BRITISH HUMOR – TYPES
Czarek Kowalski III A BRITISH SENSE OF HUMOR
British really like telling jokes. They are always do it, when they are angry, bored or upset. They
are very forgiving and they have lots of distance themselves. British are very brave, too. They
aren’t afraid of telling a joke about their boss or manager when he is listening to this joke But
he often likes jokes and he’ll be never angry, when somebody will tell joke about him On the
contrary, he will laugh to tears It is funnier and more forgiving nation than Polish.
Sometimes, the British humor can be controversial, excessive, uncompromising and
incongruous. Humor in Great Britain is other at every part of the country.
British are very relaxed, they’ll always find a reason for laugh TYPES OF BRITISH HUMOR
English humor – it is characteristed for English part of UK. People usually laugh at: Prime
Minister, homosexualists, foreigners (especially Asians, Scottish, French and….. Polish ). Like
other British, they are laugh at other people who live in the UK. English always criticize
everything, which is foreign; they think that their products are the best in the world (in fact,
their products aren’t the best ).
Scottish humor – this sort of humor occurs in Scotland. Scottish people laugh at: weather,
faith, obesity, English.
„Black humor” – very controversial type of jokes. It is about funerals, death, racism, faith, sex,
women and stupid people. It can be funny at times BRITISH HUMOR IN POPCULTURE
English humor is good-known in the world. I don’t know a person, who doesn’t know
Charlie Chaplin, Benny Hill or Mr. Bean. These people are faces of British humor. MR. BEAN
Mr. Bean is a British comedy television programme
series of 14 twenty-five-minute episodes written by
and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character.
The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a
childish and self-centred buffoon who brings
various unusual schemes and contrivances to
everyday tasks. He lives alone in his small flat in
Highbury, and is almost always seen in his
trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He
also usually wears a digital calculator watch. Mr.
Bean rarely speaks, and when he does, it is
generally only a few mumbled words which are in
a comically low-pitched voice. THE BENNY HILL SHOW
The Benny Hill Show was a British comedy television
show starring Benny Hill. There were
various incarnations of the show between 15 January
1955 and 30 May 1991, and it aired in over 140
countries. The Benny Hill Show features Benny Hill in
various short comedy sketches. The show also features
occasional extravagant musical performances by
artists of the time. Hill appears in many different
costumes and portrays a vast array of
characters. Slapstick, burlesque and double
entendres are his hallmark. A group of critics accused
the show of sexism, but Hill said that female characters
kept their dignity while the men chasing them were
portrayed as buffoons. MONTY PYTHON
Monty Python (sometimes known as The
Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group
that created Monty Python's Flying Circus, a
British television comedy sketch show that
first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969.
Forty-five episodes were made over four
series. The television series, broadcast by the
BBC from 1969 to 1974, was conceived,
written and performed by members Graham
Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric
Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. BRITISH COMEDIES TV PROGRAMMES SOME BRITISH JOKES
A man asked for a meal in a restaurant. The waiter brought the food and put it on the table. After a moment, the
man called the waiter and said:
-"Waiter Waiter There's a fly in my soup"
-"Please don't speak so loudly, sir," said the waiter, "or everyone will want one."
Mark called in to see his friend Angus (a Scotman) to find he was stripping the wallpaper from the walls. Rather
obviously, he remarked "You're decorating, I see." to which Angus replied "No. I'm moving house.„
At an auction in Manchester a wealthy American announced that he had lost his wallet containing £10,000 and
would give a reward of £100 to the person who found it.
From the back of the hall a Scottish voice shouted, "I'll give £150„
Q: How do you stop a Polish army on horseback?
A: Turn off the carousel.
Q: Why are there no ice cubes in Poland?
A: They forgot the recipe.
Q: What happens when a Polish doesn't pay his garbage bill?
A: They stop delivering.
Thanks for watching
You can find more British jokes at: http://www.jokes4us.com/
If you want to know what British think about Polish, look at this web:
In YouTube we have lots of Monty Python, Benny Hill or Mr. Bean videos in any language,
Remember: the British sense of humor is very specific, so don’t be angry, if British will tell you
This PowerPoint presentation was made by
Czarek Kowalski in 11th July 2013 for six-mark
from English language at his school.