I was introduced to British comedy from late night TV screenings of the classic Ealing Studio films like "The Lavender Hill Mob", "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and the "Carry-On" series, "Morgan: a suitable case for treatment" as well as the radio classics like Spike Milligan's "Goon Show", recordings of "Beyond the Fringe", films by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. TV also brought us "Monty Python's Flying Circus", "Dad's Army", "Are You Being Served" "Allo! Allo!", "Benny Hill"... you name it.
PBS and BBC America are favorite stations because of the comedy material.