Okay, I don't feel like I can talk about this subject with any authority, since I have been out of England for more than six years (last time visiting was two years ago), but can anyone inform me whether the state of British TV comedy has hit the fan, like the preverbial shit? Your honor, I present for your inspection a terrible British comedy series I saw recently called Star Stories. I watched this at my mate's house the other day, because his friend (a stand up comedian) had written this piece of crap and had sent him the DVD of it. It takes the lives of the rich and famous, ie Posh and Becks, George Michael, Madonna and Guy, and transforms them into a piss weak satire. This is rubbish. How did it get made? This is not funny. This is as funny as an American sitcom. Please tell me British comedy has not gone to the dogs. Example of this pile of steaming dog turd here:
What happened to British comedy? What about the good old days? Does anyone remember Alan Partridge? The character of Alan Partridge is my favorite comedy show of all time. You cannot watch him without wetting yourself. For those who do not know who Alan Partridge is, he is a character created by Steve Coogan. Partridge, a former BBC chat show host, fired both for being a piss poor interviewer as well as for assaulting his Commissioning Editor with a chicken, is reduced to working the graveyard shift on Norwich radio and is desperately trying to get back on television in any capacity. Alan is a generally loathsome, narcissistic human being with very poor social skills, a largely empty personal life and a very high opinion of himself. This is one of my favorite shows of all time and if you have never seen it you haven't lived:
So, is British comedy dead? Does anyone know? If it is, I am never moving back to England. There may be some gems on UK TV at the moment, I just don't know, haven't been back for so long. Please inform me. This is something I am very worried about.
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