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  1. John Cleese Explains the Difference Between American and British Comedy […]“The Americans are more enthusiastic and more likely to engage in hyperbole. The British fans are liable to suddenly be talking to you about […]
  2. Here’s a Teaser for Channel 4’s New Comedy ‘Scrotal Recall’If you’re wondering what kind of sitcoms are premiering over in the UK this fall, here’s a particularly intriguing teaser for a new Channel 4 […]
  3. British Comedy Adaptation ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Lands Pilot at CBSBack in 2011 it was reported that The Office’s Greg Daniels was adapting the British comedy series Friday Night Dinner for NBC that was not […]
  4. Exploring the Lunacy of ‘The Goon Show’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  5. Ricky Gervais Wants David Brent to Star in a Rock Band MockumentaryRicky Gervais has been reviving his classic Office character David Brent several times over the past year – from the web short “The Return of […]
  6. Welsh Standup Jenny Collier Booted from Show Over ‘Too Many Women’ on the […]On Friday, Welsh standup Jenny Collier tweeted out a screenshot of an email regarding a comedy gig she had booked in the Surrey town of […]
  7. Director of BBC Television Bans All-Male Comedy Show PanelsIn an interesting move, BBC has announced a ban on all-male panels on popular comedy shows like QI, Mock the Week, and Have I Got News for You. […]
  8. British Museum Hires World’s First Comedian-In-ResidenceWhich job is tougher: comedian or miner? Normally I’d say miner unless the comedian is performing mining-related jokes at a mining museum, and […]
  9. Ricky Gervais Launching a New Web SeriesRicky “The Germ Vase” Gervais took to his blog to announce he put the finishing touches on a new “internet project” called Learn English with […]
  10. Hulu To Air New Episodes of ‘The Thick of It’Hulu and the BBC announced today that they’re going to work together to produce a much-anticipated fourth season of Armando Iannuci’s The Thick […]
  11. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg to Bring Their Trilogy to its (World’s) EndWright and Pegg’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (spelling flavors with a “u”, classic), which so far has included Shaun of the Dead and Hot […]