Ronnie Corbett

Why the Funniest Comedians Die First

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

A study about to be published in the 'International Journal of Cardiology' has found that the funniest comedians suffer dramatically reduced longevity, compared to their relatively less funny counterparts.

You've Helped Create a Rapist's Almanac: An Open Letter to Those Who Brought Dapper Laughs to TV

Lee Kern | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Lee Kern

Anyone who has seen the online videos of Dapper Laughs - real name Daniel O'Reilly - will be au fait with the misplaced pride in idiocy and the triumphant doltishness of this arch dunce. His act is a woeful, misogynistic celebration of banter-based cretinism that is sadly having a renaissance among the unenlightened, the confused, the intellectually frightened and the simpleton.

Ronnie Corbett 'Not Retiring', According To Wife

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

The wife of Ronnie Corbett has denied stories that he is to retire from show business. It was reported that the 83-year-old comedian would be quitt...

Ronnie Corbett 'Not Retiring'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ronnie Corbett is not retiring, says his wife Anne, following reports that the comedian had quit showbusiness after a health scare. ...

Nice To See You...

Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bruce Forsyth is set to quit presenting 'Strictly Come Dancing' after the current series according to his friend, Ronnie Corbett. The 85-year-o...

Graham Goes For Chat Show Record

PA | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Strictly Come Dancing' winner Louis Smith, comic Ronnie Corbett and supermodel Elle Macpherson are among the guests who will take part in Graham Nort...

Did David Cameron Draw This Chicken?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Can you tell which of those postcards has been designed by famous artists, sports stars and even the Prime Minister? Postcard-sized artworks by Tra...

Friday 13th: Stories From Today's News Which Prove Today Is Unlucky

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Hard-hats at the ready – it’s Friday the 13th. Fear of this date is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia (named after "Frigg", the Norse goddess w...

Ronnie Recovering After Hospitalisation

WENN | Posted 12.06.2012 | Home

Poorly Ronnie Corbett has been struck down with another bout of bad health, which forced him to spend two nights in hospital earlier this week. The...

We Tweeted The Pictures - You Wrote The Captions (PICS)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Another Friday, another week of hilarious picture captions as written by you, dear @HuffPostUKCom Twitter followers. Yes, once again we've been tw...

Ronnie Remembers Loved Ones As He Collects CBE

PA | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Ronnie Corbett spoke of his delight at receiving the CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today. The veteran comic admired his medal - ...

Ronnie's Shock Collapse

WENN | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home

Funnyman Ronnie Corbett kicked off 2012 in a hospital bed after collapsing on New Year's Day as he celebrated his inclusion on the Queen's Honours lis...

Liveblog of the New Year's Honours List 2012

thesophie | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Comedy

As rumoured, Ronnie Corbett gets a CBE for more than five decades work in entertainment. That's a one-up on his late comedy partner. Presumably, Ronnie Barker only got an OBE because he didn't hit the big five-oh. Everyone knows the Queen loves a golden anniversary. At least we'll avoid the 'It's Good Knight From Him' headlines.

New Year's Honours List 2012: Entertainers Honoured

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Helena Bonham Carter and Ronnie Corbett are two of the entertainers honoured in the 2012 New Year's Honours List. Helena Bonham Carter said that s...

New Year Honours List 2012: Full List Of Honoured Entertainment Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The full list of honours for figures from the worlds of music, film and television is as follows: KNIGHTHOODS: Peter Lytton Bazalgette. TV Produ...

New Year Honours List 2012: Awardees Announced (Photos)

Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

The New Year Honours List 2012 includes figures from the worlds of entertainment, sport, business, politics and culture as well Britain's local heroes...

CBE Expected For Veteran Funnyman

WENN | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Veteran funnyman Ronnie Corbett is to receive a Commander of the Order of the British Empire medal (CBE) in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours li...

My Television Week: Dragons' Den, The Secret Life Of Buildings

Mic Wright | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Mic Wright

The new series of Dragons' Den began a few days before Duncan Bannatyne turned Twitter vigilante, offering £50k to anyone who could capture and mildly maim a mysterious Russian who'd threatened his daughter. After that, wondering whether a guy with a device to combat toilet splash-back would persuade the Dragons to invest didn't seem quite so dramatic.

Ronnie Corbett Labels Modern Comedians 'Gross'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

Ronnie Corbett has blasted modern day comedians' jokes as “gross” and overly reliant on toilet humour. The 80-year-old TV star, and one part of...