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No Laughing Matter

by | 21st, March 2005

‘THOSE Americans don’t get irony.

Scene one: Robin wears a funny apron

If they did, they would know that rather than being the dire, predictable, middle-of-the road rubbish they appear to be, British sitcoms are very funny and awfully clever.

British people are smart enough to realise that Two Pints Of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is funny because it is so deliberately unfunny and My Hero is a biting satire on Fathers 4 Justice.

Americans, in not laughing loud and long at such unbridled hilarity, are our comedic inferiors. They might have inherited our language, but the great British sense of humour was lost in the Gold Rush.

But while Americans try to raise a titter for such amateurish stuff as Seinfeld, Cheers and Everybody Loves Raymond, we as a nation are busting with original plot lines and very funny ideas.

So personable Irish comedian Dara O’Briain presents The Last Laugh, a show that invites would-be John Sullivans to finish scripts begun by established comedy writers.


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