UK Comedy

Dara O Briain: Crowd Tickler - The Gig Review

Roger Crow | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

With 1,900 people in one venue, I imagine my wife and I weren't the only ones who trekked to see the Mock the Week host in action.

Sh*t My English Boyfriend Says' Shows British Sayings Are Bonkers

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: this article contains strong, but hilarious, language Although England and the United States technically speak the same language, there ...

How a Little Bit of Culture Helped Fight Crime

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Anupriya Dwivedi

What follows is an account of gritty, gut-crumpling crime. A crime, that I am both proud and sad to say I single-handedly foiled.

Overheard in the Museum

Simon M. Clabby | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Simon M. Clabby

The Mary Rose, also known as the Marie Rose, the Rose Marie and HMS Warrior, was built by King Arthur (also known as King Henry) in the 15th Century.

Dried Grapes: No Raison D'etre

Helen Keeler | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Helen Keeler

I've just spent ten minutes shouting at chutney. This is the kind of thing writers do during the day, along with searching the house for chocolate an...

Carry On Campaigning: Sexing Up the Election

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Photo credit: Smabs Sputzer / Source / CC BY Sid James is prowling the streets in a pin-stripe suit and a red rosette, being followed by groups of ...

George The Standing Is Your New Favourite Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Meet George. He's a cat that prefers to stand. We're not sure why but it appears he doesn't muck like the view from up there as he looks permane...

Why You Should Never Read Your Reviews, and it's Not the Reason You Think

Rosy Edwards | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Rosy Edwards

I was aware that with my first novel due for publication in mid-May, the comments would soon start a'coming; I just wasn't expecting them to have a'come already and to stumble across a review whilst I was looking for cat vine - doing serious, serious research.

This Guy Made A Cheese And Bacon Toastie In His Lecture

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One guy took lecture snacks to the next level and went all out to make a cheese and bacon toastie in his class, even bringing in his very own George F...

Happy Birthday, Father Ted

James Thomas | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

Everything just came together for the show. Ireland had just emerged from the 80s and early 90s with a bit of cultural clout, however overblown or naff many of our exports were, so the timing was good for a sitcom about the place.

Man Uses Girlfriend As Shield During Hilarious Ghost Train Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Cast your mind back a few weeks and you may remember an incredible prank in which a horde of zombies attacked a Brazilian subway train. Well, the t...

#GenitalGeography Is Oh So Juvenile But Oh So Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Comedy

#GenitalGeography trended high on Twitter on Monday. And while it is undoubtedly immature, it's still very, very funny... Delighted to have move...

Newzoids: Can Any ITV Satire Exorcise the Spectre of Spitting Image?

Marc Paterson | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Marc Paterson

Newzoids debuted on ITV on Wednesday 15 April and brought with it the return of puppetry to our screens. In place of latex, Newzoids has marionettes, ...

Me and My Brain

Ruby Wax | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I'm in the midst of research for my next book. I feel like while I'm learning about what happens in our brains, I'm learning about 'me' and what I can do about it. Hurrah! I don't feel so crazy.

Fundraising - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lycra

Corrie McGuire | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Corrie McGuire

Last weekend I ran 20 miles. When I say "ran", the reality is more that of a limping, wounded gazelle but you weren't there, you didn't see and so whatever lycra-clad fitness goddess you initially imagined, stick with that. The reality is nowhere near as glamorous.

How Bear Grylls Could Save British Politics

Tom Beetham | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Tom Beetham

After watching 'The Island with Bear Grylls' on Channel 4, I think I have stumbled upon a solution for both the political and media establishments, one that will engage and connect politicians with voters in a far more honest and beneficial manner. I give you: 'The Island with Party Leaders'

Was Jesus the First Supermodel?

Xavier Toby | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

There is compelling evidence that the first supermodel was, in fact, Jesus. Now I'm not sure if anyone's ever come up with this theory before, but I've never heard anyone else mention it. So let's just pretend for a moment that I'm a genius, and that the whole concept isn't at all offensive.

Nick Clegg's Latest Plan To Get The Youth Back Onside Is Very Questionable

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has taken a new step in his quest to win back the young vote after his drastic loss of support during the last five...

Buckingham Palace Guard Awkwardly Falls Over During Ceremony

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

One of the Queen's Guards was left feeling silly on Tuesday when he fell flat on his behind during the Changing Of The Guard. The awkward moment wa...

This Russian Lip Sync Video Is Ridiculously Elaborate

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Comedy

You've probably seen a few in-car lip sync videos doing the rounds, and Russian YouTubers БОНЯ И КУЗЬМИЧ have now blown them all out of th...

This Just Might Be The Best Parody Yet...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Waitrose staff in Bromley South have filmed their own version of 'Uptown Funk'. Around 40 employees star in the the parody video that unintentiona...

Laughing at Anxiety - Or With It - Or Something

Neil Hughes | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Neil Hughes

I've spent the last couple of years getting to the bottom of my anxiety, finding the root causes of it, and developing a set of tools to handle it when it arises. Laughter is just one tool, but it's one of my favourites.

Here's What Tinder Would Look Like If It Was Released In The 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Remember back in the early days of computers when you had to key in every piece of code yourself and connecting to the internet made *that* noise for ...

A Huge Throbbing Election Is Hard To Hide

Marc Paterson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The election is nearly here and you'd have to have been under a rock or wrongfully imprisoned on Death Row for thirty years not to have known this. Fo...

Someone's Actually Made Rachel's Meat Trifle From 'Friends'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Remember that episode of 'Friends' when Rachel got the pages of a recipe book stuck together and accidentally made a weird trifle-Shepherd's Pie hybri...