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Your Favorite Comedian And British Comedy  
User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1627 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.


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User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1621 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...



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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Favourite Comedies...

Only Fools and Horses
Bottom
Red Dwarf

And of course!.. Father Ted!

Kieron747

[Edited 2005-04-18 21:25:43]

User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Mine is Peter Kay and Phoenix Nights/Max And Paddy/That Peter Kay Thing. He is just the funniest man alive, the best comedian around.

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2008 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
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Lily Savage rules!


I split a gut watching her show.



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User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Unfortunately Paul O'Grady no longer does Lily Savage! I also thought "she" was good. Although his daytime TV show, imaginitively entitled "The Paul O'Grady Show" is funny and very entertaining.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Robin Williams is my favourtie comedian. My favourite British comedies are "Fawlty Towers" and "Red Dwarf".

Cheers,
Patrick



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
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Tony Hancock of Hancock's Half Hour, The 2 Ronnies.


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Les Dawson. A legend and hysterically funny.

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Stand up.

Robin Williams
Victor Borge

Variety.

The 2 Ronnies

Brit sitcoms.

Are you being served ?
Chef
Black Adder (2 & 4)
Dad's Army
Red Dwarf
Porridge

WrenchBender



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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Thanx for the responses. I am a bit surprised nobody mentioned Wayne&Shuster or Mr.Bean.


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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

When it comes to stand up, Al Murrary and Jack Dee get my vote.

Horus



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User currently offlineJalalabad From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

Patricia Routledge and her huge rack

User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

Stand up comedy
-Bill Hicks
-Eddy Murphy
-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)

TV-series
-Blackadder (all series)
-Bottom
-yes minister!
-in de gloria (best ever, no competition)(Belgian sketches show)

Funniest movies
-Peter sellers in the Pink Panther
-...?



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User currently offlineITA350 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Dont forget the office (UK version)

favourite comedy in order:

Only Fools and Horses (alrite dave ?)
Men Behaving badly
The Office
Fawlty Towers
Little Britan
Dads Army

Cant think of anymore

Favourite comedian ?
There all good


User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7262 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Rowan Atkinson, for individuals stand up comedy and Blackadder.

The Blackadder series are brilliant as far as shows go, but I love a lot of different UK comedies because they all have an individual humour that most US comedies have found hard to replicate.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4280 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1528 times:

Dennis Miller, Dennis Leary, and George Carlin. They are the greatest!

Favorite British comedy is Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Texan



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1526 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!

Patrick

[Edited 2005-04-19 02:36:44]

User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

I really like Eddie Izzard.

Vale Mitch Hedberg ...



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1495 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.



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Well, turning 35 TODAY (Do you hear me  Wink Big grin !!!), I can afford to be a strict conservative humour-wise, therefore it's Monty Python all the way

...ok these guys that made "Shaun of the dead" were brilliant, too!



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User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

I agree, Jalili is bloody funny!

Little Britain gets my vote for current comedy, although i do like The Office and Phoenix Nights.

Classic Comedy has to be Fawlty Towers and Some Mothers Do 'Ave Them!



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User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Standup - Bill Bailey

Quoting Banco (Reply 19):
Omeid Jalili

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.


User currently offlineMTChemNerd757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 230 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1474 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......  Smile

Brad



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5759 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1462 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???????????????????

25 OzGuy : You can't beat Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley, but the guys from The Sketch show are pretty friggin hilarious...
26 Post contains images HAWK21M : Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean. regds MEL
27 Orion737 : I love the oldies Dads Army and Are you being served?
28 AirbusA346 : 'Whooo, Whooo, Whooo Fudge' - Peter Kay - Live At Boltons Alberts Hall. Peter Kay always. Tom.
29 DL021 : Can't talk now, Mr. Hill and I are on the way to the Ministry of Silly Walks to demonstrate the latest idiocy. Say, is your parrot sleeping?
30 DL021 : Can't talk now, Mr. Hill and I are on the way to the Ministry of Silly Walks to demonstrate the latest idiocy. Say, is your parrot sleeping? No? Well,
31 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : Yes he's good, as is Peter Kay. But no-one will ever beat Billy Connolly!
32 N1120A : zum geburtstag Anyway, For standups, I am all about George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Jeff Foxworthy (what can I say, we all like something lame), Gallagh
33 ANCFlyer : My hero! British Comedians - Rowan Atkinson and Benny Hill . . . it's a tie.
34 PH-KCA : Great British comedy: The Royle Family Absolutely fabulous "Darling! Sweetie!" French And Saunders Vicar Of Dibley Gimme Gimme Gimme The Thin Blue Lin
35 Srbmod : Denis Leary ("No Cure For Cancer" is still funny as hell 13 years later) Ron White (A bit: My dog ran away for like 10 hours, and when he got home, ju
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