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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Jan 21

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    VRN18 VRN18 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 25, 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 7 Responses May 14, 2014

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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 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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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    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 24 Responses 6 days ago

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    annspann annspann 36-40, F Dec 14, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Zjmsmyking Zjmsmyking 16-17, F Apr 10

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    MachineMessiah MachineMessiah 46-50, M Dec 19, 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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    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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    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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    '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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    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 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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    Yes, because you people are funny.

    .. Does this count as a biased opinion? You people....
    typicallyterrific typicallyterrific 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Monty Python skits all the way!

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

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

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

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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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    Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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."
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    JeannieInAChampagneBottle JeannieInAChampagneBottle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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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    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'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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    8 out of ten cats. most other nations would

    never get this humour, its sharp, sarcastic and quick moving
    EndlessRiver EndlessRiver 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 26

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