Throughout the year we will be diving into the backbone of British culture. The one thing that makes all Brits the same. Their distinct sense of humour.

Below you will find a selection of top British comedy shows both contemporary and from the good old days.

This guide is not there to teach you all there is to know about the shows and comedians mentioned. It's goal is to be a little showcase for my students to get acquainted with British comedy. So the list of shows and comedians on offer are far from complete and reflect more my own comedy preference and what I feel will strike a chord with my students.

On with the show!

To start things off. Nobody expects...

After Monty Python the Python's split up and all had very succesful solo careers. The most famous of all being John Cleese's Fawlty Towers.

Mid 1980's a new comedy show arrived to rival Monty Python's infamousy.