This is still a funny programme, written and delivered brilliantly. It didn't fail to make me smile and laugh.
I would add that the option to turn off the canned laughter saved my life. It ruined the first couple of episodes for me as I didn't realise you could turn it off.
I have been reliably informed it was put on for the American broadcast to give the US audience a cue as to what they should find funny. The writing in this is so good you really don't need a prompt (and if you do for anything it's not worth laughing at). They didn't show it with the canned laughter when it was originally shown in the UK, which I was relieved to learn as that wasn't how I had remembered it.