Humor

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Dan Miles

to celebrate your love through the medium of photography, or perhaps, the making of amateur motion pictures. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and what happens in the privacy of your own home, or perhaps, workplace should remain private and confidential.

Na-Nu Na-Nu

Zoe Clark-Coates | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Zoe Clark-Coates

What a tragic loss to the world of comedy. Without writing any more words you know who I am speaking of....the legend that is Robin Williams.

Mr Ross Doesn't Work For Free

Ross Semple | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Ross Semple

It wasn't until the end of the shift that one of the girls I was working with let it slip that I wouldn't be getting paid for my time. Yes, that is correct. Aside from a few pounds in tips, I wasn't getting compensated or my time. I might as well just have spent the evening engaging in my normal routine of obsessive cleaning and reality television.

The Silver Lining: Single Life, Kittens and Unrequited Love

Katie Beswick | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

I fucking hate cats, usually. Like men, they're either ugly, good-looking but dumb to the point of irrelevance, or else transparently cunning. And, also like men, they do that thing where they treat you with indifference, until you withdraw your affections, and then they're all over you like salt on chips.

11 Reasons Why You Are Reading This

Steph Weller | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Steph Weller

If I pick up my phone to use it for its original purpose - to actually ring someone, the temptation is to just have a peek at my newsfeeds. I then get sidetracked and find myself scrolling through '14 of the Most Hilarious Mullet Hairstyles, Ever', but why?

I Like Old Clothes and I Cannot Lie

Ben Shires | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

My only real party gripe, and one I fear is acutely specific to me, is that small talk - the lifeblood of the latter uPBE - often throws up a situation that leaves me stumped. And annoyingly, it's all my own fault.

Let's Raise the Age Of Consent to 35

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Ashton argues that almost a third of under-16s have already had intercourse, so lowering the limit will send a clear message to 14s and under that they absolutely cannot have sex for another 12 months. But where does it end? Over a third of under-16s have tried booze, but that doesn't mean we should let them into pubs. For a start they can't afford to buy a round, the free-loading bastards.

Almost Everything You Need To Know About Bonfire Night

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

Forgotten the historical reason why many of us accidentally set fire to our sheds on 5 November? Or wondering what the best firework to lose an eye to is? Here's a handy guide to Bonfire Night for anyone with absolutely nothing better to do for the next two minutes.

Nine Ways Raising Babies Is Like Raving, Baby

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

At some point when you become a parent you realise that YOU WILL NEVER GO RAVING AGAIN. But then again... raising babies and partying like it's 1995 may not be so different after all:

What They Don't Tell You About Being Pregnant

Sal Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

I now get to become that person who, having managed to navigate nine months of pregnancy and eight months of parenthood, now feels entitled to share helpful [patronising] advice [guesswork] to anyone who'll pretend to listen.

The Bandwagon Effect Is Harming Race Relations

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Conversations are now elevated and scrutinized in an amphitheatre of social media. There are those that spectate, speculate, and jump on the bandwagon - whether that's with good intentions, or to kill the show. The Internet means that people don't forget words, and events are recorded forever at the end of a web search. Over time, the moment, context and goodwill crumbles away...

What Does Stand-Up Comedy Stand Up For?

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

While I salute the bravery of anyone who's prepared to face an unruly crowd and be funny, I believe most of the stand-ups currently performing in the UK lack moral courage, engagement with the real world, and experience of life.

Birds of a Feather: From Screen to Stage - And Back Again?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

This week, the rumour is that the story of the Essex girls and their posh neighbour may be due to make a TV comeback. Those of a certain age and a certain sense of humour will have happy memories of the original TV series - but would the format transfer to the stage successfully enough to justify a new lease of life in a prime-time entertainment slot?

The Parental Guilt Trip

Amanda Prowse | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

I think it should come with your Bounty Pack - a certificate of remorse, just you know that you are a fully paid up member of the 'I feel soooo guilty club.' No one told me that growing a human would give me automatic membership, but it did.

The Hairy Truth

Amanda Prowse | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

Once you start on this path of zero hair tolerance, you have in fact waged war on your follicles and in military terms, they are closely aligned to the Spartans. Now in my late forties... put it this way, if I don't wield the tweezers daily, epilate weekly and wax monthly, I look like Hagrid in lipstick. It's a battle I am losing.

A Bottle of Inspiration Please

Leila Monks | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Monks

So if inspiration is so important - how do we find it? And more importantly - how do we give it to others? Well finding it is easy. It may not be sold on the shelves of Waitrose but it is readily available to those who know where to look.

Why A Little of What Might Kill You, Does You Good

Rob Atkinson | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

I'd like to think that, if I'm lucky enough to exceed the age of 80, with all my marbles and my more important faculties all present and correct, I'll be cut some slack in the matter of my more treasured bad habits. I'll feel that, having survived so long indulging my relatively few vices, I might as well head for the exit in a like manner.

Boob Tattoos, Five-Centimetre Soup and 66 Grays of Radiation: A Radiotherapy Diary

Laura Price | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Five-centimetre soup? I wonder, as I lie on my back on the radiotherapy machine, arms in clamps above my head and breasts fully exposed to the team of three female professionals and one young male medical student.

People Who Don't Like Me: What the Hell is Their Problem?

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Paul Bassett Davies

Writers are needy, insecure and desperate for approval. Just like everyone else, in other words, but because writers don't get out much they believe these challenges are unique to them, and tend to over-dramatize them. There's nothing new in all this; what's changed is that online reviews are reminding writers of something that, in the end, is probably good for us: everyone is different.

UK Comedy Legend Malcolm Hardee - Irresponsible, Thoughtless or Malicious?

John Fleming | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Today is the eighth anniversary of the death by drowning of comedian Malcolm Hardee.

Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas Is My Hair Back

Laura Price | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Dear Santa, I never imagined I would spend most of the year fighting breast cancer. Please bring me a full head of hair in 2013 and a cancer-free future for me and all those I love!

My Chemotherapy Diary: Part III - The Ice Torture

Laura Price | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Unfortunately, I get myself all worked up before the session and feel sick by association - just the sight and smell of the hospital make me retch and I have to whip my wig off lest I puke all over it. (Advantages of Wigs #103: You don't need anyone to hold your hair back when you're sick.)

My Chemotherapy Diary: Part II

Laura Price | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

An hour or so after the usual blood test, the oncologist comes into my room and draws the curtain around me for privacy. Uh oh, bad news.

How to Lose Your Hair in 10 Easy Steps (Ideally During Chemotherapy)

Laura Price | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Ok, let me first make it clear that I am in no way urging you to try these steps at home. Hair loss is one of the things we most commonly associate with cancer and chemotherapy, so I decided to make light of my experience and share with you the unfortunate steps of my road to bald-dom.

Humor Me: What's So Funny About the US Presidential Candidates?

James Walden | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics
James Walden

When President Obama let fly the scolding, "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets," to illustrate Mitt Romney's grasp of modern military during the third presidential debate, the chuckle could be heard around the world. Arguably Obama's retort accomplished what it intended to do: Embarrass his political rival and earn the president points as someone in the trenches - all under the forgiving cloak of humor.