BRITISH HUMOUR “ It is clear that humour is far superior to humor. ” Oscar Wilde
CONTENTS • Introduction • Characteristics of British Humour • Typical topics of British Humor • Conclusions
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>What is British humour? </li></ul><ul><li>A form of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>It  has developed...
CHARACTERISTICS OF BRITISH HUMOUR <ul><li>Sarcasm </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation marks around any World to make it funnier. <...
<ul><li>Slapstick </li></ul><ul><li>It is a traditional folk-style humorous. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Cruelty </li></ul><ul><li>British humour use to be cruel and sad. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Childish behavior </li></ul><ul><li>To laugh at people misfortune and bad luck </li></ul>
<ul><li>Satire </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of famous people in general.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Racism  </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of the English and foreigners: Germans, French, Spanish, Irish,... </li></ul>
The topics   <ul><li>• Irony  i s the core of Humour.   </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Charlie Chaplin </li></ul><ul><li>&quo...
<ul><li>•  Smut and innuendo:  </li></ul><ul><li>Example:  Carry on  </li></ul><ul><li>The man: Do you think the doctor co...
• Monty Python  sketch &quot;dead parrot.&quot; In this sketch, a man tries to make another man believe that a parrot is d...
<ul><li>• The British Class system  consist on make humour  with the situation in the class system.  </li></ul><ul><li>• T...
CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>We can find british humour:  </li></ul><ul><li>•  TV series comedy </li></ul><ul><li>• Films </li></ul...
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Birtish Humour!!!

  1. 1. BRITISH HUMOUR “ It is clear that humour is far superior to humor. ” Oscar Wilde
  2. 2. CONTENTS • Introduction • Characteristics of British Humour • Typical topics of British Humor • Conclusions
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>What is British humour? </li></ul><ul><li>A form of entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>It has developed over the centuries: </li></ul><ul><li>Court Jestess </li></ul><ul><li>Comedies of Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><li>The invention of the radio </li></ul><ul><li>Television and cinema </li></ul>
  4. 4. CHARACTERISTICS OF BRITISH HUMOUR <ul><li>Sarcasm </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation marks around any World to make it funnier. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Slapstick </li></ul><ul><li>It is a traditional folk-style humorous. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Cruelty </li></ul><ul><li>British humour use to be cruel and sad. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Childish behavior </li></ul><ul><li>To laugh at people misfortune and bad luck </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Satire </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of famous people in general. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Racism </li></ul><ul><li>Making fun of the English and foreigners: Germans, French, Spanish, Irish,... </li></ul>
  10. 10. The topics <ul><li>• Irony i s the core of Humour. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Charlie Chaplin </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;the only genius to come out of the movie industry&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>• Bullying and harsh sarcasm: it can mean like </li></ul><ul><li>satire it make fun somebody or something . </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>- Blackadder, comedy TV series. </li></ul><ul><li>- Tom Sharpe: he is written and his ability is to </li></ul><ul><li>make fun the life and himself and it explain his </li></ul><ul><li>succes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>• Smut and innuendo: </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Carry on </li></ul><ul><li>The man: Do you think the doctor could give </li></ul><ul><li>Me some pills to improve my SEX URGE? </li></ul><ul><li>The women: No lad he can only heal the sick </li></ul><ul><li>Not raise the dead! </li></ul><ul><li>• Disrespect to members of the establishment: </li></ul><ul><li>Exemple: Not the Nine O’clock news </li></ul><ul><li>• The absurd: is a genre of comedy that relies upon &quot;a violation of causal reasoning,&quot; with events that are &quot;logically inappropriate”. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s absurd and surreal. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Green Wing : an experimental sitcom </li></ul><ul><li>that utilizes surrealism </li></ul>
  12. 12. • Monty Python sketch &quot;dead parrot.&quot; In this sketch, a man tries to make another man believe that a parrot is dead. Here is a transcript of this sketch: MAN: I believe that this parrot is dead. SHOPKEEPER: Yep, looks pretty dead to me. MAN: That settles that then. • The macabre: consist on Black Humour. Exemple: Death at a funeral • The humour inherent in everyday life: Exemple: - El principe Bel air: it was a serie comedy - The simpson
  13. 13. <ul><li>• The British Class system consist on make humour with the situation in the class system. </li></ul><ul><li>• The embarrassment of social ineptitude: </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bean: it was a british comedy television series that make humour with the all situation. </li></ul><ul><li>• The lovable rogue: consist on make humour in the love. </li></ul><ul><li>The Likely Lads was a black and white British sitcom. </li></ul><ul><li>• Making fun of foreigners: </li></ul><ul><li>is especially common in television sitcoms and films of the 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>'Allo 'Allo!: It was a serie comedy set During World War II. This series making fun of French. </li></ul>
  14. 14. CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>We can find british humour: </li></ul><ul><li>• TV series comedy </li></ul><ul><li>• Films </li></ul><ul><li>• Postcard </li></ul><ul><li>• Radio station </li></ul><ul><li>• Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>The topycs that are more success: </li></ul><ul><li>• Irony: Charlie Chaplin </li></ul><ul><li>• The Humour inherent everyday life : El principe Bel air and Simpson </li></ul><ul><li>• T he British class system and the embarrassment of social ineptitude: Mr. Bean </li></ul>
  15. 15. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

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