Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Little Britain

If you haven't heard of it yet, let me be the first to recommend Little Britain. It's a hilarious British sketch comedy show put on by the creators, Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Apparently it started out as a radio series but gained enough popularity and was picked up for television. You might describe it as Monty Python in drag.

The basic idea behind the show is to illustrate the many aspects of the "British people". They go around Britain looking in on certain character's lives and see where it goes from there. They've certainly amassed a roll of characters since its creation, but one of my favorites in Marjorie Dawes. She's the local chapter leader of a diet club called Fat Fighters:

Check out Marjorie visiting her mother in the hospital. Or have a look at this reformed church.


Blair said...

If you enjoy British humor, then you should by all means, check out the books of P.G. Wodehouse. Start with "The Code of the Woosters". Then read the Jeeves books. There's the absolutely brilliant tv series "Jeeves and Wooster" with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Frye. I promise you will laugh, but it's better to read the books, then watch the series.