Articles Tagged 'The Young Ones'

Doctor Martens in action (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

10 British Brands You’ll Have Discovered in UK Pop Culture

Language is just one of the hurdles it’s necessary to get over in order to foster better understanding and communication between the U.S. and the U.K. And as it looks like we’re going to be debating spellings for a while to come, it’s probably a good time to also try and clear up any confusion […]

Rik Mayall

RIP Rik Mayall: His Greatest Roles

The comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died, aged 56. His manager confirmed the news earlier today, telling BBC News: “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Rik Mayall, who passed away this morning.” No single figure better personified the explosive arrival of alternative comedy in the late ’70s and early ’80s than Rik […]

Moone Boy

Brit Binge Watching: Five Family Comedies You Can View Online

At the end of the day, it’s all about family … like it or not. These family comedies may give you a new appreciation for your own! 1) Moone Boy Created, co-written by and co-starring Chris O’Dowd, this semi-autobiographical Irish sitcom originally aired on Britain’s Sky TV. The series is coming to exclusively, premiering on Wednesday, […]

The League of Gentlemen

Five Weird British Sitcoms That Will Challenge You as a Viewer

Whether you’ve heard of, or even seen, all five of the shows in this list before, you have to admit some British comedies are more demanding than others. This can often be to their benefit (who would have thought a stuffy comedy based in a stationery office would have created a worldwide hit?), although even […]


‘Nerdist’ Host Chris Hardwick’s Favorite British TV Comedies

Young American nerds in the ’70s and ’80s always had brain-boners for British comedy. The imports we got were drier and more academic in nature than what American TV provided in those days. Also, tracking down new gems was a game in and of itself. In a pre-Internet civilization, we were forced to seek out […]