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#1
Ok, we all know that British comedy has been, for a long time, superior to all other countries comedy, what with programmes like Red Dwarf and Fawlty Towers.
However, does anyone else not agree that the good reputation of British comedy is being ruined by shite programmes like Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain and Grandmas House (first episode aired tonight and is the reason for this thread).
Please post is you feel we are bieng let down!!!
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#2
I've always hated British comedy. I can understand it's appeal, I guess. But really... I've always enjoyed black comedy and movies like Anchorman far more (yes, I'll probably be flamed, but oh well)
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#3
I agree, especially Little Britain (F*cking terrible programme).
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#5
yes.

I only watch American comedy these days, although British live comedians are amazing at the moment.
#7
There are some funny recent ones. Inbetweeners?

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#8
Meh I am sure we will get over it...


British Comedy to me is more an ideal of us as a nation having a "drier" sense of humour, not the shitty crop of bbc3 programes on at the moment.

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#10
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Ok, we all know that British comedy has been, for a long time, superior to all other countries comedy,

well, that was the most pretentious post I've read today.
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#11
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well, that was the most pretentious post I've read today.


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#12
Yes. The modern british comedy programmes are no good. Shit like the IT crowd and also the way british humour is going due to retards like russle brand.


edit: Oh yeah, and that other peice of hipster garbage that i can't remember the name of >_< that's bugging me now
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indeed.
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#14
Peep show, QI, That Mitchell and Webb look, Armstrong and Miller, The Royle Family, The Inbetweeners.

There's still plenty of good stuff. Obviously nothing ever going to beat Monty Python, but that's what you get if you start at the top.
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#16
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There are some funny recent ones. Inbetweeners?



This is exactly what im talking about, Inbetweeners is just so american, just like all comedy is becoming, and american comedy is by far the worst. All it is is the same predictable scenarios being played out over and over, with very little thought put into them, and Im sick of it!!!
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#17
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GET OUT OF MY (T)H(R)EAD!!!
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#19
Peep Show, IT Crowd, Black Books, The Inbetweeners and The Mighty Boosh are good recent British comedies. The humour in American comedy is far too two dimensional and unintellectual for me. Classic comedies like Father Ted, Blackadder and Fawlty Towers probably won't be matched anytime soon.
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#20
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This is exactly what im talking about, Inbetweeners is just so american, just like all comedy is becoming, and american comedy is by far the worst. All it is is the same predictable scenarios being played out over and over, with very little thought put into them, and Im sick of it!!!



Wrong. Inbetweeners had perfect comedic timing..I stand by it.

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#21
Peep Show
Black Books
Inbetweeners
Shameless
Green Wing
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
etc etc etc.

Frankie Boyle
Dara O Briain
Michael Macintyre
Bill Bailey
Rhod Gilbert
Jimmy Carr
Sean Lock
David Mitchell
Ross Noble
Ricky Gervais
etc etc etc.
#23
There has always been terrible British comedy. There has also been brilliant British comedy, and there always will be. You just need to look harder, I guess, but it's not really hard to find.

And please don't this into one of these British vs American comedy threads, both are very different, and both can be amazing. Obviously most British people will prefer British comedy, and most Americans will prefer American comedy... it's just cultural difference.

Anyway:



#24
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Peep Show
Inbetweeners
Shameless
Green Wing
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz


Frankie Boyle
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Michael Macintyre
Bill Bailey
Rhod Gilbert
Jimmy Carr
Sean Lock
David Mitchell
Ross Noble
Ricky Gervais


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#25
Is Coupling still being aired in Britain?

It was the only British comedy thing I've ever laughed at (besides snippets of Doctor Who episodes, but the comedy is just the icing in that program.)

All of my favourite stand-up comedians are all of American (George Carlin, Richard Jeni, Steven Wright)
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#26
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Peep Show, IT Crowd, Black Books, The Inbetweeners and The Mighty Boosh are good recent British comedies. The humour in American comedy is far too two dimensional and unintellectual for me. Classic comedies like Father Ted, Blackadder and Fawlty Towers probably won't be matched anytime soon.


The only ones out of those that I think are really good are Peep Show and Black Books, I don't like the others for some reason.
#27
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Irish not British


For all intents and purposes it is. Don't be so pedantic.
#28
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Wrong. Inbetweeners had perfect comedic timing..I stand by it.



Ok, well compare it to blackadder etc...
Everything about it is just soooo American, the rudeness, the filming, the predictability, the attempt to turn it into a soap/comedy.
It really annoys me.
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#30
British comedy is still easily the best. You are forgetting the stand-up scene.
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#31
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This is exactly what im talking about, Inbetweeners is just so american, just like all comedy is becoming, and american comedy is by far the worst. All it is is the same predictable scenarios being played out over and over, with very little thought put into them, and Im sick of it!!!


Damn, you're an asshole. With this and your first post, I don't think I'd like you in real life.
#32
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Ok, well compare it to blackadder etc...
Everything about it is just soooo American, the rudeness, the filming, the predictability, the attempt to turn it into a soap/comedy.
It really annoys me.


Blackadder was the most british a comedy can be The depth of irony and the constant cringe-factor. It had a very father ted style humour.
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#33
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For all intents and purposes it is. Don't be so pedantic.

Sorry pal, you're wrong.
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#34
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British comedy is still easily the best. You are forgetting the stand-up scene.


Hell yes. I saw Stuart Lee a few months ago, probably the funniest thing I've ever experienced in my life. And you're a Bill Bailey fan.
#35
Black Books and Blackadder are the best comedy series of all time.

EDIT: Of course I am, Bill Bailey is the funniest man alive.
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#36
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For all intents and purposes it is. Don't be so pedantic.


No. Differentiating between Ireland and Britain is not being pedantic you ****ing moron
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#37
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Peep Show, IT Crowd, Black Books, The Inbetweeners and The Mighty Boosh are good recent British comedies. The humour in American comedy is far too two dimensional and unintellectual for me. Classic comedies like Father Ted, Blackadder and Fawlty Towers probably won't be matched anytime soon.


IT crowd, the inbetweeners and the mighty boosh are examples of the decline of british comedy. Black Books was amazing but that was over 10 years ago, peep show was alright.
#38
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Ok, well compare it to blackadder etc...
Everything about it is just soooo American, the rudeness, the filming, the predictability, the attempt to turn it into a soap/comedy.
It really annoys me.


Rubbish, the inbetweeners is classic British comedy.

Sounds like the problem is that your sense of humour is too American.
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IT crowd, the inbetweeners and the mighty boosh are examples of the decline of british comedy. Black Books was amazing but that was over 10 years ago, peep show was alright.


I don't think they're examples of the decline at all. Like I said, there has always been comedy in Britain which isn't great, it's just mostly forgotten about. These shows will also be forgotten about 10 years from now, while stuff like Peep Show will be remembered.

Although I'll be very surprised if I see anything as genius as Monty Python, or if I see anyone who will make me laugh as much as Chris Morris.
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