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Stephen Fry on the difference between American and British comedy

Stephen Fry on the difference between American and British comedy

(4:19) Stephen Fry's analysis of British and American comedy.

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Guest: Argle (1844 days ago)
That was interesting, but Jimmy Carr and Lou Costello both jumped to mind immediately as exceptions and I bet I could think of dozens more if I put my mind to it. Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Bob Newhart.
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That was interesting, but Jimmy Carr and Lou Costello both jumped to mind immediately as exceptions and I bet I could think of dozens more if I put my mind to it. Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Bob Newhart.
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Juniper Juniper (1844 days ago)
Very interesting .... though Ben Stiller more often occupies a middle ground between these two. He does 'get the girl' but he also pretty consistently gets shit upon from a great height as well.
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Very interesting .... though Ben Stiller more often occupies a middle ground between these two. He does 'get the girl' but he also pretty consistently gets shit upon from a great height as well.
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Guest: chriss (1843 days ago)
You also forgot to mention that British comedy is actually ' funny'
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You also forgot to mention that British comedy is actually ' funny'
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Guest: Kamikaze (1843 days ago)
Latest comment: Clearly his generalisations don't apply to every comic from both cultures, but I think he sums up the majority fairly well.
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Latest comment: Clearly his generalisations don't apply to every comic from both cultures, but I think he sums up the majority fairly well.
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Guest: (1844 days ago)
Larry David, Larry Sanders, George from Seinfeld, (George's father, too) Roseanne etc., etc. are not characters just repositories of brilliant one-liners? You need to rethink your argument Stephen. Pablo
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Larry David, Larry Sanders, George from Seinfeld, (George's father, too) Roseanne etc., etc. are not characters just repositories of brilliant one-liners? You need to rethink your argument Stephen. Pablo
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