November 15, 2010

ONE LAUGHS AT JERRY LEWIS, NOT WITH HIM:

Helen Mirren: British humour is cruel (The Telegraph, 11/14/10)

She singled out British comedy as an example. "I prefer the finesse of French humour. English humour is harsher, more scathing, more cruel and more surreal too, as illustrated by Monty Python and the TV series Little Britain, where situations are far-fetched and over-the-top."

The 65-year-old actress, who won an Oscar for her role in The Queen, said her home country had become too Americanised. "England is constantly threatened by a savage assimilation. This isn't the case with France which remains furiously protective of its culture."


Which is why the English are funny and the French are not.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 15, 2010 5:14 AM
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