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.
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 […]
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.
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
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
Catherine Tate is one of the most remarkable comedians of the UK. The “Catherine Tate Show” was one of her finest achievements, here is an example:
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse , one of the many wicked UK comedians here in a sketch from the Series “Harry Enfield and Chums “.
A truly immortal scene from “Only Fools and Horses”: