UK Comedy

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies Number One - It's OK If We're Only Lying to Ourselves Right?

Leanne Davis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

We don't intend to drink two bottles of wine when we specifically said we were only going to have one glass. That I would call weak-willed. Falling into the world-wide-web I would label as procrastination. And when we say we have learned our lesson and will never date someone 'like that' again, we genuinely mean it.

Surviving the Only 'No' Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

Erich McElroy | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

This year I did one of the few shows on the Scottish Referendum. In fact, it appears to have been the only one to be against Scottish Independence. How did the people of Scotland react to my sticking my slightly reddened comedy nose in? Generally, really well.

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

Get Over Yourself, Scotland

Mark Dolan | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Scotland is a country that I adore, but she is letting herself down. Scotland is having a tantrum and behaving like a petulant teenager. And like a petulant teenager, she is neither big nor strong enough to go it alone. Get over yourself Scotland. You are a small country, deal with it... What's so special about Scotland anyway? Well, a lot actually. I think it's one of the greatest nations in human history. For a small country, it has and continues to contribute a disproportionately large amount to the world. Scotland's offerings in science, medicine, technology, music, engineering, entertainment and art are unparalleled. That's not to mention the landscape, the cities, the drinks and the epic women. But that doesn't mean you have to break off and go it alone

New to Stand-up Comedy? Here Are Six Beginner's Tips

Samantha Baines | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

You are new, so no matter what your experience beforehand everyone will assume you are utterly crap at telling jokes to people. This can be frustrating when you are trying to assure everyone you are the UK's answer to Sarah Silverman with a bit of Lee Evans thrown in *cough*. The answer? Well, my answer, is to embrace it.

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

This May Be The Best 4 Second Video You Watch All Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As this video is a mere four seconds in length, there's not really all that much to say about it, apart from watch it, and then direct yourself to the...

The Ultimate Compilation Of School Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We've all been there - trying to show off to the ladies, or your mates, and it going totally, utterly, fantastically wrong. We were just clever eno...

Firefighters Rescue Student Who Gets Stuck In A Bin. Oh, And It Was All Captured On Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If it wasn't bad enough getting stuck in the bin after a night out, it's probably even worse that you had to be rescued dramatically by firefighters, ...

A 21st Century Tragedy

Fionn Shiner | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Fionn Shiner

A few days ago I was on my darling, using my time exceptionally well by reading the delightfully snidey and grammatically impressive Guardian comments and listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, when my laptop began to warm up. It was all hot and bothered and making a disconcerting screeching sound.

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Dan Miles

to celebrate your love through the medium of photography, or perhaps, the making of amateur motion pictures. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and what happens in the privacy of your own home, or perhaps, workplace should remain private and confidential.

April Fool's and Sweat in Hong Kong

Bytestories | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

I thought this was a very good April Fool's day prank that was played upon the passengers aboard Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, whilst I was on board in 2012.

Why I Will Miss Joan Rivers

Olivia Lee | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

After a chat about downsides of being single in LA (which are MANY) Joan Rivers asked me 'So, why are you STILL single?' I was living in LA at the time and we were filming her show Fashion Police, in between the gaps she was grilling me - in her usual lovable direct way.

Carry on Laughing: Joan Rivers

Aaron Vallely | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Vallely

Age did not endanger her spectacular exuberance. She worked harder than anyone else, jet-setting from country to country taping multiple shows, doing stand-up comedy, and selling books as well as her clothing and jewelry lines.

Student Tells Professor She Won't Be Attending Class. Why? Because It's Beyoncé's Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student emailed her professor to politely inform him she wouldn't be attending class. Why? Because it was "the Goddess that is Queen Beyoncé Knowle...

LSE Apologises After 'Racist' Kung-Fu Panda Email.. As 30% Of Its Students Are From Asia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The London School of Economics, one of Britain's top universities, had to apologise after sending out an email to its students, 30% of whom are Asian,...

Lead On...

Bennett Arron | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

This year would be Shakespeare's 450th birthday. If he were still alive, his cake would be massive and doing the bumps would take two and a half hours.

Pupils At This Wales School Got The Shock Of Their Lives This Morning

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

A primary school in Newport was overtaken by world leaders on Thursday, as delegates arrived in Wales for the Nato summit. Before leaders gather to...

GQ's Defence Of Blair's 'Philanthropist' Award Has Been Worth Waiting For..

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

GQ Magazine has defended its decision to name Tony Blair its "Philanthropist of the Year" after the award was widely met with disbelief and horror. ...

How to Handle a Nigerian E-mail Scammer

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

We've all had them, we've all read them, and some have actually been stupid enough to reply to them. I am of course talking about the famous, "Dear sir, I am the son of an African diplomat...blah, blah, blah, E-mail.

Chloe Grace Moretz Stars In School Junk Food Film Spoof- And Michelle Obama's In There Too

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Chloe Grace Moretz - we love you even more now. The Kick Ass actress stars in a spot-on spoof of the latest morality-action film Divergent, and thi...

1 Man. 1 Song. 20 Styles. Prepare To Be Blown Away.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Quite simply, wow. Prepare to hear the greatest piece of performance art ever - regardless of what type of music you're into. This is Anthony Vi...

Tony Blair Awarded Philanthropist Of The Year, World Reacts With Disbelief

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has been named Philanthropist of the Year for his “tireless charitable work” at the prestigious GQ Awards. The former prime minister...