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    There has to have been a thread already on this topic, the search hath failed me though.

    Doesn't gorra just be comedies either...

    I've been watching/am watching again right now 'Phone Shop' -it's one of those that gets better w viewing, the Razz Prince!

    Misfits was awesome this season. I'm kinda outta the loop on new shit. I'd like to know what other 'brainers are into currently.
     
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    I had no idea there was a 6 episode (+ pilot) series based on Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels... I will be watching that this weekend.
     
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    cool, neither did I. I'll check that out. thanks!
     
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    I watched three seasons of The IT Crowd, "the work outing" from season 2 and "are we not men" from season 3 were probably my favorite episodes.
     
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    Spaced... Took me a few episodes to get into it (I expected sci-fi!) but once I did...
     
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    Check out Sherlock if you can.
     
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    Definitely check out snuff box.
     
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    OH GOD YES! Anything, ANYTHING with Matt Berry, yes yes yes!

    Here's my favorites from over the last year or 2, some pretty obvious stuff but I love it all. Also Doctor Who goes w/o saying.

    Dark Place
    Mighty Boosh
    IT Crowd
    Snuff Box
    Spaced
    Sherlock
    Man to Man with Dean Learner
     
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    I've yet to check out Snuff Box, but the rest of the above are all gold, BD!
    I'd add Time Trumpet, In the Loop and Black Books to the list of essential, and I can't believe that nobody mentioned Look Around You yet!

    The New Years day episode of Sherlock was crazy good - can't wait for tonights!
     
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    Snuff Box is great BUT I'll add a warning of "not for everyone" to that. I can see how some wouldn't be into it, even those in to these guys past work etc. Just an odd feel, but very awesome and fun.
    I can't get the theme out of my head though, these 2 guys are really in their element with the whole show and it goes to some really great places comedy-wise once you embrace it.

    I haven't watched the new Sherlock season yet (aka the 1st episode.) I plan on it tonight.
     
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    The rest of the Garth Marenghi's Darkplace crew deserve mention by name, too (not least of which because they wrote it!) --- Matthew Holness and Richard Ayoade. Along with Berry you can pretty much trust anything they touch!
    Berry and Ayoade did an AMAZING fake lost TV special that's totally worth hunting down:
    AD/BC: A Rock Opera

    A correction - when I mentioned In the Loop (also awesome, but a film :oops: ) I meant to say The Thick of It.
    All hail Armando Iannucci!
     
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    Peep Show and Mitchell and Webb look. I love both of these series (same guys) and they stream on Hulu and Netflix.
     
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    You beat me to it. AD/BC is hilarious.

    Also, The Day Today starring Chris Morris (the senior Renholm on The IT Crowd) is great.

    Fans of Steve Coogan should also check out Saxondale and I'm Alan Partridge.

    Nevermind the Buzzcocks is a comedy panel show that is usually good for a few laughs.
     
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    Yeah I have a copy of AD/BC: A Rock Opera sitting around just haven't had a chance to check it out yet.
     
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    My most favourite UK Comedy shows EVER :) In no particular order . . . .

    The Comic Strip Presents...
    Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle
    Absolutely
    The Adam and Joe Show
    Takeover TV
    Nathan Barley
    The Day Today / Brass Eye
    Rab C. Nesbitt (Scottish)
    The League of Gentlemen
    Vic Reeves Big Night Out
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Blackadder
    The Young Ones
    Filthy Rich & Catflap
    Bottom
    One Foot in the Grave
    Red Dwarf
    Spaced
    Black Books
    Father Ted (Irish/British)
    The IT Crowd
    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
    Man to Man with Dean Learner
    Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge
    I'm Alan Partridge
    Jeeves and Wooster
    The Mighty Boosh
    Fawlty Towers
    The Office
    The Inbetweeners
    Peep Show
    Big Train
    Absolutely Fabulous
    Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
    Harry Enfield And Chums
    The Fast Show
    Bellamy's People

    I'm sure i've missed a few . . . .
    sorry about the long list but i'm a massive comedy fan . . . :D
     
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    was the Inbetweeners movie be remotely funny for someone who has not watched the show ?
     
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    Computer says "No"
     
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    cool, all great shows u guys, I think I've seen everything mentioned w the exception of several things in the list below that I'll have to check out.
    Actually, there's a lot of stuff in that list I've never heard of. Very exciting, I think discovering new British comedies is one of my favorite things.

    Ooh, I didn't see any mention of Nighty Night! That show is awesome, everyone on this thread should probably like it based off the other shows mentioned.

     
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    It was tolerable. Like a British American Pie at Benidorm, which is another pretty funny one I forgot & the Inbetweeners has one of the guys from Friday Night Dinner (which is also really good & has Mark Heap from spaced/big train/greenwing etc... oh yeah, Greenwing too. Never ending....


    Oh & shit all the Chris Morris stuff is great. I can't remember if it was the day today or brass eye that did the Paedogeddon Special http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9031532194656768989
     
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    Nighty night! How did i forget that one!
    Noel Fielding from the Mighty Boosch has got a new series starting at the end of this month called Luxury Comedy, which should be worth a look.
     
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    Paedogeddon was Brass Eye.

    Holy crackers! Just had my first look at Snuff Box - how did I miss it? SO good!!!
     
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    Since Nathan Barley, Mighty Boosh, and IT Crowd were already mentioned among others, only thing I can think of that wasn't is Charlie Brooker.
     

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