British Comedys - Page 2
The Mighty Boosh
Ab Fab / French and Saunders
The Young Ones
The IT Crowd
The Vicar of Dibley
The Good life
I used to find Birds of a Feather really funny.
We also love Dr Who but I wouldn't call it a comedy.
What other British comedies do you like? DH and I recently discovered The IT Crowd on Netflix, but there are only 18 episodes (hoping season four will become available soon) and we've watched them all. I usually find British comedy funny, but not hysterical. The IT Crowd has actually made me physically fall over laughing, and the same for dh. I occasionally hate myself for laughing (or at least think I should), but it's just too funny. I'm hoping I can find something else that makes me laugh so hard.
A film, not a television show (but I watched it on t.v., so hopefully it counts), that I recently watched was Death at a Funeral. For some reason, I was not at all interested when it was released a few years ago, but I caught it on Netflix and enjoyed it.
N.B. I think there was a Hollywood re-make a year or two after the British release. I haven't seen it, so can't comment on how well it was done.
I'm British so I guess my views on things are different, but I love The Inbetweeners, Spaced, The IT Crowd, Peep Show, The Royle Family, The Thick of It, Sherlock (although not technically a comedy). The Inbetweeners can make me cry with laughter, but I think that's because I grew up in England and the characters are exactly like the boys I went to school with. My American husband is non-plussed by the whole thing.
Strangely, I cannot stand Keeping Up Appearances or AbFab, and Benny Hill makes me feel ill.
Sorry I've Got No Head is a family favourite here! Every once in a while we just all sit around the box and laugh our head off. We often follow it up with some Doctor Who. British TV Night
I know we'd be more then likely talking about adult humour here but Ive laughed out loud just as much at my kids tv shows. Im an american living in britain. My faves are Horrible Histories, while not actually meant to be a comedy show it is hilarious. The other fave is Sorry Ive Got No Head. There is nothing like the british sense of humour. I find it more genuinely funny and not as forced as the american tv sense of humour.
Edited by kylie1 - 9/15/11 at 12:02am