UK Comedy

Dad Films Students Slipping On Ice, Laughs Evilly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

While waiting for his daughter to finish from school, one father decided to film the misadventures of several other students battling against the icy ...

What Should An Independent Scotland Call New Currency'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

So an independent Scotland won't be able to keep the pound, says George Osborne, the latest in a series of hurdles the size of Hadrian's Wall to be pl...

Valentine's Day Is Over for Another Year - Thank God

Christina Kenny | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

It's ludicrous that otherwise sane, rational people can invest so much emotional and financial capital in a day that they know is designed to fleece the consumer. More ludicrous still that we persist, despite the fact that everyone - single, attached, or 'it's complicated' - has a terrible time on Valentine's Day.

Ciabatta

James Conmy | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

It's late, the room is warm and dark, the bed soft, my eyes are closed. I can hear little freckles of rain tapping on the window and the house settling down for the night like an old dog: gentle groans from rheumatic floorboards and the rhythmic breathing of the boiler.

10 Unbelievable Facts You Didn't Know About Redheads

Emma Kelly | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Emma Kelly

Having pale skin may mean that redheads burn more easily when exposed to UV rays, but their paleness can serve as an advantage. Redheads can't absorb sufficient Vitamin D due to low concentrations of eumelanin in their body.

Everyone's a Winner

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten, where no child goes home empty-handed, even if they fell over before their race began.

If Cleopatra and Elvis Had Twitter, This Is What They Would Post

Danielle Osman | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Osman

Following a recent social media debate held for young people at ITV studios on Southbank, social media stereotypes have been playing on my mind.

The Beeb Votes for Funny Females

Laura Ashton | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Laura Ashton

Danny Cohen, head of BBC Television, has announced that all male panel shows are 'not acceptable' and from now on shows like Mock the Week and QI are going to include at least one female contestant.

Valentine's Day: 20 Funny Quotes To Share With Your Loved One

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Valentine's Day has already been dragged in and out of the cliché closet, so it's no surprise we're starting to gravitate towards originality. Wha...

Why I'm Welcoming the BBC Ban on All-Male Panel Shows

Lauren Bravo | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Bravo

Before you splutter all over the comments section, let's be clear that the end goal isn't a rigid 50/50 gender split of everything that ever goes on telly. Nobody's advocating shoehorning extra women into every possible scenario, just to make a statement.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The British Comedy Short 'Tooty's Wedding'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A young couple's marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the award-winning British indie comedy short film 'Tooty's Wedding'. ...

Will François Hollande Cash in on His Lad Credentials?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

François Hollande must be undergoing a bit of a personality crisis at the moment. To be or not to be Europe's greatest rogue: that is the question. U...

WATCH: Eskimos Have Many Words For Dating Including 'Badoinkadoink'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just as Eskimos have many-a-word for snow and their own race (Inuit, Greenlander, Yupik), they also have plenty of options when talking about dating. ...

Hurrah for 'That Googley Thing'!

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Mac Twins

Leon and June are our favourites by a country mile, a couple of retired school teachers, Leon can sometimes drop splinters of ignorance, but June's 'voice of reason' corrects the negative to equal truly endearing television.

Why Your Children Won't Go to Bed

Trevor Holland | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I know many parents and one of their most common complaints is that they struggle to get their children to go to bed. Apparently, it's a constant power struggle, in which the parent is rarely the victor.

WATCH: Squirrel Tries To Hide Nut In Dog

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy

Not sure this little fella has ever met a dog before. Top marks for effort though. The dog should also be commended for a fine display of patien...

Nine Things We Learnt From the Tube Strike

Danielle Warren | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

On Tuesday, 4 February, London life as we knew it came to a 'special service' halt. For two days, disgruntled Londoners made their way to work above surface, furiously tapping tube lines into Twitter in a bid to come out triumphant in their quest for underground solace.

PHOTO: Well That's Unusual

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Comedy

An eagle-eyed customer in a bar has possibly spotted the best optical illusion ever. The image was posted to imgur with the caption 'Hey bartender,...

Weekly Wipe - It's Not Just Comedy

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

You might love Charlie Brooker, you might loathe him, but the fact is he and his show are really quite remarkable, because it really takes apart the horrendous products of modern television and really hits home the issue of shoddy mainstream journalism, something that many of us let easily slip by.

Adorable Four-Year-Old Jackson Left In Floods Of Tears

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

An Adorable four-year-old was left in floods of tears after hearing “Say Something” by A Great Big World (feat. Christina Aguilera), as he's drivi...

'Anti-Semitic' French Comedian Who Created The 'Quenelle' Banned From UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

The French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, who is at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka anti-semitism row, has been banned from entering the UK, the H...

Accidents - Exotic Stephen

Trevor Holland | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

Let it not be said that I ever misinterpret situations. I recently had a wonderful and frightening telephone conversation with Exotic Stephen, who is the coolest man on Earth. However, he also harbours a terrifying obsession with accidents.

The Definitive Guide to Acting Like a Real Londoner in 23 Steps

Amita Murray | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Amita Murray

So, you're a little bit in love with London. You're a Downton Abbey freak (not really set in London, but they sometimes go there), your twitter picture is actually Benedict Cumberbatch, and that smile of Kate Middleton's makes you feel a little gummy inside.

My Jim Davidson Experience

Bennett Arron | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

So Jim Davidson has apparently won Celebrity Big Brother and the nation is split. There are those who believe he is a racist, misogynistic wife-beater who should never have been allowed back on TV, others who see him as a changed man who should be given another chance and some, probably the majority of the CBB audience, who just see him as a middle-aged comedian.

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.