Saturday, September 23, 2006
As a plug for his new 'comedy' web site, John O'Farrell complains that the British don't do internet humour. Inevitably his site is about as funny as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. This reminds me that, years ago, there was some poll in which people were asked if they had a sense of humour - 98 per cent said they had. This precisely reflects my own intuition that about 2 per cent of the population actually have a sense of humour. A Russian TV crew once interviewed me about British comedy."So,' came the final question in comedy Russian accent, 'Mr Appleyard, do you have sense of humour?' 'No,' I replied. They fell about.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:41 am