UK Comedy

Indian PM Does Weird, Inexplicable Things On Visit To New York

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

It's been quite the turnaround for controversial Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The new leader was banned from entering the US until four mon...

The Mindy Project cont.

Lucy Karsten | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Successful TV shows are powered by conflict. The characters face difficult decisions, or impossible situations, both externally and internally, and we tune in to see how they grapple with them. The irony of The Mindy Project, a series about an eponymous New York based doctor, who, the website tells us, is 'a skilled OB/GYN trying (and failing!) to navigate her romantic life with dignity and grace', is that there is no sustained conflict.

How Hard Can Valet Parking Be? Don't Ask This Guy...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Comedy

So it's your first night on the job as a valet at the swanky San Remo casino on the Italian Riviera. You've changed into your crisp white jacket, p...

Tony Blair Is Handed Another Eyebrow-Raising Award

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

Tony Blair has been named one of the top "gay icons" of the past three decades, saying the issue is a "significant part" of his legacy as Prime Minist...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Commuting?

Lindsay Sharman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsay Sharman

I hate commuting. Don't we all! Eh? However, I don't hate the act of travelling from one place to another. I can read a book (retro), I can obsessively play games on my phone, I can snack on stuff I've found in my handbag... So if that's the case, why do we hate commuting? Because: strangers. And lots of them. Getting right up in your grill.

Easy Nigglefixes to Help You Love Yourself

Sofie Hagen | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

There is no such thing as an objective reality, when it comes to beauty. Beauty standards are set by money-hungry, old, white men behind big desks and these men make a lot of money off of your insecurities. The more you hate yourself, more you spend and the richer they get. You are beautiful. You are.

17 Kissing Tips For Ed Miliband (And Others)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's everyone's biggest fear: going in for a kiss only to be snubbed by an unenthusiastic recipient. But that's exactly what happened to Ed Miliban...

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 - Why It's the Winter of My (TV) Discontent!

Simon Ward | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Simon Ward

Oh, but wait. Bruce Forsyth has left the show. Normally when an older man doesn't return to work, you expect the worst. Or Anton Du Beke as he's generally known. Luckily, they replaced the walking chin with the bouncing fringe Claudia Winkleman.

'No, No. You Can Stare As Much As You Want. They Don't Speak English!' - A Trip to Thailand.

James Dann | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Thailand is of course a phenomenal country. A never-ending voyage of jungles, winding roads, fantastic people and constant adventure. It's pretty much the same as Leeds or an acid trip in Kew Gardens.

The Plus Points to Living in SE17, Yes

Sadie Brown | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Then I moved to Elephant, and no one was ready for that. For me - it was either stay in Highgate, continue to look posh but not take regular trips to my beloved second home, New York, or half my rent and go to New York often - Elephant won.

Engaged and Confused: A Man's Guide to Marriage - Part Four: The Wedding Pre-lash

Alex Smith | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Alex Smith

I'd changed my Facebook status... I'd sent out up to three different variations of group text (which people only seemed to resent as being impersonal)... I mean Jesus I'd even looked at some people directly in their needy little faces and told them that we were engaged. But that is just not enough for some people.

Run of the Mill Workaday Feminist

Lucy Frederick | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Lucy Frederick

As a comedian, feminism is something that pops up in discussion for me relatively often. I'm often asked to comment in blogs or interviews on whether there are enough women in comedy, whether we are treated differently and even whether or not we are actually very funny (I mean, I know right?!). So it's obviously a subject that I think a lot about.

Forensic Files

Naomi Hefter | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I'm back in London now, jet lagged but ready for some good stand up gigs coming my way. And as you have guessed, I'm spending my evenings watching Forensic files on YouTube. If you have a morbid curiosity for murder and odd, moustached people from Texas, give it a whirl.

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies Number One - It's OK If We're Only Lying to Ourselves Right?

Leanne Davis | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Leanne Davis

We don't intend to drink two bottles of wine when we specifically said we were only going to have one glass. That I would call weak-willed. Falling into the world-wide-web I would label as procrastination. And when we say we have learned our lesson and will never date someone 'like that' again, we genuinely mean it.

Surviving the Only 'No' Show at the Edinburgh Fringe

Erich McElroy | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

This year I did one of the few shows on the Scottish Referendum. In fact, it appears to have been the only one to be against Scottish Independence. How did the people of Scotland react to my sticking my slightly reddened comedy nose in? Generally, really well.

Kinsale Arts Festival, September 19-28: A Mecca for Foodies

Peter McGuire | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

Kinsale, Co. Cork: Ireland's foodie paradise. Fishy Fishy, Crackpots, The Bulman's... There's no shortage of renowned restaurants in this small fishing village, just 25 minutes from Cork City.

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

Get Over Yourself, Scotland

Mark Dolan | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Scotland is a country that I adore, but she is letting herself down. Scotland is having a tantrum and behaving like a petulant teenager. And like a petulant teenager, she is neither big nor strong enough to go it alone. Get over yourself Scotland. You are a small country, deal with it... What's so special about Scotland anyway? Well, a lot actually. I think it's one of the greatest nations in human history. For a small country, it has and continues to contribute a disproportionately large amount to the world. Scotland's offerings in science, medicine, technology, music, engineering, entertainment and art are unparalleled. That's not to mention the landscape, the cities, the drinks and the epic women. But that doesn't mean you have to break off and go it alone

New to Stand-up Comedy? Here Are Six Beginner's Tips

Samantha Baines | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

You are new, so no matter what your experience beforehand everyone will assume you are utterly crap at telling jokes to people. This can be frustrating when you are trying to assure everyone you are the UK's answer to Sarah Silverman with a bit of Lee Evans thrown in *cough*. The answer? Well, my answer, is to embrace it.

I Stopped Using My iPhone as an Alarm Clock, What Happened Next Blew My Mind*

Andrea Mann | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mann

*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.

This May Be The Best 4 Second Video You Watch All Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

As this video is a mere four seconds in length, there's not really all that much to say about it, apart from watch it, and then direct yourself to the...

The Ultimate Compilation Of School Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We've all been there - trying to show off to the ladies, or your mates, and it going totally, utterly, fantastically wrong. We were just clever eno...

Firefighters Rescue Student Who Gets Stuck In A Bin. Oh, And It Was All Captured On Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If it wasn't bad enough getting stuck in the bin after a night out, it's probably even worse that you had to be rescued dramatically by firefighters, ...

A 21st Century Tragedy

Fionn Shiner | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Fionn Shiner

A few days ago I was on my darling, using my time exceptionally well by reading the delightfully snidey and grammatically impressive Guardian comments and listening to the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, when my laptop began to warm up. It was all hot and bothered and making a disconcerting screeching sound.

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.