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    I'd recommend Radio 7. Outstanding.
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    little britain is funny sometimes but some of the things they do make me cringe.
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    Absurdism is the wway forward. I challange you to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail without laughing.

    In America IIRC, its still funny to have a guy on stage, wiggling his tie around in a camp manner making sounds as to say *hmm my tie looks good*

    I do love Family guy. Its the simpsons+ in my opinion. Again there are absurd sketches(?) but they are funny IMO (eg. Peter mentions a time when he forgets how to sit down. In the next scene, he leaps into a chair and they both fall over)

    Comedy is a personal thing though. I mean i made a jibe at Paul Merton yesterday to many peoples disgust. They love him, I dislike him.
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    (Original post by foxo)
    There's a lot of utter crap nowadays, but Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Harry Enfield, Chewin' The Fat, David Baddiel, Family Guy, Little Britain, Frasier and South Park are the things that tend to get me laughing.
    David Baddiel is an arse..not that i dissaprove of your other choices :p:
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    (Original post by Lozza)
    little britain is funny sometimes but some of the things they do make me cringe.
    The breastfeeding? Or the young man who fancys his friends gran? :p:
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    The Fast Show and Whose Line is it anyway? are my favourite comedy shows, but I think both have ended now. Instead we've got this crap like Reeves and Mortimer still going. Comedy went to 'dark' which was ok (League of Gentlemen, Little Britain) but then reverted to the downright stupid and unfunny (Smack The Pony, Big Train, All Star Comedy Show).
    Saying that though, I adored Father Ted, it was perfect . I miss it
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    (Original post by naivesincerity)
    The breastfeeding? Or the young man who fancys his friends gran? :p:
    "I love that perfume! What is it?"

    "Murray Mints"

    ROFL
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    I'm gonna have to go with Family Guy for my ultra-laughs now, I downloaded some of the episodes from the new series that just started. It's just as funny as ever.

    (At a parent-teacher meeting with a teacher Chris thinks he's in love with)
    Teacher: (wearing really tight top) It's good to meet you Mr and Mrs Griffin
    Lois: Well we wanted to to talk to you about our son, you see Chris really..
    Peter: Woah Lois let's make sure we do this delicately, Mrs Lockheart..our son...would like to plough you.
    Teacher: I had a feeling that was what was going on...
    Peter: I'm sorry our son can be a boob, I mean a melon, I mean a sopping wet pair of breasts barely covered by a racing t-shirt.
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    (Original post by naivesincerity)
    The breastfeeding? Or the young man who fancys his friends gran? :p:
    the breastfeeding. *serious shudders*.

    i love andy and lou tho. fave is the one where he meets lou's girlfriend then turns his wheelchair upside down. "she pushed me!"..."you evil pole"...LOL hilarious.
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    Intellectualising comedy is just wrong.

    "Comedy" will never die because the possibilities are endless.
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    (Original post by Chris.)
    Intellectualising comedy is just wrong.

    "Comedy" will never die because the possibilities are endless.
    It depends what you mean by intellectualising. Monty Python is (on some levels) quite intellectual.

    (Original post by Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
    ARTHUR: Old woman!
    DENNIS: Man!
    ARTHUR: Man, sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?
    DENNIS: I'm thirty seven.
    ARTHUR: What?
    DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old!
    ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'.
    DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'.
    ARTHUR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.'
    DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?
    ARTHUR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,' but from the
    behind you looked--
    DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an
    inferior!
    ARTHUR: Well, I AM king...
    DENNIS: Oh king, eh, very nice. An' how'd you get that, eh? By
    exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to our outdated imperialist
    dogma which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our
    society! If there's ever going to be any progress--
    WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how
    d'you do?
    ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, King of the
    Britons. Who's castle is that?
    WOMAN: King of the who?
    ARTHUR: The Britons.
    WOMAN: Who are the Britons?
    ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we're all Britons and I am your king.
    WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an
    autonomous collective.
    DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship.
    A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--
    WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.
    DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would--
    ARTHUR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who lives
    in that castle?
    WOMAN: No one live there.
    ARTHUR: Then who is your lord?
    WOMAN: We don't have a lord.
    ARTHUR: What?
    DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We
    take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the
    week.
    ARTHUR: Yes.
    DENNIS: But all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified
    at a special biweekly meeting.
    ARTHUR: Yes, I see.
    DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal
    affairs,--
    ARTHUR: Be quiet!
    DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more--
    ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
    WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?
    ARTHUR: I am your king!
    WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.
    ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings.
    WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become king then?
    ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, [angels sing] her arm clad in the
    purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of
    the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to
    carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king!
    DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing
    swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive
    power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some
    farcical aquatic ceremony.

    ARTHUR: Be quiet!
    DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power
    just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!
    ARTHUR: Shut up!
    DENNIS:I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an emperor just
    because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd
    put me away!

    ARTHUR: Shut up! Will you shut up!
    DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
    ARTHUR: Shut up!
    DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
    HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!
    ARTHUR: Bloody peasant!
    DENNIS: Oh, what a give away. Did you hear that, did you hear
    that, eh? That's what I'm on about -- did you see him repressing
    me, you saw it didn't you?
    Incredibly silly, but also very clever
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    (Original post by PhilipGarsed)
    It depends what you mean by intellectualising. Monty Python is (on some levels) quite intellectual.



    Incredibly silly, but also very clever
    :rofl:

    monty python is the best... officially.
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    Intellectual indeed - all of the English members of Monty Python (that's five of them) were graduates of Oxford or Cambridge - Graham Chapman was even a qualified doctor
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    (Original post by naivesincerity)
    David Baddiel is an arse..not that i dissaprove of your other choices :p:
    I know, but I love his stand-up comedy. Oh, and alas I forgot one more of my favourites, Blackadder.

    Has anyone else noticed that nearly all decent British comedians went to Oxbridge? Monty Python crew, Blackadder crew (yes, Mr Bean went to Oxford), David Baddiel (I love him so...), even Ali G.

    *Edit, hadn't read the rest of the post yet, lol.
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    Monty python is classic Brittish Comedy, and I think that it Introduced absurdism to our humour, where it rtemains.
    Or how about CArry on.......

    And Sorani, series 4 ep 2 right?

    Try this one for size (series/ Episode)

    Cleveland :Yesterday I recieved reparations from the family who enslaved my ancestors
    All: Amen *applause*
    Cleveland: Now, the family has become poor white trash since then, so they only gave what they could... This tray of scrumptious Rice Krispie treats, that I share with all of you in the hopes that someday; your wounds may be healed aswell
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    Comedy is now only funny if you are either devoid of one half of your brain or a delinquent psychopath.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    Comedy is now only funny if you are either devoid of one half of your brain or a delinquent psychopath.
    Have you read the rest of the thread? I rather thought we had proved that thas wasn't true! Have you ever hear Paul Merton, Linda Smith, Ross Noble, Dave Gorman, Tony Hawks.....?

    btw has anyone ever heard "You'll have had your tea"? (Adventures of Duncan and Dougal)
 
 
 
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