B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
My favorite comedians are Robin Williams, Dennis Miller, the late Sam Kinison and Rodney Dangerfield. For British comedy, Some Mothers Do Have Em' and On The Busses with Stephen Lewis, Reg Varney and "Jack". Let's hear who your favorites are.
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
I used to like Peter Kay but a lot of material is getting tired now. He needs something else good to come out soon. My favourite at the moment, by far, is Paul Merton. He's brilliant.
Favourite comedy would have to be Only Fools And Horses, although I also absolutely love Men Behaving Badly. I think Martin Clunes is absolutely great, and I see his character, Gary, as a great role model! Which is probably a bad thing...
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
Stand up comedy
-Urbanus (first 10 years)= local famous comedian
-Theo Maassen (I feel sorry for all you guys not understanding Dutch because you are definitely missing something)
-Blackadder (all series)
-in de gloria (best ever, no competition)(Belgian sketches show)
-Peter sellers in the Pink Panther
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
My all time favorite (not only British) comedy is "Trigger Happy TV"! Sorry, but there is no other TV show that makes me rolling on the floor like this, excellent humor! I really hope that they will broadcast new episodes of it, it is freaking hillarious!
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2398 times:
A comedian to look out for right now is Omeid Jalili, the self-styled only Iranian comedian in the UK. He comes on stage as an Iranian railing at the absurdities of western life, and usually maintains that for about 15 minutes. But that's all, because as he says, he can't do the accent for any longer than that. In reality, he's rather posh, having switched into comedy from being a management consultant!
He's very, very good.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
I saw him recently on something and he is good, definitely one to watch out for in the future.
No British comedy lisiting would be complete without mention of the "Carry on..."
series of films, particularly the earlier ones, and the Ealing comedies. Both are quintessentially British and so the humour may not travel well.
MTChemNerd757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
Hands down for me it's John Cleese, Flying Circus, and Fawlty Towers. Graham Chapman was pretty damn hilarious, too. While we're at it, I'm also a fan of Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean and Black Adder). And Bill Cosby. And Eddie Izzard. And......
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6398 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
Has nobody here seen The Good Life from the late 70s? The script was superb, and Penelope Keith's Margo/Margot has to be one of the funniest characters ever on TV. And, of course, where would we be without Jennifer Saunders' Edina and Joanna Lumley's Patsy in Ab Fab???????????????????
: You can't beat Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley, but the guys from The Sketch show are pretty friggin hilarious...