I was steered to a BBC comedy called “QI” (for Quite Interesting). Hosted by Stephen Fry, it is very hard to describe in a few words, but it is fast-paced, literate, funny, and could never be shown on network TV in North America.
It’s structured somewhat like a quiz show, with Fry acting as the quizmaster. The contestants are British stand-up comics, literati, and general celebrity types. Fry asks a question (from science, literature, history, etc.) and the contestants get points for giving interesting answers, right or wrong. They are heavily penalized for giving boring or expected answers.
I found it on YoTube, and it’s given me hours of laughter.