British Comedy

Seven Ways to Really Nail Your Next Job Interview

Matt Lacey | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Never turn up on time. Either get there an hour before or an hour after; that way they'll either think you're super-conscientious or a busy and important person. You'll carry through that confidence to the rest of the interview.

All About The Bants: Part of a New Raft of Edgy, Young, British, Comedy Talent

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Jasmine Dotiwala

ITV2 is airing a raft of comedy shows this month, featuring new talent on and off screen. BAME workers in the TV industry in the UK all know, how difficult its been over the past couple of decades, to get any diverse programming content supported by British mainstream TV players.

How NOT to Make a Feature Film - The Six Secrets of Sundown

James Kibbey | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Kibbey

Imagine you've come up with this hair-brained idea to shoot a feature film in six months time. You've literally set a date when you will press record on whatever camera you've managed to get your sweaty palms on. Now imagine you have the following: No script, no cast, no clue. Know anybody who would be that daft? You do now.

Slim Pickings If You're A Black British Comedian

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Jasmine Dotiwala

Even the Daily Mail runs numerous stories about young urban names like Kanye, Beyonce, Jay Z, Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams and more. TV News shows across all broadcasters now have a very healthy mix of BAME presenters and talking heads. But put on any national TV comedy experience and its always nearly totally white male?

Stand Up History: Walton-on-Thames

Paul McGarrity | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

I asked the organisers if they knew anything about the history of the place and it would appear that a local woman called Susan had simply decided one day that the derelict barn would make for an excellent arts space and had proceeded to bully the local community and council until her idea became a reality.

A Letter to the British Comedy Scene

Jack Campbell | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Jack Campbell

Doing comedy IS very cool, it IS so much fun and it is FULL of pretentious, I didn't get enough attention growing up so I'll cut everyone else down, competitive, non-entertainers. Please tell me what other job is the following ever somehow acceptable: "I'm getting paid anyway so who cares". This is just as bad as the audience who have paid and don't care.

WATCH: Stephen Merchant Made A Very Funny Advert About Americans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Comedy

“With our accents and your American self-confidence, you’d be unstoppable!” Yes, sit back, relax and pour yourself a Newcastle Brown Ale (wow...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The British Comedy Short 'Tooty's Wedding'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A young couple's marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the award-winning British indie comedy short film 'Tooty's Wedding'. ...

Results, Pictures And Controversy: British Comedy Awards 2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack and Paul Whitehouse were all double winners at Thursday night's British Comedy Awards - with the latter providing one of the ...

British Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The Guardian | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The nominations for this year's British comedy awards have been announced, joining last week's king or queen of comedy shortlist, which is the only ca...

Review: Was It Something I Said?

Gayathri Kanagasundaram | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gayathri Kanagasundaram

It may be a biased opinion, but David Mitchell makes a fantastic host, as heard on Radio 4's 'Unbelievable Truth' which he hosts. His relentless logic and sarcastic outlook on the world still remains with this show, especially when he has witty response to the last quote of the day.

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.

Why Is British Comedy So Popular in the US?

Catherine Lyn Scott | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Catherine Lyn Scott

British comedy seems to be at an all time high in popularity across the pond, with shows like The Office, Shameless. However, Brits are known for their rather sarcastic sense of humour and anyone who has visited the US will know that it can be taken the wrong way. So why is it that British comedy is so popular in the US?

The Hobo Adventurer Discovers the Hare Krishnas

Leanne Davis | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

When the song finished she introduced me to the group and stated that I was a comedian. I winced, fretting that now everyone would be nervous of me, assuming me to be the woman who has come to mock their faith. They didn't judge however, simply smiled and welcomed me in.

'Accidental Partridge' Mocks Alan Partridge-Style Tweets By Celebrities

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Comedy

Oh, Alan Partridge, how we love you. And how we love the new Twitter account Accidental Partridge. Accidental Partridge - or @AccidentalP - is, you...

British TV: What a Way to Go!

Bob Kushell | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Kushell

Don't get me wrong; there have been great comedies in the United States. But institutionally, it seems the approach taken by American comedies pales in comparison to the daring subject matter and wicked humor that grace British television sets.

From Marmite To Milkmen: British Problems

Reddit | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Queen Elizabeth Land sounds like a theme park (self.britishproblems) submitted 13 hours ago by s7jones I want to play the new Assassin's Creed gam...

We're (All) Doomed!

Trevor Neal | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Trevor Neal

It's the classic catchphrase uttered by "Private Frazer in Dad's Army. We've all repeated it, (admittedly with varying degrees of accent authenticity), and many of us can still hear the original echoing inside our heads, thanks to the genius of actor John Laurie and the continuous BBC repeats.

Death of David Croft and John Sullivan: They Don't Make 'Em Like That Any More

Victoria Gooch | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Comedy
Victoria Gooch

"We are unanimous in that," Mrs Slocombe would declare without a doubt in her mind that her team were anything but behind her. What is "Rodney, you plonker" if not the highest term of endearment in Delboy's world? And was clucking Captain Mainwaring not protecting his brood from the Germans when his youngest was urged, "Don't tell him, Pike"?

Jason Manford Denies Stand-up Cut

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Comedy

Comedian Jason Manford has denied that his own stand-up material was cut from ITV's Show Me the Funny, reports Chortle . In a message to Facebook f...

Channel 4 In Talks With Britain's Most Offensive Comedian

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Comedy

After months of rumours and speculation about what's next for Britain's most offensive comedian, Channel 4 confirmed Monday its in talks with Frankie ...