William Regal has opened up about his comedy tastes and says he is no fan of the stand-up stylings of Jerry Seinfeld and British comedy megastar Michael McIntyre.
There are many differences in culture between the UK and USA, while baseball is the national pastime in the States, football (or soccer) is the national obsession in all corners of the UK. Don’t ever ask a Brit to put biscuits in their gravy and surely no American can explain why the country seemed to take to James Corden so well.
Another difference between the two nations is their sense of humour. Speaking on his Gentleman Villain podcast [first available at AdFreeShows.com], AEW’s William Regal explained that he gets American humour, it’s just that there’s one certain stars stand-up act he cannot get into:
“I get American humour. I get Doug Stanhope, he makes me laugh. He makes me laugh hysterically. I’m a big fan. And there’s many others, right? You know, there’s Richard Pryor. I can go on and on and on and on and on. There’s a lot of people who make me laugh.”
“I watched Jerry Seinfeld and I just go ‘oh,’ I used to watch his show and I love the show. And I love the characters but when I watched him do his stand-up and I go ‘oh.’ Then I started watching Curb [Your Enthusiasm] and then I go that’s why it works because Larry David makes me laugh my head off. He’s the funny one and just happens to be right in my [opinion].”
“Now that’s gonna offend people. It’s not, it’s like wrestling, It’s a personal choice of what you like. If you like somebody – just he [Jerry Seinfeld] doesn’t do it for me. I get it. I get how good he is.”
William Regal went on to explain that there is a certain comedian from the UK that he is no fan of either. Michael McIntyre is one of the biggest entertainment acts in the country, but according to Regal, there’s nothing funny about him:
“There’s a fella in England who is one of the highest grossing comedians ever, Michael McIntyre. It is about as funny as a burning orphanage to me. I mean, I just don’t find him funny at all. Nothing in the slightest makes me laugh about it, nothing. In fact, he annoys me, but I go bravo because he’s doing well. Right he is obviously, there’s enough people that he’s selling out arenas, but if it doesn’t work for me, it’s not wrong. It’s just me.”
William Regal has previously publicly named Mat Ricardo who frequently plays shows in Blackpool, England as his favourite comedian. In addition, Regal is an avid fan of criminally under-rated English sitcom Early Doors and Scottish seminal comedy, Still Game.
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