UK Comedy

7 Things Saved By The Bell Taught Us About School Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

On 20 August, it will be 25 years since that iconic TV series Saved by the Bell was first aired. Yep, that's a quarter of a century since you first sw...

A Blagger's Guide to Gigging at Edinburgh Fringe

Jay Islaam | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Jay Islaam

This advice is being given on the assumption that before you go to Edinburgh, you've at the very least written yourself 5-10 minutes worth of comedy you can perform on stage. If you haven't got that, then by all means visit the festival but don't bother getting on a stage and wasting audiences' time.

This May Be The Best Perfectly-Timed Sneeze Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Yes, it may be childish, but damn it's funny. In what may be the most perfectly timed sneeze - EVER - these two schoolgirls ar refreshingly, well, sch...

Check Out This Woman's Ri-DICK-ulous Running Routes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we all know that running is good for you, there's no denying that jogging around the same route or listening to that tired old playlist can get ...

Confused Reviewer: August Releases

James Moran | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Like cinema? Hate GOING to the cinema? Me too. Here's a round up of this month's summer blockbusters, all of which previewed in my mind this week without me having to leave the house. Incidentally, if you want tickets to the cinema in my mind, I warn you it involves a dark journey into a stormcloud of the imagination...

Amazing Office Fridge Adventure

Colin McQuistan | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

Well I first figured I'd need to bulk up the ingredients list with some items from Sainsbury's because, let's face it, there's f*ck all you can do with a mouldy clementine, a 1 week old banana and some rice stuffed vine leaves...

The Funniest Tweets From The Scottish Independence TV Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Comedy

So it's all over - the long-awaited Scottish Independence TV debate drew to a close with both sides claiming their man had performed the best. Obvi...

James Corden Reportedly Taking Over From Craig Ferguson On CBS's The Late Late Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

NEW YORK -- James Corden, the portly actor who followed up his turn in Gavin and Stacey with a raft of increasingly high profile roles on stage and sc...

You Know You've Been Single for Too Long When...

Sadie Brown | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Below are some of my favourite 'signs' that you're too far gone for your own good. If you like, why not count up how many you may be currently experiencing, and then get the hell out there, right now.

Jurassic Park

Naomi Hefter | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

The memories and the attachments from the last 2 years at Edinburgh festival are still ripe in my mind. To not be part of this for 2014 feels like a stab of solemnness right in the pit of my stomach. But as a fellow comedian recently told me - Edinburgh festival ain't going anywhere.

Edinburgh, You Tart

Matt Roper | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

God knows I've spent enough of my own money on presenting my show here this month. I daren't count how much. No doubt all comedians here could - collectively - have relieved a small African state from the heavy shackles of debt.

Away From Home: A Fantastic New Play

Asher Huey | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Asher Huey

Rob Ward's stunning solo-performance brings to life this heart-aching tale of a young gay man's journey to self acceptance. The play, co-written by Ward and Martin Jameson, is simple yet haunting. It's everything someone should want to see at The Fringe.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part 3: A Decent Proposal 1 of 2

Alex Smith | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

For those of you concerned, I had my hair cut around five days before the big proposal to ensure the hair had settled well into the new cut. Now you can all relax and enjoy this post as opposed to fretting over the possibility that my freshly cut hair wouldn't be up to the challenge.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: A Performer's Guide

Samantha Baines | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

It's here! That crazy month where tons of creative, funny and just down right weird performers (myself included) flock to Scotland for a month of drinking, flyering and probably some performing. This shall be my sixth Edinburgh so it's about time I wrote a "A Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe" blog.

Under Siege

Ruby Wax | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I feel under siege, everything feels like an emergency from the fear we're on the cusp of a World War to the fact I missed my dentist appointment and he's going to charge me for it. Why am I so strung out? I'm sure in the past I wasn't this panicked...

Edinburgh Fringe Anxiety

Lucy Frederick | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Lucy Frederick

Taking a show to the fringe is the biggest source of anxiety you can imagine. It involves terrifying creatures like 'press releases' and 'flyers'. Mythical beasts called 'reviewers' might come and see your show and say bad things. Or worst of all, they might not come at all...

I Refuse To Be An 'Ethnic Comedian'

Jay Islaam | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Jay Islaam

Setting up awards to recognise achievements by women or minority groups does a disservice to the gifted female and ethnic minority talents who are more than capable of competing with the crème de la crème of their chosen fields... I can assure you, the best neither need nor want such well meaning, but ultimately patronising, "positive" discrimination.

Red-Eyed Delights: Solo Flight of a Showgirl

Amy Gordon | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Gordon

Flying solo, in a commercial airplane of course, means one thing to me: handling a single point of failure... Tired, strung out on sleep aids, carrying everything I own of current use and value in 3 extremely heavy bags, and on my own with nobody to check behind me for droppings, I find myself again, beautifully aligned for disaster.

Let's Make Feminism the Biggest Joke in Town

Rachel Stroud | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Rachel Stroud

If there's one thing I'm bored of hearing when I ask to be treated equally to a man, it is 'you take yourself too seriously'... Humour, we're told, is a boys' game. Men are taught that their friendships should be forged in pranks and banter, while women are instructed to take the serious stuff - problems, worries and secrets - to their female friends.

Why Don't Journalists Ask Comedians Really Cool Questions?

Axis of Awesome | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Axis of Awesome

The worlds largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, is kicking off tomorrow and Benny, Lee and I are back for our sixth year with a show called Viva La Vida Loca Las Vegas. In the weeks leading up to the festival we've been interviewed by a number of publications and I've found that some of the questions we've been asked are a little stale.

Prince William Joins Photobomb Royalty

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport

First it was the Queen, then Prince Harry and now Prince William has done it - yes, the Duke Of Cambridge has joined the Royal photobomb craze. Wil...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Puppy Plus Baby Equals Video Cuteness Overload

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Ok, so it might be as cute once this pit bull grows up, but for now there's no beating the contentedness of these two. Ten week old baby Eisleigh, ...

Rocking on Heaven's Door

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

What is it about rock stars that won't make them quit while they're ahead? ... I mean, just think of some of the more hedonistic behaviour - eating bats (Ozzy Osbourne), the shark episode (Led Zepellin), urinating on the Alamo (Osbourne again) - if any of them behaved like that in a nursing home then they'd be dosed up and diagnosed with senile dementia.