When Were We Funniest?

When Were We Funniest? G.O.L.D brings you the grand final of When We Were Funniest? Thursday 18th December at 10pm!

nav_logoBrand new and exclusive to G.O.L.D. is When Were We Funniest? A year-long celebration of some of Britain's best comedy, spanning five different decades.

Envied by the rest of the world, and one of our most successful exports, British comedy has produced some legendary writers, performers and characters down the years.

nav_groupFrom Hancock and Steptoe and Son in the 1960s, Tommy Cooper and Fawlty Towers in the 1970s, The Young Ones and Blackadder in the 1980s, Absolutely Fabulous and Alan Partridge in the 1990s, and all the way through to Little Britain and The Office in the noughties.

The year-long series features comedy luminaries including Meera Syal, Martin Freeman, Phill Jupitus and Jo Brand all vying for the public to vote for their favourite decade of comedy, from the sixties to the noughties.

nav_aboutThe studio-based launch show on 28 February, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, will see the line-up of advocates share their passion for their comedy decade and show a personal and unique choice of clips to back up their argument.

Meet the Advocates

img_freeman01The '60s advocate is actor Martin Freeman, star of hit TV sitcom The Office.

img_syal01The '70s advocate is actress and writer Meera Syal, star of The Kumars at No. 42.

img_brand01The '80s advocate is legendary funny woman and quiz show host, Jo Brand.

img_jupitus01The '90s advocate is comedian, disc jockey, TV presenter and writer Phil Jupitus.

img_boyle01The '00s advocate is the award winning top Scottish stand up comedian Frankie Boyle.

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