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#1 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

No... really, I am asking a legitimate question here. It seems that for every video made by British people seem to be far funnier than the American videos of people either A, doing fart jokes, or B, Jackass stunts. While with British people it seems like it is more about the accent and their reactions to things than anything else. I am not trying to be offensive. It is just that they seem far funnier in terms of humor.

This video would honestly be only 1% as funny if an American did it.

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I don't know why, but this literally cheers me up and makes me laugh at any time I wish.

It seems to me at least that British people are much more funny and entertaining than Americans... and I am a damn Native American so that says something... maybe.

#2 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3093 posts) -

probably david mitchell is pretty funny because he's neurotic like me.

#3 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (1017 posts) -

I think it's person to person rather than "a nation".

#4 Posted by Benny (2010 posts) -
#5 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3884 posts) -

@Jay444111: I'm dating a British girl, and I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay funnier. /thread

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Apparently, you've never met an Airalist. Some of the funniest motherfuckers I've ever met hail from that Kingdom.

#7 Posted by SSully (4835 posts) -

What nationality are you, Jay?

#8 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

It's about time somebody recognised my prowess.

#9 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

@SSully said:

What nationality are you, Jay?

American actually... since I did mention I was Native American... >_>

#10 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

British humor is just different.

#11 Posted by SSully (4835 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

@SSully said:

What nationality are you, Jay?

American actually... since I did mention I was Native American... >_>

Sorry, I missed that part of the post.

#12 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (756 posts) -

All subjective isn't it, but actually I happen to think that yeah they totally are. I'm a big fan of a lot of British comedy, and British people I've met tend to be a lot funnier in general than any other dudes I meet, at least to me.

#13 Posted by jjnen (680 posts) -

What nationality are you, Jay?


But yes they're the funniest as humor is an exact science and doesn't vary from man to man.
#14 Posted by bartok (2712 posts) -

When it comes to sitcoms but when it comes to stand-up I think America has the edge. 

#15 Posted by Jay444111 (2639 posts) -

Also can we all agree that Russians are freaking insane with their humor?

#16 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

Also can we all agree that Russians are freaking insane with their humor?

no, and i dont think they are the funniest ether.

#17 Posted by benspyda (2128 posts) -
#18 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

@SSully said:

What nationality are you, Jay?

American actually... since I did mention I was Native American... >_>

I imagine there are Native Americans living in other parts of the world.

#19 Posted by IkariNoTekken (993 posts) -

I prefer it, but hey, I'm English. Still love a lot of American comedy and stand-up acts though.

I like dark comedy and I think we do that pretty damn well, we can cross that line of acceptance on serious matters; its smart and funny but you feel guilty after laughing. Oh, and satire is pretty good here too.

#20 Edited by ShaggE (7444 posts) -

That's an impossible question to answer, as "funny" is incredibly subjective.

Edit: And no, I'm not disqualified for liking Tim & Eric.

#21 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3414 posts) -

I don't know of they're the funniest, but I certainly enjoy their humor.

#22 Posted by benspyda (2128 posts) -

Irish are the funniest stand up acts.

#23 Posted by Panpipe (483 posts) -

British culture is quite a bit older than American, but these days we (Brits) mostly lap up whatever you Americans produce.

Americans have a weird inferiority complex about certain things, like, look at the amount of British actors in Hollywood.

#24 Posted by Jaytow (772 posts) -

I love both American and British comedy.

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#25 Posted by EVO (4029 posts) -

Nah. All my favourite cartoons, comedies and comedians are American.

#26 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

British humor is just different.

You misspelt 'better'.


#27 Posted by EuanDewar (5156 posts) -

My favourite comedian is certainly from my home country of Englandshirebridge but really I love my japes to come from any one of the frankly overwhelming amount of countries.

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#28 Posted by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -
#29 Posted by Claude (16636 posts) -

When I was a kid in the 70's, I watched a lot of British Television on PBS. I just love their sense of humour. Haha, they can't even spell it right.

#30 Posted by Getz (3582 posts) -

Belgians are the funniest.

#31 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1092 posts) -

There's no answer. Some British comedy is amazing, but some of it is god awful. Just like American comedy and any comedy from around the world.

#32 Edited by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

I went over to Europe once, i found i laughable what tv shows where still airing over there, such as seaquest dsv.

personaly i like Doctor who, if you consider that a comedy.

#33 Posted by mandude (2670 posts) -
#34 Posted by IkariNoTekken (993 posts) -

@MrKlorox: So, did you read it, because the sub-header is:

The Difference Between American and British Humour.
Apart from the spelling of the word, obviously.

It is written by Ricky Gervais and doesn't seem to contain bias either way. It's a well thought-out article actually.

#35 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

Louis CK, Lewis Black, Brain Pohsen, Zach Galafinakis, Tim Heidecker, Eric Werheim, Brian Reagan and Chris rock all disprove this thread. Although Ricky Gervias is funny.

#36 Posted by Spoonman671 (5264 posts) -

I think that a higher percentage of British actors are comically capable, but I find Americans who specialize in humor (e.g. stand-up comedians) to be funnier.

#37 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

I really like British humor, but I'm not ready to declare it the best or anything. The English don't do standup nearly as well as Americans, as it were. Between Carlin, Bruce and Pryor you have the three funniest standups in history. Than again Americans never got a troupe as talented as Monty Python, and I can't stand US sitcoms for the most part.

#38 Posted by SSValis (1197 posts) -

No need to generalize

but Bill Hicks was American and he was possibly the greatest comedian of all time.

#39 Posted by pyromagnestir (4396 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver: Technically, since Louis CK is Mexican as well as American we can only claim maybe half of him. But hey, that's a funny fucking half.

Also you have a bias against dead comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and so on. Why do you hate dead people? Hmmmmmmmmm?

And also also, If someone were to argue British people are inherently unintentionally funnier than Americans, which would make professional comedians beyond the purview of discussion, I might agree with that.

#40 Posted by thevigilanteoflove (534 posts) -

I don't think it's between the Americans and British, but between people who speak English and people who do not.

#41 Posted by gabha (398 posts) -

My two favorite comedians, by very far, are David Mitchell and Jimmy Carr, and recently I've started checking out British panel show clips on youtube that never fail to deliver on the laughs..so my initial response is yes.
But then there's the Simpsons, which is my favorite Western thing ever, and I think no, I can't decide.

#42 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

Based on that shitty video you posted, I'm going to have to say no.

#43 Posted by Aegon (6873 posts) -

Jews are funniest (I'm biased). 

#44 Edited by CookieMonster (2503 posts) -

You're example of some fine british humour is a lets play on youtube?

Oh dear.

Oh deary me.

#45 Posted by TooWalrus (13348 posts) -

Noooooooo no. People who claim the British version of the Office is superior are insane- but at least they ended that shit before it got too stale, unlike the US version...

#46 Posted by JM12088 (41 posts) -
#47 Posted by Elazul (1346 posts) -

You wanna know which nation is the funniest? It's whichever planet Bill Bailey flew in from.

#48 Posted by wjb (1774 posts) -

British people are so like, 10 years ago.

#49 Posted by bennym6 (480 posts) -

No, there stand up is worse in Britain than the U.S and most of the sitcoms are copies of American ones.

#50 Posted by DarthOrange (4138 posts) -

Yea, British people are more funny looking/sounding.