UK Comedy

What Would Happen If Popeye Really Ate All That Spinach

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Once upon a time, Popeye - the one-eyed sailor with a penchant for a lady named Olive Oyl - taught children far and wide that eating spinach would mak...

Having A Bit Of A Mare?

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

Security men at York University had a bit of a mare after a horse was spotted trotting around campus and refused to be reined in. Bemused students...

26 Funny Pictures of England Manager Roy Hodgson

The Huffington Post | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport

With the Fifa World Cup almost upon us and England gearing up for their first match against Italy, things are getting serious as kick-off fast approac...

The Tinder Generation

Mark Restuccia | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Restuccia

The day has finally arrived, where we can all openly admit that we're active Internet daters and not be embarrassed about it. I myself first started doing it when it was desperately uncool - in the days when it was just for people who wore ill-fitting jeans and national health glasses without any sense of irony. I was one of those people, but at least I had the decency to have lenses in my glasses.

People Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes... Those People Never Met Rik Mayall

Andrea Mann | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Rik was ridiculously charming, funny and generous - and clearly loved by the crew around him. He was also, I was embarrassed but delighted to learn, flirtatious. After the chat and the autograph, one of the crew took our photo together: I put my arm around Rik, he put his hand on my bottom. But it wasn't, I hasten to add, the slightest bit creepy or slimey. It was funny, and brilliant. Clearly, this man wasn't making a play for me - he was just absolutely making my day. It was, in short, pretty much the most perfect meeting-of-a-hero you could wish for.

Caption Competition: What Are Cameron And Merkel Rowing About?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron, Angela Merkel and two of their EU counterparts have embarked on a row boat ride which, The Huffington Post UK suspects, could be a meta...

What Comedians Have To Say About The 9-5

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A dark sense of humour is definitely required when it comes to work. Of all the areas of daily life, our careers tend to provoke as much anxiety, ...

Your Speakeasy Guide To The Ukraine Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

If Vladimir Putin wasn't thrilled by Prince Charles' comparison of the Russian president to Hitler, we're pretty sure he won't be tapping his toes to ...

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 ...