Nothing to do with not liking Benny Hill.
It's to do with the generation that did nearly being dead.
If you were 20 when Benny was on TV, you'll be over 60 now.
Welcome to Britain, where our comedy is up to date, the US find it 20 years later where they think it's still funny for 20 years after that.
Seriously, guys, we had Red Dwarf in the 80's/90's and the first mention I've ever seen in the US (apart from the atrocious Americanised US pilot) was in Big Bang Theory only a handful of years ago. Red Dwarf has been dead and buried since I was in secondary school.
Same with your Monty Python fetish. It was funny AT THE TIME for being outlandish, outrageous, different. That was in the 70's, ffs. It's old hat and hasn't actually been freshly funny for my entire life, yet if a Brit talks to a US person about comedy, I guarantee you they will come up (I'm a Brit, I have proven this statistically by my various encounters...)
It's not that "it's not funny", it's that it was funny BEFORE WE WERE BORN, or so long ago that nobody remembers. Since then, so much else has come and gone that's so much funnier, that by comparison it's archaic.
But you guys never seem to see that stuff.
Re-runs are the death of comedy like that, which was based on shock, rudeness, at-the-time-bordering-on-the-inappropriate, and stars that were still alive. Benny Hill has been dead for 20-something years and hasn't been on TV for over 30-something years, and that was in his later years when he just wasn't funny any more.
Hell, he starred in the ORIGINAL Italian Job and that was made in 1969.
It's like all of us here in Britain crowing about how funny I Love Lucy "is".