Entries by Andrea Mann from 01/2012

Five Ways 'Steptoe And Son' Changed Comedy

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

January 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential sitcoms ever aired. On that date in 1962, a short comic play called The Offer ...

12 Comedy Films Coming In 2012: Watch The Trailers

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Comedy

They're coming soon... to a theater near you... And by 'theater', we do, of course, mean 'theatre'. And by 'theatre', we do, of course, mean 'cinema'....

'The Daily Show' Clips Now Available In The UK! Hoorah!

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy

For too long now - quite possibly since the American War of Independence - we Brits have sadly been unable to watch clips of The Daily Show With Jon S...

I Love Lamp! US News Presenter Pranked By 'Anchorman' Joke

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Here in the UK, we are wont to think of American TV news presenters as not exactly the sharpest tools in the drawer and more as, well, just... tools. ...

Michael McIntyre's Earnings Revealed (Clue: They're A Lot)

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Michael McIntyre has earned more than £5million in just two years, according to papers lodged at Companies House. ...

Sky Turns Down 'Shooting Stars'

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Sky TV has turned down the chance to revive Shooting Stars, disappointing fans of the axed Reeves and Mortimer panel show. ...

'Bridesmaids' And 'Horrible Bosses' Sequels On The Way?

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Comedy

According to the Hollywood Reporter, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the screenwriting team behind the surprise $118 million hit Horrible B...

Diane Abbott Jokes: Twitter Lets Rip

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Just in case you missed it, Diane Abbott tweeted something rather daft/offensive/racist/adjective-of-your-choice last night. What she tweeted exact...

Peter Kay Leads Top 10 Bestselling Stand-Up DVDs Of 2011

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

The bestselling DVDs of 2011 have been named - with Peter Kay taking the crown for the top stand-up title, as expected. ...

Girl Asks Jason Segel Out On A Date... By YouTube Song (VIDEO)

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

If you want to ask a celebrity out on a date these days, it seems it's best to be in the Marine Corps. Young singer Chelsea Gill, however, clearly ...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week: Week 1 (Of 52)

Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Happy New Year, everyone! Hopefully it will be, as John Lennon promised, a good one. Wait. He did promise that, right? Regardless: to kick off...

Kate Middleton: The Best YouTube Spoofs (VIDEO)

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Happy birthday, Kate! (We can call you that, right?) Yes, The Artist Formerly Known As Kate Middleton - and now as The Duchess Of Cambridge - turns...

'Does Sleeping Count As Not-Drinking?' Asks Britain

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Comedy

BRITAIN would like to know if being fast asleep counts as time off the drink. As MPs made it their business to recommend two alcohol free days a we...

Peppa Pig: Just One Of Many Anti-Social Pigs

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Poor Peppa Pig. Not only does she have to contend with being two-dimensional - she's also come under fire for her bad behaviour. Yes, British paren...

Eric Cantona? Bof! 10 Other French People Who Should Run For Presidency

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

The acting/sporting/philosophising world is in shock this week, following the news that Eric Cantona wants to run for the French presidency. And t...

Stephen Colbert Polling Higher Than Republican Candidate Huntsman

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Jon Huntsman might be the trendy pick to surge in the New Hampshire primary, but a Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday shows it will be a...

Alexi Sayle: McIntyre And Kay Are 'Bland, But Not Vile'

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Comedy

To his credit, looking back to his heyday, when he bestrode the fledgling world of "alternative" comedy like a snarling, dimple-cheeked colossus in an...

Top 10 TV Cock-ups

Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Comedy

It was an unfortunate way to launch your flagship current affairs show - confusing footage of the IRA supposedly shooting down a helicopter with a seq...

People's Choice Award Winners 'Bridesmaids' Team Sing 'Hold On' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The only thing likely to delight us more than Bridesmaids winning Favorite [sic] Comedy Movie at the People's Choice Awards? The Bridesmaids cast, ...

Funniest Picture Captions Of The Week

Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Comedy

We started a new game on Twitter this week: tweeting out a topical picture every day from our Twitter feed at @HuffPostUKCom and asking you - yes, you...

Twitter Jokes Of The Week: Week 2 (Of 52)

Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Comedy

So, how was the second week of the year for you? For those of us keeping an eye on Twitter funnies, it was fairly momentous. For it was the we...

Comedian Stephen Colbert To Run In Republican Primary - With Help From Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 01.13.2012 | UK Comedy

American comedian Stephen Colbert is officially investigating a run for President - or at least a run for President during the South Carolina primary....

Penguins Build A Snow Sculpture, Wait For Ship To Arrive

Posted 01.13.2012 | UK Comedy

Well, any excuse to show a picture of a penguin, eh? (Real picture caption: Adelie Penguins walk past an ice sculpture spelling out the numerals 10...

Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes Monologue Shocks Everyone... By Being Surprisingly Tame (VIDEO)

Posted 01.16.2012 | UK Comedy

After last year's headline-making roast of Hollywood's elite, and his promise to take no prisoners this year, it's fair to say that expectations were ...

Golden Globes 2012: Twitter's Funniest Comments

Posted 01.16.2012 | UK Comedy

If you were asleep during the Golden Globe Awards, we're guessing you're probably either a. British or b. not a big showbiz fan. If the answer is a...