Best British Comedies of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Inbetweeners

This and Only Fools And Horses should be at the top. Inbetweeners is just so hilarious and rude it's amazing. Will, Jay and Neil are so funny. Loads of new words have been invented from this show and is the funniest show this century.

Rude but we all admit it's hilarious!

2 Only Fools and Horses

Greatest Britcom of all time! David Jason gave us one of tv's greatest characters in Delboy! "You blonker Rodney"... LMAO. Good Times... To bad BBC America doesn't play it.

3 Monty Python

My brother and dad keep on watching it. I am not quite sure what the big deal but now that I have seen this, and it's above mighty boosh and red dwarf, I can't say that I am not curios as to why it is at the top of this list

The best Brits around! The troupe Monty Python are surely the greatest comedy act of all time, without a doubt. Their jokes are clever, witty, and just silly! (I agree. Silly, silly, silly! ) - MontyPython

Glad to see these talented blokes take the top spot. They deserve it too!

It's... MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS.

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4 Red Dwarf

The only show which ever managed to get sci-fi plus comedy right! Plots were equally brilliant and hilarious. Not to mention an amazing cast with perfect chemistry!

Wi-Fi and comedy to best genres and they made red dwarf. I am gonna watch it tonight as well.

5 Mr Bean

Rowan Akitson as Mr Bean is one of the funniest things in the world. He is such an amazing actor, and this show of only 13 episodes has been named iften as ine if the greatest sitcoms of all time. It's my seventh favourite show, and my favourite British show. I also like Fawlty Towers (#9) and Monty Python's Flying Circus (#13)

I once was introduced Mr Bean on VHS when I was a kid. Now it’s 2017 and I have started to rewatch it again on YouTube. I couldn’t believe seeing Mr Bean again, I was so excited! Some of the episodes made me laugh so hard, some of them left me dreaming about them, some of them left me speechless, especially when he used Teddy as a paintbrush. But overall what a hilarious man-child he is! Highly intelligent but sometimes arrogant and mean! But hey, hands down, he is the best T.V. character and best show from the UK!

6 Peep Show

Mark and Jeremy are the funniest comedy characters ever, and Johnson and Super Hans are great too.

7 The IT Crowd

Ah yes this is great! Lost to Friday night dinner in the end but this is still a very hilarious show. Maurice Moss just makes this show. - Zazeeqo

Anyone who calls this show unfunny should be turned off, then back on again

8 Blackadder

Best comedy ever. "As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed professor of cunning at Oxford university" gives it away!

Blackadder is at number 9? This is easily the best sitcom of all time, let alone the best British comedy. Awful list.

I just love every instance where Baldrick gets up and says 'I have a cunning plan! '

9 Fawlty Towers

Way better than BlackAdder. John Cleese is amazing and every episode is very funny

One of the funniest shows of all time. Everyone in the cast is outstanding.

Brilliant but where is it ain't half hot mum, dad's army, allo allo and are you being served?

All 12 episodes were genius, absolute gold

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10 Porridge

The Contenders

11 Mrs. Brown's Boys

Honestly, you can't think that nothing is more funnier than mrs brown boys.

It is hilarious. Bad as.

12 Gavin and Stacey
13 Last of the Summer Wine
14 The Mighty Boosh

Should be number one or two in my opinion

Absolutely the best British comedy of all time! I have watched every episode over 20 times and still find new jokes, puns and gags. The 60s, 70s and 80s music references make me go ultimate fan mode.

The Mighty Boosh is the best ever. Here are my opinions as to why it should be first.
1. 100% funny
2. Bob Fossil is crazy
3. Noel Fielding is in it
4. THE POWERS OF THE CRIMP episode is making me Lol!
5. You learn how to killeroo, how to calm a lama down, how to get out of monkey hell, how to escape from the artic tundra, how to Dodge nannys evil throbbing needle's, how to get Old Gregg at of your face, how to give the Hitcher some elbow patches, (that's pretty simple! ) how to win a crimp of and how to party till you die +literally die, the head shamanis coming to get ya! )

15 Open All Hours
16 Mind Your Language

The jokes of this series are very simple and can make people of all ages laugh their heads off.

17 Friday Night Dinner

If you don't know this show, you HAVE to see it! The characters, humour, scenarios, EVERYTHING is just done so brilliantly! Definitely one of the best comedies on T.V. today!

Every single character in this is hilarious (apart from Jackie) more people need to watch this

Funniest show on T.V.. Characters are great and the casting is perfect. Martin is just hilarious as too is Jim. The humour is sooo funny and will get you in hysterics every episode guarantee. - Zazeeqo

My all time favourite T.V. show.

18 My Family
19 Little Britain
20 The Office

Brent is the most awkward character ever! (I love the show) - gemcloben

21 Dad's Army

This should be first because it is a great comedy. My dad showed me and my brother it and we loved it more than fawlty towers mr. Been and GO godfrey... Jones... Manerwing... Wilson... Pike... Fraser.. Walker your actors make this the greatest comedy of all time go dads army

You know my brother wrote the other comment to this, and my dad nearky vomited he lauged that much when jones accidentally hit the warden hodges with his bayonet, dads army is way better than the mdern day comedy crap, it isn't even funny, wheras dads army is simply the best and there is a whopping 80 EPISODES!

22 Thin Blue Line
23 Father Ted

Trust me, it's hilarious.

24 Outnumbered
25 The Young Ones

Should be at 1 - XtremeNerdz12

26 Still Game
27 Keep Up Appearances
28 The Vicar of Dibley
29 Hebburn

Vic reeves. what an actor - gemcloben

30 Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights

This is top 5 material and beats anything Ricky Gervais has ever done.

31 Bottom

Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall together make this a laugh-stashed series about two guys who just want to "do it". It is a ridiculous, hilarious series that belongs at least in top ten. Eddie and Richie are a violent, drunken couple who know how to make people laugh! Go BOTTOM!

Ade Edmondson and Rick Mayal are absolutely hillarious in this violent comedy,

32 Are You Being Served?
33 Miranda
34 Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere
35 The Royle Family
36 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
37 The Goodies

GOODIES GOODIE GOODIE YUM YUM

38 Russell Howard's Good News
39 Absolutely Fabulous
40 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
41 Chucklevision
42 Extras
43 Come Fly With Me
44 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since ...read more.

Ahh I HOPE TO MARRY THE 10th AND THE11th DOCTOR

45 2point4 Children
46 The Catherine Tate Show
47 Not Going Out
48 The Thick of It
49 Monty Python's Flying Circus
50 Game On
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Top Remixes

1. The Inbetweeners
2. Only Fools and Horses
3. Mr Bean
XtremeNerdz12
1. The Inbetweeners
2. Red Dwarf
3. Monty Python
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1. Monty Python
2. Blackadder
3. Fawlty Towers
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