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

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets: Starring North Korea, 'The X Factor', Christmas And More

(0) Comments | Posted 19 December 2014 | (12:57)

And so the end of the year approaches...

And that can only mean one thing. Someone won the 'X Factor'...

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Our Favourite Funny Viral Videos Of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2014 | (16:23)

We've already brought you the 14 greatest cat videos and the 14 greatest dog videos of 2014.

Now, it's time for the humans. And Muppets. And cartoon characters. And occasional dogs (well, they are the new cats).

From parodies to mash-ups, animals to animation,...

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New Warnings Issued Over Drug Side-Effects Following Kerry Smith's Rant

(11) Comments | Posted 15 December 2014 | (12:31)

A medical warning has been issued after a Ukip candidate blamed his bigoted rant on prescription drugs.

Kerry Smith, who was due to stand for election in South Basildon and East Thurrock, called gay party members "poofters", joked about shooting people from Essex on a "peasant hunt" and...

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The 14 Greatest Dog Videos Of 2014

(2) Comments | Posted 11 December 2014 | (12:24)

We're calling it: dogs are the new cats.

Yes, 2014 was the year that our canine pals truly came into their own and challenged cats' internet dominance with video after YouTube video of adorable silliness.

Sure, the cats still rocked. (In the case of Keyboard Cat:

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Parks And Rexcreation: Chris Pratt Stars In The 'Parks And Recreation' And 'Jurassic World' Mash-Up That Had To Be Made

(1) Comments | Posted 10 December 2014 | (11:54)

What do you get when you mash-up the scary 'Jurassic World' trailer with the slightly less scary 'Smallest Park' episode of 'Parks And Recreation'?

Why, 'Parks And Rexcreation', of course!

Indiana was never so terrifying. Thank goodness Burt Macklin is there to save the day.


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'Rich People Don't Know How To Cook,' Says New Report

(20) Comments | Posted 9 December 2014 | (12:04)

The richest people in Britain have no idea how to prepare their own meals, says a controversial new report.

"We've lost our cooking skills. Rich people don’t know how to cook," said the woman presenting the report.

"Many of them could be making their own porridge for just...

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Millions Of Britons Left Spiritually Empty After Buying Crap They Didn't Need On Black Friday

(6) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (11:50)

People across Britain have been left feeling confused and spiritually bereft after buying stuff they didn't need because it was cheaper than usual.

This follow-up to Black Friday is known as 'Blue Monday', and it is thought to be the first time that Britons have experienced it.

"I completely failed...

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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

(3) 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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