EMMY AWARDS: Veep Sneaks A Win In First Season

EMMY AWARDS: Veep Sneaks A Win In First Season

Caroline Frost  24.09.2012
Armando Iannucci may have left the Emmy Awards without a trophy for his US sitcom Veep, losing out to the all-conquering Modern Family...
Will Simon Cowell's Appearance On X Factor Boost Ratings?

Will Simon Cowell's Appearance On X Factor Boost Ratings?

23.09.2012
ITV bosses will be hoping Simon Cowell's appearance on The X Factor tonight improves the ratings with audience figures down by almost two...
Top 10 Comedy Albums On Spotify

Top 10 Comedy Albums On Spotify

10.09.2012
It’s time for another one of our very occasional looks at the best comedy available on Spotify. These ten albums come in at just over...
Twitter Hashtag #TweeHee Wants Your Jokes!

Twitter Hashtag #TweeHee Wants Your Jokes!

10.09.2012
Tweeter Annette Thomson - aka @NettieWriter - is, as she says in her Twitter bio, a "writer, photographer and poodle wrangler". She also...
'Airplane' Is Officially The Funniest Film Ever

'Airplane' Is Officially The Funniest Film Ever

7.09.2012
Airplane - which features classic one liners such as 'I am serious and don't call me Shirley' - came out top in research conducted by a...
If Paralympians Can Laugh At Themselves, Why Can't Frankie Boyle?

If Paralympians Can Laugh At Themselves, Why Can't Frankie Boyle?

HuffPost Staff  6.09.2012
Frankie Boyle managed to create his usual furore last week, with his Twitter comments about Paralympic athletes being judged by many as...
Why This Country Needs Satire More Than Ever

Why This Country Needs Satire More Than Ever

5.09.2012
It is a surprise, and rather a pleasant one, that The Establishment club is to make a muted return to Soho over 50 years after its brief...
Chris Rock To Tour The UK

Chris Rock To Tour The UK

5.09.2012
Rush Hour movie star Chris Tucker is coming to the UK to perform a short stand-up tour. The comic, who as a comic regularly featured on...
Iannucci Blasts US 'Buffoons' Behind 'Thick Of It' Remake

Iannucci Blasts US 'Buffoons' Behind 'Thick Of It' Remake

4.09.2012
The Thick Of It's creator Armando Iannucci has slammed the "buffoons" who remade his political satire in the US. The 48-year-old acted...
Autumn's Biggest Charity Comedy Gigs

Autumn's Biggest Charity Comedy Gigs

3.09.2012
Say what you like about stand-up comedians (and they do), but they're a charitable bunch. We've rounded up some of the finest UK comedy...
Channel 4 'Cutting Ties With Controversial Comic Boyle'

Channel 4 'Cutting Ties With Controversial Comic Boyle'

HuffPost Staff  31.08.2012
Frankie Boyle is unlikely to find work again at Channel 4, reports the Daily Mail. Channel 4 is believed to be unhappy with the controversial...
Edinburgh 2012: That Was The Fringe That Was

Edinburgh 2012: That Was The Fringe That Was

Andrea Mann  27.08.2012
It's ironic that in the year that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe introduced a Spoken Word category for the first time, its biggest comedy...
The Malcolm Hardee Award Winners Announced

The Malcolm Hardee Award Winners Announced

27.08.2012
Last night saw the madcap Malcolm Hardee Awards Show give out its gongs for 2012, the awards which aim to "represent the true anarchic...
Offensive Jokes? Don't Get Mad, Get Silly

Offensive Jokes? Don't Get Mad, Get Silly

26.08.2012
Viv Groskop: Offensive jokes? Don't get mad, get silly Comedy should be able to talk about whatever it wants to talk about, however inappropriate Have...