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Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.

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Firebrand
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Who makes you laugh? Favourite comedians and sitcoms.

#1 Post by Firebrand » July 19th, 2007, 11:51 am

I think for me the first choice is Billy Connolly. I have a fondness for Victoria Wood and French and Saunders.

I've been dredging my memory for sitcoms. Apart from Absolutely Fabulous, I remember really enjoying Roseanne many years ago and of course Friends is a legend.

Anyone else?

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#2 Post by Alan C. » July 19th, 2007, 12:40 pm

Eddie Izzard.
George Carling.
Juliet Sweeney.
Rowan Atkinson.
Generally anybody who mocks religion.
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#3 Post by Moose » July 19th, 2007, 1:04 pm

Fawlty Towers can't be bettered in my opinion :D. Absolutely FAbulous was wonderful at first, though the last series was a mistake IMO.
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#4 Post by DougS » July 19th, 2007, 2:28 pm

Ricky Gervais and The Office. Loved Monty Python and Fawlty Towers. Enjoy pretty much anything with Jack Dee in it.

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#5 Post by kbell » July 19th, 2007, 5:16 pm

I tend to prefer American sitcoms: Friends and Frasier, in particular, but I have fond memories of Sybil (Shepherd) and Ellen (de Generes) as well as Roseanne.

As for stand up, I tend to go for fringe but Lee Evans was the last famous comic to have me creased up.

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#6 Post by Alan C. » July 19th, 2007, 5:38 pm

DougS.
Ricky Gervais.
I can't believe I left Ricky Gervais. out of my list.
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#7 Post by kbell » July 19th, 2007, 5:47 pm

Who's Juliet Sweeney? I couldn't find her on google.

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#8 Post by Alan C. » July 19th, 2007, 6:26 pm

Autumn wrote:Who's Juliet Sweeney? I couldn't find her on google.
Shit sorry I made a typo Julia Sweeney. Brilliant.
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#9 Post by gcb01 » July 19th, 2007, 7:06 pm

Funniest I ever saw was Bob Monkhouse at a private dinner. I was sore the next day I had laughed so much. For 40 minutes he had everyone in stitches. Because it wasn't TV he wasn't restricted in his choice of material.

If I hadn't been there I wouldn't have believed it because he was so different to how he appears on TV.
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#10 Post by Lifelinking » July 19th, 2007, 8:17 pm

Nothing, I'm a miserable old git...


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#11 Post by Moose » July 19th, 2007, 8:29 pm

I'd be interested to know what Monkhouse was like when he was not 'restricted'. I thought he always came across as a nice chap - though it's a bit disconcerting to see him doing post-humous adverts - but I never found him all that funny.
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#12 Post by Lifelinking » July 19th, 2007, 8:35 pm

his timing was


























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#13 Post by Bryn » July 19th, 2007, 8:55 pm

Moose wrote:I'd be interested to know what Monkhouse was like when he was not 'restricted'. I thought he always came across as a nice chap - though it's a bit disconcerting to see him doing post-humous adverts - but I never found him all that funny.
I remember seeing him on 'Have I got news for you?' and being surprised how witty he was (and foul mouthed).

I'm finding it hard to pick a favourite comic. Rowan Atkinson is right up there with Mr Bean and Blackadder but for stand up, I'd probably go with Billy Connolly.

I love sketch shows like Little Britain and Catherine Tate, too.

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#14 Post by Diane » July 20th, 2007, 11:35 am

Morecambe and Wise


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#15 Post by Maria Mac » July 23rd, 2007, 2:07 pm

There's nothing wrong with Morcambe and Wise although some of it looks dated now.

I can't let this thread die without giving a mention to Ardal O'Hanlon who doesn't do nearly enough stand up - or if he does, it doesn't get recorded.

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#16 Post by Alan H » July 23rd, 2007, 3:27 pm

Amongst others, Phil Cool.

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#17 Post by Alan C. » July 23rd, 2007, 4:16 pm

Thanks Alan, I'd forgotten about Phil Cool, just mildly rude. :laughter:
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#18 Post by Jools » July 27th, 2007, 10:08 pm

Very fond memories of Kevin Turvey.
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#19 Post by Maria Mac » July 27th, 2007, 10:31 pm

OMG - I remember Kevin Turvey! He was brilliant! When I first saw him I thought he was for real. :redface:


He must have been Rik Mayall's first comic character to appear on TV.

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#20 Post by Jools » July 27th, 2007, 10:38 pm

It was definitely pre Young Ones.

I recall him saying "Kevin's 'ere" and tugging at his ear.

Which probably was funnier visually than me typing it...
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