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What's your least favorite type of humor or comedy? Or, what do you think are forms of comedy that require very little thought or talent?

Examples would be like slapstick humor, gag humor, satire (not always comedic though), cringe comedy, shock humor, etc.

I don't know if there's an exact word for it, but I really don't like comedy that's humor mainly comes from it's randomness. That'd be comedy from shows like Family Guy, and it's also used in kids shows a lot nowadays. The humor is essentially just coming up with something really absurd and putting it pretty much anywhere, which I think is pretty easy and not difficult at all to come up with.

I also have started to dislike comedy that's mainly just making fun of pop culture. It's fine when it's used sparingly, but even though I like South Park, my biggest problem with it is that it's basically just become a show purely about making fun of pop culture. 10 years from now, half the jokes won't make any sense if you don't remember what exactly was going on that month it was released. I really hated that Jersey Shore episode of South Park.

And I also hate cringe comedy like The Office. I actually like The Office, but I hate the cringe humor parts, mainly because I don't like the feeling of cringing, and it's not something I want to experience when I watch a show. That's why I strongly prefer Parks And Recreation.
#2
Image macro humor, especially memes that fit the "Advice X" formula. It takes very little effort and time to think of a subject that fits the predetermined formula of something like this:

And then create the macro and post it everywhere on the internet.

Inversely though, i think memes which require critical thinking or original thought can be pretty humorous when they're done effectively. Like this for example:

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#5
Edit: Shit, that is cringe humor. Cringe humor, I guess.
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#6
Whatever you'd class American Pie/Road Trip/the last 2 Scary Movies as. Cheap, prepubescent toilet humour?
Anything that's awkward or makes you cringe I don't tend to find funny either.
#7
Men/women jokes. ENOUGH ALREADYYYYY

Also people getting hit/kicked in the balls. I am all for slapstick, but come on...
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#8
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British...





British humour is the business....

( below not directed at you villain obviously)


For me it has to be american humour. When they remade the office i died a little inside and shit like 30 rock and even your TV hosts suck. American sitcoms just feel so...fake and it feels like its all been done before with your laughtracks and cliche jokes that you think are so outrageous but wouldn't even get a light chuckle in the UK because they aren't ballsy and offensive enough.
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British humour is the business....


For me it has to be american humour. When they remade the office i died a little inside and shit like 30 rock and even your TV hosts suck. American sitcoms just feel so...fake and it feels like its all been done before with your laughtracks and cliche jokes that you think are so outrageous but wouldn't even get a light chuckle in the UK because they aren't ballsy and offensive enough.
Sounds like the IT Crowd....
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#13
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British...

I love British humor. Little Britain is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Come Fly With Me (made by the same people) is also up there.
#14
Stand up comedy sucks.
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#15
Jackass humour. You know seeing what you can shove up your ass and shit like that.
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#19
I loathe 'American comedy' which seems to be built around awkwardness and speaking loudly. Also, I'm with you on the random stuff. I have a friend who'll post facebook statuses like "I went outside and became a turtle with crutches who flew to the glass candy shop and had a great breakfast." That kind of shit is just so contrived.
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#20
Oh and Robin Williams' stand-up, my my it's bad. And Chris Rock.....at least Robin Williams is a decent actor though. Chris Rock just never makes me laugh, ever.
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I love British humor. Little Britain is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Come Fly With Me (made by the same people) is also up there.



Is this British though? I've always defined it as things like Blackadder, Porridge, Only Fools & Horses etc.
The stuff that Lucas and Walliams do take heavily from the American style.
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For me it has to be american humour. When they remade the office i died a little inside and shit like 30 rock and even your TV hosts suck. American sitcoms just feel so...fake and it feels like its all been done before with your laughtracks and cliche jokes that you think are so outrageous but wouldn't even get a light chuckle in the UK because they aren't ballsy and offensive enough.



Oh shit bro, your country must be too edgy for us. Like ,woah, man.
#23
Whatever Lee Evans is.
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Sounds like the IT Crowd....



aww hell naw.
"a fire , at a Sea parks?" A line like that needs a laughtrack.

What im getting at essentially is , american humour is like a thousand jokes a second, they are funny but not hilarious and quite mindless. British humour is a joke now and then but its hilarious and clever and it leaves you laughing long enough until the next side splitter arrives.
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Quote by burghUK


British humour is the business....

( below not directed at you villain obviously)


For me it has to be american humour. When they remade the office i died a little inside and shit like 30 rock and even your TV hosts suck. American sitcoms just feel so...fake and it feels like its all been done before with your laughtracks and cliche jokes that you think are so outrageous but wouldn't even get a light chuckle in the UK because they aren't ballsy and offensive enough.

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aww hell naw.
"a fire , at a Sea parks?" A line like that needs a laughtrack.

What im getting at essentially is , american humour is like a thousand jokes a second they are funny but not hilarious and quite mindless. British humour is a joke now and then but its hilarious and clever and it leaves you laughing long enough until the next side splitter arrives.
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Whatever you class the comedy of the Big Bang Theory as.

Quite possibly the worst show I've ever seen (and I've seen Family Guy plenty of times).
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I loathe 'American comedy' which seems to be built around awkwardness and speaking loudly. Also, I'm with you on the random stuff. I have a friend who'll post facebook statuses like "I went outside and became a turtle with crutches who flew to the glass candy shop and had a great breakfast." That kind of shit is just so contrived.


Wut.



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That's a broad generalization for a nation which has harbored some of the greatest comedic minds around.
EDIT:
I see you used quotations there, but i think if this is going to be a topic on specific forms of comedy which are of poorer quality we need to narrow it to loud and obnoxious and stop there.
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#34
Comedians who just spout one liner jokes (E.g. Milton Jones, Tim Vine or Stewart Francis). I just find it so boring and disjointed
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I think there's a difference between disliking shows that happen to be sitcoms, and disliking sitcoms. Sometimes I wanna say "I can't stand sitcoms" but then I remember...

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