Laughter

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Urges Women ‘Not To Laugh In Public'. Here's What Happened Next

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The deputy prime minister of Turkey has urged the women of his country not to “laugh in public” and they have responded brilliantly – by literal...

22 Best Pranks You Can Play On Your Friends At Work

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Admit it. The last laugh you had a work wasn't an uplifting moment. Perhaps you shared a juicy piece of gossip that raised a group smirk. Or you sn...

Chaplin: One Hundred Years of Laughter

Greg Ash | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Greg Ash

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's first film. In tribute to the man George Bernard Shaw called "the only genius of motion pictures" I made a pilgrimage to the exact place where he signed his first film contract and his incredible cinematic journey began.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine? Hope, Laughter and Friendship - What You May Not Expect on a Cancer Ward

Charlotte Kitley | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Kitley

If you've never been on a chemo ward, you'd be forgiven for thinking it would be full of people hooked up to machines, looking thin, grey, exhausted. And to a degree, you'd be right. We are all hooked up to machines. However, what you perhaps don't expect is the inspiration, comradeship, hope and laughter that spills from the room.

A Prescription for Happiness

Beth Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Phillips

I hope that by seeking out small doses of happiness when I need them to help see me through a particularly challenging moment/day/week, I will remain strong enough and well prepared for a time when the sadness of losing Dunc begins to fade and happy moments will be purely happy once more.

WATCH: If Everybody Laughed Like Ricky Gervais

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Comedy

Anyone who's familiar with Ricky Gervais's work will know that he's not just a comedian, writer and actor. He's also a laugher. In fact, so hearty ...

What Does Your Laughter Say About You?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Joyful, mocking and "ticklish" laughter activates different connections in the brain, a study has shown. Scientists investigated the "laughter perc...

Five Fun Diet and Fitness Alternatives

Realbuzz.com | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Fed up of fitness classes? Sick of salads? Healthy living doesn't have to be hard work! While we don't advise you cut out exercise and healthy eating entirely, for those moments when you just don't feel like being healthy, try these fun alternatives instead.

My First Film: Rebuild Me

Jay Cowle | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Comedy
Jay Cowle

Stand up is my catharsis, a way to express my view of the world, and remind myself that nothing is what it seems. Even that statement. A lofty idea, but that's what happens when you spend a lot of time in small pubs steeped in the rich musk of wood polish. Sweet mind bending wood polish.

Kathleen Is a Fat-Calfed WHORE

Nicky Clark | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nicky Clark

Piers my one true love, my Lord of Loveland, my bastion of succour, my dream boat of the Cuddling Line, has been bedazzled and enchanted by the whore of Babylon. His assistant, Kathleen.

Mr Tony Law Scoops Chortle Awards and Plays London

Aaron Child | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

The bushy mad man that has become Tony Law is a force in Live comedy not to be missed.

Is It Possible to Be Just a Little Bit Racist?

Xavier Toby | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

If I hear something racist, sometimes when I pull the person up for it they'll say something like; "Ease up champ. Settle down sport. Back off tiger. It's only a little bit racist." Is that even possible? To be only a little bit racist?

Wannabe Comedians? If You're Planning to Go to Edinburgh...

Dave Cohen | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Dave Cohen

If you're starting out in comedy as a writer or performer, and you've never been to the Edinburgh Fringe, I have one piece of advice. It's the only piece of advice I can guarantee is absolutely correct, and it's the one piece you'll ignore, which is this: Forget Edinburgh.

How to Write and Direct a Comedy Sketch for Free in 17 Easy Steps

Keith Ryan | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Keith Ryan

After you do something like writing and directing a sketch, you feel compelled to help others who might want to achieve their own dream of writing and directing a sketch. So you do what comes naturally: explain How You Did It, in 17 easy steps.

Humour Is a Valuable Weapon in the Battle for Women's Rights

Lynne Parker | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

There are great 'tribes' of women around the world with an armoury of communication skills inherent to their cultures yet the common denominator, the uniting factor, will nearly always be humour and laughter. This is the means by which we can speak as one voice.

Seven Surprising Things That Make You Live Longer

Realbuzz.com | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Want to add years to your lifespan and squeeze more into your life? You're not alone. Researchers are constantly on the hunt for ways we can increase our longevity, and they have come up with some pretty surprising findings. To help pave the way for a longer life, check out these seven unexpected things that increase your lifespan.

Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Realbuzz.com | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Many people experience feelings of sadness, depression and lethargy once the winter months kick in, often due to the change in weather, the shorter days and long periods of being cooped up indoors. If the winter blues are starting to set in, check out these 10 ways to boost your happiness this winter.

Matt Roper is Seeking Inspiration

Matt Roper | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

I haven't written a single word in the last six weeks, apart from throwing bits and pieces onto a song I started writing in June. Terrible business, when I think about it.

Canned Laughter Aims to Expose Reel Laughter at the Cannes Film Festival

John Fleming | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Jonathan is also half of comedy duo Teakshow. But, as well as the comedy streak running through him there is an entrepreneurial streak.

Why Women Can Be the Worst Audiences for Female Comedy

Lynne Parker | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

Essentially women are conditioned to laugh AT men and WITH other women. Hear me out before dismissing my theory. Comedy is bound up with power and sex, and an ugly man can laugh a woman into bed if all else fails. We go for a 'GSOH' kind of guy more often than pure good looks but a combination of the two is the ideal - we care less about appearance than men do.

WATCH: Barack Obama Brings The Funny At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Comedy

It's nice to know that if Barack Obama doesn't win his re-election campaign this year that he's have another high-profile profession to fall back on: ...

WATCH: The Laughing Dutchman - Man Can't Stop Giggling After Hip Operation

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Huug Bosse is a regular guy. Well, he was a regular guy until he had a hip operation and now can't stop laughing. As you do. Suffering from an unu...

The New Anti-Ageing Secret... And It's Free

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Never mind pricey anti-ageing creams, a simple smile could have you looking several years younger in an instant, a new study has revealed. German r...

Study: Black Humour Could Benefit Doctors And Patients

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Doctors who joke about death and health problems in surgey, help themselves, and patients, get through tough times in hospital, research has found. ...

Edinburgh Fringe: Benet Brandreth Delivers The Papers

The Huffngton Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

“I was given the type of education that only 20 seasons of Countdown can buy,” says Benet Brandreth sitting in one of the many bars in the Gilded ...