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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Whether they've been set around kitchen tables or living room sofas, family sitcoms have been a staple of British and American TV for decades. We've rounded up 20 of the most famous funny families - with clips from the shows. Did your favourite make it in there?

Click on the image above to see who's in the top 20 -
and click on the links below for more great comedy

VIDEO: Parkour Dog Shows Off Amazing Skills
Who Else Is Holed Up In The Ecuadorean Embassy?
VIDEO: Baby Giggles At Jumping Cat
Edinburgh Fringe: Where's The Audience?
VIDEO: Mobile Phone-Throwing Championships
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Taylor Glenn: Rape Jokes in Comedy: It's About the Comic and the Context
Rape and violence against women could, with care, become one of those issues we take over as comics and turn the message around - perhaps in the same way that non-white comedians have had to tackle racism over decades, or gay comics the topic of homophobia.
Catie Wilkins: Will Joy Help Me Get Through The Last Bit Of The Edinburgh Fringe?
Things have definitely improved since the Olympics finished. But not quite as dramatically as everyone hoped. If the Olympics and Edinburgh were like some kind of patronage divorce - forcing punters to choose between one or the other; then now that the dust has settled, just like in a real divorce, everyone is flat broke.
Alice Cooper: A Rock Star's Guide to Coping After Not Getting Your Grades at School
So I've heard that this week is the dreaded week when students find out whether or not they got the A-level grades they were after. Scarier than Halloween? Maybe. Sure I think education is super-important, and hopefully the effort you put into your studies will wow the crowd and get you where you want to go. But now I think it's time to tell you a little story about my total complete lack of academic will power. It's this underlying lack of interest in all of the pencils, books, teachers, dirty looks... all of this led me to write a song called School's Out. Maybe you've heard it...
Harry Deansway: The BBC: The Real Threat To The Fringe
With audience numbers down and the increasing commercialization of the Fringe Harry Deasway reckons the last thing we need is a BBC funded Edinburgh venue.
The Dog-Eared Collective: A Stich in Time - The Dog-Eared Collective Reveal Where They Were Hiding Out During the First Week of the Festival
It is clear The Dog-Eared Collective will never be famous for their diary keeping. Sammy Pepys or Adrian Mole we are not! At the start of the Fringe we agreed to blog for the lovely Huffington Post but have failed to do so, until now.
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