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is definately the best in my opinion, whilst I enjoyed Friends and the odd episode of Frasier I am definately in the camp of Brit is Best when it comes to comedy. Who's your favourite? Peter Kay?

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I vote for Sean Lock.
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You can't beat a bit of Partridge...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&f...&v=JVWHaMbbzGs
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The americans have had a couple of amazing comedians, Bill Hicks, George Carlin and of course Matt Stone and Trey Parker..very different humour, great social critics. Pizze Be Upon Them.

Bill Bailey
Eddie Izzard (well, his early days)
Jeremy Paxman
Psychoville/League of Gentlemen
Frankie boyle (Scottish..but yer'all the same)

Perhaps because I'm not English, might be a cultural thing..but I can't stand Peter Kay. And whats with this moronic Harry Hill guy winning best comedian awards? He's total rubbish
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Porridge
Phoenix Nights
Early Doors
Most of Vic and Bob
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HIGNFY

Ooops, sorry, that's satire

Now this will show my age ...

TWTWTW
Hancock's Half Hour
Steptoe & Son
Dad's Army (gentle but genius)
Drop the Dead Donkey
Open All Hours
Are You Being Served
The Good Life
Till Death do Us Part

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Yes Minister

Last but not least ...

AbFab!
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You can't beat a bit of Partridge...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&f...&v=JVWHaMbbzGs
have you seen his new show? The Trip with Rob Brydon?
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The americans have had a couple of amazing comedians, Bill Hicks, George Carlin and of course Matt Stone and Trey Parker..very different humour, great social critics. Pizze Be Upon Them.

Bill Bailey
Eddie Izzard (well, his early days)
Jeremy Paxman
Psychoville/League of Gentlemen
Frankie boyle (Scottish..but yer'all the same)

Perhaps because I'm not English, might be a cultural thing..but I can't stand Peter Kay. And whats with this moronic Harry Hill guy winning best comedian awards? He's total rubbish
can't stand Harry Hill! absolute rubbish if you ask me. Frankie Boyle is one of my favourites I have to say.

more memorable shows

Inbetweeners, Benidorm, recently a good one is Whites
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HIGNFY

Ooops, sorry, that's satire

Now this will show my age ...

TWTWTW
Hancock's Half Hour
Steptoe & Son
Dad's Army (gentle but genius)
Drop the Dead Donkey
Open All Hours
Are You Being Served
The Good Life
Till Death do Us Part

And

Vicar of Dibley
Yes Minister

Last but not least ...

AbFab!
Patsy!!! yup another great! some good choices there
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Patsy!!! yup another great! some good choices there
My personal faves are :-
Jack Dee
Billy Connolly
Rufus Hound
Dave Gorman
James Corden

In terms of sit-coms I can only think of a few really funny British shows like Gavin & Stacey and The Office. But I never fail to fall about laughing at some US ones like Scrubs, Two & A Half Men and Friends!
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Black Books
Yes Minister
Porridge
Blackadder
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Black Books
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Blackadder
How could I have forgotten Blackadder???
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How could I have forgotten Blackadder???
me too! loved it and I love Gavin and Stacey
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Fav comedian got to be Frank Skinner.

Fav comedy shows not already mentioned Peep Show, The Smoking Room and The Think of It.
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Perhaps because I'm not English, might be a cultural thing..but I can't stand Peter Kay. And whats with this moronic Harry Hill guy winning best comedian awards? He's total rubbish[/QUOTE]

I agree and i'm English! I like -

Jason Manford
Russell Kane
Ed Byrne
Eddie Izzard
Jimmy Carr
John Bishop
Danny Bhoy

Also love Fonejacker
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