Humour

Rev: Help My Unbelief

Caragh Little | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

Rev used to offer subtlety, humanity - the realism that we're not all types or stereotypes, that rooted on feet of clay stand individual people doing their best to come to terms with things. The beauty of Rev used to lie in the puzzlement of Tom Hollander's expression: a man bewildered by circumstance and people.

Boyfriend Scares Girlfriend In Hilarious Prank

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every couple has their own habits, likes and dislikes and if you're in a long-term relationship, chances are you and your partner will have your very ...

How to Take a Good Author Photo

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

Your work is being published and you are over the moon. The work being published has been created so all the hard work is over, right? WRONG!

Why Silly Stuff Really Does Matter... Just Look at This Year's Oscars

Verity Stockdale | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Verity Stockdale

True to form, the Oscars on Sunday night was a truly momentous occasion. Even the Monday morning dopiness brought on by staying up to watch it on television was offset by the excitement of scrutinising every last detail and poring over critiques.

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

New Technology, and Why it Pushes My Buttons

Ben Shires | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

About three years ago, seemingly on a whim, my Dad became one of the first people I knew to get an iPad.

The Definitive Guide to Acting Like a Real Londoner in 23 Steps

Amita Murray | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Amita Murray

So, you're a little bit in love with London. You're a Downton Abbey freak (not really set in London, but they sometimes go there), your twitter picture is actually Benedict Cumberbatch, and that smile of Kate Middleton's makes you feel a little gummy inside.

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.

Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss - Book Review

Robert Bradley | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

Firstly, I must state that I am not the biggest fan of cats; an animal that is so fleetingly your pet, only ever belongs to your family exclusively on it's own terms. Unlike dogs, cats have always appeared to have an air of beguiling independence and a haze of evil surrounding them.

Six Reasons Why Women Should Stop Faking Orgasms

Sofie Hagen | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

Let's face it, faking orgasms during an act of consensual sex is so 1955. It is possibly one of the worst things us women can do to each other. It needs to stop and it needs to stop now. Why, you ask? Well, here are six reasons...

Why I'm Giving Up Emoticons for New Year

Sal Thomas | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sal Thomas

I think I hate net speak. Text emoticons. Reductionist acronyms. Lazy abbreviations. Smiley faces. I want to kill them all. Or should that be slash slash backslash them right up their colons?

Rape Chants and 'Free Pussy' Events Are No Laughing Matter

Eloise Hendy | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

It seems that many UK students are suffering a sense of humour failure. Perhaps its been struck off our list of essentials and become an unjustifiable luxury since course prices have tripled. We need bread and milk; irony can wait. Apparently even cheap gags are a stretch these days, as it seems recently we have needed a lot of explanation over what counts as 'a joke'...

Depression, Comedy and Making Good Art

Joel Tennant | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joel Tennant

Can you be depressed and funny? Thomas Ridgewell, known better as TomSka over on YouTube, made a video some days ago explaining that he had been diagnosed with depression. And yet he's funny (seriously, very funny). Should that be so astounding though?

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:

The Black Dog Is My Worst and Most Severe Critic: Let's Try to Laugh About Surviving Depression

Malory Nye | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

There is something about this time of year. It is both the best of times and the worst of times. For the many people who struggle with depression in the UK, this time of year can be particularly challenging.

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.

Four-Step Guide: How To Bag Your Roomie

Sofie Hagen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

You have heard him fart, masturbate and laugh at Adam Sandler movies. He has heard you fall in the shower, have conversations with inanimate objects a...

The University of Warwick vs. the United States of America: a Democratic Showdown.

Samuel Walker | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Walker

Initially, there may seem to be few similarities between the University of Warwick and the USA, apart from: a. I've been to both, and b. they're both inexplicably fond of large financial corporations...

News Punch: New York Pumpkin Theft / Geldof Says The World Is Ending

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

October, millions of us are trying to quit smoking, Peter Higgs has won the Nobel Prize for Physics and Halloween is just around the corner, as are th...

Here's Where 'Breaking Bad's Walter White Went Wrong

Johnny Sharp | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Johnny Sharp

CONTAINS SPOILERS! Breaking Bad has now breathed its last, and with it, Walter White's journey "from Mr Chips to Scarface", as its creator Vince Gilligan put it.

Punchline Challenge: Godfrey Bloom Likes His Women

Marc Paterson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

This whole thing exploded into life on news feeds and social media and any damage limitation that UKIP have feebly attempted to make is too little too...

Punchline Challenge: Jeremy Clarkson Entering Politics

Marc Paterson | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Last week was an undisputed success for Punchline Challenge. People really gave it their all; the humour, the message they conveyed, all came together in a wonderful post. This week, Jeremy Clarkson comes under the critical eye of my band of Punchliners...

Who's Shaking the Bed?

Elaine Benton | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Early one morning, my husband and I lay in bed waiting for the alarm clock to go off. It was barely six am, when I suddenly felt the bed jolting violently. I thought it was my husband who was responsible for the disturbance, and he in turn, knew it had to be me with Parkinson's...