UK Comedy

Goodbye Nursie: Blackadder Loses Another Star As Patsy Byrne Dies Aged 80

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment

Patsy Byrne, the actress best known for playing Nursie in the Blackadder television series, has died at 80. Denville Hall, a care home for elderly ...

'Go Out There And Have A F***ing Good Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

He doesn't really need an introduction, in fact, he doesn't need one at all, but for the sake of pleasantries, we'll give him one anyway. The recen...

Who Are All These People Washing Chickens?

Christina Kenny | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Kenny

Chickens are ALREADY clean! we raved. It's not like the bird, once plucked, is allowed out to roll around in the dirt one last time! Chickens aren't carrots - they're not sprayed with pesticides prior to sale! What are you LIKE, you crazy chicken washers?!

What Happens When You Fake Your First Period With Nail Polish

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Katie, the tweenage girl so desperate to have her first period (all of her friends have had theirs) that she fakes it - by paining bright red nai...

Words, Terms and Phrases We Need to Lose From Our Vocabulary NOW!

Leigh Clark | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Leigh Clark

 "If thought can corrupt language, language can also corrupt thought".  George Orwell, 1984.   The choice of words in which you use to communicate ...

Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I've hit a major brick wall. A brick wall that seems to want to stay for a while. I'm at a point in my comedy career where I'm too good to be doing 5 minutes of unpaid open mic spots in front of 73 comedians and 1 audience member falling asleep in the back row...

22 Jump Street - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The film-makers treat the audience with a degree of respect, and even though many of the gags seemed to go over the heads of many teenage cinema goers, for a fan of meta comedy such as Mike Myers' finest works, this was like catnip.

I Feel Bad, But I Just Don't Care at All About the FIFA World Cup, Here's Why...

Xavier Toby | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

During a final of the 2010 World Cup, my television stopped working, and while staring at the blank screen and contemplating what pizza I was going order for home delivery, I realised I was enjoying myself more than watching the actual game.

You've Been Using Escalators Wrong All These Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Comedy

You know how to ride an escalator, right? WRONG. This way looks way more fun.... The identity of the the unfortunate woman as well as where ...

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...