Dead Men Left

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Funny peculiar it is, then

Very quickly: Readers' Digest Top 20 Funniest Britons predictably awful - would the Dead Men Left Top 20 Funniest Britons be any better? Thanks to everyone who contributed. Carefully collating the responses, adding up votes for, taking away votes against, we have :

1. Chris Morris (splendid - see this excellent fan-site, hat tip to Nick Barlow)
2. Peter Kay
3. The sell-out, Ben Elton
4. Rowan bloody Atkinson equal with Richard Herring and Stewart Lee (how? how?)
5. John sodding Cleese

...followed by a rather mixed bag of Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr, Mark Thomas, Eddie Izzard, "everybody in Friday/Saturday Night Armstice", Freddie Frinton, Frank Skinner, John Majoir, Alexei Sayle, Rob Newman, Peter Baynham, Jennifer Saunders, Rik Mayall, Leonard Rossiter, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Victoria Wood, Armando Iannucci and Peter Cook.

Needless to say, I am sorely disappointed...