posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 02:43 AM
British humour varies from toilet joke to dry wit and sarcasm, its that vast area that makes us funny all round, personally I love dry wit and sarcasm
which many Americans fail to understand but when I watch Big Bang I see its starting to pay off on the US people as Big Bang is full of it and
currently my favourite US show.
A lot of Americans think brit humour is purely Bernard Manning type racial stuff and rudeness about women and yes there's a section of the UK comedy
scene that loves that and people like Roy Chubby Brown but its not what we are best known for, The Pythons took UK humour to the US and it flourished,
some found it odd but it clicked with many as we did with Americans like Bill Hicks who was a genius in my book.
What does make me laugh is Americans with racial British jokes, normally they are all up in arms about them but yet you visit sites like Liveleak (a
British site but with many Americans on there) and the racial stuff is 99% from the Americans, their love of young black Americans is zero and boy do
they make sure people know it.
So you see, its not really that different, the Americans are a little more abrasive I find but if it makes you laugh then it all counts. I love
Frankie Boyle stuff, yes its often poor taste but there's again genius in his stuff and yes its blue a lot of the time but Blue can work depending on
the quality of the comedian and the writing, for me I always return to dry wit and sarcasm, its something we Brits do brilliantly and most of all its
clever humour, it needs to be thought about in some cases which is great, making the mind work is good for you.
So yes I do find that Americans find Brit stuff a little puzzling, the Casual sniper clip with Dom Jolly before he because infamous is a fine display
of observational wit but I bet most Americans are saying wtf?
Don't worry, we love your humour as well as ours, I don't care who's doing the joke, be it stuff from Richard Pryor, Bill hicks, Jimmy Carr or The
Two Ronnies, it ALL makes me laugh and the world laughing in a very good thing, beats killing each other.