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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:40 AM
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Phil Jupitus's Star Wars thing is one of the funniest stand-up bits ever.
The light saber remark: "These are really good for making toast. Toast, Darth Vader?"
And then stab him.





posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by jazzguy
heres some australian humour



Nice one


This is one of favourite ones from Oz




posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:19 AM
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Your choice to be defensive your choice to be allegedly offended or you could just shrug it off and have a laugh

See this
Is Common Sense & Humour Now Forbidden?



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 07:30 AM
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Stone me!
How can anyone talk about British humour without mentioning Tony Hancock?
You must be stark raving mad.
"You can't do this to me, a man of my calibre"

So here is "the lad himself" as a jury foreman.


And for the impatient, this is the extract which provides the quote in my signature.


If I'm supplying his second most famous line, I may as well add the most famous one as well
"A pint! That's very nearly an arm-full!"

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by ExquisitExamplE

Originally posted by GrandStrategy
And there's no such thing as a chav. That's just a derogatory term that tits use to describe poor people. Britain having poor people is no secret.


Well, that got a laugh out of me. Tell me then, what type of stereotype is Vicky Pollard from Little Britain supposed to represent?



You've got to be absolutely daft to think and say that "Chavs don't exist". That would be like me saying that Cholos or Bro's don't exist here in L.A.

Come off it.

That said, I quite enjoy british humour. Fawlty Towers and Death at a Funeral and all that. My favorite comedian of all time has to be Dylan Morran, he's absolutely brilliant.
edit on 3/8/2013 by ExquisitExamplE because: Added some British humor I enjoy.


Well, chavs exist depending on your definition.

The problem is that mostly the definition people used to define a chav does not fit. People say that chavs are this, that and the other, but they only apply the criteria and tick the chav box if the person in question is working class. A middle or upperclass person could fit the criteria perfectly but people wouldn't say they're chavs. Somebody in Kenya could be everything a chav supposedly is, people would not say of that person that they're a chav.

The term chav is only brought out to belittle the working class community. There's no parallel to "bro's" because bro's transcend class. Bro is not a derogatory term for poor people.

What about Vicky Pollard makes her a chav? I'd be interested to know.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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I was told by a Police Officer when I was still a practicing solicitor that the Force coined the phrase to mean Council House Anti Social Vermin. There are lots of variations on that theme and claims to have invented it. However, these stereotypes exist or erm they wouldn't be stereotypes!

Vicki Pollard & Chav


As for it being a derogatory term for the poor, well its not just the poor that can be chavs



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:14 PM
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I too love sickipedia but you could never post most of them here even if there were no T&Cs to worry about. The Scooby Doo one is good and reprintable but the "reasons for paedophilia" joke isn't.

Sickipedia is banned on 3 network, can't access it through the phone app or by tethering PCs but can with the ipad app tethered to phone. They won't even admit they block it and just say "are you sure you've set up your wifi correctly." But should I expect any less from a Chinese owned network. They even block some news and dictionary sites.

Best british sitcoms/sketch shows of recent years.

Spaced
Black Books
League of Gents
The Mighty Boosh
The Day Today
Brass Eye
Jam
Garth Merenghi's Darkplace Hospital
Green Wing
Red Dwarf

And from further back: 'a bit of fry and laurie' and Blackadder 2 & 3.

The revolution will not be televised is a great activist comedy show in the vain of Mark Thomas highlighting the NWO madness around us. i hope they get a 2nd series.

Best writer of dark humour anywhere in the world right now is Charlie Brooker of Black Mirrors fame. Those 6 self contained stories are all about issues we discuss on ATS on a daily basis. He also wrote 'Dead Set' best zombie comedy series in my opinion. Can't compare it with Walking Dead completely different animal and its not comedy anyway.

I highly recommend Black Mirrors to anybody who has access to 4OD (Channel 4 On Demand) or can track 'em down elsewhere. They are prophetic, many layered and reveal more on each viewing.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:21 PM
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I actually got to use that twice recently at the doctors surgery once last week and once ten days before that. They had to take six test tubes of blood that was really reluctant to leave my body. Then a week later I got called back in with a different nurse to have six more done because they lost the first lot.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by merkins
reply to post by SilentE
 


I too love sickipedia but you could never post most of them here even if there were no T&Cs to worry about. The Scooby Doo one is good and reprintable but the "reasons for paedophilia" joke isn't.


I think nothing is safe from comedy. It would be unfair to be allowed to joke about say Christians but not about Muslims. Comedy is aimed at everything in life whether it hits a nerve or you think it's sick.
I'm a huge fan of Family Guy and American Dad because they will make a crack at anything and it's even funnier when people get annoyed. I don't agree with pedo's but I will still laugh at a good pedo joke.


Sickipedia is banned on 3 network, can't access it through the phone app or by tethering PCs but can with the ipad app tethered to phone. They won't even admit they block it and just say "are you sure you've set up your wifi correctly." But should I expect any less from a Chinese owned network. They even block some news and dictionary sites.


No way! Banning Sicki should be punishable by death!



The revolution will not be televised

I love that show but I always end up missing it.
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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Hahaha! Those are funny...then I scroll down and see the town I'm from...Memphis.

Hmmm...worst humor huh? Well I can't disagree with that video.


Peace and love
-nat the cat-



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by natalia
reply to post by cody599
 


Hahaha! Those are funny...then I scroll down and see the town I'm from...Memphis.

Hmmm...worst humor huh? Well I can't disagree with that video.


Peace and love
-nat the cat-


Sorry nat
I found the worste I could in reply to a previous post.
I know you guys are better than that.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 02:23 PM
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The valentine joke did indeed make me "laugh out loud". I'm British, I like both American and British humour. I don't really see the point over arguing which is best or worst, if a joke makes you laugh why should it's origin matter? Thanks for makin me laugh.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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Ack, I'm baffled that no one mentioned Monty Python, unless y'all used their real names, which I am clueless on lol.

Monty Python and Red Dwarf, very funny, well at least to me they are.

That first joke about the doctors was the best lol.



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 03:07 PM
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Have you ever watched Jam by Chris Morris. As genius as the day today and brass eye were thing surpasses them.

Chris' genius was bringing important issues to light and ridiculing them to make people aware and force a debate on. One simple example from Jam involving this is the Doctor's Knee sketch. It came at a time when NHS direct was coming in. People were concerned that instead of a GP they'd get an anonymous unqualified person on the other end of the phone. It created and still creates barriers between us and medical help. Also heavy in the headlines were criminal murdering GP, and others generally not fit for purpose.

EDIT Link removed. One day someone will have to show me how to find YT URLs for posting in IOS.

Try this

EDIT nope wont work either

Hopefully above link worked, of course the sketch is also helped by the back ground brian eno track, the most haunting of all as i'm concerned. If the link doesn't work and people want to see it just google "jam episode 1 doctors knee
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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by stargatetravels

Originally posted by squarehead666
How about some Scottish humour

edit on 8-3-2013 by squarehead666 because: funnier still




That would just be British humour, Scotland is part of Britain.

Try saying that out loud in a Glasgow pub.


If we're opening the thread up to comedy from all nations then you just can't leave this guy out:







Rufus Dude!


My hero!
edit on 9-3-2013 by squarehead666 because: cos it's Rufus dude!



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by merkins
reply to post by SilentE
 


Have you ever watched Jam by Chris Morris. As genius as the day today and brass eye were thing surpasses them.

Chris' genius was bringing important issues to light and ridiculing them to make people aware and force a debate on. One simple example from Jam involving this is the Doctor's Knee sketch. It came at a time when NHS direct was coming in. People were concerned that instead of a GP they'd get an anonymous unqualified person on the other end of the phone. It created and still creates barriers between us and medical help. Also heavy in the headlines were criminal murdering GP, and others generally not fit for purpose.

EDIT Link removed. One day someone will have to show me how to find YT URLs for posting in IOS.

Try this

EDIT nope wont work either

Hopefully above link worked, of course the sketch is also helped by the back ground brian eno track, the most haunting of all as i'm concerned. If the link doesn't work and people want to see it just google "jam episode 1 doctors knee
edit on 9-3-2013 by merkins because: Edit remove link
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edit on 9-3-2013 by merkins because: Edit to remove links


I haven't but i'll check it out tomorrow when I have more time.



Originally posted by squarehead666

Originally posted by stargatetravels

Originally posted by squarehead666
How about some Scottish humour

edit on 8-3-2013 by squarehead666 because: funnier still


That would just be British humour, Scotland is part of Britain.

Try saying that out loud in a Glasgow pub.
edit on 9-3-2013 by squarehead666 because: clarity

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posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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sorry, but some of the stuff in the op was not too far from "how do you stop a Pakistani drowning" crap from the 70's, gotta say it


lots of other good stuff here, Fork Handles being an undisputed classic obvs...

how about humour from johnny foreigner about the brits?

there used to be a load of vids of this routine, which i love, only audio now... i still love it though




posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 06:22 PM
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A woman walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a double entendre.
So the bartender gives her one.

That is SOOOOOOOOOO 'Carry On', so smutty, peurile and childish.
And yet........
Did you get it? Or not



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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How about some Irish humour. The last one is Scottish which I find funny too.








posted on Mar, 10 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by phyllida
reply to post by GrandStrategy
 


I was told by a Police Officer when I was still a practicing solicitor that the Force coined the phrase to mean Council House Anti Social Vermin. There are lots of variations on that theme and claims to have invented it. However, these stereotypes exist or erm they wouldn't be stereotypes!

Vicki Pollard & Chav


As for it being a derogatory term for the poor, well its not just the poor that can be chavs


With respect, who else lives on council estates but the poor?

I'm British and know full well what the term is meant to mean, and used it myself often in the past. But it really is just a bull# elitist term.

Could you tell me why specifically Vicki Pollard is a chav?






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