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What makes you laugh

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GabriellaG54 Tue 18-Jun-19 22:56:12

Seriously, I've never had such a laugh in a long time.
Looking through tonight's Mail Online articles I found one about parents who don't fully understand the workings of the internet and their text messages to their children asking for help.
At the end of the article is a video of a man on holiday who spends the whole journey to the Netherlands holding a go-pro the wrong way round, thus all you see is his huge nose and his teeth plus a smug grin and gurning.
Just my kind of daft humour.
What makes you laugh? watch the video. It's unbelievable that he thinks he's filming the scenery for his son Mark when in fact it's a close-up of his face.

paddyann Wed 19-Jun-19 16:37:03

My GC ,they're a laugh a minute.The almost 10 year old does actions as she tells you something ,so when she was telling me about her "other granpa " and his big stomach she explained it by saying he tucks it all in his pants ...pulls imaginary pants away from her tummy and shows me how he tucks it in ..and then a perplexed look as she says ." and sometimes it DOESN'T all fit".I could write a book about their funny things and every day is a joy with them.Just as well as I see at least one of them every day

paddyann Wed 19-Jun-19 16:40:39

GabriellaG54 Many years ago we had a man come into our studio andask us to process his film ..a very tiny 110 negative was a new camera and he didn't want to trust just anyone with the results.We duly processed it and discovered exactly the shots you mention ,he had his camera the wrong way round and it was ears and noses in every shot .When he finally mastered it he came in with pictures of the and was a bit disappointed the moon wasn't very clear in his tiny negs .

Elvive Wed 19-Jun-19 17:14:51

fairisle Wed 19-Jun-19 18:38:52

I still laugh at John Cleese hitting his car with a tree branch!grin

gulligranny Wed 19-Jun-19 22:29:20

One of my friends was out walking her dog and paused to admire a swanky new shed in someone's garden. There was a brass plate attached saying "Lady Cave" (as opposed to Man Cave, presumably).

Now I don't know what you ladies out there might think, but to us that meant only one thing..... and we were both struck with one of those laughing fits where you can't get your breath and end up with an ache round your ribs.

Then we speculated about whether the female owner of this shed could in fact be said to have put it in her Lady Garden , which started us off again! Childish? Probably, but the shared laughter (we live more than 400 miles apart) was wonderful.

annifrance Thu 20-Jun-19 09:40:50

An English couple near us have named their house 'Quatre Bougies'!!! It's hilarious explaining that to the French!

Love Miranda Hart.

polnan Thu 20-Jun-19 09:46:51

Takes a lot to make me laugh
recently started watching Whatever happened to the Likely Lads, and I lol

four candles.... doesn`t make me lol, but I smile a lot

Craftycat Thu 20-Jun-19 10:00:27

Victoria Wood, Peter Kay, Fawlty Towers, Gavin & Stacy, Pythons etc all brilliant but some modern comedies are great too. I loved IT Crowd & am enjoying Year of the Rabbit & I liked Zapped!
Classics like Morecambe & Wise with Andre Previn will always continue to entertain.

nipsmum Thu 20-Jun-19 10:01:11

My 2 daughters and I don't get together very often but we had a meal together on Monday and were in tears of laughter about the children and the antics of a previous Springer spaniel that we all loved to pieces. It was so good because it doesn't happen very often.

Glammy57 Thu 20-Jun-19 10:09:41

Dave Allen was very funny, saw him “live” once. Shappi Khorsandi, Paul Merton. The American sitcom ‘Frasier’ was brilliant, Only Fools and Horses.

Rufus2 Thu 20-Jun-19 10:18:27

newspaper / ipad joke from 'Humour Again'
Thanks be to GreatNan! There are hundreds more to follow. The "spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti, two with meatballs, one without" is hilarious!; It's stuck in my brain like a tune that won't go away! grin

EllanVannin Thu 20-Jun-19 10:26:39

I enjoy some of the American humour too.

Johno Thu 20-Jun-19 10:34:49

Ha ha that is very funny. My father in law took many photos while on holiday in Greece in 2004. (2 weeks) got home, no film in the camera. I love satire. The funniest thing I have ever seen is Graham Norton doing the Queen song, Bohemian Rapsody, in the Caves in a Father Ted episode - The Mainland - cracks me up. Bill Burr is great. I almost died when my wife said to me.. "Why has Steven Hawkings got an American accent, isn't he British"?? I stopped breathing, literally, from laughing so much.

Caramelkeg Thu 20-Jun-19 10:38:39

My son laughed until tears poured down his face the other day when my cat jumped on my lap while I was eating dinner and parked her backside in my pasta. Funnily enough I didn't find it quite so hilarious, although the "What?" expression on her face made me smile!

Margs Thu 20-Jun-19 10:48:12

Reading Larry the Downing Street Cat's Twitter page.

Aepgirl Thu 20-Jun-19 10:51:52

I was with a friend at the Garter Day at Windsor Castle this week. She took countless photos on her phone, but said that as the sun was so bright she could only see her reflection in the screen - it was then that we realised that she had taken selfies for about an hour!

Noname Thu 20-Jun-19 10:55:04

I have a WhatsApp group with my two daughters! Their comments and the banter between us has me in stitches regularly! Bless them! 😂

b1zzle Thu 20-Jun-19 14:31:51

Yesterday's post about vaginal steam cleaning and a brilliant riposte about whether or not Dyson would bring out a new nozzle. Had me crying with laughter!

Diggingdoris Thu 20-Jun-19 14:38:39

Thank you Bradfordlass for reminding me how great Peter Kay is. I was laughing out loud! Victoria Wood , Eric and Ernie, Two Ronnies, Michael McIntyre all very clever humour. Years ago I saw Jethro on stage and laughed from start to finish. Has he retired?
A good laugh is better than medicine, my Nan used to say; how true.

KatyK Thu 20-Jun-19 15:07:19

Peter Kay makes me laugh, also Billy Connolly. I used to love Morecambe and Wise, some sitcoms such as Only Fools, The Good Life, Man about the House. I can't think of one 'modern' comedian who makes me laugh -John Bishop sometimes.

KatyK Thu 20-Jun-19 15:08:15

I also loved Ever Decreasing Circles.

schnackie Thu 20-Jun-19 15:54:37

What a great thread! I think Peter Kay is my favourite, along with all the others mentioned, especially One Foot in the Grave. There was a long special, One Foot in the Algarve with Peter Cook, and I nearly passed out with laughter. Also as previous posters have said, watching anything funny with my daughter or son makes it so much more special. I live alone and sometimes feel like a t**t laughing so hard by myself.

cupcake1 Thu 20-Jun-19 16:30:57

I too love Would I Lie To You, makes me howl with laughter, the one where Lee Mack said he’d been invited to the Royal wedding this year had me in absolute stitches!! I used to love Michael Crawford in Some Mother’s Do Ave Em - not so sure whether it would have the same appeal now though!

SirChenjin Thu 20-Jun-19 16:44:54

All the take-offs that French and Saunders do - their impressions of the major movies like Mama Mia done with straight faces have me in stitches and Micky Flanagan with his completely irreverent take on the world. I'm also really enjoying Year of the Rabbit with Matt Berry at the moment - I like that slightly off the wall, dead-pan comedy.

FC61 Thu 20-Jun-19 16:51:16

I have a whole collection of YouTube’s that have me in stitches. I keep them for rainy days. Here’s one.
PS Thanks for the Peter Kay Bradford Lass ! That’s hilarious , brought tears to my eyes I laughed so much