UK Comedy

The Only Way is Essex - Week One

Danielle Warren | Posted 28.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 26.02.2014 | 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 25.02.2014 | 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 24.02.2014 | 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 23.02.2014 | 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).

Eight Minutes Idle From Book to Screen

Matt Thorne | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matt Thorne

In the process from script to screen sacrifices have to be made. One of the scenes we were all delighted with was a ménage a trois where a woman ends up in bed with one man dressed as the Bristol Rovers pirate and the other as Bristol City's confusingly-named mascot Scrumpy the Robin. Unfortunately neither football club would give us permission to desecrate their poor mascots.

Dad Films Students Slipping On Ice, Laughs Evilly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

While waiting for his daughter to finish from school, one father decided to film the misadventures of several other students battling against the icy ...

What Should An Independent Scotland Call New Currency'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

So an independent Scotland won't be able to keep the pound, says George Osborne, the latest in a series of hurdles the size of Hadrian's Wall to be pl...

Valentine's Day Is Over for Another Year - Thank God

Christina Kenny | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

It's ludicrous that otherwise sane, rational people can invest so much emotional and financial capital in a day that they know is designed to fleece the consumer. More ludicrous still that we persist, despite the fact that everyone - single, attached, or 'it's complicated' - has a terrible time on Valentine's Day.

Ciabatta

James Conmy | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

It's late, the room is warm and dark, the bed soft, my eyes are closed. I can hear little freckles of rain tapping on the window and the house settling down for the night like an old dog: gentle groans from rheumatic floorboards and the rhythmic breathing of the boiler.

10 Unbelievable Facts You Didn't Know About Redheads

Emma Kelly | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Emma Kelly

Having pale skin may mean that redheads burn more easily when exposed to UV rays, but their paleness can serve as an advantage. Redheads can't absorb sufficient Vitamin D due to low concentrations of eumelanin in their body.

Everyone's a Winner

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten, where no child goes home empty-handed, even if they fell over before their race began.

If Cleopatra and Elvis Had Twitter, This Is What They Would Post

Danielle Osman | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Danielle Osman

Following a recent social media debate held for young people at ITV studios on Southbank, social media stereotypes have been playing on my mind.

The Beeb Votes for Funny Females

Laura Ashton | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Laura Ashton

Danny Cohen, head of BBC Television, has announced that all male panel shows are 'not acceptable' and from now on shows like Mock the Week and QI are going to include at least one female contestant.

Valentine's Day: 20 Funny Quotes To Share With Your Loved One

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Valentine's Day has already been dragged in and out of the cliché closet, so it's no surprise we're starting to gravitate towards originality. Wha...

Why I'm Welcoming the BBC Ban on All-Male Panel Shows

Lauren Bravo | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lauren Bravo

Before you splutter all over the comments section, let's be clear that the end goal isn't a rigid 50/50 gender split of everything that ever goes on telly. Nobody's advocating shoehorning extra women into every possible scenario, just to make a statement.

EXCLUSIVE: Watch The British Comedy Short 'Tooty's Wedding'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A young couple's marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the award-winning British indie comedy short film 'Tooty's Wedding'. ...

Will François Hollande Cash in on His Lad Credentials?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

François Hollande must be undergoing a bit of a personality crisis at the moment. To be or not to be Europe's greatest rogue: that is the question. U...