UK Comedy

Even Up the Odds to Beat Everyday Sexism in Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

A 19 year old novice stand-up comic of our acquaintance was recounting the experience of her first ever gig. She told us that she had been announced on stage by a comedian who said that she had just performed a 'sexual favour' on him backstage.

Eleven Reasons Why Jesus Is Not Coming Back

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

Some very persuasive religious group hustlers banged on my door, aggressively, and were even more fierce with their finger and tongue wagging telling me, 'Jesus is coming'. Now, I have no qualms about anyone's beliefs and I give anyone their right to their beliefs but I don't go knocking on their doors telling them, 'No he f***ing isn't."

The Other Woman (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

In another film to take its title from a song (Nina Simone, in case you were wondering), Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann join forces to take revenge on the man who has wronged them both.

Tony Blair: ‘I Say Lies' – Listen To Cassetteboy's Video Mashup Of Bloomberg Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has said he tells lies, thanks to a video remix. Mashup artist Cassetteboy has edited the former prime minister-turned-peace-envoy's Blo...

How to Be a Modern Gentlewoman: Be the Best That You Can Be and Don't Be a Dick

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

The Telegraph posted a response to Country Life's magazine's guide for the modern gentleman. Their advice is so ridiculous, regardless of whether it's in jest or not, that I thought I'd put together my own guide for the Modern GentleWoman based on their suggestions.

Moyes Don't Cry: It's Moyes At The Movies (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Sport

David Moyes' 10-month reign as Manchester United manager resembled a chaotic film set. The director struggled to get the best out of his upstart cast,...

Why Ricky Gervais and Derek Are Normcore But Nice

Tom Atkinson | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Tom Atkinson

Rather than trying to be different with what you wear, you try to be 'ardently ordinary' or 'endearingly awkward', and, for a character rarely seen out of his zip- up polyester cardigan and sweat pants, it means Derek is not just riding a Normcore wave, he's the king of the movement.

Sexist Dating Advice From The 1930s Makes Being Single In 2014 Whole Lot Brighter

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget Tinder, snogging on the dance floor at 1am and talking about whatever the hell you want, dating - or should we say 'courtship' - was a whole di...

It's 10 Years Since Mean Girls Was Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's 10 years this week since Mean Girls was released. That's right. 10 whole YEARS since Glen Coco got four candy canes, Lindsay Lohan smelt like a b...

Seven Reasons Why Date Nights Are Not Worth the Effort

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Emily-Jane Clark

According to the experts, when you have children regular date nights with your partner are the key to a successful relationship. Forget communication, mutual love and respect or not marrying a dick; apparently the secret to a happy and healthy relationship is to go on a date. At flipping night. But according to me (expert on nothing) this is rubbish. Here is why...

Gleeful!

Naomi Hefter | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I'm on a date with an ex! When we broke up, I dated LITERALLY well over a hundred guys. (In the space of five years) Some for a few months, others for one glass of awkwardness... but none of them quite lived up to the infamous ex. Going back out with an ex is like trying outfits on a Friday night out with the gals. You always end up wearing the first outfit you tried on!

Cycling Adventures: 'Does My Bum Look Big In This?'

Vikki Stone | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

I'd tried many different types of pants. Cotton pants, seamless pants, but, no the answer is no pants. Of course it is! How can something rub against something else, if you take the something else away! Ditch your knickers ladies, and you won't need that vaseline, trust me.

How To Look Good Dead

Rory Fenton | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

I was told once that the best way to know a city is to get lost in it. I can't say if this is a universal truth but with my truly terrible sense of direction I've had plenty of chances to put it to the test. It was just this Monday that I made my favourite finding to date.

Sniggers With Attitude

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Jason is a young, about to blow comedian, who has Trinidadian heritage, but his new comedy sketch show (Sniggers With Attitude/ SWA ) for London Live TV is an inclusive comedy show for the new, young, pop culture demographic.

David Cameron Stung By Jellyfish, Twitter Reacts Gleefully

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

David Cameron has been stung by a jellyfish and, obviously, our brave nation has united in offering our sincere sympathies to the injured prime minist...

Overheard In Waitrose Is Our New Favourite Facebook Page

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you ever wondered how the other half live, just go eavesdropping in Waitrose, otherwise known as 'Britain's Poshest Supermarket'. Or actually, it's...

#CrapSchoolTrips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some schools (we're looking at you private sector) take their kids on incredible school trips - South Africa rugby "tours", skiing in Val Thorens, St ...

When Social Media Goes Horribly Wrong In The Hands Of Big Corporations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

After US Airways this week topped the list of what should definitely not be tweeted from an official business account, we decided to examine other mar...

Wheel Of FAIL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

You've guessed all the letters in the words, and now all that's left to do is to read the phrase out and you've bagged yourself $1m. Sound simple? It ...

Why Do I Comedy?

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

I do it because I think every single human being is capable of wonderful things, and I don't think anyone is stupid. I just think that a lot of us, myself included, don't know enough and if we were more thoughtful, looked deeper into issues and knew more, we could as a society be making better decisions and live in a far better world.

On Depression - A Suggestion

Ruby Wax | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

What helps if you have depression is realising that you are not alone, that this 'illness' actually exists like any other physical illness; you are not making it up and you are not some self-indulgent, self-obsessed narcissist who's looking for pity or an excuse not show up at work or school.

Cycling Adventures: Part 3

Vikki Stone | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

This week I embraced padded shorts. Needless to say I was shocked to learn what design choices were used on the inside. I mean, basing it on a David Bowie costume is niche.

Warren United - A Sign of Things to Come for UK Animated Comedy?

Elliot Gonzalez | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elliot Gonzalez

OK, so ITV4 may not be the most high profile channel of them all, and Warren United may not be high profile enough to kick-start a movement towards more British animated comedies on television... but at least it's a start.

A Tribute to Silent Films of the Past and the Things That Happened That Were to Do With Them

John Dredge | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

In the following short film (or 'film short' for those of you), my comedic partner Andy King and I (almost named after a popular musical) present a warm tribute to this time of times. Pray silence then for 'King Dredge,' as we are called, and let us take you back to the olden days of yore. Possibly before yore, I'm not shore.

Bryan Cranston Helps Student Ask Girl To Prom

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It's the stuff of dreams, really. Not only does a cute boy ask you to prom, he gets BRYAN CRANSTON to do it. You know, the meth-making teacher from Br...