For sure one of the funniest comedies around. David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in this delighful series that depict the awkwardness of never getting it right with whatever you try to get right. David Mitchell as Mark Corrigan is the center of many sketches, and who wouldn’t be able to sympathise with him and his permanent […]
From one of England’s most gifted comedians Peter Kay here the episode “Leonard” from a program called “That Peter Kay Thing”, a series of 6 spoof episodes shown on Channel 4 in the year 2000. Unmissable and full of authentic British humour. The other episodes are equally brilliant and well worth checking out.
The ever so interesting question which book,composer,film,TV series…whatsoever would you take to a desert island, in the knowledge that there is no more replacemnet possible and you can just choose one item ? For British comedy my choice would be ( and has been for some decades ) the series ‘Minder’. Shot between 1979 and […]
One of my favorite Brit series with only a faint comic comic touch is the series “Rumpole of the Bailey”. Rumpole, a truly eccentric British barrister, played by the great Leo McKern is a representative of an idealised old fashioned Britain where common sense rules and humanity prevails over the letter of the law. Good […]
The differences are quite substantial. I like’em both, but would claim that Britcomedy has the edge over the Yankees regarding cynical or dark undertones. Stephen Fry explained it spot on…
One of the many ingeniously gifted British comedians Peter Kay here in a series that plays basically inside a car during a commute to work. Fabulously light hearted and enjoyable. The Brits have the gift to poke at the little miseries in life in a way that makes one cringe with delight…
I have said it before and I will say it again: when it comes to humour the Brits are in their own league and produce a never-ending array of fabulously innovative comedies. One of the many new ones is “Fleabag”, on BBC for the ones who live either in the UK or have a VPN, […]
A truly hilarious new Britcomedy from BBC: “People justdo nothing”. The underdog life in the UK with many funny twists. To be seen at BBC iplayer. For connoisseurs: it is a mix of “Shameless” and “Fools and Horses” with a hint of Ali G. Highly recommended. Here is a deleted scene.
The Scots have their own Comedy tradition, the best effort so far has been ‘Still Game’ , the story of several pensioners living in a Glasgow towerblock. Hilarious characters and superb acting are the norm here. Here are two tasters: firstly a famous clip where ‘Winston’, a notoriously stinchy guy loses all his money, which he […]
Probably my two favorite UK comedians, here a few flicks from the most highly recommended ”Trip to Italy”, where they travel around Italy visiting one fantastic restaurant after another ( Italy of course is an incomparable food destination, in a different stratosphere when compared to its more Northern neighbours ). I believe all their rants are improvised.