Andrea Mann
Andrea Mann is a writer of scripts, articles and sentences like this one. She used to be the Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, which involved watching an awful lot of cat videos. Now, she just watches cat videos on her own time.

You can find out more about her on her website - - and follow her on Twitter at @AndreaMann.

Entries by Andrea Mann

Refugees, Terrorists and the Ugly Truthiness

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (00:00)

It is, incredibly, exactly 10 years since the word 'truthiness' first appeared, courtesy of Stephen Colbert. I know this because I didn't just feel it to be true - I looked it up.


Yes, in October 2005, in the very first...

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You're Damn Right We're Crying Out for Leadership: An Open Letter to Andy Burnham

(11) Comments | Posted 27 July 2015 | (01:00)

Dear Andy,

I hope you don't mind me calling you Andy. I also hope you don't mind me writing you an open letter - rather than, say, an open email or an open text message, which seem to be the two preferred communication choices of Labour leadership/deputy leadership/mayoral candidates at...

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We Are 'One Nation', Says Woman On Gold Throne Wearing Diamond-Encrusted Crown As She Announces Further Austerity Measures

(227) Comments | Posted 27 May 2015 | (15:52)

A woman has unveiled the government's 'one nation' policies while sitting on a gold throne and wearing a crown encrusted with over 2,800 diamonds.

The woman - who is worth £340 million - announced measures which include freezing benefits, clamping down on strike action, seizing migrants' wages and...

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Labour of Love (Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Join a Political Party)

(4) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (01:00)

broadcast news

One of my favourite movies is Broadcast News - and one of its many, many wonderfully written, witty exchanges that has always stuck with me is the one above. Super-smart, super-informed TV news producer Jane Craig (Holly Hunter) schooling not-as-smart, super-handsome TV news...

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Man Has Weekend Off From Work

(1) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (10:50)

A man has had the weekend off from work.

The man walked out of his job on Friday, only to return on Monday.

He is now back at work as normal.

Did you leave your job on Friday and come back on Monday? We want to hear from you.

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Cabinet Reshuffle Latest: Herod Appointed Secretary Of State For Children

(2) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (10:47)

JUDEA - Herod has been appointed Secretary of State for Children in the latest Cabinet reshuffle in the Toryean kingdom.

Other notable appointments in the Roman senate include:

  • John Whittingdaleus - Culture Secretary, who said that the licence fee for papyrus was "worse than a poll tax".
  • ...
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Embarrassment As David Cameron Asks: 'What Is Football?'

(4) Comments | Posted 27 April 2015 | (13:14)

The Prime Minister admitted today that he had never heard of the game of 'football'.

"Football... is that the one that's like rugger, or the one that's like cricket?" Cameron asked when out on the campaign trail at the weekend.

"Either way, it's definitely my favourite sport. And I just...

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Wild Lynx Returning To Britain 'Is Typical Of Immigration Policy Gone Mad,' Says Ukip

(12) Comments | Posted 27 April 2015 | (12:33)

Ukip has hit out at plans to reintroduce the lynx to parts of the UK.

"This is typical of our failed immigration policy, which is now a free-for-all for whoever wants to enter our country," a Ukip spokesperson told HuffPost UK Comedy.

"We don't have the housing...

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Shock As 5,000 People Who Were Always Going To Vote Tory Say They're Voting Tory, In Letter Organised By Tories

(16) Comments | Posted 27 April 2015 | (11:30)

The general election took an unexpected twist today as people who were always intending to vote for the Conservatives openly admitted that they were backing the Conservatives.

The leaders of 5,025 small businesses signed the letter - which was hailed as 'exclusive' by The Daily Telegraph and organised...

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Election 2015: Tory Party Launches 'Right To Buy Votes' Campaign

(4) Comments | Posted 14 April 2015 | (12:21)

The Conservative Party launched its 'right to buy votes' policy today in its 2015 election manifesto.

The Tories' pledge to buy the working class vote by offering housing association tenants the chance to buy their own home was hailed as "yet another nail in the coffin for affordable...

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Man Eats Hot Dog With Knife And Fork To Avoid Looking Like An Idiot

(2) Comments | Posted 7 April 2015 | (14:28)

A man has eaten a hot dog with a knife and fork in order to avoid looking 'weird'.

It is believed that David Cameron made the decision so that he wouldn't be photographed eating the hot dog awkwardly with his hands.

As a result, he was photographed eating...

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Struggling Musicians Launch Crowdfunding Project 'Tidal'

(4) Comments | Posted 31 March 2015 | (12:47)

A group of up-and-coming musicians have joined together to launch a crowdfunding venture.

They are asking people to donate £20 a month to fund their pop careers through a music streaming service called 'Tidal'.

"It's really hard for struggling artists like us to receive adequate payment for...

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Which Should Be Britain's National Bird? Cast Your Vote Here!

(6) Comments | Posted 24 March 2015 | (17:29)

It's the third most exciting vote of 2015, after a) the general election and b) Eurovision.

It's the vote to decide which of our fine feathered friends should be the national bird of Britain.

Yes, America has its bald eagle, France has its cockerel, but Britain? Britain doesn't have a...

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The One-Star Amazon Reviews Of Nigel Farage's Book Are Hilarious

(32) Comments | Posted 23 March 2015 | (13:17)

nigel farage book quotes

Sadly, 'The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything' isn't a memoir by Prince about the year 1999.

It's Nigel Farage's latest tome (although at 320 pages, that description might be pushing it). And it's garnering some absolutely cracking reviews...

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Protests As Nigel Farage Invades Pub Where Drinkers Were Enjoying A Quiet Sunday Lunch

(50) Comments | Posted 23 March 2015 | (11:16)

Nigel Farage has been branded "scum" after he interrupted a pleasant afternoon in a pub.

Migrants, breastfeeding mothers and gay people were among the diverse patrons who were enjoying a quiet Sunday lunch in the pub when Farage and his family - also known as his 'entourage' -...

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The 14 Most Fecking Stupid Things Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Has Ever Done

(39) Comments | Posted 17 March 2015 | (12:26)

He's just come under fire for making a "patronising" St Patrick's Day message (see video below). But is this latest gaffe the worst thing Tony Abbott has ever done? There are some strong contenders...

SEE ALSO: Tony Abbott's Top 10 Quotes

We think we should...

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Millionaire Web Marketer Had Second Job As MP

(11) Comments | Posted 16 March 2015 | (12:49)

A self-proclaimed "multi-millionaire web marketer" has confessed to having a second job as an MP.

For years, Michael Green denied that he was also operating as the so-called Member for Parliament Grant Shapps.

But now, thanks to a recording published by The Guardian, his second job working for...

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Two Italian Tourists Arrested For Carving Initials Into Ancient American Monument

(5) Comments | Posted 10 March 2015 | (17:43)

Two Italians have been arrested after they were caught scratching their initials into an ancient American monument - and then posing for a selfie with their handiwork.

The two women, aged 21 and 25, used a coin to engrave the initials 'J' and 'N' into the walls of...

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£8k Could Buy You An Apple Watch Edition. Or It Could Pay For All This Good Work By 11 Leading Charities

(0) Comments | Posted 10 March 2015 | (15:44)

If you think £299 is extravagant for a timepiece, then how about £8,000?

Yes, the starting price for the new Apple Watch Edition is a cool £8,000.

So if you're stupidly rich, and you're reading this, and you're thinking of buying an Apple Watch Edition, could...

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Complaints About House Prices Up By 8% In A Year

(4) Comments | Posted 9 March 2015 | (16:46)

Complaints about the rising cost of housing are on the rise, new figures show.

The number of people complaining about house prices is up 8% year on year, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

However, complaints in London - where the average property...

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