Last Updated or created 2022-08-06
One of my first encounters with English Humour was when my wonderful teacher Mrs Walraven rolled in the old VCR-on-cart when i was going to technical secondary school (MTS)
She showed us Monty Python, Faulty Towers and Black Adder. THIS is the humour i like, this is for me!
So from that point on i wanted to see English Humour.
There are standup comedians i like, Billy Connolly (seen him live), Eddie Izzard (seen him live), Michael McIntyre and Jimmy Carr (tickets!!!) to name a few.
Life stories, wierd confronting idea’s and realisations of things , Real life observations and Dark humour. (in that order)
But i wanted to tell about TV shows (i try to place them in order):
One of the first things i saw, great stuff. Liked the movies also.
Loved the way it was the character Rowan Atkinson played got smarter every ‘season’, and Tony Robinson (Baldrick) was getting dumber.
The last ‘season’ WWI was when all things where exactly right.
Not the nine o’clock news
This one i need to review
The Young Ones
A series that broke boundaries like Monty Python.
First time i notished the perfect duo, Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson
To few episodes, but each a brilliant piece of work.
Superb characters! (Yearly rewatch)
Great stuff, loved the characters. And the space setting
Great (silent) performance of Rowan Atkinson.
Liked his One man show more i think.
Then i learned about Bottom. It was the genius jokes and performances.
The 5 liveshows where even more amazing. (Yearly rewatch)
Also i have to mention the movie : Guest House Paradiso
So i went looking for more:
Filthy Rich & Catflap
Secret Policeman’s Ball (not really a TV series)
Then i came across a oldie …
At last the 1948 show
A predecessor of Monty Python with Marty Feldman
Do not adjust your set
Also with guys who did Monty Python later on.
Today i was in Uist on holiday in Scotland, talking about these show.
The B&B owner said “Do you know – Ripping Yarns???”
So that’s the next to find and view!
Others i have to mention:
Alas Smith and Jones
The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff