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I Love British Comedy

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    Masterful

    My 3 top favorites are Mr.Bean, Vicar of Dibly and Fawlty Towers.
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M Aug 15, 2013

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    I am currently watching 'Absolutely Fabulous'

    with my daughter. I was going to change the channel but she said she loved it.
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Only fools and horses is genius superb
    roastlamb roastlamb 31-35, M Feb 18, 2011

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    annspann annspann 36-40, F Dec 14, 2014

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    NORMAN WISDOM & JOYCE GRENFELL: 'Narcissus

    (The Laughing Record)' (1954). Need cheering up today? This is just the ticket. Norman and Joyce are listening to a piece of salon music which they start to talk over...This is a childhood memory for me. We used to play this at our grandparents' house, on a big old gramophone...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I watched every episode of Monty Python's

    Flying Circus on DVD. I also saw every episode of Faulty Towers. It was some of the funniest stuff I ever saw.
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    Making Great Strides Socially

    Growing up, my brother and I would watch Mr. Bean, we would laugh til we cried. Anything with Rowan Atkinson, you know will be good. Years ago, I was a private duty nurse and I took care of an elderly couple, William and Louise. She would watch the Brit Coms on the local public...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 17 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    liverpool2005 liverpool2005 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    VRN18 VRN18 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    But Yeah, But No, But Yeah, But No!

    I was always in love with british comedy, the dry and partly absurd humor always hit me directly between the eyes. I always was a big fan of Monty Pythons flying circus, as well as their movies. To the disbelief of my parents it was always the cartoons in the flying circus that...
    Beatbouncer Beatbouncer 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2011

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    Benny Hill Was The King Of Late Night

    I grew up watching the Benny Hill show. He came on five times a week on channel 9 in NYC.  They guy had me cracking up every time.  I guess the naughty bits kept my interest, too. He was a good writer too.   I was real sorry when I heard he died.  I can still hear the theme...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Oct 20, 2012

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    Faulty towers :) terrible

    and wonderful. OOoiohhh British people
    breathtakingyou breathtakingyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    I know it's old, but I have loved BlackAdder

    since I watched it years and years ago. Rowen Atkinsons dry quick humor and sarcastic wit makes me wee myself everytime. This show has some of the funniest lines!! I also enjoy Black Books, The Inbetweeners and Mrs. Brown (but that's irish me thinks.) Blackadder: I...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30, 2014

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    Too many fabulous sketches to mention.

    But to name a few of my favourites -Open all hoursOnly fools and horsesOne foot in the graveRising damp ..it just goes on and on.Posting a clip from OFH Del Boy and Rodney such a class act. And being a London Girl ..I find the Humour hilarious!Enjoy ;-)
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    A Bit Of Fry And Laurie

    I was devasted when House ended with Hugh Laurie but then I started watching these older comedy skits and they are funny! I am now a new fan of Stephen Fry as well, and Hugh Laurie is absolutely hysterical in these skits, I can't wait to watch more of them and the Black Adder.
    SweetCaroline309 SweetCaroline309 36-40 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    I am watching One Foot In the Grave.

    ....and my kids think something is wrong with me. lol
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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    John Cleese is my idol!

    But I love many Brit comedies.
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    I Have Always Like British Humor

    Some of my favorites:Fawlty Towers - laugh out loud funnyDave AllenMonty PythonAre You Being Served
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Sad news about Rik Mayall today.

    He was our family idol...favourite comedian. The majority of our family nights consisted of a Mayall or Edmondson evening :) brought lots of laughs, bonding and memories to my childhood and teenage years. A very sad loss to a legend gone too soon
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Mighty boosh, gimme gimme gimme,

    absolutely fabulous, black books, faulty towers, the IT crowd, French and Saunders and the vicar of dibley The best comedies ever
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 8 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Its Hilarious

    i dont remember thinking of it as a genre for a long time but i love monty python especially john cleese's funny walks and fawlty towers, benny hill, and  keeping up appearances
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Don't Mention The War

    This is simply the best episode of the best british comedy ever, Fawlty Towers. I love "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Good Neighbors" too, but this episode is packed with great moments, that are almost too painful to watch. You want to yell NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! It's a...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    When a lot of people think of British humour,

    they immediately think of Monty Python. And I love those sketches, don't get me wrong. But I also enjoy the more dry brand of humour. For example, I loved the British version of "The Office", and the dry humour of "The Trip". Does that make me a square? haha
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like my comedy dry

    and well-timed, the English seem to have that down to an art.
    Lebby11 Lebby11 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    liah1 liah1 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    Monty Python skits all the way!

    All day, everyday!
    Silverbrumby26 Silverbrumby26 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    GERARD HOFFNUNG: French Widows/Tyrolean

    landlords. The spoof correspondence from the Oxford Union speech. Not strictly British, but if you didn't know you'd never guess he wasn't. Hoffnung was a schoolboy refugee from Germany who made a career as an artist, musician and comic in Britain after the war. A master of the...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Jan 7

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    Me Too

    Here in Victoria Australia, the best night on the telly is Saturday nights.... , we start at 7.30pm and have Doc Martin, I'm not in favour of his bedside manner, but I love him... 8.30pm, The Bill, will be sad when it finishes. 9.30pm, Midsomer Murders, they keep you guessing, in...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 17 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    You can't beat a bit of Wallace

    and gromit on Christmas morning , merry christmas my ep friends :) http://youtu.be/KG5HmJaRhf4
    soapdodger soapdodger 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    MachineMessiah MachineMessiah 46-50, M Dec 19, 2014

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    Love It!

    My Favorite British comedy Show is "Keeping Up Appearances". It's a Hoot! 
    JB4J JB4J 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Open All Hours Ronnie Barker What A Legend Sadly Missed.

    OPEN ALL HOURS started as a pilot like PORRIDGE on SEVEN OF ONE all starring RONNIE BARKER and he created PORRIDGE. The Pilot was a differnt shop shop than the one used in the full series. OPEN ALL HOURS was to run from 1978-1985 starring RONNIE BARKER, DAVID JASON and LYNDA...
    pillorycolin pillorycolin 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Monty Python

    Monty Python was my first experience with British humor and I still love to watch it...the Holy Grail, Life of Brian...probably the funniest bit was the "Kamikaze Highlanders". Since then, shows like Ab Fab and Little Britain have been great to see. Another show, not supposed...
    jss1855 jss1855 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    sarolia sarolia 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Bennie Hill

    Anyone like Bennie Hill?? One of the few I watch in America??
    crowbar53 crowbar53 46-50, M 8 Responses May 12, 2013

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    I love yonderland, horrible histories,

    The thick of it, the list goes on and on and on basically anything with the cast of horrible histories in it
    HannahlovesHH HannahlovesHH 16-17, F Jul 31, 2014

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    R they any left? Where r they?

    Network r they on here in ny.c. Area?
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M Dec 19, 2014

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    'allo 'allo!

    "Good moaning!" "I was ******* by the door, when I heard two shats. You are holding in your hand a smoking goon; you are clearly the guilty potty." - Officer Crabtree. I love 'Allo 'Allo!. The characters, lines, scenes and how the participants of the second world war get along...
    AStormIsComing AStormIsComing 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    British Comedy Grows On You*

    The father of British comedy has to be beloved: Rowan atkingston which hosted some of the most memarable/classic and hillarious comedies ranging from classic "Black Adder" - "Johhney English Reborn" British comedy grows on you*
    CWConnacher CWConnacher 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    As Time Goes By

    Dame Judi Dench..I never miss the show..never. We only get it on Sunday night and it's only 30 minutes long. So sweet and witty..The writers did a perfect job ..blending the character's personalities.The quirky romance that almost makes you cry, but it's too funny.I've seen the...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 19 Responses May 18, 2010

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    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    An idiot abroad, the Inbetweeners

    and Miranda-in my opinion, some of the best British comedy!
    Itmeansnoworries Itmeansnoworries 16-17, F 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    The thick of it, is my favourite show now.

    Peter capaldi obviously like an Alastair Campbell figure, he's a spin doctor and the mastermind of the whole show.
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Apr 14, 2014

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    A few of my faves.. Monty Python Faulty

    Towers It Ain't Half Hot Mum The Two Ronnies Open all Hours Spaced Red Dwarf What are yours?
    Zandragal Zandragal 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Clever British Humor - I like to think

    that of all the places in the world, the UK has the best sense of humor as it's often proven that British humor is the most clever. I particularly love Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Mr Bean, Only Fools and Horses, Dad's Army, Not The Nine O'Clock News, The Thin Blue Line...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    Yes yes yes yes YES I love British peoples

    sense of humor 😂😂😂😂😂 Sometimes Scottish and Irish.
    Unknownimus Unknownimus 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    Alright, so this one time, I had just gotten a new bong. My friend and I had just finished the first bowl, and we're ******* blown. Anyways, we start talking in British accents...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love all the British youtubers, Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Danisnotonfire, AmazingPhil ect. They are all so amazing!!
    Joanna2468 Joanna2468 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Not just British Accents but I can do an Irish Accent too.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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