Most people these days recognize Hugh Laurie as the surly doctor on that biomedical propaganda machine of a show called "House" and while I'm fairly satisfied that he's getting his due as an actor, I'm a bit despondent that his earlier work as a comedian hasn't seemed to been pulled into the spot light with him. How funny was Laurie? I submit Exhibit B:
As many of you probably know, Laurie's mastery of physical comedy and blustery dialogue made him the first choice for playing dim-witted and excessively cheerful english gentleman in some of the most hilarious english comedies of all time. I don't believe that the world will ever see a better Bertram Wooster. If you haven't had a chance to check any of his early work, use the internets.
Blackadder (Recommended: Duel and Duality and Major Star)
Jeeves and Wooster (only one episode here)
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (also just a few episodes)
If anyone has any better links for these shows, please let me know; And dear god stop watching "House."