UK Comedy

Book Review: The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp

Robert Bradley | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

When good horror and fantastic comedy collides, something really awesome happens. One minute you have them screaming at a warewolf gouging some poor...

Michael Gove Is Basically Frank Underwood

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Coming to a news outlet near you this July - the Conservative Party leadership election brings you a story of backstabbing, cutthroat political thrill...

Twitter Unleashes Hell On Boris Johnson For Ditching PM Hopes After Encouraging Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Boris Johnson shocked the nation on Thursday when he announced he wouldn't run for the leadership of the Conservative Party, despite literally everyon...

When Mental Health Is a Laughing Matter

David Granirer | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy
David Granirer

All too often we see the process of achieving mental wellness as a serious and arduous task. But it doesn't have to be. As a matter of fact it shouldn't be! And having a great sense of humor will help you make sure that it isn't!

When Mental Health Is a Laughing Matter

David Granirer | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy
David Granirer

All too often we see the process of achieving mental wellness as a serious and arduous task. But it doesn't have to be. As a matter of fact it shouldn't be! And having a great sense of humor will help you make sure that it isn't!

How The Comedy Industry Deals With Mental Health Could Teach Us A Thing Or Two

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy

One night at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, comedians were winding down from a long day at the nation's most arduous comedy festival when the news brok...

Laughing at Demons: How 'A Billion Days of Parenthood' Was Born

Taylor Glenn | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Taylor Glenn

There's something else that happens when comedians tackle things like mental illness: it creates a conversation. It lifts stigma in a more powerful way than a dozen earnest documentaries can do. It achieves that which seemed impossible that day I genuinely thought I'd never do comedy again: it makes it OK that I went through it - and it's OK if you went through it, too.

My Condition Makes Me Suicidal, But Giggling Every Day Helps Keep the Darkness Away

Doug Segal | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Doug Segal

The whole thing has become somewhat joyous. Shows have ended with group hugs, the entire audience dancing in the street and strangers exchanging phone numbers. These are my people. This is my medicine.

What It's Like To Have A Mental Illness On The Comedy Circuit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy

"It's a double edged sword in that in one regard comedy is incredibly accepting," comedian Felicity Ward tells us. The 36-year-old Australian, now res...

How Stand-up Saved My Sanity

Lucy Porter | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Lucy Porter

When I tell people I am a stand-up comedian they often say "but aren't you all depressive alcoholics?" I always tell them that's unfair - some of us are anxious cokeheads. Nonetheless, to counter these pernicious stereotypes I thought I'd offer some proof of the healing power of comedy. Here are three areas in which my job has improved my mental well being.

This Is Why You Should Always Think Before Commenting On News On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK

The comments section of Facebook provides an opportunity for readers to have their own say on the big news stories of the day. Take these nuggets of g...

Boris Johnson Is Being Cursed In Hilariously Inventive Ways On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy

In the aftermath of the UK's decision to leave the EU, the Leave campaign's figurehead has been the subject of widespread derision and appears to be i...

You Don't Have To Be Mad To Be A Comedian, But You Should Listen To The Ones Who Are

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Ever since comedy became a career option for funny people, society has held an idea that mental illness is somehow linked to the lifestyle of a comic....

Bipolar Bear

Harriet Dyer | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Harriet Dyer

I regularly get told the classic "You'd never know it to look at you" and, "You seem like you've got it all together." Believe me I very much do not, the battle in my head is so tiresome. Often I'll smile at someone whilst thinking, "gosh I want to die so much" and I'm by in no means the one swimming in the choppiest water.

A Friendly Chat About Suicide

John Robertson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
John Robertson

Depression can be infinitely confusing for all involved. You have to listen, difficult things need to be discussed, patterns need to be identified. It can't be ignored and it can't be shouted out of people. It's the most subjective of all diseases, and it comes at you out of your loved one's face.

Mentally Allergic to Life-Peanuts

Sofie Hagen | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

I wish people understood social anxiety in the same way as they understand allergies. They understand that if people allergic to nuts have nuts then they go to the special nut-allergy hospital. I assume. I have not researched this article.

Kitten And Puppy Defy The Odds To Be Together In Adorable Clip

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Two unlikely pals have moved mountains to be together in a touching storyline that would rival Romeo and Juliet. The clip above shows a kitten trying ...

The Brexit Version Of The 'Downfall' Meme Is Probably The Best One Yet

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Comedy

The meme that never dies is back, and this time the short clip from Hitler film 'Downfall' has been re-worked to have a laugh at the EU referendum res...

How Stand-Up Comedy Can Help People With Mental Health Issues

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Mental health disorders like anxiety and depression have become an increasingly visible issue in society, but scientists and the medical profession ar...

David Tennant Reads Out Mean Tweets Scottish People Are Sending To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

When Donald Trump's plane touched down in the UK on Thursday, 52% of UK voters had just decided to leave the European Union. The Republican presidenti...

15 Devastating Responses To Jeremy Hunt 'Considering' Bid For PM

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

Jeremy Hunt has announced he is "seriously considering" running to become the Prime Minister of the UK. In response to the news, the health secretary'...

Uh Oh! BBC News Presenter Caught On Her Phone Live On Air

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

BBC News broadcast journalist Joanna Gosling was forced to jump into action on Monday when the cameras unexpectedly turned to her while she was flicki...

John Oliver Obliterates Donald Trump For His Ridiculous Response To Brexit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

There's been a lot going on in the past week, so 'Last Week Tonight' host John Oliver had an awful lot to talk about in his Sunday night show. While B...

Steve McLaren Had An Absolute Comedy Howler When Iceland Scored

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Last night, after one of the most tumultuous weeks in UK political history, the England football team had a chance to provide part of the country with...

Can It Ever Be Acceptable To Laugh About Mental Illness?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Comedy has always pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable, but when it comes to mental health, even humour is treading unstable ground. Back in 20...