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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...

Ten Great Places To Sit and Do Nothing

Andy Parsons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Andy Parsons

There's all these guides now such as 1001 places you must visit before you die, 1001 books you must read before you die, 1001 movies you must see before you die. Stuff 'em. If you're feeling more Slacker than Activist, see if you can't amble slowly towards one of these chillout zones, but if you're finding it a struggle - have a lie down.

Selfies and Celebrity Kids

Bytestories | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

You know you're living your best life when your limbs are so far away from the shutter it's unlikely anyone would speculate it's been photoshopped.

WATCH: Student Smashes Head Through Table, And Is Actually Quite Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

*WARNING: Don't try this at home* No, really, don't. Got a funny video you'd like to see on HuffPost? Send it in: ukstudenteds@huffingtonpos...

Let's Raise the Age Of Consent to 35

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Ashton argues that almost a third of under-16s have already had intercourse, so lowering the limit will send a clear message to 14s and under that they absolutely cannot have sex for another 12 months. But where does it end? Over a third of under-16s have tried booze, but that doesn't mean we should let them into pubs. For a start they can't afford to buy a round, the free-loading bastards.

5 Comedy Acts From The Eighties That Weren't Funny... And 5 That Were

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Remember when comedy wasn't funny? That’s right – the eighties. That tragic decade responsible for the comedic blind alley that was the Saturday n...

The Tunnel Palladium, Greenwich

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

It was hard not to feel at least a little pulse of dread across your guts whenever you saw The Tunnel coming up in the diary. The audience was volatile and unpredictable. Often they'd be good as gold, but if they decided to heckle, you could expect anything from brilliant and witty to mob aggression or flying objects.

An Open Letter to Kate Winslet

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Michael P. Clarkson

When you wrote to James Cameron every day asking to be considered for Rose, I bet you didn't imagine your own plan being used against you?

Best GIFs Of The Week Created By Our Picture Desk

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The best GIFS of the week from the last seven days includes Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at the EMA's in Amsterdam, Sacha Baron Cohen 'pushing' an old ...

Tinder Bueno?

Matt Lacey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

There's a new app that's been making waves in the world of dating for some time now. "Oh great" you think "another thing to distract me while I'm taking a dump". But no, this app will bring about the downfall of the Human Race.

News Punch: Orwellian Dystopia Homesick Blues

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Quite a week for Orwellian Dystopia fans. News Punch is SCARED! Jedward and the stars of TOWIE should be terrified as... Theresa May to criminalise, ...

Ladies And Gents, We Give You: The Twinsie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

When we nonchalantly tweeted out the arrival of The Twinsie, we thought we might get a shrug of the shoulders, or perhaps a furrowed brow. What we ...

Interview: Stephen Merchant on What Makes Great Comedy Timeless

Adam Forrest | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Forrest

At this point in his career, Stephen Merchant knows a thing or two about successful comedy. The writer, director and actor, best known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras, has won awards and plaudits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Why Comedians Write the Best Memoirs

Steve Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Steve Bennett

It might sometimes seem as if anyone with a public profile has a book out, but the best of them, will surely come from comedians. Why? Because those in this most egotistical of professions are used to talking about themselves, for one. And with a degree of honesty that is increasingly uncommon in risk-averse public life.