UK Comedy

Porn Is Not Your Friend So Why Do You Hang Out With Him So Much?

Brett Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Goldstein

Porn is no longer my friend. We don't hang out at all, and I have defriended him on Facebook. And now the internet has become a place where you have to sign petitions that you are not sure are just chain letters and watch videos of people being nice to each other, or busking and no one noticing that they are Yehudi Menuhin, or drunk people dancing with policeman or whatever.

David Cameron Posts A Picture Of Himself On The Phone: Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

David Cameron posted a very serious picture of himself looking very stern yesterday on Twitter. The Prime Minister had just got off the phone to t...

Parental Appreciation and Existentialism

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

I inherently dislike my own birthdays as they serve primarily as a gentle reminder that I will at some point not exist. This fact scares me no-end despite the many hours a day I put aside to contemplate it. Fortunately these hours coincide roughly with the many hours I naturally put aside for contemplating issues of metaphysical scale anyway, so my existential calendar is not entirely full...

Cold Turkey for Lent

Naomi Hefter | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I've just finished eating 6 pancakes, some were slightly burnt and some were thick, soggy and undercooked. They were drenched in golden syrup and I only ate them because its pancake day... actually it isn't...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 (Part I)

David Lewis | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

Thursday, 30th Jan: 4.26pm - Punch in rightmove.co.uk after strained chat about grandma's inheritance AKA my possible deposit. The flat hunt has begun after mother assures me I am in line for "a few thousand pounds" once probate is settled and late relative's house is sold...

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

Check Out The Reactions Of These Guys Once They Realise They've Been Ogling... Yep, Another Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hey guys, get a load of this… man's bum. This rather brilliant video pranks a bunch of blokes who think they’re ogling a young lady’s bottom...

On Comedy, Neuroses, and the Royal Variety Performance - Meeting Mock the Week Star Hal Cruttenden

Claire Meadows | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

One of the top comedians working in the UK today, Hal Cruttenden's unique perspective on life sets him apart as a true original.

The Happy Foreigner

Chris Aitken | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Aitken

Without stating the apparent obviousness, I'm very much in the pro-camp. Or as some of my fellow impassioned supporters call it, Get The Fuck In or Fuck the Fuck Off. With the date coming nearer and nearer, it's hard for anyone to be on the fence and it's becoming increasingly feisty.

Why Stewart Lee Is Wrong About Slapstick

Julian Dutton | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Julian Dutton

It's quite obvious that Del Boy's fall through the bar is far more than slapstick. It is one of the most complex and richly persistent gags in world culture - the undermining of the male peacock, the crumpling of male vanity, the puncturing of the deluded male ego: in short, the perennial comedy of the mating game.

How to Succeed in Politics in Seven Easy Lessons

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If you follow these rules and still don't get any MPs at the next general election, worry not. You will have, at the very least, gained notoriety and fame, you will be more powerful than you were and you will have made rich, helpful contacts that would otherwise not have been available to you, and if that doesn't spell political success, I don't know what does.

The 'Friends' Reunion

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Why are we so obsessed with reuniting fictional characters and losing weight? Well the latter may need its own blog but for now let's talk about; Friends: The one with the reunion.

Neknoms and Death Stars: A Lethal Cocktail

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I was recently neknominated by a friend. For those of you who have been living on a desert island (that has no internet access) for the past couple of months, Neknominate is an internet-spread drinking game whereby the nominated drinks a pint of alcohol (often beer) and then passes on the nomination to someone else via social media...

The Only Way is Essex - Week One

Danielle Warren | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Warren

Back and now classier than ever, we are kindly reminded that what we are about to see might have been 'blinged' up for our entertainment.

New Technology, and Why it Pushes My Buttons

Ben Shires | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

About three years ago, seemingly on a whim, my Dad became one of the first people I knew to get an iPad.

The Woes of Modern Dating

Iman Qureshi | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Iman Qureshi

It's time we reassess what we want out of a relationship. Is a bling ring and a collage of couple photos above the fire place? Or is it warmth, understanding, and a Netflix subscription? Snuggles on the sofa and an Orange Is The New Black binge for me any day, thanks.

God Save the Queen... From Being a Man

Nick Abbot | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

When David Cameron put forward legislation to legalise same sex marriage, he can not have imagined the full implications of this new law. Or, to put it another, more Ukip-ian way: the PM made a big mistake when he rammed gay marriage down our throats.

Would 'Spitting Image' Work Now? Creators Think Not

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Spitting Image' last month celebrated its 30th birthday, and tonight 'Arena' traces how it began, and where those celebrated puppets - in their time ...

Make Bananas Fair!

Harry Hill | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Harry Hill

The Fairtrade banana farmers I visited in Ghana twelve years ago have since built schools, clinics, health insurance and much more with their Fairtrade premium - thanks to the hard work and dedication of farmers together with the shoppers over here buying Fairtrade. But, more importantly, the workers feel empowered knowing they are selling their bananas on better terms of trade. This Fairtrade Fortnight we're calling on the government to work with supermarkets to treat all banana farmers and workers fairly.

I Once Went Into a Pub Loo...

Aaron Child | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

I once went into a pub loo and they were playing a live recording of a Billy Connolly gig over head in the speakers. This was totally separate to the music that was played upstairs. I came away thinking I had dreamt it up or had some sort of Scottish comedy stoke.

Ten Examples of Politicians Behaving Like Overgrown Children

Matt Lacey | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

Speaker John Bercow has recently commented that he would like to curb the "yobbery and public-school twittishness" displayed in the House of Commons. But bawling like toddlers fighting at a creche is not an activity exclusive to the mother of all parliaments. Around the world, elected representatives regularly shout, wail, make animal noises, cry and fight. Here are 10 examples...

A Rant About Facebook Ranting

Lucy Robinson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Lucy Robinson

When a friend writes a Facebook rant it is as if they are vomiting, quite deliberately, all over your day. It starts like this:I'm sorry but... And it ends like this:..Right. Rant over!!!The 'Rant over' is, in many ways, more offensive even than the rant itself.

No Massacre Valentines

Wendy Wason | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Wendy Wason

He lifts the gun and takes a few shots. I thought this might be fun and a bit of a laugh and now I feel like I enlisted for a war when I was pissed and it's not funny any more. But I'm here and I've seen Sandra Bullock doing it on films. How hard can it be?

Interview with 'Sally the Life Coach' Star Natalie Gumede

Daniel Johnson | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

But 'Strictly' finished more than two months ago, which in tabloid terms, is a life-time. Which means that the press release we sent out for our comedy web-series 'Sally the Life Coach' was largely ignored. This therefore means, when it comes to doing press for our show, I need to, uh, do it all myself. So here goes...

It's SO Unfair!

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The kids are revolting. And they are revolting against stereotyping by the media. That is so typical of them, what with their whining and their egotism and their thinking that they are the centre of the universe. Unless that is stereotyping, in which case I take it back (and taking things back is typical of the lilly-livered, spineless middle aged).