Rowan Atkinson believes Big Bang Theory is better than new British comedy and shared that he currently prefers comedy from across the pond.
The 65-year-old actor, who recently confessed he doesn’t enjoy playing Mr Bean, revealed he’s a big fan of Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and the gang, and reckons the show is funnier than anything the UK currently has to offer.
‘I like American things,’ Rowan shared. ‘Endless repeats of Friends and The Big Bang Theory. I tend to enjoy traditional sitcom formats.
‘They say that the best sitcoms have five or six characters and are set in three rooms – that’s what both those shows are.’
Big Bang Theory ran from 2007 to 2019 and spanned an impressive 12 series.
He added to the Radio Times: ‘There’s not a lot that makes me laugh on British TV at the moment.’
What about This Country? Derry Girls? Fleabag?
Despite his hang-up about the current state of British comedy, Rowan did suggest that Blackadder could return in the future.
Asked whether his character Edmund could return for a fifth series – which would be the first since 1989’s Blackadder Goes Forth – it seems there is a glimmer of hope for fans.
‘It’s certainly not impossible,’ he told the publication. ‘That’s about as optimistic as I can be, and I’d rather not speculate on when it could be set.
‘But Blackadder represented the creative energy we all had in the 80s. To try to replicate that 30 years on wouldn’t be easy.’
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