I Love British Comedy

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    Dec 3, 2015

    Great shows; Monty Pythons Flying Circus,

    Benny Hill, Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping up Appearances. From my local PBS station
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    I have loved British comedy ever

    since I watched Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail and the Flying Circus. My dad introduced me to the incredibly dry, slapstick and sophisticated humor of that troop of idiots. John Cleese is my favorite, his domineering and sarcastic characterization of people in...
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    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    I am watching "keeping up appearance" right now.

    Hyacinth is so funny. It's not Bucket it's Bouquet! Poor Richard! I love how Daisy still sees her husband as a hunk! It is kinda sweet. I miss "Waiting for God". Diana was so tough and could be so mean but she stood up for people. She and Tom together. lol And poor sad...
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    8 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I miss Benny Hill I used to watch this show

    every time I could. Mostly while getting stoned to the bone and listening to those tunes he would sing. LOL
    usuallyup4u usuallyup4u
    51-55, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    Bennie Hill

    Anyone like Bennie Hill?? One of the few I watch in America??
    crowbar53 crowbar53
    46-50, M
    7 Responses May 12, 2013
    Geeklvngrl28 Geeklvngrl28
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

    Our chief weapon is surprise... surprise and fear... fear and surprise... our two weapons are fear and surprise... and ruthless efficiency... Our three weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency... and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope... Our four... no...
    KatieW70 KatieW70
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    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

    The stickiest situation

    since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun
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    Jan 10, 2016
    romper69 romper69
    46-50, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    Ronnie Corbert died today.

    He was 85. He was one of the famous Two Ronnies. A British comedy series from the late 70s to early 90s. They made me laugh slot as a teen. RIP Ronnies. I will always chuckle when I think of you guys.
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    4 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    Well I'll list a few of my fave's

    and would love to hear feed back maybe you've seen a couple of them and like them, maybe one is your favorite, or maybe you think they sucked either way I would love to hear your thoughts on the British comedies I love OK here goes in no particular order "The Wrong Mans...
    Animekage Animekage
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Important safety tip.

    If you are attacked by a person with a banana there are 2 steps you must take. firstly, you must force them to drop the banana, secondly, you eat the banana, thus disarming the attacker. Thankyou. Stay safe. And now for something completely different.
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    Are you being served?

    is and always be one of my favorites. Are you free Mr. Humphries? Monty Python close 2nd. Oh and Red Dwarf! Smeg it all!
    rattlethatlock rattlethatlock
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    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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    5 Responses Aug 13, 2015
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    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    Fawlty Towers. Here Basil (Joh Cleese) falls

    into the trap of assuming the word for butter in Italian (burro) has the same meaning in Spanish. It doesn't; as Manuel (Andrew Sachs) demonsrates, it actually means 'donkey'...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Apr 6, 2016
    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee
    26-30, M
    Feb 14, 2016

    I need a new British comedy to watch.

    And I hope a new panel show. Any possibilities ?
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    trying to learning british humor,

    i just still don't get it tho xd :))) and why all good british actors ended up in hollywood, don't go anymore :(((
    sunshinandgreenx sunshinandgreenx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    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
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    9 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    My favorites are "Are you being served"

    and "Keeping up Appearances"! Hyacinth!!!!!! Lol
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    11 Responses Jun 16, 2015

    Doc Martin is another good show.

    It's not your usual comedy, but the humor is there minus laugh track.
    grower629 grower629
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015
    sportsfan93 sportsfan93
    36-40, M
    Jan 19, 2016

    Monty Python and carry on films,

    blackadder amongst others
    MonarchBritIX MonarchBritIX
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2016
    sarolia sarolia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

    Hey can anyone give me a few good British

    comedies to watch?? TV shows or movies doesn't matter to me 😁
    Geeklvngrl28 Geeklvngrl28
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    If you could pick 1 British tv show

    as your all time favorite what would it be??
    Geeklvngrl28 Geeklvngrl28
    26-30, F
    14 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    Oh gosh! I love 3 shows!

    Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, and Mr. Bean! :)
    collegeagestudent90 collegeagestudent90
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    I Have Always Like British Humor

    Some of my favorites:Fawlty Towers - laugh out loud funnyDave AllenMonty PythonAre You Being Served
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    I like my comedy dry

    and well-timed, the English seem to have that down to an art.
    Lebby11 Lebby11
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    Watching Monty Python in the 80's.

    .... Good times growing up. I'm a lumberjack and that's ok. Lol
    Ziggy73 Ziggy73
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    is Blandings considered comedy?

    I do love it though..
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    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
    5 Responses May 14, 2014
    Debro85 Debro85
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    My favorite British comedies are Mr.

    Bean, Keep Up Appearances, and Fawlty Towers! Hilarious shows! :)
    fitnesswoman24 fitnesswoman24
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Jun 23, 2015
    56-60, T
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    I do, but it's also hit

    or miss with me. Come to think of it, all comedy is hit or miss. The misses are so painful too. My ex-wife took me to a stand-up show in the beginning of our courtship. Ugh, one of the opening acts might have been ok but the headliner just wasn't funny or creative. It really...
    SkinnyDude84 SkinnyDude84
    31-35, M
    Apr 17, 2016

    Look forward to experience Michael McIntyre in

    Oslo early February! He is just hilarious!
    norwegian73 norwegian73
    41-45, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    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
    15 Responses May 17, 2015

    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

    After watching Monty Python

    and seeing all the movies I looked to see more British Comedies. I especially like "My Family". Can only get the first 4 seasons on DVD in the US but I know that there were quite a few more seasons broadcast. Also "Black Adder" was good although I have not seen much of them.
    ReneeTalley ReneeTalley
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015
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    milkmilklemonadee milkmilklemonadee
    26-30, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    GERARD HOFFNUNG: Music Festival.

    'These pictures were taken at rehearsal. It doesn't mean the audience has fled!. Absurdity follows absurdity as this irrepressible prankster spoofs the classical music scene...
    supersnipe supersnipe
    56-60, M
    Jan 10, 2016
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