#Funny

Real Life Birth vs Movies Birth

Sarah Lawton | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

I'm sure you have a knowing grin on your face already having just read the title of this piece. What is with the Hollywood portrayal of birth? I mean lets face it, there's not a lot of glamour involved. I thought I would look at some common movie-birth themes, and compare them with a dash of reality.

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Having More Fun Made Me More Successful

Suzi Ruffell | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Ruffell

For years I have felt I live in a world where I am in constant competition, sometimes with other people (without their knowledge) and sometimes with myself. To have the perfect career, partner, home, life and to look great while doing it.

Awkward

Naomi Hefter | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I walked home feeling light as a feather but filled with mixed emotions. My advice if you want this done, is to go in open minded, emotionally detached and ready for anything, Kind of like a one night stand I guess.

The UK's Foremost Untrained Agony Uncle Attempts to Help You With More of Your Awful Problems in 'Dear Dredge'

John Dredge | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Dear Dredge My desk in our office is directly opposite my manager's desk, and we generally get along very well. However, he has mannerisms which I f...

My Mystery Luggage Challenge

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

I have to admit, going on someone else's holiday was an amazing experience, and I can't wait to see where it takes me to next!

Childbirth: Why Women Forget The Pain

Lucy Dukes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Dukes

The downright gorgeous Holly Willoughby has recently been quoted saying that she loves giving birth. She said that although birth was painful, it was a different kind of pain and it made her feel more alive that ever before - a feeling she has not gotten from anything else.

The Inner Monologue of *That* Conversation

Sarah Lawton | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

Faaaaack! Oh I'm blushing now, why am I blushing? My ears are burning, I haven't gone this red since the wind blew my maxi skirt over my head at the bottom of the escalators at Oxford Circus and approximately 1349 people saw my arse and I couldn't get the damn thing to stay down.

My First Panel Show

Stephen Bailey | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

Comedy is a weird one. One minute you're performing to 12 people (8 of whom are comedians) in a room above a pub in Leicester Square with no microphone, no stage lights and a potted plant as a set piece and five years and a lot of miles later you can sell out your own show at The Lowry. Then, if you get super lucky, you get to do some TV.

Five Myths Non-Parents Are Told Debunked

Sarah Lawton | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

I personally have heard, and therefore decided to debunk for the sake of humanity, these particular fibs. Please note the heavy dosage of sarcasm here, I do actually quite like being a parent most of the time. But still...

"I Can Write Better Than That..."

Bennett Arron | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

I'm often asked how I started as a sitcom writer - I think 5 times counts as 'often' - and why I think I'm able to teach others how to write them. I ...

The Perils of Automatic Subtitling

Pat Higgins | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

A colleague suggested that the best starting point would be to use a free online service to prepare 'auto-detect' subtitles, which could then be proof-read and edited before being exported and attached to the new version of the movie for Amazon. This seemed like a damn good starting point. It worked! Well, it sort of worked.

The Squits

Trevor Holland | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

I'm recently fallen victim to a profound, life-changing affliction; one that has shaken my being to its very core. It's one that affect millions of people every year and, due to its sensitive nature, is often not discussed. Well, I'm no longer prepared to be a silent victim. I recently ate some less-than-perfect chicken nuggets and subsequently, suffered a violent bout of The Squits.

The 12 Months of the First Year of Baby

Helen Wallen | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Wallen

So small, so perfect, so fragile... Yes. Take a moment to remember your vagina the way it was. Then re-grow all your pubic hair to form a secret forest around it, destroy every handheld mirror in the land, and NEVER THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN.

The Ten Faces of Weaning

Sarah Lawton | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Lawton

It's been a while since we weaned the boy. He's five now and eats pretty well. Even the occasional piece of fruit sneaks in with the beige food. I do remember with fondness the weaning stage. Especially the faces of weaning.

On the Road

Amy Howerska | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Howerska

Dear god, this is my life. Doing actual stand up is only about 10 % of stand up, the rest is admin and car journeys. This cars current topic is a very academic conversation about chuckle fuckers, that's right, the comedy groupie.

Don't Be a 'Ten Wipe Trevor'

Eddie Lewis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

Where does the female half of the species learn this unprecedented skill? Was there an open day or meeting I missed where there were a dozen prosthetic backsides all laid out in a row and covered with Nutella. I like to imagine a stern lady barking out wiping orders to an ensemble of new mothers all learning the skill that us Dad's envy.

Banana Slicer Amazon Reviews Are Making Us Laugh Out Loud

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From apple de-corers to boiled egg slicers, there a plenty of kitchen utensils conspiring to overthrow the humble knife. Now, there's a banana slicer,...

Jehovah's Witnesses Meet a Five Year Old... With Two Dads and Princess Panties

Nick King | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick King

In my opinion it takes considerable bravery to walk up to someone's home unannounced and attempt to engage them in conversation. For that reason I try to provide a polite and friendly response to anyone who has chosen to call at our door.

Mum Invoices Son For Cleaning, Food Costs And Being An 'A******'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An "unappreciated" mother has invoiced her son roughly £20,000 after financially supporting him for 13 months and not getting any recognition for it....

'Grimsby': Much Grimmer Than I Thought

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Judging by the reviews I'd read, I knew it wasn't going to be great, but I had no idea it was going to be quite so bad. Before the climax, I decided enough was enough and walked out. Something I've never done before.

How to Design a Card Game - A Few Tips from a Game Designer

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Glance at any news coverage and you'll see the US presidential elections dominating it. It's on a lot of people's minds as it determines who will (arguably) be the most powerful person in the world.

Today Is the Best Day of 2016!

Amy Baker | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

For those of you currently schlepping through your Monday, having to drag every weary finger across the keyboard and put your whole body weight into bashing that space bar... know this... elsewhere in the world people are starting the week strong.

Five Alternative Valentine's Gifts for a 21st Century Girl

Amy Baker | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Baker

As Valentine's Day is largely pointless, since flowers die, chocolate is bad for you and teddy bears are irritating items you'll eventually need to find hiding places for, perhaps it's time to update this tired tradition to make it more meaningful in the real world of the 21st Century. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few suggestions designed to retain their lustre come Sunday morning...

The Biggest Films of 2015 According to One Star Amazon Reviews

Harry Crawford | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I've trawled through Amazon to see once and for all the true colours of the biggest films released last year...