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Outside the Box

Brendon Burns | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Brendon Burns

Something is not quite right in the comedy clubs of the UK - increasingly I've had punters, who wanted to hear what I had to say, apologise to me on behalf of their fellow audience members because a stag do didn't know when to shut up or a drunk woman in the front row thought it was her place to insert herself into everything I was saying...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day One: Vienna

Kai Humphries | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

As we start our descent onto European soil my main anxiety is in my subject's ability to survive without 3G for an extended period of time, his systems may in fact shut down if he goes without tinder for too long, it will be my duty to usher him safely between wifi hotspots until he climatises to the change.

Nigel Farage, Andrew Lawrence and Ukip - The Biggest Whiners in Society

Lee Kern | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

When people legitimately challenged Andrew's point of view - providing him with logic, evidence and counter-argument - Andrew did what any Ukip-loving coward does - he hid behind a paranoid and imagined claim of persecution to avoid responding to the challenges leveled his way.

Halloween Was Better in the (Not So) Old Days

Ben Clarke | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

Though I'm running the risk of sounding like a person a lot older and more disillusioned with the state of this new-fangled world than myself, I will say it, HALLOWEEN IS NOT AS SCARY AS IT WAS BACK IN THE DAY! And by 'back in the day', I mean the day of the S Club 7 and constant Kenan and Kel re-runs...so around 10 years ago. You know what I mean though.

Professor Green, In the Study, With the Silver Bullets

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

The popular rapper Professor Green recently confessed to me that he thinks he might be a WEREWOLF!!... But first, with All Hallow's Eve this week, I thought there'd be no better time to sit down and think about my favourite monster.

Raising Girls

Shappi Khorsandi | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Shappi Khorsandi

My daughter has a fight on her hands. She won't be married off at nine or twelve. But at nine or twelve she will already be exposed to fashion aimed at her which sexualises her, she will perhaps like female pop stars whose pert bums as crucial to ticket sales as their music. She will have started to get comments, positive and negative about her face and figure. I want the sky to be the limit for both of my children, but it is already clear that my son's ambition will be celebrated and the size of his bottom under much less scrutiny.

A Halloween Tale

Lee Kern | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

I want to recount to you the creepy thing that happened to me last year. Some of you will remember it from the time. Others of you will be new to this. Either way, since that time a lot of information has come to light. I hope it will be of interest to you...

Andrew Lawrence's Dangerous Ideas About Comedy Need to Be Challenged

Dana Alexander | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Dana Alexander

The last time a nation embraced these kind of ideas, six million Jews ended up dead. The left wing "witch hunt" as Andrew calls it is not about infringing upon the rights of some whining, entitled, right wing, heterosexual, middle class white guy who has enjoyed many a success at the BBC. This is about challenging dangerous ideas.

Is a Steam Room Really a Place to Relax?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

I have never wrapped that towel around tighter. Buddah-beauty is now trying to have a conversation with me. As she rambles on, the room is getting hotter and hotter, steam gradually obscuring everything in the room. Her face is now at a half moon, yet she still tries to engage in a conversation with me.

Bit of a Grey Area

Ben Shires | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

These are awkward situations at the best of times, but at least I was looking sharp. Or so I thought. "You're going grey!" she squawked, triumphantly, before I'd even had a chance to recount how well I was doing and how it had all weirdly coincided with us parting ways.

Ten Awkward Questions Straight People Ask Lesbians (And How to Inappropriately Answer Them)

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Coming Out is hard to do, and it's amazing how curious everyone suddenly becomes. But how to handle the questioning? Like a grown up, with dignity and respect? Or if you fancy having little fun with it, here's how...

The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

Samantha Baines | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Brian puts on his new "trust me I'm a Physics teacher" badge. And he is SuperCox once more! With superhero flair he deletes the email and grabs his man-bag ready to face his agent, So many thoughts are developing in his mind, Could the BBC really survive without me?

Nigel Farage Gives Ukip Calypso His Unwavering Support

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has appeared on BBC Radio 4's World At One to address the furore surrounding the controversial Ukip Calypso song - and give it his backin...

Winston McKenzie Defends The Ukip Calypso In The Most Bizarre Newsnight Debate Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK

Winston McKenzie has stepped in to defend the controversial Ukip Calypso song in what was arguably the most utterly bizarre Newsnight segment in the s...

Ukip Calypso Mercilessly Mocked On Twitter And Rightly So

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Something odd has happened. Something very odd indeed. Veteran DJ Mike Read - who famously banned Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' during his ti...

Ricky Gervais Loved His First David Brent Pastiche Video So I Got Him To Create Another - Watch It Here

Kat Jackman | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Kat Jackman

If you didn't see the hilarious video that unemployed graduate Will Bowers created - to get his CV out there - with the hope of getting noticed by potential employers, take a look below.

Why I'm Supporting Stand Up to Cancer

Andy Murray | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andy Murray

It's been well documented that one of my best friends, Ross Hutchins, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma a few years ago. Ross and I had grown up together on the tennis circuit, and his diagnosis was devastating. He was treated with chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital and a year after his diagnosis, his cancer went into remission. He's now fit and well to this day - a testimony to the crucial advances we've made in cancer treatment thanks to ground-breaking research into the illness. But not everyone is so lucky. At the beginning Elena Baltacha, the former British number one, was diagnosed with cancer of the liver. She died in May, at the age of 30.

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part VIII ... Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

David Lewis | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

I remain stuck in flat-moving-limbo-hell. In February, I agreed a price of £343,500 for a 400 square foot flat in the dodgy end of Islington, London N7. And because of some diabolically tedious legal wrangling over a lease, The Vendor and I have not been able to exchange contracts...

If You Follow One Dog on Facebook Make It Alice in Wooferland

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Jacobs

Alice in Wooferland is a retired racing Greyhound. Her career was cut short and like so many Greyhounds globally, she was discarded. But Alice was one of the fortunate ones. She was rescued, unlike many more that are killed.

Ex-Fox News Host Is Responsible For This Inappropriate (But Catchy) Ebola Song

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK

The deadly Ebola outbreak has now killed over 4,000 people. So you'd have to be pretty brave to makes jokes about it. Glenn Beck, the US conservat...

The Flaws in Writing Flawed Women: From 'Gone Girl' to 'Miranda'

Rosie Holt | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosie Holt

I proudly call myself a feminist, and I am glad the movement has become so popular. But I find it exhausting that you still can't write a flawed female character without people getting up in arms that you are damaging the movement.

Collecting the Following

Naomi Hefter | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

did a gig recently where a female audience member was really looking forward to hearing my work as I was the only female stand up there. Once I got on stage, I told a new story about about being from the same town as serial killer Fred West, and another where I urinated in the street wearing nothing but a Spiderman mask on.

8 Mile, You Don't Know Nothing Compared To These School Mandems

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Eminem ain't no nufin compared to these mandem. Lads, your sh*t is sick....

UCL Emails Are Hacked; #BelloGate Is Born

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at UCL woke up to a rather large surprise in their inbox this morning after their university's email system was hacked and 3,136 emails were ...

First Kiss

Sian Hughes | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

I was thirteen and three-quarters at the time. And although kissing somebody was on my bucket list, Great Auntie Maud looked nothing like a) Andrew Ridgeley from Wham, b) John Taylor, the bass guitarist from Duran Duran, or c) Stephen Jones from Form 3C, who were the usual objects of my kissing fantasies.