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British Comedy

  1. underrated
    This Just Might Be the Perfect Comedy SketchAccording to Seth Meyers.
  2. international affairs
    British Channel ITV Bans All-Male Comedy Writing Teams“I hope that drawing attention to it might start producers thinking about how to address it.”
  3. british comedy
    How Spike Milligan’s Q Paved the Way for Monty PythonLooking back on the surreal sketch show that debuted six months before Flying Circus.
  4. innit bruv
    Steve Coogan Is Hosting New BBC History Show As Alan PartridgeAlas, it’s not called Knowing Me, Knowing U.K.
  5. 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.
  6. vulture guides
    The Definitive Guide to British Comedy TV Since Fawlty TowersFrom Rowan Atkinson to Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.”
  9. british comedy
    Meet Brass Eye, the Original Who Is America?A look back at Chris Morris’s prescient British comedy series.
  10. 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.
  11. across the pond
    Peep Show Stars Reuniting for Odd Couple SitcomSir Digby Chicken Caesar not included.
  12. 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.”
  13. 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 […]
  14. british imports
    Starz Is Adapting Peep Show for American AudiencesSuper Hans is not amused.
  15. 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. […]
  16. 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 […]
  17. 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 […]
  18. ‘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 […]
  19. 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 […]
  20. 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 […]
  21. obits
    British Comedian Ronnie Corbett Dead at 85He was half of the popular comedy duo the Two Ronnies.
  22. 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 […]
  23. ‘Look Around You’ Blended Fantasy With Reality in Its Meticulous ‘Live’ […] ‘Structurally Sound’ is a recurring feature where each week a different structurally unusual, rule-breaking anomaly of an episode from a […]
  24. The Unlikely Journey of a British Sketch Duo to HBO’s ‘Project Greenlight’“It’s a bit like a marriage,” suggests Ed Weeks of his relationship with Tom Bell. “A marriage that broke up, got together years later to […]
  25. 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) […]
  26. ‘Peep Show’ Is Forced to Get Too Familiar With Itself in its Late Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  27. What Could a New Series of ‘Blackadder’ Look Like?There’s been a lot of hubub over the revival of American TV from the 80s and 90s, including the terrifying Full House sequel that’s still […]
  28. In ‘The Girlfriend,’ the ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Crew Traumatize an Outsider‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  29. The Outsider Cynicism of ‘Black Books’ Non-Party Party Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  30. Unlocking the Hitchcockian Claustrophobia of ‘Psychoville’s Single-Take […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  31. The Gospel According to BarleyNathan Barley is like treasure. It’s a British sitcom that aired ten years ago, with six sweet episodes eviscerating urban tech-chic culture. […]
  32. Marty Feldman’s Recently Discovered Memoirs to Be Published in NovemberChortle reports that the unpublished memoirs of Marty Feldman, legendary British comedy writer/performer and star of Mel Brooks’s Young […]
  33. A Look Back At John Oliver’s Pre-’Daily Show’ WorkJohn Oliver has been killing it as the guest host of The Daily Show this summer. He’s tackled major intelligence scandals, game-changing legal […]
  34. The Sneaky Smarts of Russell BrandRussell Brand is one of those comedians who, despite selling out theaters all over the world and starring in several films throughout the past […]
  35. 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. […]
  36. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: The Original UK Series ‘Pulling’Earlier this week a few changes were announced in the cast of ABC’s comedy pilot Pulling. Mandy Moore left the pilot and the already-cast June […]
  37. 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 […]
  38. 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 […]
  39. ‘Cuckoo’, Andy Samberg’s BBC Sitcom, Coming Back for Another SeasonCuckoo, the BBC Three sitcom in which Andy Samberg plays an American hippie slacker who’s the nightmare of his father-in-law, was the most […]
  40. Inside Britain’s Growing Comedy CrisisFor the past few years, America has been experiencing a spectacularly creative comedy boom that continues to grow. But in the UK, the comedy […]
  41. ‘The Thick of It’: the Most Perfectly Obscene TV Show EverIf you were to make a chart of British influence upon the United States, a start at around 100 percent on the morning of Lexington and Concord […]
  42. Six Relatively Obscure British Comedies You May Have MissedTo any comedy nerd with a knowledge of bittorrents or a region free DVD player, the following British shows aren’t necessarily obscure. But […]
  43. Watching the Hitler-Based Sitcom Pilot (Yes, Really) ‘Heil Honey I’m Home’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  44. Cluub Zarathustra: British Comedy’s Weirdest Secret“I had no idea who he was,” says Marc Maron on WTF. “I had to do a cram course on him… I felt like an idiot because I don’t know much about […]
  45. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Dive Deep Into British Brilliance with ‘The […]Steve Coogan is one of the funniest people on the face of the planet. Better known in his native UK than here in the States, he’s nonetheless […]
  46. 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 […]
  47. Talking to Simon Amstell About Coming to America, Introspective Comedy and […]British comedian Simon Amstell’s career is deeply rooted in his own anxiety and awkwardness. His pensive, neurotic nature was explored in his […]
  48. The Alan Partridge Movie Is Coming Next August, at Least in the UKInfo about the upcoming Alan Partridge movie is starting to emerge, and although it’s a long way off, it’s exciting that it’s happening at all. […]
  49. Andy Samberg to Star in the New BBC Sitcom ‘Cuckoo’Andy Samberg may be done with SNL, but that doesn’t mean he’ll stop appearing on your TV. At least if you live in the UK. He’s signed on to […]
  50. A Look at Peter Sellers’ Local Television Show Called FredThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
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