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Old Sep 13, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Americans generally have difficulty understanding British humour....
As do many British.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 07:03 PM
Why so serious?
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edward john "eddie" izzard[6] (born 7 february 1962) is an english stand-up comedian, actor and writer. His comedy style takes the form of rambling whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. He had a starring role in the television series the riches as wayne malloy and has appeared in many motion pictures such as ocean's twelve, ocean's thirteen, mystery men, shadow of the vampire, the cat's meow, across the universe, the chronicles of narnia: Prince caspian and valkyrie. He is also the voice of nigel in the 2006 animated film the wild and miles axlerod in the 2011 disney/pixar animated film cars 2.

Izzard has cited his main comedy role model as monty python and john cleese once referred to him as the "lost python".[2] in 2009, he completed 43 marathons in 51 days for sport relief in spite of having no prior history of long distance running.[7] he is also known for his transvestism. He has won numerous awards including a primetime emmy award for individual performance in a variety or music program for his comedy special dress to kill, in 2000. Izzard's web site won the yahoo people's choice award[8] and earned the webby award.[9]

on 6 september 2012, izzard presented the medals to the athletes who had won the 800m t54 race at the london2012 paralympic games - the gold medal went to great britain athlete dave weir.

Not done too badly for a goddm freak.... Americans generally have difficulty understanding british humour....
....:d
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:07 PM
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The only British humor I understand is.
1. Benny Hill (sometimes)
2. Monty Python (sometimes)
3. Are you being served (sometimes)


I understand you Brits just looove Jerry Lewis...

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:56 AM
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I understand you Brits just looove Jerry Lewis...

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Ah, I think that's the French.

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 01:01 AM
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I understand you Brits just looove Jerry Lewis...


Ah, I think that's the French.

Jason[/QUOTE]

That's just because they think they might be able to win that fight.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:58 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:24 AM
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The only British humor I understand is.
1. Benny Hill (sometimes)
2. Monty Python (sometimes)
3. Are you being served (sometimes)


I understand you Brits just looove Jerry Lewis...

If you get a chance watch Coupling: like Friends, but funny.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Always loved "Yes Minister" , A British Sitcom about how bureaucrats really run things and do whatever they want amidst the clueless elected officials.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Americans generally have difficulty understanding British humour....
Personally I find British humor to be hilarious. I can't even imagine how funny it would be if I actually understood it
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:18 PM
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This is hard to understand?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iKjk...eature=related

Coupling (UK) - Captain Subtext and Cushion Rant (4 min 37 sec)


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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:54 AM
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And you find this funny because....

Meh, want my 4:37 back.



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Old Sep 15, 2012, 04:25 PM
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The only British humor I understand is.
1. Benny Hill (sometimes)
2. Monty Python (sometimes)
3. Are you being served (sometimes)

I tried to watch Benny Hill as a kid. Didn't get it all either.
Didn't get match much Monty. Kinda want to go and watch old episodes now.
No idea what 'Are you being served' is.

Huge Topgear fan. Interesting combination of humor and 'documentary'.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 04:47 PM
Don't look at me like that....
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AYBS was pretty cheecky. It had it's moments,.
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