Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Funny Blokes of British Comedy (2005)

Director: Duane Huey

Starring: (as themselves) Rowan Atkinson, Richard Briers, John Cleese, Geoffrey Hughes, Felicity Kendal, Penelope Keith, John Inman, Frank Thornton and more comedic actors than you can shake a stick at.

More Info: IMDB

Plot: A tribute to the leading men of British television situation comedies.

My Rating: 8/10

Would I watch it again? Sure

I LOVE British TV comedy. There are some greats. My favorites are:

Benny Hill
Monty Python's Flying Circus
You Rang M'Lord
Are You Being Served
Fawlty Towers
The Good Life
Keeping Up Appearances
Nighty Night
Mr. Bean
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge
I'm Alan Partridge
The Comic Strip Presents
The Young Ones
Absolutely Fabulous
Black Adder
Da Ali G Show
Dad's Army
Little Britain
The Office
Only Fools and Horses
The Thin Blue Line

Host and funny man Lenny Henry takes us through a bunch of clips of classic British TV comedies and interview with those men who starred in them. I could have done with less host and more of everything else. Henry wasn't that funny as the host but he was hysterical in the clips from his TV show, Chef. If you're into Britcoms then you'll really dig this doc. Otherwise, run awayyyyyyyyyyyyy.

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