I hate April Fools jokes. Every year from the time I was 5 my father woke us up on the morning of April 1st to see the cow in the front yard. We've long since caught on, but he persists.
In honour of April Fool , I'm highlighting some of the funniest people I've ever enjoyed. Please note that none of them are French. The French sense of humour sucks.
The French call April 1 Poisson d'Avril, or "April Fish." French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying "Poisson d'Avril" when the prank is discovered.
See what I mean? How stupid is that?
Anyway, back to the main point.
The Cast of Are You Being Served?
Yes, I love this show. The jokes are old, but in a way they're like a familiar pair of comfy slippers. That make you laugh.
Quite possibly the funniest person to have lived in the last 100 years, in my opinion. If you've never read Thurber, you've missed one of the most joyous experiences you can have with clothes on.
Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
Together they created the lightening-in-a-bottle laugh riot Blackadder II-IV. (The first Blackadder, done without Elton, is funny, but not nearly as much as the others.) If I haven't yet turned you on to Blackadder, allow me to do so now. Bonus for all you Laurie-Come-Lately women: Hugh has featured roles in III and IV, and guests in some episodes in II.
Bonus for all you Dr. Who fans (ie. Michael and John): Tom Baker appears as a drunken sea captain in II.
So if you're in the mood for a larf, kick back with one of these--and avoid the French.