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What comedic styles rules supreme, British dry humor or American slapstick? The answer isn’t as simple as you think YouTube screenshot

It’s a debate that has been revisited countless times since the invention of the laugh track: the great comedy showdown between the United States and Brits across the pond.

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The two countries’ styles are obviously distinct.

America is known for its rather raunchy and slapstick shtick, whereas Britain boasts a dry, intellectual humor.

This video tries to break down the differences in the two schools of comedy and compares these readily rehashed mantras to current trends in the industry.

The line blurs a little bit, which only fuels the great debate.

What country do you think should be crowned comedic champion?

Jacob Gedetsis wants to live in a world where coffee is free, where he has more real friends than Facebook friends and where Cleveland sports teams win every game. A Cleveland native, he is currently a rising junior studying English and journalism at Syracuse University. In Washington D.C., he is ...Read more
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