I guess the name Ronnie Corbett doesn't mean a lot to most people in the US but he formed part of a comedy duo, the Two Ronnies, the other half being comedy actor Ronnie Barker who died a few years ago.
Ronnie Corbett was only around 5ft tall but was a gifted comedian and actor who got his first big break on The Frost Report, David Frost's TV show in Britain.
The Two Ronnies was a favourite TV show on BBC from 1971-87 and many original iconic sketches can still be seem on youtube, the Four Candles sketch being one of them. I'm not sure whether or not the humour appeals to Americans but some sketches are comedy classics to my eyes.