UK Comedy

Let's Feed Fat People to the Sharks and the Real Odds of a Shark Attack

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Are the chances of death by shark attack really so low that it's not worth worrying about? With two fatal attacks in Australia very close together, it doesn't really feel like it.

ATM I'm OBVS ROFL... OMG LOL

Bill Bailey | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Bill Bailey

There are a number of acronyms in existence that have been used in the English language for hundreds of years, and all have been abbreviated for a good reason, because they were in another language to begin with. However the acronyms of today differ entirely. They have been created purely for convenience, and they do nothing but promote laziness in written and sometimes spoken English. 'ATM', we're well and truly in an age of 'LOLing', 'OMGing' and 'ROFLing'. However, since when has it become acceptable to communicate like this, rather than using good, old-fashioned, full length words?

I Like Old Clothes and I Cannot Lie

Ben Shires | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

My only real party gripe, and one I fear is acutely specific to me, is that small talk - the lifeblood of the latter uPBE - often throws up a situation that leaves me stumped. And annoyingly, it's all my own fault.

Most Awkward Moments Of 2013 According To Redditors (GIFS)

Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

The internet has spoken and Redditors have chosen their 'Most Awkward Moments Of 2013'. Take a look below to see if you agree. ...

The Best Way To React When All Your Friends Are Getting Married

Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This brilliant photo first surfaced back in July, but since it's coming up to Christmas which can be the Black Death for singletons, we thought we'd a...

Russell Brand in the Middle East... Or Not?

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Philph E. Burbs

In a few hours I'll be on stage in Palestine - Bethlehem in the West Bank to be precise - performing the Messiah Complex live to a room full of Palestinians, and anyone else who's interested in seeing a comedy show that Russell Brand has deemed too dangerous for the Middle East.

Santa Baby, Please Don't Get Me a New Steam Iron for Xmas

Sian Hughes | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

So perhaps what I'm trying to say is this, folks. If you happen to be one of those people who irons a lot, but especially if you ever iron hankies, socks, sheets, duvet covers, or for chrissakes, your leggings, you are basically dead to me.

Best GIFs Of The Week From The Huffington Post UK Picture Desk

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days include the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 official trailer, The moonwalking Shetland Pony returns just i...

Comedy, Crowdfunding, and Chutzpah...

Arnold Brown | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Arnold Brown

We have to raise £9,000 by the 12 December - and if we don't reach our goal, we won't get a penny. So if anyone out there has any money they want to launder, we're not fussy where it comes from.

VOTE: What Was Your Favourite Picture Of The Week?

Elliot Wagland, Matt Tucker, Tahira Mirza | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. Nelson Mandela passed away on Thursday, sparking a media frenz...

Nebraska Review

Tom Linay | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

I'm going to come right out and say it, Alexander Payne's Nebraska features my favourite performance of 2013 and it's not Bruce Dern as Woody, wonderful though he is. She may only be on screen for around fifteen minutes in total but June Squibb, playing Woody's long suffering wife Kate, steals every scene she's in.

My Ongoing Feud With Strictly Come Dancing's Natalie Gumede

Daniel Johnson | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

Natalie Gumede is a good friend of mine. In recent months, I've seen a lot of stories about her in the press... On many of these occasions I have wanted to defend Natalie from these insane stories, but I have stopped myself for two reasons...

Why Fear Sharks? Xmas Trees Are the Real Killers

Xavier Toby | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

Every Xmas in the US, trees and decorations cause an average of 250 injuries and 40 fatalities, while sharks in the US are responsible for around one fatality every two years.

20 Tips to Get Your Show on the West End in Under Six Months

Gemma Hurley | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

I am a producer, marketer, publicist, designer, video editor, stage manager, fundraiser, production manager, accountant, digital marketer, social media marketer, promoter, flyer-er, sound designer, and general tea maker.

British Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The Guardian | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The nominations for this year's British comedy awards have been announced, joining last week's king or queen of comedy shortlist, which is the only ca...

Best GIFs Of The Week From The Huffington Post UK Picture Desk

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days include a naughty Katy Perry, a viral kitte, Harry Styles working and a Thanksgiving message from G...

VOTE: What Was Your Favourite Picture Of The Week?

Elliot Wagland, Matt Tucker, Tahira Mirza | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. Black Friday, Lady Gaga, Thanksgiving and a murmuration of sta...

Confused Reviewer: Christmas DVDs Special

James Moran | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Bucking the trend of "seeing the thing you are writing about", James Moran walks around HMV and draws his own conclusions. These are the reviews The Powers That Be (informed, paid reviewers) don't want you to see/don't even know about. This week, if you're looking for a Christmas gift DVD special look no further. Well, actually, look further down this page.

The Name's Beige... Lenny Beige

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Jason Holmes

It is time to reacquaint ourselves with Steve Furst, a man who made his comedy bones back in the 1990s, doing his first stand-up at 23 and subsequently working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer in Catterick and alongside Matt Lucas and David Walliams in Little Britain.

What You MUST Do if You Go to France

Bytestories | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

I'd just checked into a fancy hotel in Paris. I walked into the ensuite, and there, floating in the toilet bowl was... well, I don't know how to say this in French... but someone had made a faux pas.

The Inside Scoop on Every Film Project in Hollywood

Daniel Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

Everybody in LA is excited about their next project. It's a passion project. Lots of great people are interested in getting involved and some stars are attached, dependent on another draft.

The Rich Should Just Keep Quiet

Ed O'Meara | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

On one drunken night in a club, he said to me: "Ed, you know what your problem is? You have a chip on your shoulder." Now, he was probably right. Living on my £13,000 researcher's salary, I'd probably heard enough about his frequent trips to Val d'Isere and his worldview and had grown weary of his relentless brown-nosing of the senior producers.

Best GIFs Of The Week From The Huffington Post UK Picture Desk

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days include Rob Ford knocking over a Toronto city councillor on live TV, Lady Gaga's bizarre performanc...

Are All Exams Pointless?

Xavier Toby | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I don't use either of the degrees in my everyday work, and I remember hardly any of the information I studied so hard, and even less of it is ever useful. However, my year 12 marks got me into uni, and those two degrees still get me all sorts of unrelated jobs, along with a highly embellished resume.

Who Is It? Tessa Jowell Or Harriet Harman?

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

They are two of the most influential politicians of a generation; pillars of the Labour movement and beacons of hope in the quest for equality in Brit...