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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #15 on: November 23, 2019, 06:38:33
Is this one maybe of any help to you?
Lucky TV is there to comment on Dutch affairs, but sometimes they are branching out.



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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #16 on: November 23, 2019, 22:56:31
If you like Derek @Dara then you should also checkout Gervais' After Life - which is on Netflix as well (in UK and Aus not sure about anywhere else).

Lots of sadness but lots of great comedy as well.

And for just great comedy check  out Extras a series he did with Stephen Merchant after the Office.

Plus Merchant's show - Hello Ladies

I think these shows pretty much represent a lot of UK comedy of the 2000s

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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #17 on: November 24, 2019, 00:56:48
Inside number 9 is pretty popular and available on Netflix. 


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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 08:43:55
You still don't really understand this @Bill from November Sound ?
Don't you worry, the next is not Brittish:



But I hope you like it anyway full stop full stop full stop exclamation mark

Kind regards, Gus


Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #19 on: December 11, 2019, 14:37:48
I know this one @LePlongeur  ..... I love this one! Never hurts to watch again and again.  :D
This is actually something we do at the school to teach little ones about using capital letters and proper punctuation.  :)
 
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November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #20 on: December 11, 2019, 17:00:33
I hope you realize that I am not making a fool of you, or your believes.
This ons was intended for the thread of sounds and things to sing (for education) but I was in a hurry and couldn’t find that one.

So I chose this one instead.
When I was 7 (or thereabouts), I could not understand the English, but the exclamation marks etc I understood.

I wonder what my children will think of this when I am going to let them listen to this absurd genius.

When I think of some thing else @Bill from November Sound , I hope you will OK that I post it.
Full stop.
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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #21 on: December 11, 2019, 17:24:41
By all means @LePlongeur  .... post away! To me this is good stuff as well.
My dad loved Victor Borge , Red Skelton,  etc... this kind of "slapstick comedy" I guess we call it. When they'd have a special on TV we'd gather around. :)


Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #22 on: December 11, 2019, 21:57:30
 @Bill from November Sound  - have you ever watched 'Mind your language' ?

Limk-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vhd1IqNM3M8
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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #23 on: December 17, 2019, 16:15:41
@Bill from November Sound  - have you ever watched 'Mind your language' ?

Limk-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vhd1IqNM3M8


OMG @Rachel_D  … I just did  :D
They would never allow a show like this in America now a days! Not even close to politically correct ….. but the characters are all so clever!  :)


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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #24 on: December 19, 2019, 12:00:54
If you really want to understand English humor, @Bill from November Sound, I guess you will have to go and live there.

But still you can try to have a remote (as in distance) relationship.



Or the King’s singers, but maybe I posted that one before.
If so, just enjoy it and contribute it to my being a year older again.



Enjoy! If not the weather, then the clips anyway.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #25 on: December 19, 2019, 23:15:06
I wish they'd sing the weather like that around here @LePlongeur   .... :)  I love it!

 Of course, New England is much more unsettled than that. 2 weeks ago we had 6 inches of snow, then it went to 50 and rainy, this week our was coated with an inch of sheer ice ... @Leonard Scaper  knows about New England weather   :)  ...... how do you think one would sing our weather? Maybe like an opera?   


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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #26 on: December 19, 2019, 23:35:48
Thanks @Bill from November Sound  and @LePlongeur  for the resurrection of this topic. I missed it the first time. The poll is closed, but I'd be interested to have some more voting time. Is that possible?
I will throw in a bit of Fry and Laurie :



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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #27 on: December 20, 2019, 01:18:45
@oorlab Ok, here's what I think: I don't think polls will do any good here, as too many shows are quite different. It's comparing apples and oranges. I think that on average, what characterises British humour more than Dutch or even American is its verbal wit, its play on words, which is usually a little more absurdist, and self-mocking than what I find in American humo(u)r. Or, possibly, Americans define absurdism in a different way than Brits do. My experience with American humour is that it is often closer to daily life situations than is British comedy, and I find more family based settings than in British shows. That is at least my impression, but there must be many shows that I don't know.

The Dutch do have their absurdism, as is often broadcast on VPRO TV (which borrows a lot from the BBC, anyway). Ever watched TreurTeevee? I think that is absolutely brilliant. I wouldn't call it humour in the plain sense of the word (if that exists), but it is funny in an almost literary way, with lots of cross references to other stories.

Is there any difference between British and American standup comedy? Why is Amy Schumer very American, and Benny Hill very English?

And let's not forget the Scots. Oorlab already knows this one below, but I think it is slowly turning into a classic:

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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #28 on: December 20, 2019, 13:06:36
@Leonard Scaper  knows about New England weather   :)  ...... how do you think one would sing our weather?

Back in my formative years in northern Vermont we sang about the weather around a wood stove that had a pot of apple cider and Yukon Jack simmering on it.  ;) 8)
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Re: Help understanding British Comedy
Reply #29 on: December 21, 2019, 17:02:25
@Leonard Scaper  knows about New England weather   :)  ...... how do you think one would sing our weather?

Back in my formative years in northern Vermont we sang about the weather around a wood stove that had a pot of apple cider and Yukon Jack simmering on it.  ;) 8)

... oh tha'ts how you do it @Leonard Scaper  ?   Eh yuh! shua do   :D   

Northeast Kingdom ... 30 below and 4 feet of snow   :o

Oh @oorlab  I love Fry and Laurie!!!! My only problem is there is not enough of it! I've watched everything two or three times!  :)  I think they only had three seasons?