Scene from the movie Waking Ned Divine

Here’s a list of my all-time favorites…

1. Waking Ned Devine starring Ian Bannen and David Kelly

David Kelly in Waking Ned Devine

2. The Great Dictator starring Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler (and a Jew) in the Great Dictator

3. Keeping Up Appearances BBC comedy TV series starring Patricia Routledge

Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances

4. Fawlty Towers BBC comedy TV series starring John Cleese

John Cleese in Fawlty Towers

… and Andrew Sachs as the lovable, if slightly confused, “Manuel”

Andrew Sachs as Manuel in Fawlty Towers

And, most recently, I can’t get enough of…

5. Burn Notice US TV clever comedy-thriller show starring Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar

Burn Notice with Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar


Laughter is an instant vacation.  ~ Milton Berle

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.  ~Victor Borge

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.  ~ Yiddish Proverb

A man isn’t poor if he can still laugh.  ~ Raymond Hitchcock

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.  ~ Irish Proverb


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