Private Eye

Private Eye's Ian Hislop Hits Out At Michael Gove Going Back To Work For His Old Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

Michael Gove’s relationship with media mogul Rupert Murdoch should be investigated after the ex-minister returned to work at The Times, Ian Hislop h...

Private Eye Cover 'Says It All' About The Current State Of US Politics

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK

The Obama ‘Hope’ meme has been given a revamp to reflect how American politics has evolved since the US president came to power. Donald Trump appe...

Private Eye Article 'Nails' Why Brexit Has Had 'No Effect So Far'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK

A Private Eye story is going viral for “nailing” a common misconception about Brexit according to fans on Twitter. The short piece in the current ...

Why Corbynistas Are Idiots and Hate EVERYTHING!

Ed O'Meara | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

In spite of the unprecedented hourly drubbing that the media corps have dealt out on poor old Jeremy Corbyn, the man somehow survives and leads in pol...

Andrew Neil Secretly Marries Swedish Engineer '20 Years His Junior'

Huffington Post UK | Jacqueline Housden | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

Veteran television presenter and journalist Andrew Neil, also dubbed the 'Bachelor of Fleet Street', has revealed he secretly married his partner of f...

Ian Hislop Is Not Impressed With Steve Coogan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and his deputy editor Francis Wheen have quit the campaign group Index on Censorship in protest of Steve Coogan being ma...

'Journalists Are No More Entitled To Break The Law Than Anyone Else'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Phone hacking took place at the News of the World, with the full knowledge of the people who "held the purse-strings", jurors in the trial of former N...

Jurors Warned Over Private Eye Cover

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

November's issue of Private Eye, which features former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, has prompted the judge in her phone-hacking trial to c...

LOOK: Private Eye's Latest Cover Is Winning The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Cute kittens, singing the praises of resourceful government departments and Hugh Grant's rom-coms is the future of the media under state regulation, a...

Tesco Retro

Rosie Fenton | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Fenton

This particular Tesco has sorted its magazines by placing those magazines, and others, into 'Men's interests'. It's the ignorance that I find most depressing, apparently no one has had a brainwave that a woman might be interested in wider affairs.

Manorbier Castle Chronicles

Celia Lyttelton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Celia Lyttelton

The highlight of the festivities was 'Oliver Twisted' a satirical and subversive panto at the Tabernacle, off Portobello Road. Written by Peter Jack, 'Oliver Twisted' was worthy of 'Private Eye' at its best, laced with wicked wit and peppered with localized 'in' jokes.

Bad Review of Unauthorised 'Father Ted' Stage Show Led to Legal Threat

John Fleming | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

If you are a performer, reviewers are like Americans. It is difficult to live with them, but it is difficult to live without them.

Why This Country Needs Satire More Than Ever

The Independent | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Comedy

It is a surprise, and rather a pleasant one, that The Establishment club is to make a muted return to Soho over 50 years after its brief and heady suc...

20 Comedy Goodies To Spend Your Amazon Gift Vouchers On

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Comedy

If you've got the best relatives ever and are therefore in receipt of Amazon gift vouchers this Christmas, and not ill-fitting clothes or unwanted orn...

SLIDESHOW: Private Eye Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Private Eye is Britain's best loved, and indeed only, fortnightly satirical magazine. It was founded back in October 1961, so this month turns the gra...

Olivia Williams

Satirising The Coalition: Is British Politics Just Not Funny Anymore? | Olivia Williams | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK Politics

Politically it has taken some hits, but after 18 months in power the Conservative-LibDem coalition has had a fairly smooth ride when it comes to satir...

Michael Rundle

Private Eye Founder Richard Ingrams On Satire, Scandal And A Woman Named Stassinopoulos | Michael Rundle | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

In the 50 years since Richard Ingrams co-founded the satirical fortnightly news magazine Private Eye, the publication has had to deal with its fair sh...

That's (not) Enough Female Comedy Writers. Ed.

Andrea Mann | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

As for Ian Hislop's point about women not putting themselves forward in the way that men do: again, I'd argue that whether it's for cultural, social or biological reasons (most likely all three), he's pretty much correct.

Ian Hislop Warns Against Restricting Press Freedoms

Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics

All eyes in Parliament were on the main Commons chamber because the BSkyB takeover deal had just been delayed. Jeremy Hunt was about to appear before...