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The Comedy Thread


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Spent 12 months in the UK and really enjoyed some of the comedies they put out.

Gavin and Stacey - Took some time but really gre to like it. It is a bit like Kath and Kim (I did not like Kath and im at all) aking the [censored] out of Welsh and Essex types. Smiffy is very funny.

The IT Crowd - IT geeks working in the basement with a lady who pretends she knows IT but has no idea and has to deal with them daily.

How not to Live Your Life - 29yr old guy who can not make a good decision to safe himself battles through life.

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MASSIVE Red Dwarf fan here! The comedy is witty and the characters and story are top class in my book.

Red Dwarf,Fawlty Towers, Black Adder,Original Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Kenny Everitt, The Young Ones, Python, Monty. The Goons. The Royles, Stellar St.....i will add more...

The Poms maybe Rubbish at most Sports but my they can write Comedies!

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Red Dwarf,Fawlty Towers, Black Adder,Original Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Kenny Everitt, The Young Ones, Python, Monty. The Goons. The Royles, Stellar St.....i will add more...

The Poms maybe Rubbish at most Sports but my they can write Comedies!

Black Books....Forgot that Gem!!

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I thought Mr.Bean was a good laugh, when it was on (still is). Rowan Atkinson - very funny man. The Black Adder (as previously mentioned) was also very good. Had me in stitches.

Did you watch The Thin Blue Line, highly underated and had Rowan in it as well. And of course Not The 9 o clock news

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The Office UK is brilliant, Extras- im a massive ricky gervais fan!

Peep Show also. Extrememly funny show- witty, smart dialogue, very smut related also. The whole show is shot in third person perspective.. extrememly underrated, in fact- not even rated, I think. SBS had it for a while I think..

Little Britain sucks btw, just thought i'd throw that one in

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Pretty much everything WYL has listed. Most of my favourites have been mentioned already somewhere in this thread, actually, but I'll add a few:

- Spaced (one of the best all-around shows I've ever seen)

- The Mighty Boosh (surprised this hasnt been mentioned yet)

- Garth Marenghi's Darkplace (brilliant pisstake of cheesy, 80s sci-fi and detective shows, has Richard Ayoade in it for any IT Crowd fans)

- The Goodies (no explanation needed)

Nostradeemus; I both agree and disagree with you about Little Britain. I actually really liked the first season, but it completely went downhill after that. They got rid of all the surreal and absurd kind of stuff like this:

and replaced it with puerile dreck like this:

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The Office UK is brilliant, Extras- im a massive ricky gervais fan!

Peep Show also. Extrememly funny show- witty, smart dialogue, very smut related also. The whole show is shot in third person perspective.. extrememly underrated, in fact- not even rated, I think. SBS had it for a while I think..

Little Britain sucks btw, just thought i'd throw that one in

Peep Show is the best.

Also a fan of I'm Alan Partridge, The Office, Extras, The Young Ones and Bottom

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Picked up a couple of gems when I was living in the UK.

Alan Partridge is brilliantly wrong, and if you like disturbed dark comedy The League of Gentlemen is an unusual experience.

Alan Partridge A HA...outstanding Steve Coogan is a modern day Genius!!

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Picked up a couple of gems when I was living in the UK.

Alan Partridge is brilliantly wrong, and if you like disturbed dark comedy The League of Gentlemen is an unusual experience.

Don't think anyones mentioned this little pearler... the Mighty Boosch... a little more of an aqcuired taste but it is definately a more memorable sitcom..

Alan Partridge is steve coogan is it? Tell me more.. also, this league of gentlemen sounds intersting, a short plot outline if you may?

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Don't think anyones mentioned this little pearler... the Mighty Boosch... a little more of an aqcuired taste but it is definately a more memorable sitcom..

Alan Partridge is steve coogan is it? Tell me more.. also, this league of gentlemen sounds intersting, a short plot outline if you may?

its about a fictional town that in Royson Valley with all characters acted by males, i call it a better version of Little Britain. Was only on for a few years

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Yeah, the Boosh was mentioned, and just as well because it is a-may-zing! (This is an outrage!) I think The IT Crowd is a belter too (previously mentioned), some of the same guys from Boosh. Black Books was awesome in its day, got me on to Bill Bailey's brilliance. I also thoroughly enjoyed Coupling and the old skit show Big Train.

Peep Show is on ABC, even at the moment I think. I've caught a couple of episodes and didn't mind it. I'm pretty sure i've seen it pop up on iView as well.

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Has Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister rated a mention yet? If any of you young whipper snappers out there haven't seen them get down to your local video store asap. Comedy gold that's barely dated a day in 30+ years.

The New Statesman is another brilliant political comedy but its a tad more over the top, as you'd expect from Rik Myall.

The Comic Strip Presents... could be a bit hit and miss but there was some cracking episodes, Mr Jolly lives next door is guaranteed to bring tears to the eyes of any Young Ones or Bottom fan.

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Has Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister rated a mention yet? If any of you young whipper snappers out there haven't seen them get down to your local video store asap. Comedy gold that's barely dated a day in 30+ years.

Great series and rather apt considering the events of the day.

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The Boosh is my personal favourite. I was warned it would take a few episodes to get into it, but I found it very funny. Went out and bought the box set from JB.

Not a fan of The IT Crowd.

Of the oldies, Black Adder was my favourite. The 2nd season was hilarious.

Got over Mr Bean quickly but still enjoyed it.

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