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Old 07-01-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Default Is there a mean streak in British comedies?

I think there is a certain degree of cruelty in British comedy. Sasha Barron Cohen was notorious for this.
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I think there is a certain degree of cruelty in British comedy. Sasha Barron Cohen was notorious for this.
Why is this peculiar to British comedy? I'm sure many do find funny jokes about religion, race, homosexuality, duping people a la Candid Camera. I don't. How many still find blacked up faces funny as occurred on one episode of the Golden Girls and Are You Being Served ten years previously? Hasn't comedy evolved now? https://youtu.be/kgepxyAAnps
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