Articles Tagged 'Stewart Lee'

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Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]


WATCH: How Well Do You Know British Comedy?

For some Americans, knowledge of British comedy runs the gamut from Monty Python to Richard Curtis romantic comedies to, well, Benny Hill. Talented comedians them all, to be sure. But if you really want to be a connoisseur of U.K. humor, you’ll need a few more foundations. In this episode of the Anglophenia video series, […]


10 British Stand-Up Comics Whom Americans Should Know

Let’s not treat this thing like a test. If you already know all ten of these British mirthmakers (as a companion to the recent Mind The Gap post about American stand-ups) you don’t get a pat on the head or a special badge, although you will develop a warm internal glow, so that’s nice. For […]