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A Global Riot of Comedy
"Comedy of Errors is one of the liveliest teams on Funtrivia. So we decided to celebrate our global membership and our team name with a jointly written quiz on the comedy theme. We now proudly present the Comedy of Errors on World Tour!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who is the multi-talented Australian actor who began his career as a stand-up comedian, before appearing in the Australian comedy sketch TV series "Full Frontal" from 1993 to 1996? He subsequently starred in several Hollywood blockbusters including "Troy" and "Hulk".
One of Canadian comedian Howie Mandel's funniest ongoing skits as a stand-up comedian was when he played the character of a little boy named Bobby, imitating a young child's voice and reactions. Which of the following forms of entertainment did this skit go on to develop into?
Which English actor's talents took him from being a radio Goon to causing havoc as Inspector Clouseau?
The team of Sitch, Cilauro, Kennedy, Gleisner and Hirsh have produced the classic Australian comedy movies "The Dish" (2000) and "The Castle" (1997). What is the name of their production company? (Hint: opposite of lazy cat?)
Anzac and Oatcake Productions
Working Dog Productions
Which legendary British comedian, whose nickname was The Cheeky Chappie, offered his audience a choice of jokes from either the 'White Book' or the 'Blue Book'?
By what name is New Zealand-born former comedienne Pamela Stephenson now better known?
Dr Pamela Connolly
Mr Pete Stephens
Sister Mary Agnes
Pam Jones, Australian Minister for the Interior
What is the name of the Australian comedian who played the part of Mrs Hogget in the Academy Award winning film "Babe" (1995), about a pig who wanted to be a sheepdog?
Comedian Billy Connolly starred opposite Judi Dench in which 1997 film about Queen Victoria's Scottish servant?
"Ah ya will, ya will, ya will!" is a well known catchphrase of the ubiquitous character Mrs Doyle in the Craggy Island sitcom "Father Ted". In what Irish county, also the burial place of poet W.B. Yeats, was actress Pauline McLynn - who played Mrs Doyle - born in? "Go on, go on, go on!"
What was the name of Dame Edna Everage's 'bridesmaid' and ever-faithful companion until her death?
Brent Butt was the star of the highly successful Canadian TV comedy "Corner Gas". What is the fictional Canadian prairie town - with its local newspaper nicknamed "The Howler" - where this series took place?
Merrymas, British Columbia
Havelock, New Brunswick
Iron Bridge, Ontario
Dog River, Saskatchewan
Robin Williams has voiced a genie, a robot, and given life to Peter Pan. He's also played a teacher, masqueraded as an old woman, and even played a doctor - but it was his role on which sitcom that started his rise to fame?
Mork & Mindy
Laverne & Shirley
What was the long-running BBC Northern Ireland satirical comedy, which began in 1995, that poked fun at politicians, prejudices and stereotypes associated with the North of Ireland's "troubles"? (Hint: something you might say to a brain 'melter'?)
Give My Head Peace
Love Across the Barricades
Two Ceasefires and a Wedding
A Bridge Too Far
Which US comedian's long running sitcom featured a reference to Superman in every episode?
In which of the following tv comedy shows was Canadian character actor John Candy a regular?
The Carol Burnett Show
Saturday Night Live
The Red Green Show
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Compiled Jun 28 12