Humour.

'Double History': New Satire Blog Takes a Gleeful Poke at the Purists

Amy Licence | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Amy Licence

While the Horrible Histories series for children has been recognised as fitting within the Roald Dahl tradition of humour, it seems that the adult version, which Double History offers, is simply too opaque for some. Yet what exactly is being satirised here?

Thank You Michael McIntyre

Elaine Benton | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Living with a long term illness can be awfully hard sometimes, and we all need a good laugh now and then. Comedy takes your mind off a bad situation, even if just for a short time, which one could say is the true form of "comic relief".

British Comedy Gets the Last Laugh Following Parody Law Reform

Wayne Beynon | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Wayne Beynon

The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 which came into effect last month has effectively legalised the art of parody, a comedic genre which, believe it or not, has until now been classed as illegal.

The Political Lessons of the 1990s, Part One - 'Swearing and Traffic Cones'

Matt Arnold | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Arnold

Once again a (barely) ruling Conservative party looks set to self-implode over arguments about Britain's role in the EU.

Ban The Bored!

Caragh Little | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Caragh Little

That old, despair-inducing, dull, ancient, out-of-touch, humourless, clueless dinosaur. That's not a plastic statue in a city shopping centre, or a terrifying exhibit in the Natural History Museum. Unless I do something to ban the bored, that's me.

Artisanal Hipster Cocaine

Alexander Walters | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Alexander Walters

CUSTOMER: Fantastic. So I'll take two grams of the Finca del Jabanero, a gram of the Fazenda do Lacano and a gram of the Old Musty Grenson. Do you have anything for the morning after?PROPRIETOR: Oh, no, you'll still feel worthless, ashamed and promise yourself you'll never do it again. See you next week.

Parenting Is Disgusting

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Before Carolyn had really had time to open her eyes Iris vomited all over her. It was pretty good timing. And it was as I was laying in bed mopping vomit off my wife's chest that I thought to myself... this parenting stuff can be really quite rank.

Ten Awkward Questions Straight People Ask Lesbians (And How to Inappropriately Answer Them)

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Coming Out is hard to do, and it's amazing how curious everyone suddenly becomes. But how to handle the questioning? Like a grown up, with dignity and respect? Or if you fancy having little fun with it, here's how...

How to Live With Bad Decisions: Lessons From My Front Door

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Have you ever had one of those days when you got sucked into contemplating your life and questioning your decision making abilities. This was me just a few days ago returning from a trip to New York. But I never thought the process would be trigger by something as silly as point colour.

The Accidental Cougar

Jess Paterson | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

It started innocuously enough. After an abs session at the gym, I happened to fall into conversation with the new fitness coach, Tom. He asked me about my exercise routine and goals, I said I wanted to drink wine and eat chocolate guilt-free.

Seven Signs You Are Becoming Worryingly Domesticated

Jess Paterson | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

You browse the cleaning aisle like you used to browse beauty counters. With that willingness to believe, that hope springing eternal, that thrill of the chase. But it's not your face that you want to look brighter, fresher, younger, more radiant. It's your toilet.

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 09.11.2014 | 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.

Lager on the Loo: Seven Habits to Leave on Holiday

Jess Paterson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Paterson

We are waiting for the kids to fall asleep so we can drink like civilized people: sitting on the corridor outside the cabin. The depths to which one sinks as a parent never cease to amaze. We could have just gone to bed at the same time as the children and listened to them not falling asleep. But we are on Holiday!

Signs You're a Birmingham City University Student

The Huffington Post UK | Kristina Egan | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Birmingham, the second city, home to five universities and a massive student population, each institution serving up a unique experience of city life....

Should You Ever Get Matching Tattoos?

Effi Mai | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Effi Mai

Get something small like a symbol that means something to the both of you whether it's a word that you both like the sound of, a fish because you met at the aquarium, or very small and neatly drawn sex organs because you both like each other's very much.

Suntan Transvestite

James Conmy | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

Immediately I began to draw a fair amount of attention, I could see people sniggering, actually sniggering at me. I tried to act normal whilst flexing biceps and breathing in. People looked up from books and stared, a group of young girls looked at me then hid their mouths behind conspiring palms... "What the hell is wrong with these people? ... What's so damn funny?"

Mr Ross Doesn't Work For Free

Ross Semple | Posted 01.10.2014 | 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.

No Sense of Direction

Elaine Benton | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

I will admit many things, one of which is my inability to follow a map, and poor sense of direction. Well, if I were being totally honest, I'd confess, I have no sense of direction whatsoever. My husband will quite happily back me up on this point for I have demonstrated on many occasion, much to my shame and his amusement, getting lost even in familiar surroundings.

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.

School's Out For Summer

Caragh Little | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

Anticipating coffee and a bun on the second morning of the holidays, I was assaulted by the first Back to School display of summer. No sooner have the holidays begun than we're preparing for them to end: hardly had I dragged myself home on that final half day of term, than the postman assured me with a cheeky grin that the break would be 'gone before I knew it.'

The Three Best-Kept Secrets to Overcoming Shyness

Kim Davies | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

There must be thousands of other people out there who also live with the secret shame that is shyness, the most prevalent of all socially transmitted diseases. I hold out hope that one day there will be a cure as opposed to the band-aid solution that is a wide-mouthed funnel and a litre of gin.

ITV, Please Hire Me

Ross Semple | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Ross Semple

I'm not picky about what kind of job I do. It is my dream to host the reunion show, but I am willing to take a lesser position until you can see what I am capable of. I could write the little sound bites for the opening credits.

Why Watching the World Cup With an American Sucks

Meredith Berman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport
Meredith Berman

I cheered during replays thinking it was live television. I screamed 'come on America' most definitely 900 times throughout the duration of the game. I made it very clear of my feelings of how England is terrible at the sport and we are better than you.

Freshers Expectations vs. Student Reality

Madison Taylor | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

Despite it being the summer, Freshers and the beginning of term will be upon us before we know it. There will be thousands of fresh-faced, nervous 18 year olds in the pool of trepidation which is first year. They will currently be dreaming of freedom and what university life in Plymouth (of all places) will be like.