Andrea Mann
Andrea Mann is the Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK, writing and curating comedy videos, spoof news stories and funny clips of cats. And dogs. But mainly cats. She is also a jazz singer. You can find out more about her at and follow her on Twitter at @AndreaMann.

Entries by Andrea Mann

12 Things British People Are Missing Out On By Not Celebrating Thanksgiving

(143) Comments | Posted 25 November 2014 | (20:19)

According to Wikipedia, the American tradition of Thanksgiving can be traced to "a poorly documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth." We're not sure how many of the 12 things below took place during that celebration (it was poorly documented, after all), but we have to say: we Brits wouldn't...

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The Rise And Fall Of Dapper Laughs: How It Happened

(2) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (10:50)

She knows. Proper moist. Sadly, these 'catchphrases' have now been consigned to the dustbin of 'comedy', as Daniel O'Reilly, The Artist Formerly Known As Dapper Laughs, has announced that his 'character' is no more.

Here's how it happened, in 11 steps...


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Dapper Laughs' ITV2 Show Is Axed: The Funniest Twitter Reactions

(14) Comments | Posted 11 November 2014 | (10:25)

SEE ALSO: Dapper Laughs' UK Tour Cancelled

Even before the news broke, it wasn't looking good for Dapper Laughs...

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John Lewis Christmas Advert Parodies: The Inevitable Spoofs Have Arrived

(2) Comments | Posted 10 November 2014 | (14:32)

The dust - or rather, snow - has settled. But the John Lewis Christmas advert - starring Sam the boy, Monty the penguin and Tom Odell the John Lennon impersonator - is running and running, like some sort of penguin that's surprisingly good at running.

And as sure...

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This Week's Funniest News Pictures

(8) Comments | Posted 7 November 2014 | (14:57)

Pop stars, presidents, popes and princes... Yes, if they begin with the letter 'p', they're in this week's round-up of silly snaps. And that includes pandas...

SEE ALSO: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

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The Week In 50 Funny Tweets: Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Bonfire Night And The John Lewis Christmas Advert

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2014 | (13:23)

It was the week that a million women's hearts were shattered...


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John Lewis's Monty The Penguin Christmas Advert: Here's What Went Through Our Mind As We Watched It

(2) Comments | Posted 6 November 2014 | (10:43)

It's the age-old story of boy meets penguin... set to an acoustic cover version of a famous song. Yes, it's this year's John Lewis Christmas advert: starring a cute middle-class moppet, a cute penguin called Monty, and Tom Odell cutely crooning John Lennon's cute 'Real Love'.


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Taylor Swift's Next Album To Be About Her Break-Up With Spotify

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (16:48)

Taylor Swift's next album will focus on her break-up with Spotify, music insiders have told HuffPost UK Comedy.

Swift ended her relationship with the online music service this week - a move which has "broken Spotify's heart", say those in the industry.

Spotify has even penned...

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Romeo Beckham's Burberry Christmas Ad: A Step-By-Step Guide

(3) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (14:02)

Burberry's festive advert, 'From London With Love', has been unveiled - and it stars the young and impossibly cute Romeo Beckham.

But what happens in it, exactly? Well, lots of coats. And scarves. And the impossibly cute Romeo Beckham. Allow our moment-by-moment account to explain...


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Movember: 24 Great Moustaches In History To Inspire You

(2) Comments | Posted 30 October 2014 | (17:25)

Hitler. Genghis Khan. Stalin.

Yes, some of history's greatest moustache-wearers were also, unfortunately, some its least likeable characters.

Which is why any man embarking on Movember needs some better role models.

So whether you're a sportsman or a philosopher, here are 24 wonderful examples of upper-lip fur...

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The Week In 50 Funny Tweets: Starring #AskNigelFarage, Russell Brand And Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (18:13)

It was the week that kicked off with the hashtag #AskNigelFarage...

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This 'Proud To Be British' Hoodie On Amazon Has A Small Apostrophe Problem

(97) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (16:05)

Stop everything! We've found this year's must-have Halloween costume.

It's the 'grammatically challenged Little Englander' hoodie, and it's available for a mere £29.99 on Amazon:

british hoodie fail

Yes, if there was ever an item of clothing designed to describe Britain's fading glory and sad...

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Amputee Josh Sundquist Dresses As A Foosball Player For Halloween

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (14:07)

Josh Sundquist's legendary Halloween costumes are both inspired and inspiring.

Sunduiqst - who is an American Paralympian, a motivational speaker and a member of the US National Amputee Soccer Team - started the tradition in 2010, when he dressed as a gingerbread man. In 2012, he posed as...

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Nothing To See Here. Just Two Bears Having A Fight In A New Jersey Street

(7) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (13:33)

Animals, animals! What's going on?!

Not so long ago, someone caught two kangaroos having a street fight in Australia.

And now we have two black bears dukin' it out in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Leave him, Yogi! He's not worth it!

(Via Daily Picks And...

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This Pumpkin Disco Ball May Be Our Favourite Halloween Party Hack Ever

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (13:14)

Throwing a Halloween party this year? Of course you are. You're only human. Plus, it falls on a Friday.

So you're definitely going to need one of these: a lovely mirrorball pumpkin.

Watch DaveHax's instructional video to find out how to make one. And then just put on...

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This Tesco Cashpoint In Wales Is Offering People 'Free Erections'

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (12:40)

Tesco, we think it's fair to say, is not having the best week.

First, its chairman was forced to resign following the store's 92% drop in profits.

Then, there was Buttermilkgate.

And now? Now, the Welsh signage on its new store cashpoint in Aberystwyth "promises more...

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Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' - The Dance And Workout Fail Compilation

(1) Comments | Posted 29 October 2014 | (11:16)

HuffPost UK Comedy and Handface bring you a compilation of the finest, funniest dance, workout and gymnastic fails - all set to Taylor Swift's top tune 'Shake It Off'.

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Hurricane Gonzalo Caused By Success Of The Movie 'Pride', Says Ukip Councillor

(8) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (11:26)

The first extreme storms to batter Britain in some months have been caused by the success of the film 'Pride', says a Ukip councillor.

"The passage of the Same Sex Marriage Act led to serious storms and floods," the councillor told HuffPost UK Comedy. "It was then followed...

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Lord Freud 'Not Worth £300 A Day Expenses,' Say Disabled People

(33) Comments | Posted 16 October 2014 | (13:19)

Disabled people in Britain have caused controversy by suggesting that Lord Freud is "not worth the full £300 daily expenses" he is entitled to.

“There is a small group of people who are not worth £300 a day... and that is Tory peers like Lord Freud," one told...

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Absolutely Nobody Defecting To The Liberal Democrats

(16) Comments | Posted 6 October 2014 | (17:08)

The Liberal Democrat conference has been rocked by the news that no one is defecting to their party.

"People here are absolutely fuming at the lack of betrayal some MPs are showing," one delegate told HuffPost UK Comedy. "Even our own members can't be bothered to defect."

"We are deeply...

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