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Awesome Comedy TV Shows from the U.K.

Updated on February 22, 2015

My Fav Comedy Shows

Do you have a sense of humor? I have and would like to share a number of my favorite comedy television shows from the U.K. with you, I watch them when on vacation with family in Scotland, and also over here via the internet, as well as watching all those DVDs that I bring back with me. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Enjoy the lens, enjoy my choice of comedy shows, and remember to cast your vote;)

Still Game - My Fav Comedy Shows

One of the best comedy shows that has come out of Scotland, you will cry laughing at these two Old Age Pensioners.

Cult Scottish comedy about the lives of two OAP's Jack and Victor and their views on how it used to be in the old days and how bad it is now in the fictional town of Craiglang.

Still Game "Hot Seat" - My Fav Comedy Shows

Craiglang is in the grip of a heat wave. Jack and Victor have found the perfect place to relax in the park on the ultimate bench. Unfortunately, Tam and Winston have the same idea. Isa receives news about her ex husband Harry that changes her life.

Still Game Poll

So what do you Think?

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Rab C. Nesbitt - My Fav Comedy Shows

This guy is hilarious, if you have never seen Rab then you are missing some great comedy, mind you, it all depends on where you come from, and if you can understand him or his family and friends. Are there families, are there guy's like this in Scotland, you bet, I met some of them throughout my youth, but you know what, I loved them. Please continue to read all about their antics, then watch the movie that follows.

Robert "Rab" C. Nesbitt (Gregor Fisher): alcoholic in denial, deadbeat, self-styled "street philosopher" and "sensitive big bastard", although "sensitive by Govan standards. Described by his wife Mary as not "an unemployed person" but "the original unemployed person", Rab is very rarely seen in anything other than a pinstripe suit in very poor condition, rotting plimsolls, a filthy headband and a string vest. He has two sons, Gash and Burney. Rab has four brothers, all dead; Rab only survived because he was the only one out of the five who was able to understand the benefits form. He claims to have been talented as a teenager, but never went anywhere with it due to Govan-dwellers being scared of talent when they saw it and tried "tae batter it tae death wi' empty wine bottles". At some point before the 2008 Christmas Special "Clean" he managed to clean up his act, giving up alcohol, helping around the house, discovering religion, and presiding over a temperance group; so far he has only relapsed on-screen twice.

Rab C Nesbitt "Hunk for Hire" - My Fav Comedy Shows

Big Rab Poll

So Da Ya Like?

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Little Britain - You'll Laugh Your Socks Off

What a great comedy show, jumping from character to character, sketch to sketch, I never get bored, I loved the show so much, I went and purchased the DVDs. You just have to check this out and watch the enclosed little video, I'm sure you will like if you are into comedy, carry on reading to find out what's it all about, happy viewing.

The show comprises sketches involving exaggerated parodies of British people from all walks of life in various situations familiar to the British. These sketches are presented to the viewer together with narration in a manner which suggests that the program is a guide - aimed at non-British people - to the ways of life of various classes of British society. Despite the narrator's description of great British institutions, the comedy is derived from the British audience's self-deprecating understanding of either themselves or people known to them.

An American version of the show, with the same two main actors, entitled Little Britain USA was created in 2008. This series is shown on HBO in the USA, and also in Canada on HBO Canada and The Comedy Network. It is shown on the BBC in the UK, and is shown in Australia on Network Ten.

Andy Loves Hitler - My Fav Comedy Shows

Little Britain Poll

And What Say's You?

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Mr Bean - My Fav Comedy Shows

This guy just kills me, he's slow-witted and selfish, yet, a likeable buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday

tasks. You've just got to like him. Read on, find out what he's about and watch the little video on completion, you'll be hooked.

Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson at university, the series followed the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body", in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process. Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humor of the series is derived from Bean's interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations. The series was influenced by physical performers such as Jacques Tati and comic actors from silent films.

Mr Bean - My Fav Comedy Shows

The Bean Poll

Don't You Just Love Him?

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Only Fools and Horses - My Fav Comedy Shows

One of the all time great family comedy shows, sadly no longer shown, but at least we have the internet and DVDs to view. What an amazing program this is, I love it and am sure you will also.

This classic comedy follows the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Catch the video and have a laugh.

Only Fools and Horses - Some of their Best Moments

The Fools and Horses Poll

Ever seen Only Fools and Horses?

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Mrs Brown's Boys - It's Hysterical!

One of the best sitcoms to hit the TV in such a long time. This was previously a highly successful live theater show, Mrs Brown's Boys stars Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown, Ireland's proudest foul-mouthed mother, who is constantly interfering in her friend's and family's business. You have to watch this, it will have you in stitches.

Counting Buses - My Fav Comedy Shows

The Brown's Poll

Were you Amused?

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Pick a Show - What's Your Favorite Comedy Show

So What's Your Favorite Show?

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Scottish Television - For Your Perusal and Pleasure

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BBC Television - For Your Perusal and Pleasure

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. I love the British humor and your list is great. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Angel_Lou 5 years ago

      Top 5 in my opinion:

      1. Only Fools and Horses

      2. 'Allo 'allo

      3. You Rang M'Lord?

      4. The Flying Circus of Monthy Python

      5. Mr.Bean

      Can't beat those!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Laughter is medicine for the soul and I just took my medicine, a little on the crazy side but crazy fun is good fun!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Laughter is medicine for the soul and I just took my medicine, a little on the crazy side but crazy fun is good fun!

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      RachelDillin 5 years ago

      I love British comedy.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Ajeet: Well although I love Mr Bean, Still Game takes a lot to beat, thanks for visiting

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @GentlemenGogoVEVO: A good laugh is a great remedy for many things, thanks for visiting and being a comedian

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @kerbev: Owe the Kumars, I used to watch, love them, will have a browse, thanks for that reminder and visiting lens

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      kab 5 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I always liked The Kumars at No. 42. And, I love Mr. Bean, too.

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/TheKumars

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      GentlemenGogoVEVO 5 years ago

      I dream and you know i hope my show, i love comedy and i'm a comedian. Welcome!

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Surely Mr. Bean is top of the charts.

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Surely Mr. Bean is top of the charts.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I love British comedy! My family really likes the Mighty Boosh.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm so pleased you didn't include Fawlty Towers. There's so much more to British comedy than that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm so pleased you didn't include Fawlty Towers. There's so much more to British comedy than that.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      yes, where is the fawlty towers with john cleese?

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      BTOfficeFurniture 5 years ago

      No Fawlty Towers?? :)

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @LindaFoster LM: Hi Linda, actually just starting to see Mrs Brown's Boy's and have to agree "Hilarious", tears were coming to my eyes with laughter, now one of my favs also :-)

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      LindaFoster LM 5 years ago

      Great lens Billy :) love big Rab lol. Have you seen Mrs Browns Boys? it's hilarious one of my favourites.

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      nice work with the lens hope to see more from you in the future

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I woz ere billy!

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @MarianaFargasch: Thank you Mariana

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      MarianaFargasch 6 years ago

      Was here Billy :) Cool lens buddy!

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      Bill Armstrong 6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @jvsper63: Thank you Joni, I liked how this one turned out, have a few others up my sleeve, thanks for visiting

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Hi, Nice lens. I also love your BBC Site. I made a lens on BBC America. I love U.K. Television.so I am a fan:)Great Job. Joni