UK Comedy

THIS: Students Hire Mariachi Band To Follow Principal Around School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

This prank is so simple, but yet so delightfully clever and insatiably irritating for the target all at the same time. It's what pranks are made of...

The Coming of Age of Brighton Fringe: To Edinburgh and Beyond...

Julian Caddy | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julian Caddy

Brighton Fringe is coming into its own as a festival in its own right and within Brighton itself. With the growth of major pop-up venues the Warren and the Brighton Pleasure Garden, there is a new physical presence in town, creating a market that hadn't existed before down here.

Baked Bean

Naomi Hefter | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I'm feeling rather bitter this month. Not because I've just turned 31. Not because Leonardo DiCaprio has suddenly got him self engaged, (don't worry ladies, he hasn't really) and not because someone put a baked bean on my pillow as a nasty surprise (Baked beans are the food of the devil).

Texas Pastor Matthew Hagee Ends Global Warming Debate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- The debate about global warming is over. A Texas pastor has come up with a watertight theory that will shame the swathe of scientists that...

Meet The Police Commissioner Is A 'Horrendous Hour Of Television'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

It could arguably have been a new Ricky Gervais show. It was not. Channel 4 went to meet a police commissioner for a fly-on-the-wall documentary and i...

Is the Standard of US Stand-Up Higher?

Aid Thompsin | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Aid Thompsin

The other day, I was scanning down my Facebook feed and saw a status update from a highly-regarded circuit act. He suggested, from listening to various podcasts, that American comics didn't rate British ones too highly. Further down, were comments from London acts, some of whom had gone as far as saying they couldn't name a British comedian they would pay to see.

Ten of the Funniest Women on Twitter

Ben Moore | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Moore

If you ask Twitter for funny women, you'll get no shortage of answers. They're out there, so there is no excuse for your list excluding them like a social underclass. Without too much ado then, here they are. In alphabetical order, because I really only use the pretence of democracy as a filtering system, this isn't a popularity contest, here are 10 of the funniest women on Twitter...

Watch Jim Carrey Give Awesome Commencement Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Louisa Clack | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It might not come as a surprise that Jim Carrey's commencement speech to Maharishi University of Management students was pretty darn funny. But ami...

This Chubby Toddler Is Officially The Best Dancer We Have Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Over the years we've been blessed with some great dancers such as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson (to name but a few). ...

Inane Celebrity Tweets

The Huffington Post | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Celebrities on Twitter have more followers than the average man and woman could ever dream of. Most of them are hardcore fans who sit avidly watchi...

Run For The Hills If You See These Things In Your Office

The Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Offices can become home to strange collections of objects. Looking at the promo copies, professional samples, desktop detritus and attempts to per...

Forgiveness Without Tears

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I woke up this morning with that agony that fills your body when you're deep in the depths of despair. There are people who think emotional pain isn't as bad as physical pain but here's the rub, there's empirical evidence that physical pain and emotional pain are registered in the exact same region of the brain.

Why Are There No Female Comics in the V Festival Line-Up?

Samantha Baines | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

So, there are absolutely no women in the V Festival comedy line-up. Not one, in a list of over 30 comedians! Surely this is craziness. In a year when the BBC have announced there will be at least one woman on every panel show, and after the nationwide outcry when comedian Jenny Collier was cancelled from a line-up due to "too many women on the bill".

Having Three Girlfriends When You're Five Years Old Is Tough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

"I wish I was four again." It's tough being five years old. Take this little fella for example. He's really stressed out. Why? Because having th...

Officers Given Telling Off For Blasting Out 'Sound Of Da Police' Track

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Two police officers who blasted KRS-One’s Sound Of Da Police from their patrol car late at night have been given "words of advice" by a senior offic...

Mindfulness - Wake Up and Pay Attention!

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I'm thinking about how angry I am that someone in London fixing my bathroom has put in a shower tray rather than a flat-tiled floor. I'm sitting in this perfection, attempting to practise being mindful, focusing on the beauty before my eyes but no, I'm dragged back to the shower tray saga and getting more and more angry. I'm trying with all I've got to not hate myself for being so shallow.

#WhyImVotingUkip Hashtag Backfires Spectacularly On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Senior BBC Editor Axed From Election Coverage After #WhyImVoting Ukip Tweet Ukip Set To Win European Elections, Lib Dems Face Wipeout Don't ...

Painful Clip Of Ed Miliband 'Looking Natural' Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband has clearly been working on his Blue Steel, Ferrari and Le Tigre looks. But Magnum wasn’t ready, he should have tamed that beast before ...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

Amateur Cyclist Suffers Most Epic Fall Since Icarus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

It's not unusual for cyclists to give a victory celebration when spotting photographers by the side of the road during an event. This chap in the ...

Meet Tally, The Husky Who Thinks She's A Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Say hello to Tally. As you may have noticed, Tally is a dog. A rather beautiful husky to be precise. The thing is though no one seems to have tol...

'Locke', Godot and the Mystery of Modesty

Ed Cripps | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Locke isn't perfect. There's an overbaked football analogy, and the briefest of nervy character-expositions that gild a black tulip already in bloom (we can see he's good at his job), and the final fifteen minutes are almost too subtle.

'Beards Are Immoral' Claims Moscow

Katy Scholes | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Katy Scholes

Russian officials have banned a parade of bearded men and women due to take place on 27 May in Moscow because 'beards are immoral'.

Cooking With Jack Monroe

Colin McQuistan | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

But what shall I cook? I figure I need to somehow outdo Jack Monroe, who writes for the Guardian and busks with Billy Brag and sings songs about the Irish potato famine and....and cars; I need to take her budget cooking idea and take it a step further.

John Oliver Nails Climate Change Deniers On HBO Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Comedy

British comedian John Oliver set about dismantling those who deny climate change on his HBO show Last Week Tonight on Sunday evening, following last w...