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Still Game

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 […]

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

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.

From Cradle to Grave

This  hilarious comedy of the70-ies is one of the best series of Peter Kay, who is of course one of the UK’s most talented comedians. It is stunning what wealth of talent the Brits have when it comes to comedy, outclassing any other country on earth in this department.  Well, enough said: here is a […]

Detectorists

The best British series in recent times, by far. Both series are available on DVD. Mackenzie Crook, who played also in The Office has finally taken off !!!  Utterly charming  classic British underdog humour,  this production exemplifies all the best qualities in Britcom.  

Jazz Club

One of the most inventive comedy series in Britain was “The Fast Show”. An amazing variety of  highly original and hilarious sketches. “Jazz Club”  was one of many featured,  here is a taster !  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TebUMhJAKSM plus Johnny, the manic painter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBHQSsiUok  plus Ralph and Ted. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjM89wRMY9I

“Potter”

For connoisseurs of British comedy here an absolute rarity ( only available on Australian region 4 DVDs ) : the great Arthur Lowe in a charming old-fashioned series “Potter”, where he plays a character similar to the immortal Captain Mainwaring in “Dad’s Army”. Highly recommended. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nJn19sLChU