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Interesting bit by Stephen Fry, on the difference between American and British humour.... I think it's pretty accurate, too!

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Interesting. I like Stephen Fry. Kingdom, is a favorite.

His thesis might be true in general but there are lots of exceptions, I think

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The guy is great but I think he missed the deference. The Brits never seem to take themselves to seriuos. We do.
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You have a hard audience here Demonic. I think Fry has it bagged too. I love QI.

May I ask for your opinion of Australian humour Demonic?

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There is always going to be exception to the rule but by and large he's nailed it .

Love QI too .
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May I ask for your opinion of Australian humour Demonic?
I think we're still waiting for it.

Ever thought this forum might be a lot less random if any of us actually read the contents of each others posts?

You don't have to be stupid to be wrong, and you don't have to be wrong to be stupid.
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Aussie humor.

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No, I was yanking your chain, although apart from Tim minchin (I think), I can't recall a comic I would identify as being Australian. (Does crocodile Dundee count)

I do think Stephen fry is spot on though, from "some mothers do 'ave em", "citizen smith", "rising damp", through to "two pints of lager and a Packet of crisps", or "spaced" there's a lot of losers in our comedy.

Ever thought this forum might be a lot less random if any of us actually read the contents of each others posts?

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