UK Comedy

Austria's 'Bearded Lady' Conchita Wurst Wins Eurovision

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK's drought of Eurovision Song Contest victories continues after the nation's entry again fell well short of the top spot. Despite optimism of...

Confused Reviewer: Summer Blockbusters Roundup

James Moran | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

I see films so you don't have to. But I also don't see them, so everyone wins. The Amazing Sequel (Columbia Pictures Hollywood learns that with great branding potential also comes the opportunity to make millions of dollars. When Peter Parker is bitten by a film made in 2002, he underwent a fantastical transformation...

Eurovision Final 2014: The (un)Official Scorecard

Christina Kenny | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christina Kenny

It goes without saying that levels of excitement among those of us who take this kind of thing seriously have become dangerously high. Parties are being planned, continental snacks purchased, national anthems practised and costumes obtained.

Adventures on the Road

Ruby Wax | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

It seems wherever I perform people want to know about how this mysterious thing on top of their necks works; after all, it's who they are. I think people are becoming more curious as to why they do what they do and why they live the way they live.

PHOTOS: The Force Is Strong With This One

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Kirsten Dunst wore a 'Star Wars' themed dress to the Met Gala in New York. The Rodarte designed outfit was emblazoned with an image of the Death St...

Cycling Adventures: What Next?

Vikki Stone | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

I was surprisingly fine in the days after my 102 mile bike ride. In fact, smugly so. I was back in the gym, doing my normal cardio classes a couple of days later. My legs were fine. I even got back on the bike for a ride or two.

Fourteen Useless Things to Add to Your 'Before I Die' Bucket List

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

So, I came up with a few ideas of useless things you can add to your bucket list; should your health specialist give you the dreaded news that your life expectancy has now reached the same maximum as a supermarket pint of milk.

Unearthing Cinematic Gems at Sundance London

Tom Linay | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

The Sundance Festival returned to the O2 this past weekend for the third edition of their London offshoot, bringing with them a selection of narrative and documentary features that were successful at their Park City, Utah home in January.

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 - Part V ... Meet The House Hunters

David Lewis | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

I can't be the only one whose life now follows this bonkers pattern, I started to think. There are many thousands of people looking to buy a place in London right now. I imagine deep down that most share my rather basic ideal; to work hard. Save harder. Use any money that happens to be left by relatives. And move into their first home of bricks and mortar.

News Punch: Nestle, Star Wars, Pheasants and Paxo

Marc Paterson | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Never mind all the people queuing at food banks, spare a thought for the richest in society, who have to shoot their dinner out of the sky. Thankfully our caring government has subsidised the use of shotguns so those elite few can gun down birds in the countryside.

Sticking to What I Know Best

Ben Shires | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

Detractors (by which I mean concerned friends) have questioned my reasons for what, in their eyes, appears a trivial pursuit, not to mention the money I must be wasting (those 50 pences begin to add up when you're buying 20 packs at a time).

Here's What People Around The World Eat While Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Accustomed to stumbling around drunk at 2am looking for something to soak up that alcohol? You're not alone. But it's not just boozy Brits who foll...

Stop Talking About Ukip - My Article About Ukip

Michael Spicer | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Michael Spicer

A Ukip member saying something controversial is not news. It would be news if they said something calm and measured. It would be news if they constructed just one sentence that didn't resemble a drunken scrawl on the toilet wall of a police station in 1974. If we all turned the other way, news editors might think twice about covering...

Cycling Adventures: The Big One Hundred

Vikki Stone | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

I have done it. I, Vikki Stone, have cycled 102.22 miles, in one day. It's hard to believe at the beginning of this month, I was falling over sideways in front of strangers and a dog, because I couldn't get my feet out of clip pedals.

Fear and Loathing at the Self Checkout

Ellie Slee | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Slee

It being that I loathe all human contact, the supermarket self checkout always looks like an attractive prospect. I probably hate smiling at the cashier whilst they scan my tampons more than they hate smiling at me. So I think I'll save us both the trouble and do it myself. Thirty seconds in and I regret it, every time.

Weird Or Wonderful? Ad Sees Nerds Bullied To Tune Of 'I Will Survive'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We're a bit torn over this advert. It's an anti-bullying ad, which we're all for, to the tune of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive, which is fitting, but...

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...