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Andrea Mann is a comedy writer and former Comedy Editor of The Huffington Post UK. You can find out more about her at www.andreamann.com and follow her on Twitter at @AndreaMann.

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'I'm Not Privileged' Says Straight, White, Privately Educated Man

(26) Comments | Posted 20 January 2015 | (16:17)

A heterosexual white man who went to public school has hit back at claims that he is privileged.

''Every step of the way, my background has been against me succeeding in the music business," said the man. "Except for the parts where it really helped that I was...

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Letter Urges Whitehall To Tackle Radicalisation Of Young People By Extremists

(1) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (16:53)

A letter warning about the radicalisation of young people by extremists in Britain has caused shockwaves in Westminster.

"We must show our young people that extremists like Ukip and Nigel Farage have nothing to offer them," says the letter, which told more than 650 politicians that they "had...

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Joke Politician To Stand In South Thanet

(5) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (11:26)

A comedian posing as a politician has announced that he will be seeking election in South Thanet in May.

The comic Nigel Farage will be contesting the seat as his character 'The Ukip Leader'.

Farage is famous for defending what he calls 'British values' and for his love...

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19 Funny Cat And Dog Videos Guaranteed To Brighten Blue Monday

(0) Comments | Posted 19 January 2015 | (10:10)

It's Blue Monday - the day before Ruby Tuesday and the day after Sunday Bloody Sunday.

And there's surely no better antidote to The Most Depressing Day Of The Year (Possibly) than some YouTube animal shenanigans.

So here you go: 19 classic clips of feline and canine silliness, guaranteed to...

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Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter? Use Our Handy Flowchart To Find Out

(16) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (21:36)

David Cameron is vowing to revive the 'snoopers' charter' if he's re-elected in May. But should you be worried about this measure, which will make it easier for intelligence services to record our emails, web history, text messages and more? Use our flowchart to find out...

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QUIZ: Who Said It - Ukip Member Or Fox News Pundit?

(22) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (16:41)

Think you know your right-wing talking heads from your right-wing politicians? Take our quiz that straddles the Pond and asks: who said it - a member of Ukip or a Fox News pundit? Answers are at the bottom...

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14 Myths About Britain That We'd Like To Dispel For Americans (And Others)

(16) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (11:00)

Don't listen to Fox News, America: Birmingham isn't "totally Muslim". And while we're on the subject, here are 14 other things about Britain that you should also know...

SEE ALSO: 19 Other Times Fox News Got It Spectacularly Wrong

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Creme Eggs 'Not Laid By Actual Chickens', Confirms Cadbury

(2) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (10:13)

Britons are up in arms after learning that their favourite chocolate treat, Cadbury's Creme Eggs, are not, in fact, laid by chickens.

"My whole world has been shattered," one told HuffPost UK Comedy. "How could they do this?"

"I was really upset about the recent terrorist attacks in France, but...

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Government Responds To Attack On Our Freedoms With New Plans To Curtail Our Freedoms

(36) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (16:41)

David Cameron today vowed to give security services more powers to curtail Britons' freedom in response to the latest terrorist attack on our freedom.

"These terrorist attacks are an attack on our way of life - which is why the only way to respond to them is to change our...

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Fox News Fails: 19 Times The Channel Got It Offensively, Hilariously Or Spectacularly Wrong (Or Sometimes All Three)

(11) Comments | Posted 12 January 2015 | (14:59)

Ah, Fox News. You do make it easy for us to laugh at you, you know.

Yes, the channel's latest gaffe - in which commentator Steve Emerson described our very own Birmingham as 'totally Muslim' - is simply the latest in a long, long line of daft,...

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Functioning Alcoholics Taking A Month Off Drinking To Prove They Don't Have A Drink Problem

(2) Comments | Posted 6 January 2015 | (11:19)

Functioning alcoholics across Britain have given up drinking in an attempt to prove that they don't have a problem with drinking.

"I absolutely don't have a problem with alcohol, which is why I'm having to take off a month off from it," one told HuffPost UK Comedy.

"Of course I...

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Absolutely Everyone Is Getting Married Except For You, New Statistics Show

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2015 | (10:55)

Further evidence emerged today that absolutely everybody in the world is getting married apart from you.

A sample survey from the Mail Online showed that 90% of people have recently got hitched or are expected to walk down the aisle any day now.

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Revealed: How To Get Gwyneth Paltrow's Beauty Regime For A Fraction Of The Cost

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2015 | (09:06)

Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly spends £14,000 a month on beauty treatments. But if you don't have that sort of cash, don't despair - you can still get Gwynnie's glowing looks at a fraction of the cost. Simply follow these tips!

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12 Fun Facts About Twelfth Night

(1) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (16:22)

It's Twelfth Night! The day after Eleventh Night! But how well do you really know the marking of the end of Christmastide and the coming of the Epiphany? Here are 12 amazing and possibly untrue facts about it (with apologies to Wikipedia)...


1. Twelfth Night is...

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'Judge Me On My Record,' Says David Cameron. So We Did...

(63) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (15:45)

"I want to be judged," David Cameron told Andrew Marr on his Sunday show. "I'm very happy to be judged on the record that I have as Prime Minister over the last five years."

Alright then, Dave...

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Nigel Farage Attacked For Failing To Integrate With Rest Of Society

(52) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (13:46)

The inability of Nigel Farage and other right-wing politicians to integrate and speak the same language as those working in the NHS has been attacked as 'scandalous'.

"The whole point about politics, whether it impacts on the health service or elsewhere, is that we have to...

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Fans Disappointed As 'Back To The Future II' Turns Out To Be Work Of Fiction

(3) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (10:55)

Film fans have expressed their disappointment at the realisation that the movie 'Back To The Future II' is a work of fiction and not, in fact, a documentary.

"I thought it was an accurate portrayal of life in 2015," one told HuffPost UK Comedy. "Now that we've actually reached that...

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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

(1) 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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