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YouTube Greats Part 2- British Comedy
Time for the next exciting instalment of YouTube greats....
These are the funnies...note that all these are from the UK, just like me.
Click here for YouTube Greats Part 1
A word about Youtube channels
For those of you who are not familiar with the principle of the Youtube channel I'll explain what they are.
A channel belongs to someone who uploads videos to Youtube and is a home page location where all their videos can be found. Some people spend a lot of time personalising their channel to make it more appealing to their subscribers.
You'll see a few links to channels below.
Charlie is so cool like...
My kids absolutely love a young Guy in the UK who has become quite famous on Youtube. His name is Charlie has a series of videos and has even been involved with a BBC event called "red nose day" which uses comedy as a vehicle to raise money for charity.
The example to the right is a video make for another charity event that was raising money for UNICEF. Charlie is from the UK and for this video he is attempting to say phrases, requested by participants in a live Internet chat, in his best American accent.
As you can see the video has received over 5 million views !!!
- charlieissocoollike's Channel - YouTube
Charlie McDonnell's online video home. Contact Charlie & Business Inquiries: http://charliemcdonnell.com/contact-charlie
More kids stuff...
This is another young Guy from the UK, Scotland actually, who is also amusing himself and others by producing Youtube videos.
This video, by Liam, is a very interesting advertisement for a hair product called "Gravity"....or is it....??
- littleradge's Channel - YouTube
Hi. My name is Liam. And I don't take a lot of things seriously.
A UK TV favourite from the 80's
Current BBC comedy
- BBC - Comedy - Comedy clips and funny stuff
Possibly the finest and funniest comedy clips and web exclusive talent in the UK. Updated daily.
A classic from childhood...
One of my favourite Christmas comedy shows used to be Morecambe and Wise.
This delightful duo were together for years providing very simple slapstick humor that made your sides ache. Their Christmas specials were renowned for having famous celebrities join in the fun, and they were all great sports.
Here Shirley Bassey became part of the team for a day...
Before my time...
To many Monty Python is the ultimate in classic British comedy, and lucky for us Youtube is full of short videos of the very best bits.
Strictly speaking Monty Python is from a time before I was even taking an interest in TV but has been shown so many times over the years that many people have become fans.
Here, John Cleese is demonstrating the typical British "stiff upper lip" Sir Black Knight style...
- MontyPython's Channel - YouTube
The official channel of the Monty Python team
Time to search out your own favourite list...?
This is just a handful of the many millions of clips available on YouTube.
Have a look for yourself and bring back some of the old memories.
Maybe share your favourites with your kids or grand-kids and have them share theirs with you. You might be surprised that they are actually looking at some very cool stuff on those dinky ipods of theirs.
If you're very adventurous why not try making a channel of your own?