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Have A Go At Our Comedy Trivia Test!

Only Fools and Horses
British Actors Lennard Pearce; David Jason And Nicholas Lyndhurst Stars of the BBC TV comedy series ‘Only Fools and Horses’. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)

Comedy has been a genre for as long as genres have needed defining. But how does your general knowledge and trivia add up?

  • Comedy, in terms of performance, is considered to have started in Ancient Greece in 446 BCE. But what was the focus of this old comedy?

    • Political Satire
    • Sexual
    • Slapstick
    • Situational Comedy
  • A classic of seasides nationwide, Punch and Judy were first introduced to the British public in what year?

    • 1066
    • 1444
    • 1662
    • 1793
  • Everyone knows Shakespeare wrote comedies, that were often light-hearted in nature, but what other two genres did he specialise in?

    • Horror and History
    • Tragedy and History
    • Educational and Horror
    • Childrens and Tragedy
  • Joseph Grimaldi is considered to be the first mainstream clown. But what was the name of his clowning persona?

    • Grimly
    • Monkey
    • Joey
    • Dylan
  • Everyone knows Morecambe and Wise, Laurel and Hardy and Fry and Laurie… but who performed with Dean Martin?

    • Jerry Lewis
    • Frank Sinatra
    • Johnny Wayne
    • Dan Rowan
  • American’s are famous for stealing British shows and claiming it as their own, but approximately how many comedy shows have been nicked by our cousins from across the pond?

    • 125
    • 8
    • 22
    • 73
  • The Theatres Act of what year abolished a 1737 censorship of the theatre, meaning performance scripts had to be approved by the government?

    • 1997
    • 1883
    • 2003
    • 1968
  • Getting into comedy can be hard without help! Which Friends star only had $11 to their name before they made it big?

    • Matt Le Blanc
    • Matthew Perry
    • Jennifer Aniston
    • Lisa Kudrow
  • In 1989 Monty Python star Graham Chapman died. But who, in his eulogy, was the first to use the work “fuck” in a televised British memorial?

    • Eric Idle
    • Terry Gilliam
    • Terry Jones
    • John Cleese
  • What year did ChuckleVision first appear on screen?

    • 1991
    • 1983
    • 1987
    • 2000
  • Where was the classic Allo Allo set?

    • Nouvion
    • Paris
    • Calais
    • Nancy
  • According to IMDb, what is the highest rated British TV comedy?

    • Only Fools and Horses
    • The Office
    • Fawlty Towers
    • Black Adder

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