American shows because they're done so comfortably. In England, you rehearse in a church hall for five days and then you go in a studio and you have to get it all done by 10 o'clock or else they pull the plug.

"In America, you rehearse on set all week so it's exactly where you've been rehearsing in which you shoot and then you do the show, you do every scene two or three times and it's so relaxed and easy compared with here. It's hard doing a show here, it really is. Even producing a show is an achievement - whether it's any good or not is kind of a bonus."