Ben Elton

Six Reasons Why I'm Quitting Stand-Up Comedy

Ben Morgan | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

Set up your own 'comedian' page on Facebook if you like, but until you are writing 'comedian' in your passport it's just a hobby. It's an expensive one too. Getting to gigs isn't cheap, and if like me you live outside of shitty London and are permanently skint it rules out a lot of opportunities.

Russell Brand/Ed Balls War Of Words Escalates With This Pretty Great Comeback

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has hit back at Russell Brand with a highly commendable, albeit somewhat out of date response to the comedian's rather graphic putdown of the...

Rik Mayall, 'Our Favourite Comedian'

Simon Hickson | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Simon Hickson

One of our tutors was Dr David Mayer (later to become Professor David Mayer). David's daughter, Lise, was the girlfriend of a former student, Rik Mayall. The two of them, along with another former Manchester student, Ben Elton, had just written a new sitcom for the BBC called The Young Ones. We had no TV. We were students, we had no money.

WATCH: Cringe! See Our Top 10 Entertainment Fails Of 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

As 2013 comes to an end, HuffPost UK Entertainment looks back at the biggest fails in the TV, film and music industry over the past twelve months. ...

Stewart Lee's History Of Stand-Up On TV

Time Out | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Comedy

Thinking inside the box with the maverick comedian Iconoclast comedian Stewart Lee knows TV's delicate relationship with live comedy better than a...

Paul Weller, Miles Kane and Emili Sandé Raised the Roof and Money for Crisis at the Hammersmith Apollo

Jason Holmes | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Before the band departed, their fists raised, Weller barked "Thanks for coming for such a great cause on such a piss poor night! Give yourselves a round of applause!" So we did.

Matthew Tucker

Blackadder Is Back | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

In the presence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Lord Blackadder was reunited with sidekick Baldrick at the Prince's Trust gala eve...

Ben Elton Announces New Sitcom

PA | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ben Elton has written a new sitcom set in the dysfunctional world of local government. The comic has penned a pilot episode of the show, called Sli...

Sam Remembers Flamboyant Friend Freddie

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Samantha Fox was one of the guests at the 10th anniversary of We Will Rock You, and she revealed it made her feel freshly nostalgic for "her friend Fr...

Caroline Frost

Chris Tarrant Hoping For A Clear View | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

One of the people most looking forward to the special 10th anniversary performance of We Will Rock You was TV presenter Chris Tarrant, because he hope...

Scope Forgives Ben Elton For 'Spastic' Gaffe

Chortle | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Ben Elton has been accused of committing an ‘awful, embarrassing’ gaffe after using the word ‘spastic’ on live TV. The comic called disabil...