Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (aka House) are a crack up. I recently netflixed their show "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" -- a variety show they did back in the day -- and loved it. It's like Saturday Night Live (the skits) or Monty Python -- skit after skit, with a few song and dance numbers thrown in, and an occasional guest. But mostly it's the two of them, getting silly.
Part of the reason I checked out the show, and also some Monty Python, is that I've been toying with the idea of writing some sort of comic variety show for the stage, to punctuate my interminable darkness. We'll see. I have ideas coming out my ears right now, and not enough hours in the day. But I could do worse than to mess around with a bit of comedy with these fellows as a guide... They're fearless. That's the key. One should always be fearless when you're writing.