What's the difference between American and British humour? Page 4



  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 11:56pm
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Quote: Chappers @ 6th May 2021, 8:15 PM

But they're all cliched characters that you see in all US "sitcoms!"

That's probably part of why American comedy sells well around the world, it's accessible.


A Horseradish

  • Monday 10th May 2021, 11:25pm [Edited]
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British comedians tend to have 10 letters in their name - Stephen Fry, Oscar Wilde, Bill Bailey, Derek Nimmo, Hylda Baker, Jon Culshaw, John Hegley, Barry Cryer, Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Linda Smith, Harry Worth, Stan Laurel, Micky P Kerr, etc - and American comedians don't. I have never known why this is. Odd isn't it.