Saturday, 20 February 2010

Great British comedy now available on YouTube

Last year the British television broadcaster Channel 4 signed a deal with YouTube to host some of their 4OD (4 On Demand) content. This means that the rest of the world can enjoy some of the channel's quality (and some of its not-so-good) content.

Here are a few of my personal favourites from the comedy section:

Spaced - A surreal situation comedy about two twenty-somethings sharing a London flat, written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson.

Father Ted - Another surreal sitcom following the adventures of three Irish priests on Craggy Island, written by Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews and starring (the sadly missed) Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn.

The IT Crowd - Yet another sitcom, but this time the setting is an IT support team in a London corporation, written by Graham Linehan and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson.

Brass Eye - A bitingly satirical spoof current affairs series created by Chris Morris.

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