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1 BRITISH HUMOuR Kristina Mačinković Antea Rap 6. c :) Kristina Mačinković Antea Rap 6. c :)

2 British humour British humour Jokes are told about everything and almost no subject is taboo Jokes are told about everything and almost no subject is taboo Many UK comedy TV shows typical of British humour have been internationally popular, and have been a strong avenue for the export and representation of British culture to an international audience. Many UK comedy TV shows typical of British humour have been internationally popular, and have been a strong avenue for the export and representation of British culture to an international audience.

3 History of the British humor From Shakespearean theatrical comedies to Sitcoms on Television, from Jokes told in the Pub to Radio Satire, from Victorian Seaside Postcards to YouTube Videos, British humor has spanned the Globe with it’s diversity and originality. Truly the range is vast and whatever tickles your funny-bone you will find something for you in British humour. From Shakespearean theatrical comedies to Sitcoms on Television, from Jokes told in the Pub to Radio Satire, from Victorian Seaside Postcards to YouTube Videos, British humor has spanned the Globe with it’s diversity and originality. Truly the range is vast and whatever tickles your funny-bone you will find something for you in British humour.

4 Top 5 British comedy series:

5 The Office The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the program is about the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictitious Wernham Hogg Paper Company. The Office is a British sitcom television series that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the program is about the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictitious Wernham Hogg Paper Company.

6 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and Twelve episodes were made (two series, each of six episodes). The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth. Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and Twelve episodes were made (two series, each of six episodes). The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth.

7 Mr. Bean Mr. Bean Mr. Bean is a British comedy television programme series of 14 twenty-five-minute episodes written by and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. Mr. Bean is a British comedy television programme series of 14 twenty-five-minute episodes written by and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character.

8 Only Fools and Horses Only Fools and Horses Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan. Only Fools and Horses is a British sitcom, created and written by John Sullivan. Set in Peckham in south London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy Trotter, Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, and Lennard Pearce as their ageing grandfather. After Pearce's death in 1984, his character was replaced by Uncle Albert Set in Peckham in south London, it stars David Jason as ambitious market trader Derek "Del Boy Trotter, Nicholas Lyndhurst as his younger brother Rodney, and Lennard Pearce as their ageing grandfather. After Pearce's death in 1984, his character was replaced by Uncle Albert

9 BlackAdder BlackAdder Blackadder - four series of a BBC Blackadder - four series of a BBC Although each series is set in a different era, all follow the "misfortunes" of Edmund Blackadder (played by Atkinson), who in each is a member of a British family dynasty present at many significant periods and places in British history. Although each series is set in a different era, all follow the "misfortunes" of Edmund Blackadder (played by Atkinson), who in each is a member of a British family dynasty present at many significant periods and places in British history.Edmund BlackadderEdmund Blackadder

10 Some jokes with British humour Some jokes with British humour There are 5 birds in a tree.A hunter shoots 2 of them dead. How many birds are left? There are 5 birds in a tree.A hunter shoots 2 of them dead. How many birds are left? 2 birds. The other 3 fly away! What is the longest word in the English language? 2 birds. The other 3 fly away! What is the longest word in the English language? "Smiles". Because there is a mile between its first and last letters! "Smiles". Because there is a mile between its first and last letters!

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12 An English teacher wrote these words on the whiteboard: "woman without her man is nothing". The teacher then asked the students to punctuate the words correctly. The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing." The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing." An English teacher wrote these words on the whiteboard: "woman without her man is nothing". The teacher then asked the students to punctuate the words correctly. The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing." The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."

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14 One day an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman walked into a pub together. They each bought a pint of Guinness. Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage, three flies landed in each of their pints, and were stuck in the thick head. The Englishman pushed his beer away in disgust. The Scotsman fished the fly out of his beer, and continued drinking it, as if nothing had happened. The Irishman, too, picked the fly out of his drink, held it out over the beer, and started yelling, "SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT YOU BAS**RD!" One day an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman walked into a pub together. They each bought a pint of Guinness. Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage, three flies landed in each of their pints, and were stuck in the thick head. The Englishman pushed his beer away in disgust. The Scotsman fished the fly out of his beer, and continued drinking it, as if nothing had happened. The Irishman, too, picked the fly out of his drink, held it out over the beer, and started yelling, "SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT YOU BAS**RD!"

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16 A Scottish farmer was in his field digging up his tatties (a Scots word for potatoes). A Scottish farmer was in his field digging up his tatties (a Scots word for potatoes). An American farmer looked over the fence and said "In Texas we grow potatoes 5 times larger than that!“ An American farmer looked over the fence and said "In Texas we grow potatoes 5 times larger than that!“ The Scotsman replied " Ah but we just grow them for our own mouths!" The Scotsman replied " Ah but we just grow them for our own mouths!"

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