UK Comedy

British Comedy Gets the Last Laugh Following Parody Law Reform

Wayne Beynon | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Wayne Beynon

The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 which came into effect last month has effectively legalised the art of parody, a comedic genre which, believe it or not, has until now been classed as illegal.

Ukip Mistake Cathedral For Mosque, Twitter Gleefully Responds

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

After Ukip managed to mix-up Westminster Cathedral with a mosque whilst attempting to make a jibe at the BBC, Twitter leapt in to help out the confuse...

To Whom It May Concern: How to Get a Job Interview With a Joke Application

Chris Sav | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

I have been unemployed for the best part of the last three years. Despite a couple of creative successes it wasn't viable to lead an existence on the back of these, so I had to look for a real job. I did try to achieve this, but I wasn't getting any results so I was told that perhaps I wasn't trying hard enough.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Twelve: Vesteras

Kai Humphries | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The host of the broadcast asked my subject what he would be doing with his life had he not found his calling as a stand up comedian, to which Daniel rather tragically responded that he'd probably be working in a job he hated, married to a spouse he didn't love, with children he didn't want. On measuring this brutally self aware proclamation I don't think Daniel considered the target audience of drive time radio.

Don't Surprise an Aussie, They'll Assume Your Poisonous

Brendon Burns | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Australians, on the whole, don't like surprises. Which, given that my entire art form is dependant upon invoking an involuntary response born of surprising the audience, makes my recent return a little bit of a trial by fire.

How or When?

Naomi Hefter | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I wondered if I could quietly leave and hope no one would notice. But as I sat there for that brief moment I began to think about the other thing that's been playing on my mind. Death.

Why I Started a New Religion

Andrew Sheerin | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Andrew Sheerin

I wanted to do a religious game that showed religion in itself could be benevolent, it's just the application and interpretation that's problematic. Yet this gets stale quickly. The usual dividing lines in this argument run similar to those of gun control in the US: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". Therefore, religion doesn't kill people, people with religion kill people. Drunk drivers don't kill people, drunk drivers who hit people and kill people, kill people... It's a facile argument that gets meaningless very quickly. The thing is, if religion really is so intoxicatingly corruptible, then it doesn't matter how great it is on paper, it's never going to have a happy ending.

Improve Your Gym Sessions By Recreating The Fight Scene From 300

The Huffington Post UK/Zoom.in | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

A group of gym enthusiasts decided to spice up their session by perfectly recreating the fight scene from popular war film 300. The movie was based...

Is the US Presidential Turkey Pardon a Big Load of Baloney?

Xavier Toby | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Two turkeys are currently selected and pardoned each year, in case the first choice turkey becomes unavailable. This is not due to media commitments, or a career on Fox News, but a nice way of saying that one of them might die.

A Letter to the British Comedy Scene

Jack Campbell | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eleven: Stockholm (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

What happened last night? Where did I leave Daniel? Why is my bed wet? Once I wrangle together my material possessions, find the location of my test subject and tip the maid, I relax in transit and begin to collate my findings from the previous day. Today is different, I have none of those anxieties.

Demolished Building Gets The Last Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The demolition of this building in Barcelona, Spain did not go exactly as planned as the structure wasn't the only thing that was destroyed......

American Students Tweet Sad Pictures Of Lunch To #ThankMichelleObama

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Michelle Obama made it her mission to reduce obesity by cracking down on school lunches. The result? Students are NOT happy. Presumably the first l...

Lanes for Slow and Fast Walkers and Other Public Space Ideas

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Blumenthal

I am a pretty speedy walker, if I do say so myself. I would love to be involved in the Olympics' walking race, the funniest looking event was always the one I was going to show some talent for! Working in London has shown me one truth about the city: people are always in your way. Have you come across this problem?

Uni's Description Of Beyonce Course Is Slightly Bizarre - And Has Jay-Z Down As A Pimp

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

No-one's really going to bat an eyelid anymore at a university offering a course on Beyonce, but they just might when they read this institution's des...

Celebrity Impressions: Do They Know It's Narcissism?

Darren Altman | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Darren Altman

But what song? Something poignant, like a Johnny Cash ballad? Joni Mitchell? The articulate lyrics of Sting? No, sod that! I chose the Kylie Classic I Should Be So Lucky.

Rogue Golden Retriever Gloriously Fails Obedience Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Comedy

"Mustn't. Touch. Toys. Or. Eat. Treats. "Oh sod it..." At least that's what we imagine went through the mind of this adorable Golden Retriever a...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Ten: Stockholm

Kai Humphries | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The doting gesture of adoration is to act as a surprise accompaniment to the gift I had already left behind before embarking on my journey, and additionally aids to pacify any displeasure she may harbour towards my absence. I dare say it also selfishly helps to quell my own guilt at the situation. Regardless, Daniel has informed me that my actions suggest that I am a closeted homosexual.

Ferret Jump Fail Is The Best Minute You'll Waste Today

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Comedy

We already knew that watching cats miserably failing to jump is one of the best ways to waste a few minutes of the day. Turns out watching ferrets ...

On Dapper Laughs: Toppled From Up High, But Why Was He Allowed to the Top at the First Place?

Alexandra Gerrity | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alexandra Gerrity

Dapper Laughs shoud have never been filmed, never made the funding table, never been seen by the commissioning editor and yet the incidious 'humour' was allowed to be broadcast buffeted by men and women in the industry.

Why Wearing Pyjamas All Day Is Fine...

Samantha Baines | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Yes, it is alright for some (without going into the fact that being self-employed is actually quite challenging), it's alright for me Mr. Delivery Man because I proudly wear my pyjamas during the day and here is why: Pyjamas are comfy.

French Bulldog Puppy Is Convinced He's A Diesel Engine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Little French Bulldog puppies aren't the biggest of animals but that doesn't mean they can't dream big. Take this little fella - his name is Dosh a...

This Guy Stacks Watermelons In Style

The Huffington Post UK/Zoom.in | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Sometimes the simplest of jobs can be done in the most spectacular way. This guy knows how to get his job done in style....

Nick Clegg's Twitter Q&A Did Not Get Off To A Good Start

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Politics

MPs are used to receiving scathing retorts when they post anything earnest - or sometimes anything at all - on Twitter. So when Nick Clegg sent a c...

The Best Of The Poke's #ChangeOneLetterOfTheNews

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Comedy

The lovely people at The Poke asked their readers to change one letter of recent headlines to change a story completely, and it actually raised more q...