UK Comedy

Why Don't Journalists Ask Comedians Really Cool Questions?

Axis of Awesome | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

The worlds largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, is kicking off tomorrow and Benny, Lee and I are back for our sixth year with a show called Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas. In the weeks leading up to the festival we've been interviewed by a number of publications and I've found that some of the questions we've been asked are a little stale.

Prince William Joins Photobomb Royalty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

First it was the Queen, then Prince Harry and now Prince William has done it - yes, the Duke Of Cambridge has joined the Royal photobomb craze. Wil...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Puppy Plus Baby Equals Video Cuteness Overload

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Ok, so it might be as cute once this pit bull grows up, but for now there's no beating the contentedness of these two. Ten week old baby Eisleigh, ...

Rocking on Heaven's Door

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

What is it about rock stars that won't make them quit while they're ahead? ... I mean, just think of some of the more hedonistic behaviour - eating bats (Ozzy Osbourne), the shark episode (Led Zepellin), urinating on the Alamo (Osbourne again) - if any of them behaved like that in a nursing home then they'd be dosed up and diagnosed with senile dementia.

Lads on Torah: A Trip to the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Their version of 'Stairway to Heaven' lasts 67 hours spreading across two books. Charge your Walkman before these guys. "Where's your passport? Wha...

The Gift of Potential Disaster (Or Preparing For the Edinburgh Fringe)

Amy Gordon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Amy Gordon

What on earth do I have to be afraid of? 1) Nobody will show up. The average audience size at the Edinburgh Fringe is four. Four people. My venue seats 200. With 196 opportunities to fail, nightly, this season is going to be downright sacred.

Suck It Up: How to Deal With Your Bad Review

Tomás Ford | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tomás Ford

Remember that this is one season of many that you'll perform. There's a lot of lessons you can take from a festival - It could be that this city is not the best market for you. It could be that your show isn't pitched right.

I Have Never Cared for Breakfast TV

Carl Hutchinson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Carl Hutchinson

I have never cared for breakfast TV. It's usually due to the fact that I associate it with being woken up before I am ready to meet the day. As I work in the evenings I seldom need to get up in time for a typical 6am show, nor do I see the need to record it for when I do rise.

On Getting Old

Ruby Wax | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

One thing I really will never recover from is the realization that I am an adult as in a grown up person. I never thought this would happen. I only realized when one day I was called 'ma'am' instead of 'miss'.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 2: Ask Your Father

Alex Smith | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

'Perhaps we should sit down,' WHY DID I SAY THAT? Now he thinks I've killed someone he loves. Great start. With all of the calm of a fully charged vibrator I continued: 'I have something I need to ask you, I was wondering how you would feel, if you would be okay with, if you would allow me...(yep that's all the ways to say that sentence - must get to the point) if I asked Phoebe to marry me?'

10 Steps to Eliminate Your Crush's Girlfriend

Madison Taylor | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

When you like a guy and he is unavailable and already committed to some other girl, it can get really frustrating and quite disheartening. In your dizziest day-dreams, your mind can go down a slightly dark and twisty route thinking of ways to eliminate said girlfriend.

Why Can't We Talk About Our Periods?

Sofie Hagen | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

The problem with female comedians is that they ALL talk about their periods all the time. It is literally their whole sets. Periods, blood, tampons, ladydiapers, period, period. Period. Eurgh. It is disgusting, am I right, guys?

WATCH: Seagull Keeps Cool After Footballer's 'Clearance'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport

Fans of Scottish football club Hibernian haven't had much to cheer about in recent times after a miserable season ended in relegation from the Scottis...

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Slaughtered by a Comedian

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

A blind kid with disabilities does not deserve to be slaughtered by a comedian but an adult with 20/20 vision who owes you twenty bucks and drunkenly compliments your wife's tits deserves and needs to have his dignity stripped down to his ankles then whacked by some very heavy lesson biker mechanic chains.

WATCH: 'Short' Tennis Player Needs A Chair To Hug Winning Opponent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Sport

Now 5'9" - or 175cm for younger readers - doesn't seem unduly short to us but in this day and age size often does really count for athletes. And fo...

Beagle Steals Baby's Toy, Becomes Consumed With Guilt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Guilt is a strong emotion - even if you're a dog it would appear. This is Charlie the Beagle and he's about to do something a little naughty. ...

Alone Amongst Many

Ruby Wax | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I had a dinner party last week where I invited a few famous people I knew from when I did my interview shows. Many of them suffer from something I call 'movie star disease.' They live in their own time zone so when invited to dinner at seven they either come in at eleven with no apology or not at all.

This Activity Book Wants You To Colour In Politicians With Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

A political blogger has found a way to vent frustrations over the coalition government by simply using crayons and felt tip pens. Activities in "Th...

Five Dating Don'ts

Roberta Verdant | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'm thirty years old. That's roughly sixteen years' worth of dating and being recipient to cheesy chat-up lines. Those sixteen years have included some really amazing dates that have sometimes led into relationships. They've also included entirely too many dates full of small talk that wore very thin.

Will Melvin Odoom's New Web Series YOMO Make The Big Time?

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Something that continues to frustrate many of us in the industry, are the media's laziness in only plucking out and promoting the same ''diverse'' young talent, over and over again as if only one exists out there. One young man that's making his moves both in front of the airwaves as behind is my old MTV presenter Melvin Odoom...

Watch The Moment This Tube Passenger Lost A Valiant Battle Not To Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

It's a rare occurrence on London's lonely and introverted underground, but a carriage crammed full of commuters have been captured sharing a grin on t...

How The Internet Reacted To The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport

The World Cup has finished, Germany are world champions and David Luiz is officially £49,999,999 over-priced according to most football fans. The ...

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part One: Back Pocket Ring Burn

Alex Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

Have you ever felt that perhaps you have too much money? That the money you have set aside for a house, a car or that kidney transplant a doctor has told you that you critically need, could be put to better use? Perhaps it could be better spent making someone else's hand worth more than most people's car, well then perhaps you, like myself, have recently decided to get engaged.