Posts tagged british comedy
A Fish Called Wanda - Ken tries to kill the old ladyand again… - - Beetlejuice - The Banana Boat Song, one of the best comedy song parodies in movie history. - Sleeper - Woody Allen at his best visiting the Jewish robot tailors - … and a giant banana skin - The Silencers – When you can’t beat them make fun of them. Dean Martin stars as secret agent Matt Helm with a chute straight from bed into a jacuzzi. He gives a new meaning to the word undercover. - Dr Strangelove – Peter Sellers meets More >
monty python and the holy grail – coconuts instead of horses, the silliest King Arthur in movie history and a cast of thousands who didn’t actually appear in the film.
The Life of Brian – nothing was sacred for the Python team. Almost banned, this film is a classic.
Young Frankenstein – Mel Brooks almost reinvented the comedy movie with this black and white feature.
Blazing Saddles – The opening of this movie is on of the funniest of all time.
When Harry Met Sally – I’ll have what she’s having. Probably the most famous fake orgasm of all time
M.A.S.H. – Suicide is More >
First there was the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the most revolutionary TV event to hit the BBC since Jesus. Then there were the books – The Big Red Book was actually blue. The record albums – you know those black round things with the hole in the middle that aren’t donuts – were equally as original. The first album, aptly called Another Monty Python Record,, boasted the cover of Beethoven’s #2 Symphony in D Minor with the real title scribbled in the corner. The original album had a third groove so that when you played the More >
O.K. before you get the wrong impression. I am not a shopaholic. I don’t spend all my free time in the mall buying clothes I won’t wear and have yet to meet a guy who does (well perhaps except for Martin who is gay and a cross dresser, but I won’t get into that here). Anyway where was I? Oh yes the shopaholic. Well One day a friend of mine (female) said she had this book I should read and handed me a copy of Shopaholic and Baby. Now if you’ve seen the cover of Shopaholic and Baby, or for More >
British Humor Spectacular: The Two Ronnies, Monty Python, French and Saunders, Mr. Bean, Goodness Gracious Me, Morecambe and Wise, Little Britain, Reeves and Mortimer, The Frost Report, Smack the Pony. Coupling and Fawlty TowersHere are twelve of the best British TV comedy sketches ever broadcastThe Two Ronnies: Four Candles
Goodness Gracious Me: Going out for an English
Morecambe and Wise: Breakfast
French and Saunders: Silence of the Lambs
Coupling: How to Chat Up a Girl
Fawlty Towers: Fa-fa-fa-fire!
Little Britain: The Only Gay in the Village
Reeves and Mortimer: Masterchef
The Frost Report: An Understanding of Class
Smack the Pony: Saying More >
Finally you get a chance at controlling the silly walk all by yourself in the privacy of your computer. If you are over 40 and still live at home with your mother who has yet to learn how to properly iron your shirts or make Shepherd’s Pie without first removing the shepherd, please use with caution.
Tommy Cooper may not have been the most likable person of stage, he was infamous for his bad drinking habits and pathological meanness, but onstage he was as unique as they come and a legend in his owntime. Whether he was a comic pretending to be a magician or vice versa is still debatable and for you to judge. Here are some examples of what made him a great comedian,if not a great magician. When he was eight years old his aunt bought him a magic set with which spent hours playing with it and perfecting the tricks. More >
My name is Angus Pruneand I always listen to I’m Sorry I’ll Read That AgainMy name is Angus Pruneand I never miss I’m Sorry I’ll Read That AgainI sit in my bathAnd I have a good laughCause the theme tune is named after meMy name is Angus PruneAnd this is my tuneIt goes I-S-I-R-T-AI’m Sorry I’ll Read That AGAIN!
This was the idiotic theme song that kept me awake listening to weekly BBC radio broadcast during my youth. The show starred Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie and provided the stepping stone for the More >
The Goon show is probably the most famous, popular and idiotic radio show ever to hit the air. The combined talent of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe can’t be beaten and was a major influence for comedy to come such as I’m sorry I’ll Read that Again, Monty Python, Soap and The Museum of Everything. Milligan did most of the writing and regularly played the parts of Eccles, Minnie and the devious Moriarty, Sellers was Bluebottle, Henry Crun, Major Bllodnok, Hercules Grytpype Thynne and of course Secombe was Neddie Seagoon. One of the most popular running jokes More >