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Best Ever Comedy Quiz




Here is a 'Best Ever Comedy Quiz' to get your group laughing. It comes in four parts - Comedians, Comedy Duos, TV Sitcoms & Movies.


Clues are provided to help members identify the person, people, programmes or films from the photographs and comedy clips are linked below to enliven the group. Also interspersed are some themed songs for singalongs.


I hope you have fun with this one. If you click on the first photo a slide show will open, or you could take screenshots and print the grouped photos off for the tables.


Some feedback would be great x




Discussion


Ask members what makes them laugh?

Have they a favourite comedian or TV sitcom?

Has anyone got a good joke to tell? (see below)

What, other than comedy, makes people happy?

Who is their favourite person?

What is their favourite pastime?




Idioms


Complete these well known phrases together ...


- Smile from ear to EAR


- Grin like a Cheshire CAT


- Crack a SMILE


- Put a smile on someone's FACE


- Grin and BEAR IT


- Smile and the world smiles with you; cry and you cry ALONE


- Cheer UP


- Good for a LAUGH


- Her face lit UP


- Laugh your head OFF


- The cat who got the CREAM


- Have the last LAUGH


- Smile, it might never HAPPEN


- Smile, you're on candid CAMERA


- Turn that frown UPSIDE DOWN


- It only hurts when I LAUGH


- Laughter is the best MEDICINE


- Say CHEESE



What do these acronyms stand for ...


LOL - Laugh Out Loud (There is a story that David Cameron used LOL in a text to a friend who had just lost a relative, thinking it stood for 'Lots Of Love'. Oops!)


ROLF - Rolling On The Floor Laughing





Round 1. Name The Comedian


Clues:


Ooh, you are awful, but I like you!”

"All done in the best possible taste!"

'Comic Relief' founder

'The Big Yin'

Norman Pitkin

"Just like that!"

"Is it on t'trolley?"

Tickling stick

"May your God go with you."

'The Office'

'Mr Bean'

'8 Out Of 10 Cats'

"Garlic bread - it's the future, I've tasted it."

"Hello Possums."

'Knowing Me, Knowing You'

'The Royale Family'




Singalong ...



You could hear the hoof beats pound As they raced across the ground And the clatter of the wheels As they spun round and round And he galloped into Market Street His badge upon his chest His name was Ernie And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west


Now Ernie loved a widow A lady known as Sue She lived all alone in Linley Lane At number twenty two They said she was too good for him She was haughty, proud and chic But Ernie got his cocoa there Three times every week They called him Ernie (Ernie) And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west


She said she'd like to bathe in milk He said alright sweetheart And when he finished work one night He loaded up the cart He said you wanted pasturised 'Cause pasturised is best She says Ernie I'll be happy If it comes up to me chest And that tickled old Ernie (Ernie) And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west


Now Ernie had a rival An evil looking man Called Two Ton Ted from Teddington And he drove the bakers van He tempted her with his treacle tarts And his tasty wholemeal bread And when she saw the size Of his hot meat pies It very near turned her head She nearly swooned at his macaroon And he said now if you treat me right You'll have hot rolls evry morning And crumpets every night He knew once she'd sampled his layer cake He'd have his wicked way And all Ernie had to offer Was a pint of milk a day Poor Ernie (Ernie) And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west


One lunchtime Ted saw Ernie's horse and cart outside her door It drove him mad to find it was still there at half past four And as he leaped down from of his van Hot blood through his veins did course And he went across to Ernie's cart And he didnarf kick his horse Who's name was Trigger (Trigger) And he pulled the fastest milkcart in the west


Now Ernie rushed out into the street His goldtop in his hand He said if you want to marry susie You'll fight for her like a man Oh why don't we play cards for her He sneeringly replied And just to make it interesting We'll have a shilling on the side

Now Ernie dragged him from his van And beneath the blazing sun They stood there face to face And Ted went for his bun But Ernie was to quick Things didn't go the way ted planned And a strawberry flavoured youghurt Sent it spinning from his hand

Now Sue she ran between them And tried to keep them apart And Ernie pushed her aside And a rock cake caught him underneath his heart And he looked up in pained surprise As the concrete hardened crust Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye And Ernie bit the dust Poor Ernie (Ernie) And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west


Ernie was only fifty-two, he didn't want to die Now he's gone to make deliveries In that milkround in the sky Where the customers are angels And ferocious dogs are banned And a milkmans life is full of fun In that fairy dairy land But a woman's needs are many fold And Sue she married Ted But strange things happened on their wedding night As they lay in their bed Was that the trees a rustling Or the hinges of the gate Or Ernies ghostly goldtop a rattling in their crate They won't forget Ernie (Ernie) And he drove the fastest milkcart in the west







Round 2. Name The Comedy Duo


Clues:


'Road To Singapore'

"That's another fine mess you've gotten me into!"

"I'm playing all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order."

"And it's good night from him."

'Not The 9 O'clock News'

'The Comic Strip Presents'

'Little Britain'

Bud & Lou

Syd & Eddie

"To me, to you."

'Cambridge Footlights'

"Rock on Tommy!"

'The Young Ones'

'Shooting Stars'

"The Management."

"Fandabidosi!"




Singalong ...



Bring me sunshine In your smile Bring me laughter All the while In this world where we live There should be more happiness So much joy you can give To each brand new bright tomorrow


Make me happy Through the years Never bring me Any tears Let your arms be as warm As the sun from up above Bring me fun Bring me sunshine Bring me Love


Bring me sunshine In your smile Bring me laughter All the while In this world where we live There should be more happiness So much joy you can give To each brand new bright tomorrow


Make me happy Through the years Never bring me Any tears Let your arms be as warm As the sun from up above Bring me fun Bring me sunshine Bring me Love, sweet love Bring me fun Bring me sunshine Bring me Love Hey!





Round 3. Name The TV Sitcom


Clues:


"The Bucket residence, the lady of the house speaking!"

“But at seven o'clock tonight my pussy's expecting to see a friendly face.”

"Hello Campers!"

'The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies'

"I am from Barcelona."

Turnip

"Thank You For Being A Friend."

"I don't believe it!"

"Rodney, you plonker!"

"... Flock Together."

Norman Stanley Fletcher

"No. No. No. No. Yes."

"They don't like it up 'em."

"Oo Betty!"

"Sweety darling."

'Central Perk'




Singalong ...



You promised me, green grass, not to tell what you heard.

Whispering Grass, say! you can't keep your word, keep your word.


Why do you whisper, green grass?

Why tell the trees what ain't so ?

Whispering Grass, the trees don't have to know.

No, No, Why tell them all your secrets?

Who kissed there long ago?

Whispering grass, the trees don't need to know.


Don't you tell it to the breeze 'cause she will tell the birds and bees

And ev'ryone will know because you told the blabbering trees

Yes, you told them once before;

It's no secret any more.


Why tell them all the old things?

They're buried under the snow.

Whispering Grass, don't tell the trees

'Cause the trees don't need to know.

Why do you whisper, green grass?

Why tell the trees what ain't so ?

Whispering Grass, the trees don't have to know.

No, No, Why tell them all your secrets?

Who kissed there long ago?


Whispering grass, the trees don't need to know.

Don't you tell it to the breeze 'cause she will tell the birds and bees

And ev'ryone will know because you told the blabbering trees

Yes, you told them once before;

It's no secret any more.

Why tell them all the old things?

They're buried under the snow.

Whispering Grass, don't tell the trees





Round 4. Name The Comedy Movie


Clues:


Dorothy Michaels, Hospital Administrator

"I'll have what she's having!"

Cameron Diaz & Ben Stiller

"Oh, Matron!"

"Don't call me Shirley!"

Billy Wilder

Inspector Clouseau

Groucho, Chico & Harpo

"He's been a very naughty boy."

Jamie Curtis

Euphegenia

Thanksgiving

Kevin McAllister

Maid Of Honour

"Nothing to see here!"

"Life is like a box of chocolates."






Some things in life are bad They can really make you mad Other things just make you swear and curse When you're chewing on life's gristle Don't grumble, give a whistle And this'll help things turn out for the best

Always look on the bright side of life Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten There's something you've forgotten And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing When you're feeling in the dumps Don't be silly chumps Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing Always look on the bright side of life Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd And death's the final word You must always face the curtain with a bow Forget about your sin Give the audience a grin Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So always look on the bright side of death A just before you draw your terminal breath Life's a piece of shit When you look at it Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true You'll see it's all a show Keep 'em laughin' as you go Just remember that the last laugh is on you Always look on the bright side of life Always look on the right side of life I mean, what have you got to lose? You know, you come from nothing You're going back to nothing What have you lost? Nothing Always look on the right side of life





Best Comedy Sketches


Take your pick ...



“And Fling!” sketch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdtb2KONpUQ (With a Vic & Bob 'Shooting Stars' parody at the end.

“What have the Romans ever done for us?” sketch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvPbj9NX0zc

'Where's the salad' sketch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLU4O5YqpQc

'Who does one think one is?' sketch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cQhdu6pQXs

'Agnes & Grace' sketch - https://fb.watch/fTQtWqPuwD/

'I'm A Lumberjack', Michael Palin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts

'Going for an English' sketch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-uEx_hEXAM