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Dave Allen

A splendid representative of British humour was comedian Dave Allen, an Irishman, who can be seen here in a sketch regarding “First contact with God “.

This Country

A splendid new Brit comedy !! It is really a spoof documentary, but for the initiated it will be a feast for the senses ! On BBC-I player or on you tube. Here is the first episode !

Louis C K

A detour, as this is filed under ‘British comedy”: the most interesting US comedian by far is Louis C K. Impossible to describe this dark humour in a short description, so it’s best to introduce him by a few selected clips !!

Little Britain

“Little Britain” was a groundbreaking, bizarre series which made you cringe throughout during sketches. ( ‘Fatfighters’ being such a recurring episode ). Here are all the deleted scenes from the US themed part of the series ! Enjoy !

Peep Show

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 […]

Brit – US comedy

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…