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In Defence of Russell Brand

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Brand has undoubtedly empowered some of the politically apathetic young to criticize and question - like Tony Benn did on Da Ali G show - and such an achievement shouldn't be denigrated simply because one man doesn't have all the answers. The reality is that the young are often disinterested in politics and it might just take someone weird and wacky to offer them some sense of hope.

Remember When Tony Benn Took On Ali G And It Was Magnificent?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

Ali G introduced then Labour MP Tony Benn on his show in 2000, saying that he would explain "what the socialism is" and "the man likes a fight". And h...

Mel Smith, Comedy and the Evolution of British Culture

Will Black | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Will Black

The tragic death of comedian, actor, writer, director and producer Mel Smith will cause many to pause for thought.

WATCH: Comic Relief's Funniest Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Comic Relief's funny moments are a rare example of a deal in which everyone wins. The rich and the famous are presented with a perfect opportunity ...

LOOK: Sacha Baron-Cohen Sports 'Jimmy Savile' Tracksuit At Comedy Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Trust Sacha Baron-Cohen to come up with the goods and provide the British Comedy Awards with its only controversial moment (if you don't count the ove...

The Dictator Review Round-Up - Offensive And/Or Hilarious?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Dictator is finally here. After months of travelling around the world, flanked by an entourage of scantily-clad, obviously female 'soldiers' a...

WATCH: Sacha Baron Cohen Appears As The Dictator On Australian Morning TV

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Just in case you hadn't realised - despite his all-guns-blazing marketing campaign and unfortunate accident with Kim Jong-il's ashes and Ryan Seacrest...

WATCH: Donald Trump Wades In On The Sacha Baron Cohen 'Ashes-gate' Row

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Of course flaxen-haired millionaire Donald Trump has taken to YouTube to give his opinion on Sacha Baron Cohen's ashes-based Oscars prank on Ryan Seac...

"Every Hollywood talent agency is trying to sign Jack Whitehall"

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Comedy

For every Russell Brand, Ricky Gervais and Sacha Baron Cohen, there's a gazillion* British comedians who don't achieve success in the States - should ...