Right now, the world could do with a bit of laughter and there’s nowhere more giving in this department than Britain. Except maybe North Korea, but that’s because communism is - in theory - hilarious. Anyway, there is one country that appreciates British comedy almost as much as Britain does: America. From Monty Python to the British Office to Prime Minister’s Questions, the good old U.S. of A learns 148% of what it knows about Britain from its televisual humo(u)r (needs citation).
To this day, American friends, colleagues, and relatives seem to think that the best way to strike conversation with yours truly is to insist, “oh, man what about Flying Circus?” But for once, I’d just love it if those of the Yank persuasion - who I nonetheless love with all my hearts - would find a different go-to, a more obscure laughter-driven show from the belly of Britannicasaurus Rex. Anyway, Here are 5 comedies that should have made it big in America. Click the play button to begin.
Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.