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Published on Aug 12, 2011
This is from talking funny. Read this if you enjoy comedy... All these guys are Legends in their own right, but in this clip I don't think the American comedians pick up on Ricky Gervais' double entendre. He uses emphasis and timing to turn "sh*t jokes" (jokes about sh*t) into "sh*t jokes" (jokes that are sh*t). None of the other American comedians seemed to pick up on this. I picked up on this immediately being English myself. This I feel is something very common in British comedy, double entendres,... (play on words). I must say, I'm often good at recognising social cues and body language but whether they shrugged this off as 'lame', from an American comedic point of view... I don't know, or were they oblivious to the intention of the joke? What do you think? Just to make it clear, I'm not hating on American comedy or comedians.