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British Comedy

  1. vulture lists
    The Recent History of America Trying and Failing to Adapt British TV ComediesFrom The IT Crowd and Absolutely Fabulous to Spaced and The Inbetweeners.
  2. vulture guides
    The Definitive Guide to British Comedy TV Since Fawlty TowersFrom Rowan Atkinson to Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
  3. underrated
    Inside Nighty Night and the Bravery of British Comedy With David CrossThe comedian breaks down why Julia Davis’s dark British comedy is so worth watching.
  4. underrated
    Jessi Klein on the Offbeat, Anarchic Humor of The Young Ones“Mainly this unbridled expression of emotion on something that was technically a silly sitcom really tickled me.”
  5. british comedy
    Meet Brass Eye, the Original Who Is America?A look back at Chris Morris’s prescient British comedy series.
  6. vulture lists
    The Cast of Downton Abbey’s Most Un-Downton TV RolesJessica Brown Findlay as a prostitute, Michelle Dockery as a con artist, and much more.
  7. across the pond
    Peep Show Stars Reuniting for Odd Couple SitcomSir Digby Chicken Caesar not included.
  8. chat room
    Olivia Colman on The Night Manager and Fleabag“I love to do something that is much further away from me than what I look like and what my accent is.”
  9. The Underappreciated Genius of Stewart Lee In a recent episode of Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle—the popular British comedian’s standup showcase that recently concluded its 4th season on […]
  10. british imports
    Starz Is Adapting Peep Show for American AudiencesSuper Hans is not amused.
  11. Starz Is Making an American Adaptation of ‘Peep Show’ Peep Show, one of the best and most celebrated British comedies of the past decade, is getting remade to remove all of those pesky accents. […]
  12. The British Invasion (of Comedy) In partnership with Seeso. Sign up for only $3.99 a month. In addition to original shows and classic American television, Seeso has […]
  13. Amazon Picks Up British Import ‘Fleabag’ Featuring Brett Gelman Amazon has ordered a sexually explicit feminist comedy-drama from the UK. Currently filming in London, Fleabag will air this fall on Prime […]
  14. ‘Inside No. 9’ Tells A Story of Helplessness Entirely with CCTV Cameras ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  15. Inside Seeso’s Dark British Import, ‘Flowers’ Arriving on Seeso next week, Flowers is a funny, emotionally fraught British comedy-drama that truly puts its central characters through the […]
  16. Rediscovering Eric Idle’s Post-Python Sketch Show, ‘Rutland Weekend […] The TV show you just worked on has ended. It did reasonably well, running a few seasons, but it was definitely a fringe success. You and your […]
  17. obits
    British Comedian Ronnie Corbett Dead at 85He was half of the popular comedy duo the Two Ronnies.
  18. Daniel Sloss Takes America Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss has earned his place as a wildly successful performer in the UK, selling out all seven of his Edinburgh […]
  19. The Dangerous Comedy of Bernard ManningThough he played Las Vegas in the late 1970s and was interviewed by Joan Rivers in the 1980s, British comedian Bernard Manning (1930-2007) […]
  20. That’s Not Funny, That’s Sexist: The Controversial Legacy of Benny HillThe Benny Hill Show towered over even Monty Python in terms of worldwide appeal and popularity in its hey day, which is just astounding. […]
  21. It’s Online and It’s Free, So Why Aren’t You Watching ‘Smack the Pony’?If you read Splitsider, you’ve probably got one or two favorite British comedy series that you’ve watched through and through, that you’re […]
  22. Channel 4 Is Likely to Order Matt Berry’s ‘Toast of London’ to Series UK network Channel 4 is close to ordering Matt Berry’s pilot Toast of London to series, British Comedy Guide reports. Fans of British comedy […]
  23. 10 British Comedies You Should Be Glad You’ve Never SeenI’m not sure the US has ever been more enthusiastic about British comedy than it is right now. Thanks to Veep and to Hulu’s uncensored […]
  24. Talking Snuff Box and British Comedy with The Mighty Boosh’s Rich FulcherThe term used most often to describe cult British sketch show Snuff Box is dark. Very, very dark. That’s about right for a surreal comedy set […]
  25. A Guide to the Hilarious World of British Panel ShowsFor American comedy fans, British comedy calls to mind Monty Python and The Office. But in the UK right now, stand-up is front and center […]
  26. More Puns About Technology Crammed Into One Sketch Than Previously Though […] Here’s a preview sketch from the BBC’s upcoming The One Ronnie, starring Harry Enfield and Ronnie Corbett. It’s like a masterclass in puns.
  27. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: The Bad Education of Look Around YouIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  28. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Nathan Barley and the Rise of the IdiotsIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  29. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s An Idiot Abroad Coming to the StatesGood news! Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington’s comedy travel show An Idiot Abroad is set to be aired here in the USA starting […]
  30. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Rockin’ the Suburbs with Steve Coogan’s SaxondaleIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  31. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Chris Morris’ Twisted JamIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  32. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: The Comfort of The Thin Blue LineIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  33. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Chris Morris and the Subversive Comedy of Brass […]In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  34. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: The Godmothers of Modern ComedyIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  35. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: The Stomach-Churning Puppets of Spitting ImageIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  36. Hands up, Who Likes Me?: Filling the Void With Some Good Smeg!In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  37. BBC’s New Rules On Comedy Forbid ‘Unduly Derogatory Remarks’The BBC just released a new list of rules for shows that it airs, including a couple focused on comedies. They are very British! One rule […]
  38. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Don’t PanicIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  39. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Edmund Blackadder, the Greatest Sitcom Anti-Hero […]In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  40. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: Cuz We Might Not Be the Young Ones For Very Long…In this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  41. Hands Up Who Likes Me?: Living it Up at the Hotel Fawlty TowersIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  42. Hands Up, Who Like Me?: The Holy Grail of British ComedyIn this weekly column, I’ll introduce you to the world of British comedy in the chronology of how I, an American anglophile, discovered it in […]
  43. I Guess In England They Call Hipsters ‘Dickheads’On the one hand, ragging on hipsters is kind of lazy and overdone. On the other, this video has a catchy song and is from England, so uses […]
  44. Hands Up, Who Likes Me?: A Completely Scattershot and Hard-to-Follow Guide […]Vol. 1: And so it begins… First of all, let me say that this column will surely incur a lot of wrath and will probably trigger a lot of, “get […]