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Harry Hill - comedy genius, or tosser?

Comedy genius
20 (46.5%)
Tosser
23 (53.5%)

Total Members Voted: 37

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LEE

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2009, 09:24:42 am »
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Ricky Gervais IS funny because people find him funny.
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Harry Hill has won 3 Baftas, Ricky Gervais has won all the comedy awards available several times over and holds the record for most downloaded radio show.

They are both talented and funny so it must be you.
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Ricky Gervais?   now he's somebody who is an extremely annoying non funny person.  I never understood why he won anything.


He clearly IS funny because millions of people find him funny.

He has won so many awards because his comedy writing is as well observed as any comedy ever written.  As luck would have it he happened to be a brilliant comedy actor as well as comedy director and writer.

He held (he may still hold) the World record for most downloaded Podcasts of his show, his DVDs were the highest selling comedy DVDs ever and his TV shows have been syndicated globally.

He's won Baftas by the truckload and EMMYs for his TV shows.

You may not think he's funny or talented but he clearly is.


Some people find "Allo Allo" funny.  Using my own arguments that means it IS funny (although this example shows my argument is flawed)

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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2009, 09:28:29 am »
Sorry... but Ricky Gervais is not funny.

Nor is Rob Brydon...

And I just want to slap the misogynistic and homophobic little shit that is Jimmy Carr.



Whereas Harry Hill can be whimsically funny at times....

...but not worth the BAFTA for best comedy.
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2009, 09:38:38 am »
Some people find "Allo Allo" funny.  Using my own arguments that means it IS funny (although this example shows my argument is flawed)

'Allo 'Allo! is funny, though.
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #28 on: April 28, 2009, 09:40:06 am »
I'd agree, Reg. especially about Jimmy bloody 'son of Bernard Manning' Carr.

Though Rob Brydon can be absolutely hilarious.

And his character comedy is great.

Oh - and his impersonations are spot on - you could sack Ken Bruce & use Rob instead, and, as for Tom Jones - he ought to retire, since he only comes second in the Tom Jones soundalike competition...
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2009, 09:40:19 am »
Some people find "Allo Allo" funny.  Using my own arguments that means it IS funny (although this example shows my argument is flawed)

'Allo 'Allo! is funny, though.

No.
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2009, 09:42:57 am »
I find 'Allo 'Allo exceptionally amusing. Politically incorrect indeed, but extremely funny. I used to love watching Till Death Us Do Part as well.

As for Harry Hill, I don't find him at all amusing but at least I've heard of him.
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LEE

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2009, 12:40:03 pm »
Some people find "Allo Allo" funny.  Using my own arguments that means it IS funny (although this example shows my argument is flawed)

'Allo 'Allo! is funny, though.

No.

I'd like to agree with you Clarion, truly I would.  It reminds me (along with "Hi-de-Hi") of Panto (which I hate with a passion). A bunch of British theatre luvvies hamming it up at full volume as if microphones and zoom lenses had never been invented.

However, it makes Charlotte and Wowbagger laugh, therefore it's funny.


Note.  I lied.  we all know it's not funny because the Germans love it


I just love comedy about the tragedy of the human condition, lots of pathos, lots of self-awareness and something that says something about us.

See:

Blackadder Goes Forth
The office
Extras
Porridge
Rising Damp
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Til Death us do Part
Steptoe & Son
Only Fools (some of)
One Foot in The Grave
 as prime examples

I loathe Seaside Postcard comedies and Surbiton Sit-Coms

Hi-de-Hi
It Ain't Half Hot Mum
My Family
Terry & June
Allo Allo

as prime examples

edit.  BUT I can't say they are not funny, just that I don't 'get them'. 

I think they are on a par with "Rent-A-Ghost" (someone's going to say they wet themselves with uncrontrolled hilarity during each episode now)

If you don't find Ricky Gervais's TV comedies funny then you "don't get it" (the "it" being a different "it" obviously).

Harry Hill isn't a comedy genius but, by any measure of such things (apparently Tony Hancock was a comic genius) then ricky Gervais is a comedy genius of the very highest order.

Besides "I don't think he's funny so he can't be a comedy genius" what measures would you like to use to discuss the point?


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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2009, 12:46:10 pm »
I'd like to agree with you Clarion, truly I would.  It reminds me (along with "Hi-de-Hi") of Panto


Ohhh no it doesn't!


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(which I hate with a passion). A bunch of British theatre luvvies hamming it up at full volume as if microphones and zoom lenses had never been invented.

Me too. I've done pantos with, inter alia, Russ Abbott, Ronnie Corbett and Bobby Knutt :o  I still get those flashbacks...

*twitch*

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However, it makes Charlotte and Wowbagger laugh, therefore it's funny.

Not sure how or why, but, if it does, I grudgingly agree... :-\


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LEE

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2009, 01:00:45 pm »
I'd like to agree with you Clarion, truly I would.  It reminds me (along with "Hi-de-Hi") of Panto


Ohhh no it doesn't!



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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2009, 01:02:49 pm »
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help me, I've been posessed by the spirit of 1970's script writers


I thought your posting had improved somewhat...    ;)




 :-* ;D
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2009, 01:05:54 pm »


help me, I've been posessed by the spirit of 1970's script writers

now sing-a-long . . . .



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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2009, 01:19:43 pm »
I quite liked Rentaghost

Okay - final arbiter of what's good comedy and what's not:  where do you stand on The Good Life?

Hmmmm?
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2009, 01:22:16 pm »


Okay - final arbiter of what's good comedy and what's not:  where do you stand on The Good Life?

Hmmmm?

A comedy classic IMHO...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2009, 01:28:43 pm »
I quite liked Rentaghost

Okay - final arbiter of what's good comedy and what's not:  where do you stand on The Good Life?


Just behind Felicity Kendall, of course!  :thumbsup:
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LEE

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2009, 01:30:48 pm »
I quite liked Rentaghost

Okay - final arbiter of what's good comedy and what's not:  where do you stand on The Good Life?

Hmmmm?

I used to love it.  I think I probably still do.  I don't know what separates this from other Surbiton Sit-Coms in my affections.  Maybe it's because it's so sentimental, well written and with a perfect cast.  

Margot used to be "that posh old lady next door" now when I see clips I think she looks pretty good and has a great body.  

That's what getting old does for you (unless she somehow got younger)

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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2009, 01:31:39 pm »
And don't forget To the Manor Born

Another classic of its day!
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LEE

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2009, 01:38:08 pm »
Was anyone else rather innocent to 1970's innuendo?

I thought Mr Humphries was just quirky and Mrs Slocombe's pussy went right over my head.

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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2009, 01:45:56 pm »
Was anyone else rather innocent to 1970's innuendo?

I thought Mr Humphries was just quirky and Mrs Slocombe's pussy went right over my head.

I always imagined that it would have been quite wide.
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2009, 01:46:11 pm »
Was anyone else rather innocent to 1970's innuendo?

I thought Mr Humphries was just quirky and Mrs Slocombe's pussy went right over my head.

Fnarr, fnarr....
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2009, 01:52:29 pm »
If we are talking about Things Wot Are Funny, don’t suppose anyone else discovered Pulling when it was on BBC 3?

Now that was damn funny...but hardly anyone else has seen it. One by one I am indoctrinating my friends with my DVD of series 1...

Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2009, 01:54:42 pm »
If we are talking about Things Wot Are Funny, don’t suppose anyone else discovered Pulling when it was on BBC 3?

Now that was damn funny...but hardly anyone else has seen it. One by one I am indoctrinating my friends with my DVD of series 1...

By chance I watched an episode that was being re-run.
Instantly hooked, very, very funny.

I suppose it's a girlie version of Men Behaving Badly.
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2009, 02:00:38 pm »
Men Behaving Badly!

One of the funniest things I've ever seen....
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2009, 02:04:34 pm »
Men Behaving Badly!

One of the funniest things I've ever seen....

Was it because they lived in an untidy flat?
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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2009, 02:13:28 pm »
Peep Show and Black Books are the best comedies to have been on TV in the past decade.

In my opinion, of course.  ;)

I do like TV Burp, as well.  Like Screenwipe but child friendly.

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Re: Harry Hill gets Bafta
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2009, 02:17:23 pm »
Peep Show and Black Books are the best comedies to have been on TV in the past decade.

In my opinion, of course.  ;)

Black books started well - series One is excellent, but it gradually lost it by series 3.

My current favourite is The IT Crowd. Favourite episode is from Series 3 where the lads learn how to talk football (like real men) and get involved in a bank robbery. Its sheer genius and has resonance for me as I have no idea about football really.
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