10 Oclock Live

The Brooker Paradox and the Welcome Return of Black Mirror

Richard Berry | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

Satire needs a standpoint, an alternative perspective, and Brooker does not really have one: just a keen sense of the ridiculous nature of the established order. He is not trying to bring down the system: with his dramas, panel and review shows, newspaper column and tweets, Charlie Brooker is the system.

'10 O'Clock Live' To Return For A Third Series

The British Comedy Guide | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Comedy

BroadcastNow is reporting that 10 O'Clock Live - Channel 4's topical satire show starring Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne and David Mitche...

Satire, Hypocrisy and the Jimmy Carr Furore

Andrea Mann | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Although he'd never been a particularly political comedian, Jimmy Carr's role as a 10 O'Clock Live presenter moved him - whether he liked it or not, and presumably he did - into the realm of satire.

WATCH: Did Jimmy Carr Follow His Own Advice?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Comedy

UPDATE: Jimmy Carr apologises for "error of judgement" over tax affairs According to The Times, Jimmy Carr is among thousands of wealthy British pe...

WATCH: David Mitchell Returns To His Soapbox

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Comedy

David Mitchell is back doing what he does best: getting on his soapbox and sounding off about everything and anything. Yes, the Peep Show and 10 O...

Only Connected: Musings on the Mitchell and Coren Love Story

Stephen Frizzle | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Stephen Frizzle

It's been mere months since the wedding of Will and Kate. Just as soon as we've finally cleaned up the confetti and banners from the nationwide street parties, we are shocked and delighted to find two more of the nation's most-loved people are getting hitched. David Mitchell and Victoria Coren announced today that they are to wed.

WATCH: Charlie Brooker Takes On 'Kony 2012'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Comedy

If you want a media bubble burst, just call up Charlie Brooker. Be it on Newswipe, Screenwipe, Gameswipe or other things that don't contain the word "...

WATCH: Charlie Brooker Reads Out Hilarious Poem About 'The Sun' On '10 O'Clock Live'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Charlie Brooker has written a poem about The Sun. Reading it out on last night's 10 O'Clock Live show on Channel 4, many won't have seen his lyrical w...

10 O'Clock Live: Satire is Still in Short Supply

Richard Berry | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Richard Berry

If 10 O'Clock Live leads to Mitchell getting his own chat show it will have achieved something worthwhile. Until that happens, the powers-that-be have little to worry about if this represents the best satire we can produce.

Olivia Williams

Satirising The Coalition: Is British Politics Just Not Funny Anymore?

HuffingtonPost.com | Olivia Williams | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics

Politically it has taken some hits, but after 18 months in power the Conservative-LibDem coalition has had a fairly smooth ride when it comes to satir...