What’s funny for you?

It’s said that what is considered funny depends a lot on the culture where the comedic performance takes place. It probably also depends on personal taste as well, and not just where you come from. Well, in this post, we’d like to find out what your idea of good comedy is.

Here are three different forms of comedy, the first two of which come from the USA. The third comes from Britain. Descriptions and links to the videos are below:

1. Stand up comedy: Ray Romano, a famous comedian and TV star, delivers a stand up routine on a late-night talk show.


2. Unnecessary censorship: An innocent song on a children’s show takes on a different meaning – not by adding anything, but simply by repeatedly beeping out the main word in the song. By the way, the original song is about a character called “The Count”, who likes to sing about “counting” everything.

3. Benny Hill: You certainly can’t call it politically correct. But is it funny?



Once you’ve had a chance to watch all of the videos, leave a comment here to let us know which one you found the funniest. You might also want to leave a link to a video that you find funny.

4 Responses to “What’s funny for you?”

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Marta Kubicz says:

May 23rd, 2012 at 14:56

In my opinion that’s true that people from different countries find different things funny and probably that’s way I didn’t fully understand all jokes in videos. But I think there are some topic which are international for example family matters. That’s way I like watching Ray Romano’s TV series “Everybody loves Raymond’. It shows familly life in very humorous way and watching it I found a lot of situations which happened in my family or my friends’ families.
I like good comedy film or act, but the only one which I’ve remembered since I watched it is in Polish. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLKaNQyySY8.

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agnieszka says:

May 23rd, 2012 at 18:52

Out of this three movies I found only one to be realy funny and made me laugh – the Stand up comedy of Ray Romano. Why? Because he makes jokes out of ordinary things. Situations that have place in everyone life. You don’t have to look for something extraordinary or unusual, he shows that you can just appreciate your life and laugh of it. This idea is also close to to my sense of humor.

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Tommy says:

May 25th, 2012 at 14:40

Hi Marta,

I know what you mean about different senses of humor in different countries. I have to admit that I don’t understand a lot of Polish humor, especially situational humor from the communist era. I also like Ray Romano – he’s kind of like an ordinary guy who points out ordinary situations, which is why I think we can relate to them.

Thanks for the link – I understand at least of some of jokes :) My Polish must be getting better.

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Tommy says:

May 25th, 2012 at 15:06

Hi Agnieszka!

I really enjoy Ray Romano and other comedians who are able to find humor in daily life. I think it really connects with what we already feel to be ridiculous in our daily lives.

(I have to admit, though, that I also laugh at the Unnecessary Censorship video everytime I see it).

Thanks for the comment :)

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