UK Comedy

Comedy and Politics - An Unlikely Combination?

Alistair Jones | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Alistair Jones

Sometimes it appears as if political comedy has disappeared, at least with regard to 'high' politics. Interest in politics - especially that involving Westminster - has diminished significantly.

Five Offensive Office Habits of the Marathon Runner

Tess Agnew | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Agnew

Your time is measured in weeks counting down to race day, and your life squeezed in around your training. I get it, because I'm this person too. Over the past couple of years of regular running I've perfected the following five offensive office habits that only marathon runners will understand.

Write Harder, Better, Faster, (Not) Longer - with Uri Bram

Mark Brewer | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Brewer

So, please, indulge me as I hitherto invent a new genre of literary criticism and thrust it upon your unwitting and uninterested eyes. I call it a "pre-review review". I hear your teeth grind as you call me a "wally" and slap the back of your own neck in the hope you'll hit that "off-button" sweet-spot. Why not simply call it a "preview", like a sensible person?

Sex and the Married Depressive

Christian Talbot | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Talbot

In my case I have to say the effect hasn't been that pronounced. In fact if anything it's been a positive boon... Don't be afraid to go and discuss your mental health or any concerns you have about anti-depressants with your doctor. They love a good laugh.

How to Bring Your Toddler to the Cinema in 28 Easy Steps

Andrea Mara | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Mara

When toddler starts playing with seat and inevitably hits himself in the mouth, stifle his roar with a packet of chocolate sweets. Ignore dagger looks from sibling who keeps saying "Mum, mum - why did he get sweets?" and can no longer follow the film because all she can think about is sweets and unfairness.

Jimmy Fallon Expertly Parodies The 'Fresh Prince' Opening Theme

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was recording his show in Los Angeles this week instead of New York, so he decided to recreate the legendary opening se...

Year 9 Banter Is Our Favourite Thing On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Year 9 is a crazy time, man. Picking your GCSE subjects, getting braces, being drunk for the first time. Things can get pretty hairy out there... I...

At Goldsmiths, the Mere Threat of a Backlash Against Comedian Kate Smurthwaite Was Able to Shut Down Free Speech

Robert DG Smith | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Robert DG Smith

Students by and large support the idea of a university being a place for the free exchange of ideas, and generally have a low opinion of the wackier preoccupations of their elected representatives. But this regrettable affair is a reminder of the shallow commitment that many students have to free expression.

Bin There, Done That

James Conmy | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

On and on I burrowed through the various strata of dead high street favourites, a Russian Doll of memories. And although these bags looked empty, each one, in fact, contained a recollection, evoked a tiny story, a forgotten feeling.

NSFW: Mother's Reaction To Son's Return After Travelling Is Priceless. (And Painful On The Ears)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Reunions can get totes emosh sometimes, but this mum went through every stage in the book. And then threw out the book. And then started profusely swe...

Stand Up History: Wrexham

Paul McGarrity | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

So now we return to where we began, Wrexham. The traffic had been awful on the way up and as such I only had a hour in which to fulfil my self appointed task. This meant that I could only go as far as the town centre on my hunt.

I'd Like to Call Time on Paedophile Jokes

Ben Moore | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Ben Moore

A question that troubles me is why people still make jokes about paedophiles. It's not as if the whole area hasn't been thoroughly exposed in recent years. My guess is that for all the public attention it's simply something that most people can't understand.

The First Last Day

Naomi Hefter | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

It was surreal. I had an actual goodbye! An ending, a new mug and biro to take home with me! Id made a new Facebook friend.

Famous Musicians Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" segment is back! This time the veteran late night talk show host drafted in famous musicians like Psy, Wiz Khalifa, Ig...

This Is A Whole New Level Of Drunk Texting

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Have you ever been so smashed that you did this? Last night I was so drunk I replied to my own text— Marcus (@_marcusg...

Guy Gets Stuck On A Train, Goes Nuts And Starts Tweeting Famous Journalist

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Connor Ratcliff, a U.S. comedian, had a bit of a rubbish day. He got stuck inside a train and then slowly started to lose his grip on reality. Help...

Is It Possible To Make £1 Million In 9 Months?

Richard Batt | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Richard Batt

I tried following the Katie Hopkins route of being controversial on Twitter but that only served to lose me a few followers and gain me extra hate mail

Arsenal Fan Accidentally Does Something Unspeakable To His Mother

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Sport

This gooner needs to rethink his social media sharing. Nobody wants to know you're doing that with your mother at the Emirates. Always proof read y...

Feminist Comedian Forced To Cancel Uni Show - Because Student Feminists Didn't Like Her Feminism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A comedian who was due to perform at a London university and had offered free tickets to student feminists has had her gig pulled, because students fe...

Seattle's Jon Ryan Just Said He Went To The University Of Vagina

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Seattle Seahawks player Jon Ryan announced to the 110 million people watching the Super Bowl on Sunday he went to the University of Vagina. Yep, th...

The Internet Just Gave A Horrifying Glimpse Into The Worst Day Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy

How bad could one day be? Pretty bad it turns out. Twitter has taken it upon itself to find out how to describe the worst day possible in just f...

Willies, Bits, Boobs and Testi-Whats?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

When Anna was three I remember getting out of the shower as she opened the bathroom door and strolled in (privacy being something I lost in 2010). She looked at me and pointed. "Wow Daddy, that looks like one of the Muppets!" It took me a minute to realise that she was comparing me to Gonzo.

The Things Women Do in Their Thirties When They Don't Have a Boyfriend

Katy Horwood | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

It is no surprise then, that in order to avoid becoming obsessed with ticking clocks, women of this age find other things to focus on as a way of detracting from the glaring reality of a potential life full of cats and over 50's bridge nights. Something else to think about, as it were, aside from weddings, children, regular sex, or the lack there of any of the above.

A Dachshund-Pitbull Mix Is The Cutest And Weirdest Dog We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Comedy

LOOK HOW CUTE THIS IS. IT'S SO CUTE. AND IT'S ACTUALLY REAL. Not even photoshopped. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElement...

Why I'm Working to Become the Greatest Chinese Chef of All Time

Robbie Knox | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

When the Huffington Post asked me, a 37-year-old married father of two, if I wanted to enter a cooking competition to win a trip to Hong Kong with a 25-year-old girl I'd never met, it was a real no-brainer. I'm confident that in no way would my wife go ballistic if I jogged off to the other side of the world leaving her with two pre-school kids to look after, so I signed up on the spot.