Tag Archive | British Culture

British Culture: British Citizenship Comedy Imran Yusuf, Romesh Ranganathan.

I love the British people and they get on and this guy really helps. He is funny.

We need people like him. Laughing is a gift from God.

Americans get OWNED! Stand Up Comedy Imran Yusuf

Romesh Ranganathan – Royal Variety Performance 2015

I wish we could all love each other and not hate.

 

 

Hugh Laurie Tells Americans What They Should Really Be Worried About

Published on Oct 20, 2016

The legendary comedian and superstar immigrant shares his thoughts on the final presidential debate, who the real terrorists are, and an interesting cab ride he took recently.

British Culture:Comedians about Trump.

BRITISH Comedians Take the PISS out of DONALD TRUMP ABOUT THE PARIS AGREEMENT.

BRITISH Comedians take the PISS out of DONALD TRUMP ON HIS FIRST FOREIGN TOUR.

 

Heroes of Comedy: Barry Humphries (Uncut Version)

John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. He is also a film producer and script writer, a star of London’s West End musical theatre, an award-winning writer, and an accomplished landscape painter. For his delivery of dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries in 2010 as not only “the most significant theatrical figure of our time … [but] the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin”.

British Culture:Fry And Laurie Reunited

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, Fry secured a place at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. While at university, he became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and also took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.Fry married comedian Elliott Spencer in January 2015. Fry is on cordial terms with Prince Charles, through his work with the Prince’s Trust. He attended the Prince’s wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005. Fry is a friend of comedian and actor (and Blackadder co-star) Rowan Atkinson and was best man at Atkinson’s wedding to Sunetra Sastry at the Russian Tea Room in New York City. Fry was a friend of British actor John Mills. His best friend is Hugh Laurie, whom he met while both were at Cambridge and with whom he has collaborated many times over the years. He was best man at Laurie’s wedding and is godfather to all three of his children

James Hugh Calum Laurie OBE ; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, writer, director, musician, singer and comedian. He first became known as one-half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster in the 1980s and 1990s.

From 2004 to 2012, he played Dr. Gregory House, the title character of House, for which he received two Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Laurie was listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records as the most watched leading man on television and was one of the highest-paid actors in a television drama, earning £250,000 ($409,000) per episode in House. Laurie has portrayed Senator Tom James in the HBO political satire Veep since 2015. In 2016 Laurie appeared in the BBC / AMC miniseries The Night Manager, and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, his third overall.Laurie married theater administrator Jo Green on 16 June 1989, in Camden, London. They lived in , North London,with sons Charles (b. 1988) and William (b. 1991), and daughter Rebecca (b. 1992). In July 2008, Laurie bought a mansion in Hollywood, as they had planned to move the whole family to Los Angeles, because of the strain of being mostly separated for nine months each year, but ultimately decided against it. When he bought the mansion, he claimed he was in “virtual isolation” from his family.

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British Culture:University Challenge Bamber Gasgoine

Arthur Bamber Gascoigne FRSL (born 24 January 1935) is a British television presenter and author, best known for being the original quiz master on University Challenge.

University Challenge – Pro-Celebrity Edition 1992 with graduate on it Stephen Fry from Cambridge University.

Bamber Gascoigne came to national fame as the original presenter (from 1962) of the popular television quiz show University Challenge, based on the US series College Bowl. He held the position for 25 years, until the end of the initial run in 1987. Although he has written several books, mostly works of history, and presented other television programs, his name is permanently connected with University Challenge for many viewers. His questioning manner was firm yet polite. Phrases he often used which became catchphrases include: “Your starter for ten”, “fingers on the buzzers”, and “I’ll have to hurry you”.

When we watched the TV  as a family and were able to answer just one question it was fun as most of the questions went over our heads. Universities throughout the country were chosen and each week the University that won moved on to the next show.

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