Rowan Atkinson’s Guide to Visual Comedy

Several years ago I read about an English television special from Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean).   It was his Guide to Visual Comedy.  I eventually found a company that produced NTSC VHS tapes of British imports, and I got a copy.  It is a fun and informative introduction to some basic techniques of physical comedy.  He shows clips and acts out examples of what he is talking about.

It was uploaded to youtube, but 1 of the 5 parts has been blocked.  I’m guessing because it contained a clip that the original producers didn’t want online.   Also, embedding is disabled.  The program was called “Laughing Matters.” and here it has subtitles in Dutch, I’m guessing.

Laughing Matters part 1

Laughing Matters part 2

Laughing Matters part 3

Laughing Matters part 5

1 thought on “Rowan Atkinson’s Guide to Visual Comedy”

  1. The subtitles are indeed in Dutch. Thanks for showing the way to this tv special. I used it a long time ago when I still taught English in secondary school but I had lost track of it.

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