QI and Mock the week are the stand out comedy of British television at present, the latter has taken some time to recover from the loss of Frankie Boyle but is doing so.
Australian comedian Adam Hills is worth viewing both in stand up and on his shows Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight.
As for more:
Rhod Gilbert's battles with frustration are ofter toe curlingly funny. Dave Gorman's Googlewhack adventure Rich Hall Mort Sahl Bill Hicks Billy Connolly Reginald D Hunter Bill Engvall Bill Maher Colin Quinn's Long story short is a good show on life, the universe and everything...
And on the subject...Douglas Adams The Hitch-Hiker's Guide series (Radio and Novels) The Dirk Gently novels
Yellowbeard Young Frankenstein Get Smart Seeking a friend for the end of the world Dr Strangelove Shaun of the dead 1941 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead Whithnail and I Ulysses (1967) A Midsummer night's Dream (1935)
It's hard to decide as I haven't seen every comedy out there (thank god, because I think the comedies of today sucks), but the ZAZ movies (Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker) is the perfect match for me. Those are guys between the Naked Gun series, and not least the Top Secret movie. Brilliant slapstick and wordplay in all four of them, and surprisingly, Top Secret may be the funniest of them!
The Naked Gun consists of 3 movies, while its precursor, "Police Squad!", consists of six episodes. This was because the idiot boss of the broadcasting channel thought the humour in the show was too difficult for the american audience to understand. But then again, we probably wouldn't have the movies if it weren't for this boss.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Robin Hood: Men in Tights Blazing Saddles Spaceballs Arsenic & Old Lace Clue Dodgeball Anchorman 8 Crazy Nights All the Muppet films, but particularly... Muppet Treasure Island The Great Muppet Caper A Muppet Christmas Carol
Movies: National Lampoon's Animal House. Ghostbusters. Caddyshack. Just about any comedy with John Candy in it. Any comedy with Jim Carrey in it. School Of Rock. Zoolander. Wedding Crashers. Rat Race Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie.
Stand up comedians: Rodney Dangerfield. George Carlin. Jay Leno. Rowan Atkinson. Eddie Izzard. Sam Kinison.
TV Series: Blackadder. Monty Python. All That The Amanda Show. Drake and Josh SNL. SCTV. Absolutely Fabulous. The Young Ones. Russell Brand's Ponderland. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Wow, really nice list! Most of them ive never seen so i`m sure its a good inspiration. Thanks for sharing! Ghostbusters its amazing, i remember this movie! Rowan Atkinson its also a great name and i like him a lot!
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Babe Waking Ned Devine Cookie's Fortune Twelfth Night -- The Trevor Nunn version Much Ado About Nothing -- Branagh's take on it My Man Godfrey -- the original Gold Rush -- Chaplin's original, not the narrated version. Safety First The General
I'm pleasantly surprised that you know Cookie's Fortune; it seems to have escaped attention for a lot of people... You're welcome! I hope at least one or two proves amusing! Oh, and to that list you can add: Forgotten Silver CQ Throw Momma from the Train Murphy's Romance
Cool! Have fun with your viewing! I know what you mean about spare time. I've had to adopt strict rules about rotating through my collection, mostly while I sit here typing away, in order to enjoy my collection at all and not just the same dozen titles...