This Week's Topic is: Good for a laugh: who is your favorite comedian or funny book and/or movie?
This is a really difficult question. I love our British humour. I have fond memories of howling with laughter at Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, The Real McCoy, Goodness Gracious Me and Absolutely Fabulous. Apparently I really liked Spitting Image too even though I was only seven when it ended. However, this makes sense as I am sure the main reason I laughed was because it was all about impressions. I love a good impressions show. I also love all the funny women who are killing it at the moment (didn't Amy and Tina do well the other day?!). Therefore, as I am dragging my 2012 patriotism for Queen and Country lark kicking and screaming into 2013, I think I will give this one to funny lady and fellow Brit Ronni Ancona.
But here's Amy and Tina anyway. One of my favourite zingers of the night was when Amy Poehler said to Ben Affleck "I'm from Boston too...You're not better than me".
Favourite Funny Book
Hmmm, I don't tend to read too many funny books. Most have humour in them somewhere but very few are comedy books. From my recent reads, I thought Swim the Fly by Don Calame was quite funny. However, the king of all awkward, precocious teens is Mr Adrian Mole. I've read the first two diaries over and over again since I was about twelve. If you've never read The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, I suggest you to go and buy it right away.
Favourite Funny Film
I couldn't possibly choose! So many: Zoolander, East Is East, The Hangover, Matilda (!), Mean Girls, Confetti, Napolean Dynamite (Eat the food!), Team America...the list could go on and on.