UK Comedy

Learning From Budget Cuts

Ben Clarke | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

BUDGET CUTS. The headline has been blasted on the front pages of every newspaper (apart from the tabloids obviously, who opted for more cultured titles such as 'BUDGET CUTS MORE DIFFICULT TO EXPERIENCE THAN THIS VIDEO OF A PREGNANT HAMSTER' and 'PAGE 3 GIRLS USE QUOTES BY PLATO AND ARISTOTLE TO DESRIBE GEORGE OSBOURNE').

Scott, Oates and Cherry-Garrard

Simon Evans | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon Evans

Overshadowed by the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this year has been another hundred year anniversary, that of the launch of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition. It was of course a heroic failure, one which ended the heroic age of polar exploration...

It's The 'Parks And Recreation' And 'Jurassic World' Mash-Up That Had To Be Made

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy

What do you get when you mash-up the scary 'Jurassic World' trailer with the slightly less scary 'Smallest Park' episode of 'Parks And Recreation'? ...

QPR Lip-Syncing To Slade Is The Funniest Thing You'll See This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Sport

Despite allegedly having a bust-up at a Christmas meal, it seems QPR are in the festive spirit. The Premier League club has released this incredibl...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Seventeen: Zurich

Kai Humphries | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

03:30 - We are still in the same bar playing darts for measures of aniseed spirits which the loser must purchase, all the doors are locked and a haze of indoor smoke, a strange sight in the 21st Century, chokes the air.

Why Secret Santa Is Fraught with Danger

Sophie Alderson | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Ding Dong Merrily On- bollocks I've got Gordon for secret Santa?? Really? Gordon?! Gordon smells of damp tea towels and has a weird nasal hair flutter when he exhales. I'm sure he was talking about his athlete's foot to the maintenance manager in the car park yesterday. A tube of Canesten it is then.

Dog Tries To Make Sandwich, Destroys Kitchen Instead

Storyful | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Dog-owner Adam Montriel discovered that his Labrador, Allie, was getting into the refrigerator, devouring food inside. The mystery of how she got in w...

'Santa Baby' From a Foodie

Judith Lewis | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Judith Lewis

Sometimes a bit of silliness over the holidays is necessary. After hearing this song too many times already I thought I'd create my own version ;-)

Three Reasons Everyone Is Talking About That Tony Blair Christmas Card

Samantha Baines | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

It's been trending on twitter, it's provoked speculation and news articles across the UK: it's none other than Tony and Cherie Blair's 2014 Christmas card! You may have thought personalised photos on festive cards were a thing of the nineties but the Blairs prove, well, yes, maybe they should have stayed in the nineties.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Sixteen: Geneva (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Last night was the first since beginning these trials that I have not used an abundance of alcohol as an instrument for my studies and as I lay clear headed in my hotel bed I completely forgot how to initiate sleep...

Why the Funniest Comedians Die First

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A study about to be published in the 'International Journal of Cardiology' has found that the funniest comedians suffer dramatically reduced longevity, compared to their relatively less funny counterparts.

Pryor, Murphy, Carlin... Is It Possible to Have a Comedy Icon In The Modern Era?

Aid Thompsin | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Aid Thompsin

Even moving away from voluntarily saturating yourself, I wonder if, as Chris Rock suggested, the advent of the smartphone is destined to push stand-ups into doing 'safer' material, for fear of offending/losing the crowd, having it uploaded before it's ready and getting lynched for being racist, sexist or slanderous. I worry that he's right.

David Cameron Invents New Sex Act

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron was lambasted by his opposition today when he accidentally created a new sex act: political maso-sadism. The PM was left even more re...

Vive La Difference

Judith Owen | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I love visiting Paris...the food, the history, the arrogance, everything that tells me I'm a tourist. My sister is a hard core Francophile. She ran away to live the dream there, ended up fluent, and a professor at La Sorbonne.

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Days - Date Two

Mark Restuccia | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Restuccia

What an atrocious night for a date. Why the hell would anyone ever agree to go out on a first date on a Friday night? It's the most exciting night of the week for people with grown-up jobs. For those that remember how to pull in the real world, it's the best night of the week for that.

30 Tinder Dates in 30 Days - Date One

Mark Restuccia | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Restuccia

Right. It's October. Most people are giving up drinking this month but I'm giving up not dating for 30 consecutive days. How? With my trustee little instant date genrating device - Tinder. Ooh, but how are you going to raise money for charity by dating?

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' In 20 Different Styles Is Utterly Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Wow. This might be the best version of this tune you've ever heard. Or rather: the best versions. Anthony Vincent, the mastermind behind 'Ten Secon...

Jimmy Carr's 'Laughing and Joking': Why Do Some Comedians Get Away With Sexism?

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Brogan Driscoll

Whatever the reason, sexism - whether it is casual sexism or otherwise - is unacceptable and has to be eradicated. We need to be braver and call it when we see it, encourage discussion when we don't all agree, and ultimately continue to make the world a more hospitable place to be female.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Fifteen: Geneva

Kai Humphries | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We have boarded the flight to Geneva, for the past two hours we sat silently next to each other in departures completely ignoring each other's presence, fixated on our electronic devices. To the outside world we must look like a same sex couple who have had a major disagreement on holiday and are enduring the journey home in an amicable silence with underlying rancour.

The Left Is Going To Eat Itself

Alfie Brown | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Alfie Brown

The real reason why we were angry at Dapper Laughs is because he has a face. He personified a lot of the growing anger at 'lad culture' and we rejoiced in his demise. Achilles might be dead but Troy still burns. It is harder to hate things like UniLad.com and LadBible.com as they don't have a face

How I Didn't Piss on Myself and Became Britain's Favourite Sweetheart

Lee Kern | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

So last night my girlfriend and I got stinkingly pissed. We came home and passed out on the bed. I woke up three hours later and went to the toilet. As I stood up urinating I started feeling dizzy and like I was gonna pass out. I knew I was blacking out and needed to get myself to the ground but was still pissing and didn't want to get piss everywhere.

Remember The Guy Who Raced A Tube Train? Now He's Up Against A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

When he raced a Tube, he won. Now take a look at what happened when James Heptonstall and his friend Noel Carroll tried to race the Thames Clipper...

On the Pill - The Stigma of Depression and Antidepressants

Christian Talbot | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

I gave it some thought for a week, reading up on the anti-depressants that the doctor suggested and finally made the decision to give them a go. And I'm glad I did. It's probably the best decision I've made in years. Within a few weeks I was feeling much much better. Again it's hard to explain but that feeling of anxiousness has eased significantly.

David Cameron Has Made A Facebook 'Thanks' Video For Nick Clegg, And It's Truly Touching

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

The Prime Minister has joined the craze for Facebook 'Say Thanks' videos, and paid tribute to Nick Clegg. Aww! (Facebook admin for David Cameron by...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day 14: Reykjavik (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Seeing as we have a day off from travelling and performing today, and Berang doesn't return to Sweden until tomorrow, we all agreed on applying our free time to recreation. Daniel joined us to eventually ingest some food as we lunched on the fresh catch of the day before our Icelandic host, Ari, picked us up.