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moodydog
19-05-10, 13:10
Hey what sort of humor do you prefer, british or american and why? :P

I prefer british because i think it works on soo many different levels, its dry, its raw, its pure irony, and its subtle/ modest. Its very clever, and its more than 'just' bieng funny.

Things like 'he's not the messiach, he's a very naughty boy' and 'We are the Knights who say... NI. '

Baldrick: Have you got a plan, my lord?
Blackadder: Yes I have, and it's so cunning you could brush your teeth with it.


and the funniest

Edmund: I'm I jumping the gun, Baldrick, or are the words "I have a cunning
plan" marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of
this conversation?

Baldrick: They certainly are!

Edmund: Well, forgive me if I don't jump up and down with glee; your
record in this department is not exactly a hundred percent.
So, what's the plan?

Baldrick: We do...nothing.

Edmund: Yep, that's another world-beater.

Baldrick: Wait, I haven't finished. We do nothing until our heads have
actually been cut off...

Edmund: ...and then we spring into action?

Baldrick: Exactly! You know how, when you cut a chicken's head off, it
runs round and round the farmyard?

Edmund: Yyyyyyyeah...

Baldrick: Well, we wait until our heads have been cut off, then we run
round and round the farmyard, out the farm gate, and escape.
What do you think?

Edmund: Yes... My opinions are rather difficult to express in words,
so perhaps I can put it this way... [tweaks Baldrick's nose]

Admles
19-05-10, 13:16
Neither are as funny as they like to think they are

Americans do sitcoms better, but British can be naughty without being dirty

Paddy
19-05-10, 13:24
British humour is funny. Lot of their slapstick humour is quite hilarious.

Peanut
19-05-10, 13:26
American. :p
I don't get British humour.

Atlantean-Squid
19-05-10, 13:31
British. Then again, I actually am British, so it would make sense.

Legend of Lara
19-05-10, 13:32
British is funnier.

Except in the case of 30 Rock. :p

Chocola teapot
19-05-10, 13:32
British.

laralover_07
19-05-10, 13:33
Depends for me.

I prefer American sit-com shows like Glee, The Office, King of Queens, My Wife and Kids, etc, but there are still some good UK comedians and shows too. Although there's some british stuff I just can't understand. Ricky Gervais, I just don't see why everyone thinks he's so funny. Stuff like Little Britain is just cringe-worthy, and I can't stand The Monty Python.

Kelly Craftman
19-05-10, 13:33
British.

Cochrane
19-05-10, 13:39
Can I have both, please? Each school has their own strengths and weaknesses, it is the mixture that I love so much.

Speaking about things like TV shows that are only comedy, or movies that are only comedy, I think the british have the advantage, since british humor is less plain simple jokes, and more absurdist and/or requires more thought. On the other hand, embedding humor together with real human emotion is something that the americans do very well. I love both.

Buffy87
19-05-10, 13:40
British - but again as I am British.. probably not a surprise.

That said I do quite enjoy a lot of the American sitcoms.. in particular Two and a Half Men is hilarious.. although apparently my dad, my uncle and I are the only people who think so. Oh well....

Antonio
19-05-10, 13:51
It all depends, I can like both. The truth story are killing.:D
Like this one: Strong words are included.
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Don't get me wrong, I don't like jokes against religion!

Lemmie
19-05-10, 14:07
I find British humour is better in word play, but absurdity also plays a big part. American humour can be a bit samey sometimes, but I think that it is both similar and different to British stuff.

A combination of the two is the optimum I think. :D

woody543
19-05-10, 14:08
British, because I am british.

British humour is funny. Lot of their slapstick humour is quite hilarious.

Urgh I hate slapstick, and to quote my english teacher; "slapstick is the comedy of the uneducated peasants" - she's such a lovely lady.

Liara
19-05-10, 14:09
You have to be in a proper mood to enjoy British comedy. American comedy works pretty much anytime.

I love Monty Python and the like, but sometimes I feel like they're crossing the line beyond sarcasm and into annoyingly unfunny.

CerebralAssassin
19-05-10, 14:16
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American all the way :p

Alpharaider47
19-05-10, 14:36
Personally, I prefer British humour, but we've got some funny stuff state side.

ajrich17901
19-05-10, 14:37
I don't like either lol

Phlip
19-05-10, 14:40
British. We're offensive and clever. We also have Jimmy Carr and Lee Evans. :D American humour is about being really stupid and acting ridiculously, from what I've seen. =/ Though some of it's good (Malcolm in the Middle).

remote91
19-05-10, 14:51
Both.

suli
19-05-10, 14:58
The thing with british humor that it's too local..a lot of times you wouldnt understand it..once I was watching a british show called buzzoks or something the audince in the show almost died from laughing but I just didnt get it at all....... but the American humor is more clear and lighter!

HappyShannon
19-05-10, 15:08
British comedians are better than American, but American sitcoms are better than British (most of the time. Except in the case of 'Outnumbered' :D)

moodydog
19-05-10, 15:10
The thing with british humor that it's too local..a lot of times you wouldnt understand it..once I was watching a british show called buzzoks or something the audince in the show almost died from laughing but I just didnt get it at all....... but the American humor is more clear and lighter!

never mind the buzzcocks

yeh stuff like have i got news for you ect :p

British comedians are better than American, but American sitcoms are better than British (most of the time. Except in the case of 'Outnumbered' :D)

outnubered is brilliant, but i must say its gone down hill this season, that kid is starting to loose his cuteness.

HappyShannon
19-05-10, 15:13
outnubered is brilliant, but i must say its gone down hill this season, that kid is starting to loose his cuteness.

I find all kids cute so Ben will always have a place in my heart <3 :p I'm starting to like Karen more than him though after the last few episodes :p

remote91
19-05-10, 15:16
I do tend to lean more towards the American side though

I find it nice to indulge in a culture that isn't my own but is so similar

Lara Croft!
19-05-10, 15:20
I don't mind the style or origin of the humor as long as it is similar to mine.

My favorite type of American humor : South Park, Tropic Thunder & Friends
British: Monty Pythons' Meaning of life & The Life of Brian.

lara c. fan
19-05-10, 15:24
The thing with british humor that it's too local..a lot of times you wouldnt understand it..once I was watching a british show called buzzoks or something the audince in the show almost died from laughing but I just didnt get it at all....... but the American humor is more clear and lighter!

Never Mind The Buzzcocks :p

Simon Amstell was awesome in that :p

Anyway, probably British for me.

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:p

]{eith
19-05-10, 15:30
I love both. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself liking more British stand ups or comics.

French & Saunders are my favourite comics.

larson n natla
19-05-10, 15:30
Well I am from Britain so yes the humor here is a lot different than American commercial humor which I just find stupid 75% of the time

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 15:35
Both I guess. I must say I 'get' American humour faster because it doesn't depend on language that often (English is not my first language).

By the way, how well does Mr. Bean represent British humour? :p

tranniversary119
19-05-10, 15:37
Uh...American? :p

lara c. fan
19-05-10, 15:38
By the way, how well does Mr. Bean represent British humour? :p

Um.......

Rowan Atkinson himself or the actual Mr Bean character? :p

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 15:40
Um.......

Rowan Atkinson himself or the actual Mr Bean character? :p
:vlol:!!

Both. Well, I like Black Adder too. :p;)

lara c. fan
19-05-10, 15:41
:vlol:!!

Both. Well, I like Black Adder too. :p;)

Well, um, it depends on your views, really :p

Some would say he is quite a big part of it, some wouldn't :p

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 15:42
Well, um, it depends on your views, really :p

Some would say he is quite a big part of it, some wouldn't :p
Why?

lara c. fan
19-05-10, 15:45
Why?

It's the part of opinion.

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 15:46
It's the part of opinion.
Yes, but why? :p

I just want to know, it's interesting.

moodydog
19-05-10, 15:50
Yes, but why? :p

I just want to know, it's interesting.


i persoanlly love mr bean, its sort of warming to watch.

People may not like him because he can get a bit immature

scion05
19-05-10, 15:52
{eith;4610146']I love both. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. I find myself liking more British stand ups or comics.

French & Saunders are my favourite comics.

Same, though my favourite stand-up is a toss-up between Joan Rivers or French and Saunders so it's hard to pick lol.

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 15:54
i persoanlly love mr bean, its sort of warming to watch.

People may not like him because he can get a bit immature
Yes, I love him too! <3

And I understand what you mean, he is quite ridiculous most of the time. :vlol:
I get that some people wouldn't want a character like that to represent the English. :p

scion05
19-05-10, 15:59
Now, I can understand that...

http://eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/mo/cinemasource/20060216/19/2143670410.jpg

:p

]{eith
19-05-10, 16:00
Same, though my favourite stand-up is a toss-up between Joan Rivers or French and Saunders so it's hard to pick lol.

I love Joan Rivers as well. And Kathy Griffin. I can't really decide whether I prefer British or American comedy but I do know that the majority of my favourite comics are women.

jamieoliver22
19-05-10, 16:01
Defiantly British, especially the old comedies such as Fawlty Towers, Red Dwarf, The Two Ronnies, Only Fools and Horses and Blackadder (to name a few). The newer stuff isn't quite the same, but still good. We can get away with slapstick humour a lot better, not to say that American comedy is bad though, both are good, just different.

Another Lara
19-05-10, 16:04
I'm another one who loves British humour, but then I am British!

To me, British humour is more dry and something you have to think about, and there's a lot of beating on yourself and other people, but only really in a subtle way...

With American humour it's more obvious, due to the fact that a lot of Americans don't like British humour because they don't get it; it's more obvious humour...

And when they attempt to copy British humour they get it very wrong and it's not funny at all!

Don't get me wrong, I do like American comedies, I just laugh more during British ones as their jokes are more clever! :)

Love2Raid
19-05-10, 16:04
Now, I can understand that...

http://eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/mo/cinemasource/20060216/19/2143670410.jpg

:p
:vlol:!!!

CerebralAssassin
19-05-10, 16:08
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Phys
19-05-10, 16:29
Mostly British.

An example for me is Wipeout (Total Wipeout in the UK).

I've watched both and to me, the British version is hilarious with commentary from Richard Hammond. The american version... not so much. Kinda weird humor to be honest. It's just not really funny :p They try too hard.

moodydog
19-05-10, 16:35
Mostly British.

An example for me is Wipeout (Total Wipeout in the UK).

I've watched both and to me, the British version is hilarious with commentary from Richard Hammond. The american version... not so much. Kinda weird humor to be honest. It's just not really funny :p They try too hard.

yeh its still good though, you watch total wipeout for the same reasons you watch takeshis castle... :P

dry humor in america is o.t.t state the obvious 'this coat is black... naaaaat!' or 'NOOOOOOO, you dont saaaay',

dry humer in britain is soo subtle you sometimes cant tell if the commedian is bieng sarcastic or not 'life without you was like a blunt pencil... pointless' (but often, and i suppose if your a brit, you can easily tell if someones bieng sarcastic :p)

ggctuk
19-05-10, 16:40
Old British is my favourite comedy. I don't like most of the so-called stand-up comedians these days (I despise Russel Brand the most).

My favourites of the old... that's tough. For skits and sketches it would have to be the Two Ronnies (with hits like "Fork Handles", "The Day After Tomorrow's World" and "News at Ton"), and for sitcoms... that's even tougher, but I really liked Only Fools and Horses.

I like some of Jim Carrey's work - Liar Liar was classic. I also like Jeff Dunham.

So I'd say I am a little bit in the middle.

ryan91
19-05-10, 16:42
american <3

Lara's Nemesis
19-05-10, 16:52
I like both.

Blackadder, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses are all classics. More recently I really enjoyed Phoenix Nights, The Office, Early Doors and Peep Show.

Favourite American show is Curb Your Enthusiasm, used to love The Larry Sanders Show when that was on.

Some of my favourite comedians of all time are American - Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Richard Pryor.

The only British comedian I find really funny these days is Frankie Boyle. I think Eddie Izzard is good but he rarely makes me LOL.

Still can't forgive America for remaking Fawlty Towers tho.:(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payne_(TV_series)

rickybazire
19-05-10, 16:58
American humour is too obvious (the stuff I've seen anyway). British humour is sneaky :cln:

jaywalker
19-05-10, 17:00
Americans have their own humour? Tee hee I kid I kid
Always found that American humour usually comes with full instructions so everyone is able to 'get it" whereas British humour is like "ronseal' does exactly what it says on the tin and if u don't get it, watch again, and again til u do ;)

Melonie Tomb Raider
19-05-10, 17:03
I'm not a fan of British humor, but that's probably because I'm American. :p

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 17:06
British

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QiX
19-05-10, 17:15
I think I'm not smart enough to understand american humour. They play rugby with helmets and call it football? This is supposed to be a joke, isn´t it? :p

moodydog
19-05-10, 17:18
I think I'm not smart enough to understand american humour. They play rugby with helmets and call it football? This is supposed to be a joke, isn´t it? :p


no thats not a joke, its called american football. plus you dont really have to be smart to understand american humour. :p

Reckless Lara
19-05-10, 18:01
Totally American. I'm not into british humor at all.

mind
19-05-10, 18:03
which humour the simpsons is?

peeves
19-05-10, 18:03
I prefer American but to be honest i don't get either one of them. I don't understand humor at all.

Chocola teapot
19-05-10, 18:04
which humour the simpsons is?

American.

mind
19-05-10, 18:07
American.
So... I love American humo(u)r. :D

Draco
19-05-10, 18:10
I'm funnier than both.

]{eith
19-05-10, 18:11
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BlackRainbow
19-05-10, 18:21
Both, me thinks. :D

EmeraldFields
19-05-10, 18:24
Can someone post a few examples of British humor so I have something to compare to American humor? :p

Another Lara
19-05-10, 18:31
Can someone post a few examples of British humor so I have something to compare to American humor? :p

Some absolute classics for you! :D

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]{eith
19-05-10, 18:55
Can someone post a few examples of British humor so I have something to compare to American humor? :p

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:hug:

FourBalls
19-05-10, 19:00
I'm funnier than both.
Hahaha.

Anyways, I think I prefer American humour. British humour can be a bit too dry for me sometimes.

Lemmie
19-05-10, 19:03
@ EmeraldFields - I'm hurriedly looking through youtube to find some of my favourites, but all of them have swearing in them! :D

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Found some. :)

jackles
19-05-10, 20:20
British humour....well of course because I am a brit. But I like the dryness and the sarcasm!

Apathetic
19-05-10, 20:23
Nothing, nothing, compares to British humor.

Mad Tony
19-05-10, 20:23
Bit of both really.

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 20:33
Init 'tho

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I can do that!

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Apathetic
19-05-10, 20:35
Catherine tate <3

I've seen all the Little Britain series, funny as hell. :D

EmeraldFields
19-05-10, 20:46
Thank you to Another Lara, Keith, and Lemmie for the videos, but I didn't find any of them funny. Sorry. :p

I did laugh at the two videos that ICLC posted though. :D

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 20:49
I did laugh at the two videos that ICLC posted though. :D

:yah: I win!

here's more:

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moodydog
19-05-10, 21:21
Can someone post a few examples of British humor so I have something to compare to American humor? :p

how about this ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af9EHtQMMc4 - contains mild nudity

(how do you post videos?)

scion89
19-05-10, 21:28
:yah: I win!

here's more:

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Gotta love AbFab - nothing or no one beats Joanna Lumley.

"You can't come in you're too fat, GET OUT!"

tombraiderluka
19-05-10, 21:28
Neither. Both tastless and stupid. (no offence to the british or american nation)

It's just that American humour is too dumb for my taste, and British.. well.. looks like it's trying too hard.

spikejones
19-05-10, 21:31
the only British humor I like is Monty Python. Other than that (from my experiences with British humor) it just seems dull to me. But then again, theres a lot of stuff that people think is funny that I think is just stupid.

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 21:47
More british humour SEXY :cln:

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Cochrane
19-05-10, 21:53
Neither. Both tastless and stupid. (no offence to the british or american nation)

It's just that American humour is too dumb for my taste, and British.. well.. looks like it's trying too hard.

So what kind of humor do you prefer, and can you give us some examples of that? :)

robm_2007
19-05-10, 21:56
American.

I can get any American joke, i might not like it, but i understand it. British humor, OTH, is hard to understand sometimes; and even if you get the joke, it might not seem remotley funny.

i think that Ricky Gervais is really funny; and so is the (British version) of The Office, and i also like The Mighy Boosh. I watched a couple episodes of Little Britain USA; and i couldnt find any reason to laugh, it was more unusually stupid and obnoxious.

but American humor is far more superior, IMO.

30 Rock
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Arrested Development
Family Guy
etc.

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 22:00
American.

I can get any American joke, i might not like it, but i understand it. British humor, OTH, is hard to understand sometimes; and even if you get the joke, it might not seem remotley funny.

i think that Ricky Gervais is really funny; and so is the (British version) of The Office, and i also like The Mighy Boosh. I watched a couple episodes of Little Britain USA; and i couldnt find any reason to laugh, it was more unusually stupid and obnoxious.

but American humor is far more superior, IMO.

30 Rock
Seinfeld
The Simpsons
Arrested Development
Family Guy
etc.

Are you SERIOUSLY saying that Family Guy is superior to British Humour?:mad:

robm_2007
19-05-10, 22:03
Are you SERIOUSLY saying that Family Guy is superior to British Humour?:mad:

Thats my favorite show. its stupid and offensive and funny, which I love.

i think that Americans are (generally) just too dumb in comparison to the Brits (or any other European nation), which is why we might not get British humour.

i also like Fraiser, so i guess Fraiser is in the middle, they are Americans, yet they are smart like the British, and make clever jokes.:o:p

ive never watched Monty Python, but it seems very friviolous and wierd.

EmeraldFields
19-05-10, 22:16
The only two sitcoms that I ever watch are The Nanny (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nanny_(TV_series)) and The Golden Girls (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Girls). :p

I also like Kathy Griffin and Whoopi Goldberg as far as comedians go.

tombraiderluka
19-05-10, 22:23
So what kind of humor do you prefer, and can you give us some examples of that? :)
A spontainous humour, something I experience every day. Spontanious jokes that come out naturally. The kind of jokes that were present in the TV show called Friends. :)

Cochrane
19-05-10, 22:30
A spontainous humour, something I experience every day. Spontanious jokes that come out naturally. The kind of jokes that were present in the TV show called Friends. :)

If I recall correctly, isn’t Friends american humor?

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 22:33
If I recall correctly, isn’t Friends american humor?

and wouldn't that be scripted humour?

tombraiderluka
19-05-10, 22:38
If I recall correctly, isn’t Friends american humor?

Not really. It's more.. international humour. I might be mistaken, but I consider American Humour to be humour of their 'comedies' such as Disaster Movie or Date Movie or Epic Movie.

and wouldn't that be scripted humour?

Ummm... Imagine if it was real life, and you are one of the friends? Lol

IceColdLaraCroft
19-05-10, 22:40
Ummm... Imagine if it was real life, and you are one of the friends? Lol

I'd be Phoebe I HATE Rachel

Paddy
19-05-10, 22:44
I'd be Phoebe I HATE Rachel
I hate the lot, Friends is a show Im glad is over :D

tombraiderluka
19-05-10, 22:46
I'd be Phoebe I HATE Rachel
I'd maybe be Rachel humour wise, cause she's the least funniest and I'd have Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and Monica to make me laugh constantly. :)

Cochrane
19-05-10, 22:53
Not really. It's more.. international humour. I might be mistaken, but I consider American Humour to be humour of their 'comedies' such as Disaster Movie or Date Movie or Epic Movie.

That seems like a very pessimistic view of american humor to me. Just consider Simpsons, which is american humor and definitely a lot better than any of those "movies".

moodydog
19-05-10, 23:24
Not really. It's more.. international humour. I might be mistaken, but I consider American Humour to be humour of their 'comedies' such as Disaster Movie or Date Movie or Epic Movie.


friends is definately american humour, and its very american humour. Things like my wife and kids, the fresh prince, king of queens, friends, two and a half men, the big bang thoery, 8 simple rules are all typical american humour. Do you like any of those?


I dont find poeple like Jim Carrey that funny. I dont see the point of someone standing in front of a screen and pulling silly faces and over exaggerating everything. Its like, what children do when they dont know better...

I think all humor, when bieng done proffesionally, and for media, should have a context to it, and should have meaning and depth, whether political, social or cultural.

Tonyrobinson
19-05-10, 23:37
Probably both.

British, the soaps are a strong point in Britain.

American is good for Mad TV and South Park.

Family Guy is more British humour based to me although it's an American show.

Now, Northern Irish humour. Some of it's awesome. Even if it is only our accent :vlol:

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Twilight
20-05-10, 00:47
American humor :D

Shauni
20-05-10, 00:56
Well I don't like the overly gross or rude American humor, just the.. normal kind? lol. Some British humor is very, very dry, and I'm not a fan of that so much. Japanese humor is so wacky I can't help but me shocked and laugh. xD But honestly, if something is genuinely funny I'll like it no matter where it comes from. :tmb:

Tommy123
20-05-10, 03:14
I like both, ive seen American humor much more.....since i live here. But British can go on so many levels and like others have said alot of slapback humor

jaywalker
20-05-10, 07:59
A true `old` british classic
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tonyme
20-05-10, 08:12
American humor, by FAR!

*laralover*
20-05-10, 08:17
Probably American i hardly see any British shows that are actually funny (funny in my opinion anyways) they are all crude. Theres like one Comedy show that i liked and that was My Family. I like some American Comedy movies it just depends.

tombraiderluka
20-05-10, 08:23
That seems like a very pessimistic view of american humor to me. Just consider Simpsons, which is american humor and definitely a lot better than any of those "movies".

friends is definately american humour, and its very american humour. Things like my wife and kids, the fresh prince, king of queens, friends, two and a half men, the big bang thoery, 8 simple rules are all typical american humour. Do you like any of those?

I don't like any of those. If you get me, Friends didn't sound so scripted, therefore it seemed spontaneous and more life like. But if Simpsons and Friends are American humour then I prefer American humour. Those are the shows from the past, it seems that now American humour is dumbed down for unknown reasons.

tonyme
20-05-10, 08:38
FRIENDS is the definition of funny, for me.

tombraiderluka
20-05-10, 08:40
FRIENDS is the definition of funny, for me.
Yeah! And I only talk about shows cause I never had an a person with American humour come up to me and tell a joke.

michaeldt
20-05-10, 08:55
BRITISH! :D I love tv shows like absolutely fabulous, the office, the royle family e.c.t.
I don't like American humor as much but some american movies make me chuckle once in a while :) Scary movie and Superbad are good examples :D

MiCkiZ88
20-05-10, 09:08
I like both! American for the silly, British for the clever. Both fail at the other.

EscondeR
20-05-10, 09:14
British. American is obviously concentrated below the waist :rolleyes: (keyword - obviously)

!Lara Croft!
20-05-10, 09:23
Definitely British. Its so much smarter. You actually are laughing at something ironic, poking fun at something or just being a complete opposite.

BLACKADDER: Yes tis often too late that one thinks of what one should have said. Sir Thomas moor for example, burned alive for not recanting his catholisism, must have been kicking himself as the flames licked higher, that it did not occur to him to say...I recant my Catholisism.

rather than someone getting hit in the groin with a football which is what far too many american comidies resort to.

Drone
20-05-10, 09:24
Neither. But I like The Benny Hill Show tho.

voltz
20-05-10, 09:26
As much as I like wit, american media doesn't have nearly enough of it.

Jedd Fletcher
20-05-10, 10:12
My favourite kind of humour is wordplay. I love puns and metaphors and language-related comedy. The old Brit classic "Mind Your Language" is just hilarious, albeit more than a little racist. It chronicles the antics of an "English as a foreign language" class and their hapless teacher Mr Brown. I don't like fart jokes, and I'm not a fan of slapstick. So perhaps I'm leaning towards British comedy.

igonge
20-05-10, 12:19
British is funnier.

Except in the case of 30 Rock. :p

This :p

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Andyroo
20-05-10, 12:36
When it comes down to tv shows, I like British stuff way more than American shows.


And I like stuff that's smart, unlike shows like Family Guy and American Dad, that are funny just because they are stupid.

But then there's the whole 'American or British humour', just because it's an American or British tv show doesn't necessarily always means it's 'their' humour.


In the end I like anything that makes me laugh, end of story. No need to clutter the world with more labels and nationality dividing crap.

Apathetic
20-05-10, 13:29
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Keir_Eidos
20-05-10, 19:25
Both have their good and bad. I suppose it's all subjective.

I love The (English) Office, Blackadder and Monty Python but by the same token Americans make some of the best comedy on TV and film. Some US sitcoms are brilliant (and are in fact full of irony and sarcasm).

I have a particularly dry sense of humour so even in England some people don't get it. Over here in the US I need to make it a little more obvious when I'm joking with certain people. Either that or I can get away with a lot more ;)

jaywalker
21-05-10, 13:18
One of my fav shows of all time

Highly intelligent, informative AND funny as sin

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Glaçon
21-05-10, 13:53
Personally, I feel they're pretty similar. British humour is often more dry, and subtle though - intelligent humour is always the best kind :D

moodydog
21-05-10, 16:14
welsh standup is great!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhkm6sgPdtk

Glaçon
21-05-10, 16:16
welsh standup is great!!!

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I rather think you got the code wrong for that clip...

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moodydog
21-05-10, 16:31
I rather think you got the code wrong for that clip...

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how do you do coding? :p

Glaçon
21-05-10, 16:35
how do you do coding? :p

It's in the guide-y thing. You copy the little line of numbers & letters after V= and put it between [ youtube ] and [ /youtube ]

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moodydog
21-05-10, 16:38
heres a really funny lee evans

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aktrekker
21-05-10, 21:48
My idea of good American humor would be Tim Allen and Brendan Fraser. I don't even watch TV anymore because I just don't see anything worth watching. It's all crap IMO.

For British humor I love Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, and someBlack Adder. British humor tends to start out very good but eventually becomes very raunchy.

Lara's Nemesis
21-05-10, 22:00
My idea of good American humor would be Tim Allen and Brendan Fraser. I don't even watch TV anymore because I just don't see anything worth watching. It's all crap IMO.

For British humor I love Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, and someBlack Adder. British humor tends to start out very good but eventually becomes very raunchy.

Talking about raunchy, have you ever seen any of the Carry On films? Basically they are awful, loads of slapstick and filled with innuendo, used to love them when I was young tho.:D

Ooooh Matron.

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Legends
21-05-10, 22:24
As much as I can enjoy British humour, I prefer it my way.

Gladous
21-05-10, 22:29
I don't find that many American comedians that funny but American sitcoms are funnier than most British sitcoms. :p

Saturday Night Live is better than some British live comedy show but then again some live British shows are better than American's. It's all different.

But, The Office in the US is funnier than the British's in my opinion. :cool:

Glaçon
22-05-10, 06:35
I don't find that many American comedians that funny but American sitcoms are funnier than most British sitcoms. :p

Saturday Night Live is better than some British live comedy show but then again some live British shows are better than American's. It's all different.

But, The Office in the US is funnier than the British's in my opinion. :cool:

I think in the past America has definitely had better SitComs... but lately the ones from the UK making it to television in my country have been hilarious! I also think that American's may be slightly more biased, as far as I know - they get American shows, and not that much else - things like comedy from the UK are definitely going to be less relateable in America then they're going to be in countries who are still greatly influenced by UK culture.