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I Love British Comedy

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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...
    CWConnacher CWConnacher 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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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...
    jss1855 jss1855 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    The Good Life - RIP Richard Briers.    
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Feb 18, 2013

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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...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 19 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Now For The Top Stand Up Comedians. - Taken from a poll held by Channel 4 in the UK. (http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-100-greatest-stand-ups/articles/greatest-stand-ups-of...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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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...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    There is nothing better than British comedy. We have the best comedy shows, the best comedians and overall, the best sense of humour. :)
    oxcycler89 oxcycler89 22-25, M Jan 27

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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...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Doc Martin - I just finished watching Doc Martin. This show is brilliantly! Doc Martin is so literal and unknowingly inappropriate it cracks me up. I think he's one of the best...
    DefineWeird DefineWeird 36-40, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Simply The Best - British comedy..... Ronnie Barker Rowan Atkinson Billy Conelly Rhod Gilbert And my all time fave...the late Norman Wisdom. British sit coms... the list is both...
    MysteryChord MysteryChord 46-50, M Sep 15, 2013

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    Of Course I Do - I live in the UK. I think our humor is the most hilarious out there, and that a lot of other cultures are either too PC or too concerned about their image to...
    JunkieCaity JunkieCaity 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    Blackadder is easily one of the all time greats.
    swamiepstein swamiepstein 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    The Surprising Adventures Of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar - Just watch the vids and it'll all make sense. ;)       Hope you liked those. If you didn't tough luck. :)~hobo
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2013

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    Love The Humor - Are You being Served?, Benny Hill, Keeping Up Appearances. I love the timing and that it's not afraid to be bawdy or racy. I wish I had time to watch more of it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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    Frankie Boyle - When I was visiting friends in England recently I saw a DVD of a comedian named Frankie Boyle. It was pretty extreme, and hilarious!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Hugh Before House - I love this sketch. First time I saw it, I was crying I was laughing so hard. Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are the tops :) 
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Mar 4, 2011

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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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    I am currently watching 'Absolutely Fabulous' with my daughter. I was going to change the channel but she said she loved it.
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 46-50, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Cravings - I crave Montey Python, Black Adder, Are you being served, Hitch Hikers Guide to the Universe, Keeping Up Appearances, The Thin Tlue Line, Fawlty Towers, The Office and...
    senecawind senecawind 36-40 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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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...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Oct 20, 2012

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    My Favorites Are... - The Vicar of Dibley ( Jim and Owen are my boys), Keeping up Appearances, As Time Goes By and Little Britian.  When I was a teen I loved The Young Ones...
    wolfegrl1 wolfegrl1 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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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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    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...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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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...
    AStormIsComing AStormIsComing 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    What happened to Catherine Tate Show? Loved Her roles especially after seeing her as Donna in Doctor Who..
    popeyesandbittergourds popeyesandbittergourds 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Classics - The carry on films are my favorite got them all and any time I feel a bit down they are sure to lift my spirits. To me they are just classics that should be preserved...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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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...
    RedTearsFall RedTearsFall 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Mind Your Language, got introduced to it awhile ago, brilliant. Only Fools and Horses, always a bag of laughs.
    DelMonteMan DelMonteMan 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Who The $%#& Doesn't? - The British are the masters of comedy.Monty PythonFawlty TowersRed DwarfTOP GEAR, for crying out loudThey just got it right!
    Ultima01 Ultima01 18-21, M 3 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Bring back: "The Thick of It"!! Funniest show I've seen in a long time.
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M Feb 15

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    The Inbetweeners! Spaced! - British comedy is amazing, i love the dryness, the wit, everything. My favorite ones are 'The Inbetweeners' and 'Spaced'.
    lillee11 lillee11 26-30, F Apr 5, 2013

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Are You Being Served - RIP Captain Peacock aka Frank Thornton, a doyen of British comedy for many a year. The comedy is of the 'old school' variety, but part of many of our growing...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Who Else Would Think of a Skit Called "Argument Clinic?" - Last night I was sort of forced to watch the American reality show "Celebrity Scumbag Detox" or something like that. The...
    oregontimber oregontimber 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Open all hours, It is funny, you have to agree.
    DelMonteMan DelMonteMan 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    I really love old British sitcoms. Well, when I say 'old,' I mean stuff like Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, To the Manor Born... Those four are guaranteed to make me...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 1

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    Me Too. - When I separated from my second wife,I moved in with some people I knew back in Florida.On my days off I would veg out and watch the local pbs channel that had British...
    Wallygator64 Wallygator64 46-50, M Feb 1, 2012

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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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    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...
    SweetCaroline309 SweetCaroline309 36-40 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    I'Ll Start This - Ok I'll start ..Monty Python The inbetweeners Only Fools and Horses ..
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    The Definitive List Of British Sitcoms? - See Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain%27s_Best_Sitcom) or the BBC's own website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom/winner.shtml...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 15 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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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...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    It's the best in the world !!! :-)
    007innerchild 007innerchild 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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...
    sharossody sharossody 70+, F 17 Responses Jun 13, 2010

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    Most of the shows I like are pretty old and off the air. My all time favorite is the vicar of dibley. I love are you being served, waiting for god, to the manor born, a fine...
    Blue1513 Blue1513 31-35, F Dec 28, 2013

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    I saw black adder five times
    shammi2014 shammi2014 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I Just Finished Watching Spaced This Afternoon - Such a great show! I'd been watching it slowly since there are only two series, but this afternoon I finished series two. I'm in...
    shestooquiet shestooquiet 36-40, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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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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    "Creature Comforts" By Nick Park -
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    John Cleese is my idol! But I love many Brit comedies.
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've recently just completed The Inbetweeners on Netflix. Holy ****-balls, I almost pissed myself laughing at every episode. SO funny, and not typically a show someone in my age...
    TakeThisLonging TakeThisLonging 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I lived in Britain in the late 90's and 2000's, and as such I got into a lot of British comedy shows including Blackadder, which of course my parents also loved because they...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 27

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