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whats your fave brit comedy?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by punkfunkfreak, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    whats your favourite british comedy?
    can be a sitcom, a stand up show, anything, just share with us your faves.

    mine are..

    Monty python,
    Fawlty Towers,
    Eddie Izzard,
    Dave Gorman (What a cool idea!),
    and League of gentleman.

    (at least thats all i can think of right now.)

  2. Black Books.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You can add 'allo, 'allo to that list.
  4. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    i call black books also, i cant believe i missed that one.

    although after the first series it went a bit downhill.

    oh, and i forgot the carry on films....i remember those...
  5. Monty Python
    Black Books
    Trigger Happy Television
  6. Fawlty Towers
    The Benny Hill Show
    Father Ted
    Have I Got News For You
    Trigger Happy TV
    Men Behaving Badly

    In no particular order!
  7. I rather enjoy Eddie Izzard and Trigger Happy TV myself.
  8. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    oh bottom, that was comedy :)


    hasnt been on telly in about a year now...:mad:

    Trigger happy tv has just started to run thin on me. Has anyone seen that american show on the same lines....the experiment or something? Its a ok show, just it reminds me of jeremy beadles *shivver* show a decade back...

    Trigger spawned alot of immitations....
  9. The Young Ones, gotta be, although now that we have digital cable and have access to BBC America, I get to see a lot of good stuff I've never seen before.

    Favorite film is probably 'Bedazzled', the original Dudley Moore one, not the lousy Brendan Frasier ripoff.
  10. Gia


    Feb 28, 2001
    Eddie Izzard
    Monty Python
    The Young Ones
    and a show that's on at about 3am on ITV on Saturday morning called Dare to Believe. I'm still not sure if this show really exists or if each time I see it I'm halloucinating from tiredness or making it up in my own tiny mind.
  11. Black Adder

    fawlty towers is worth re-running too...

    oh, and "red Dwarf" has its moments!
  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Eddie Izzard & Benny Hill.
    On a side note, there used to be an Irish comedian named Dave Allen, who had a show called "Dave Allen At Large". Great show.
  13. Red Dwarf was brilliant (and was my favourite) right up to and including series six...after which it went rapidly downhill :rolleyes:

    I love the Young Ones and Blackadder now :D
  14. Monty Python, I think I laughed harder than I ever had when I saw the skit about a norseman selling honey. That made no sense at all. Just how I like my comedy. And I really loved the Young Ones, I really really really miss that show, I wish they would show it sometime.

    ...I've also been enjoying Father Ted (which is a pretty evil comedy) and Red Dwarf. I hate some of the other ones though, I get so bored watching them.
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Black Adder
    Monty Python
    Not The Nine o' Clock News
    The Young Ones

    I also used to love a show called "Tiswas". Anyone in britain remember it?

    Ah, I miss the phantom flan flinger...:)
  16. Not The Nine O'Clock News
    Only Fools And Horses
    Monty Python
    Fawlty Towers
    Father Ted
    and anything with Billy Conelly or Eddy Izzard

    also the movie "Snatch".
  17. The Goon Show
    various shows by Spike Milligan - e.g The Q-series, and "The World of Beachcomber"
    Take It From Here
    Hancock's Half-Hour
    I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again
    Marty Feldman (various TV shows & films, but mostly remembered as a writer with Barry Took)
    Round The Horne
    Bootsie & Snudge
    Benny Hill
    The Two Ronnies
    The Morecambe & Wise Show
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    The Burkiss Way
    Fawlty Towers
    Ripping Yarns
    Not The Nine o'clock News
    Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson is a genius!!!)

    moved to USA in 1983, all went downhill after that... :(

    - Wil
  18. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001
    it exists, last weeks episode was very very funny.
    apparently that was a spoon. ;)

    the young ones! how could i forget, and Not the nine o clock news.
    I used to watch those all the time while they were on.

    I would add the fast show but everyone must be so bored o that by now.

    blackadder, the best series was blackadder in the dark ages. And mr bean was always a classic.

    only fools and horses is number 2 in my list now, and red dwarf has just been added to.

    Billy connolly is funny too. I met him at a pest control show in scotland a year back, he let me sit on his trike. sadly his beard wasnt purple at that time...but he was a really nice and courteous guy.

    does anyone remember porridge????

    :oops:I cant believe i forgot all those shows.:oops:

    *EDIT:* add the lock-stock series. So ****ing funny.:D
  19. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    You, sir, are correct.

    The Two Ronnies is great, but I only have a BBC cassette my mother bought years ago. Ditto for Fry & Laurie.

    I forgot to add "Are You Being Served" and "The Goodies"
  20. Anything Monty Python

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