UK Comedy

Run For The Hills If You See These Things In Your Office

The Huffington Post UK | Philippa Warr | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Offices can become home to strange collections of objects. Looking at the promo copies, professional samples, desktop detritus and attempts to per...

Forgiveness Without Tears

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I woke up this morning with that agony that fills your body when you're deep in the depths of despair. There are people who think emotional pain isn't as bad as physical pain but here's the rub, there's empirical evidence that physical pain and emotional pain are registered in the exact same region of the brain.

Why Are There No Female Comics in the V Festival Line-Up?

Samantha Baines | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

So, there are absolutely no women in the V Festival comedy line-up. Not one, in a list of over 30 comedians! Surely this is craziness. In a year when the BBC have announced there will be at least one woman on every panel show, and after the nationwide outcry when comedian Jenny Collier was cancelled from a line-up due to "too many women on the bill".

Having Three Girlfriends When You're Five Years Old Is Tough

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy

"I wish I was four again." It's tough being five years old. Take this little fella for example. He's really stressed out. Why? Because having th...

Officers Given Telling Off For Blasting Out 'Sound Of Da Police' Track

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Two police officers who blasted KRS-One’s Sound Of Da Police from their patrol car late at night have been given "words of advice" by a senior offic...

Mindfulness - Wake Up and Pay Attention!

Ruby Wax | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I'm thinking about how angry I am that someone in London fixing my bathroom has put in a shower tray rather than a flat-tiled floor. I'm sitting in this perfection, attempting to practise being mindful, focusing on the beauty before my eyes but no, I'm dragged back to the shower tray saga and getting more and more angry. I'm trying with all I've got to not hate myself for being so shallow.

#WhyImVotingUkip Hashtag Backfires Spectacularly On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Senior BBC Editor Axed From Election Coverage After #WhyImVoting Ukip Tweet Ukip Set To Win European Elections, Lib Dems Face Wipeout Don't ...

Painful Clip Of Ed Miliband 'Looking Natural' Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

Ed Miliband has clearly been working on his Blue Steel, Ferrari and Le Tigre looks. But Magnum wasn’t ready, he should have tamed that beast before ...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

Amateur Cyclist Suffers Most Epic Fall Since Icarus

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

It's not unusual for cyclists to give a victory celebration when spotting photographers by the side of the road during an event. This chap in the ...

Meet Tally, The Husky Who Thinks She's A Cat

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Say hello to Tally. As you may have noticed, Tally is a dog. A rather beautiful husky to be precise. The thing is though no one seems to have tol...

'Locke', Godot and the Mystery of Modesty

Ed Cripps | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Locke isn't perfect. There's an overbaked football analogy, and the briefest of nervy character-expositions that gild a black tulip already in bloom (we can see he's good at his job), and the final fifteen minutes are almost too subtle.

'Beards Are Immoral' Claims Moscow

Katy Scholes | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Katy Scholes

Russian officials have banned a parade of bearded men and women due to take place on 27 May in Moscow because 'beards are immoral'.

Cooking With Jack Monroe

Colin McQuistan | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Colin McQuistan

But what shall I cook? I figure I need to somehow outdo Jack Monroe, who writes for the Guardian and busks with Billy Brag and sings songs about the Irish potato famine and....and cars; I need to take her budget cooking idea and take it a step further.

John Oliver Nails Climate Change Deniers On HBO Show

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Comedy

British comedian John Oliver set about dismantling those who deny climate change on his HBO show Last Week Tonight on Sunday evening, following last w...

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.