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I Love British Comedy

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    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Only fools and horses is genius superb
    roastlamb roastlamb 36-40, M Feb 18, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Although they are considered panel shows,

    my favorites right now are QI, Would I Lie to You , The Unbelievable Truth and Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Ah taking the ****
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    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 4 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I particularly like the older stuff,

    Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, the Ronnies, **** Emery, Peter Sellers.....I could go on and on
    fantasietweave fantasietweave 61-65, M 5 Responses Jun 3

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    THE TWO RONNIES - 'Fork Handles' (1976).

    This was once voted 'Britain's favourite comedy sketch'. I have always loved gags based on language, and this is full of them. Corbett behind the counter, Barker the customer for those unfamiliar with the pair.
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Feb 21

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    is Blandings considered comedy?

    I do love it though..
    ELSIUM ELSIUM 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    seanspencer31 seanspencer31 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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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 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 21

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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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    You know Molly. Molly the mole.

    " I am a mole and I live in a hole"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 23

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    8 out of ten cats. most other nations would

    never get this humour, its sharp, sarcastic and quick moving
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 26

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    I love many of the British TV comedy shows,

    game shows, and many of the movies. They are so funny at times and I just laugh so much and out loud.
    tallandleggyfemale tallandleggyfemale 22-25, F Mar 5

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    My favorites are "Are you being served"

    and "Keeping up Appearances"! Hyacinth!!!!!! Lol
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 16

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    Others claim that comedy is the lowest form of

    entertainment. I certainly do not share the same views. There's wit and intelligence and certainly the timing should be right. It was a remedy for me, a great distraction during the lowest points of my life. I love all types of comedy but I love British Comedy the most. I was...
    herethereandeverywhere herethereandeverywhere 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 Jan 24

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    Zjmsmyking Zjmsmyking 16-17, F Apr 10

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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 66-70, F 17 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Yes, because you people are funny.

    .. Does this count as a biased opinion? You people....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 19

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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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    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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    I've always been a fan of Tony Hancock -

    "Hancock's Half-Hour." It's great that many of his shows are available online. I love the one where he and his pal Sid James are so desperate to watch television (Tony's set is broken) that they walk right into a family's living room as complete strangers. And because everyone's...
    Ragmuffin Ragmuffin 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    grenouille4u grenouille4u 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    sarolia sarolia 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    waxfootback waxfootback 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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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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    Monty Python skits all the way!

    All day, everyday!
    Silverbrumby26 Silverbrumby26 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Auf Wiedersehen Pet..

    .one of the best ever!
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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...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 17 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    The only i know is ''Mr.

    Bean'' Rowan Atkinson is brilliant. I need to know another brit comedian:-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Apr 8

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    comparethemarket.com - The 'meerkat' ads based

    on the (supposed) similarity of the word 'market' to 'meerkat' has provided years worth of ads for the price comparison website. Some of them (rare for advertising) are better than the television programmes they interrupt.
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Ups and downs. Try to keep a positive

    perspective as it will attract positive energy. Negative energy attracts the bad karma so like the saying goes in the Monty Python movie "Always look on the bright side of life."
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 10

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    My family and I just love British comedy.

    We recently ordered the Benny Hill and the Avengers series'. They are great to watch and are so funny too.
    momfromcolorado momfromcolorado 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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    My husband and I lived in England

    for 8 years. We watched the BBC and a couple of other English TV channels, on a regular basis, when we were there. We loved UK game shows, sitcoms, stand up comics, weekly TV series, and movies. When we came back to the States, we purchased Benny Hill and the Avengers with...
    mominfamilypool mominfamilypool 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Hey anyone know some really good British comedy

    tv shows I can watch?? so far I'm only watching are you being served.
    Geeklvngrl28 Geeklvngrl28 26-30, F 20 Responses May 17

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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 7 Responses May 14, 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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    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 6 Responses Jan 11

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    Bennie Hill

    Anyone like Bennie Hill?? One of the few I watch in America??
    crowbar53 crowbar53 46-50, M 7 Responses May 12, 2013

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    FLANDERS AND SWANN: 'Have some madeira,

    m'dear (from the revue 'At the drop of a hat', on Broadway, 1967). Seduction, as explained by old devil Michael Flanders.
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Feb 20

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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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    My favorite British comedies are Mr.

    Bean, Keep Up Appearances, and Fawlty Towers! Hilarious shows! :)
    fitnesswoman24 fitnesswoman24 22-25, F 12 Responses Jun 23

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    On The Buses, Some Mothers Do Ave Em,

    Faulty Towers, Bless This House, Keeping Up Appearances, Vicar of Dibley, & Im sure theres many more that Ive forgotten
    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T 9 Responses Apr 10

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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