UK Satire

Beating About The Bush: 10 Reasons Why Women Need To Shave

Kate Menear | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Kate Menear

Ask any number of women and they might tell you that they shave their bodies for a number of phony reasons such as "societal pressure", it being generally stereotyped as "more feminine" and "attractive", or because it is "the norm". But there are much darker, much more serious reasons, why unshaven women are a danger to public health.

Will Sturgeon's Scotland Divorce the UK?

Rachel Loughran | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics
Rachel Loughran

Is the UK heading for divorce? Over one in three UK marriages ends in divorce, and with our nation in deep division over issues such as immigration, ...

Ode To A Prawn

Ann French | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Ann French

Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting my Father will know he is a legend. Now I know most people say that about their Dad but mine is truely exce...

What Makes A Leader?

Grace Thompson | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Politics
Grace Thompson

What makes a leader? I sit and hypothesize, while Corbyn and Smith fight as they 'moralise'. Does leadership lie in slicked-back hair? Is it pulling a pint or "showing you care"?

Social Media - The Girls Of Instagram

Ann French | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Ann French

How many times have you heard 'She's really big on Instagram'? It's all disgustingly narcissistic yet some of us ladies lap it up like the Snap Chat dogs we are. These girls are perfect. But, I'm just going to point out the basic points that make an 'Insta Model'.

EDFRINGE 2016: The Ten Best New Comedians

John Robertson | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Comedy
John Robertson

It's time for the world's largest arts festival, and once you've ignored all the lesser art forms (theatre, music, puppetry, dance, mime, writing - ugh!), you'll want some comedy. These ten acts are the funniest and most promising of the new comedy crop, as judged by their relative lack of fame, oodles of talent and grinding, desperate poverty.

Current British Politics Would Be Rather Comical, If This Was 'The Thick of It', and Not Reality

Charley Bendall | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Charley Bendall

Having just resigned as Prime Minister, David Cameron strolled back into Downing Street on Tuesday humming himself a little tune--a tune not unremarka...

It's Time for the Lady and the Trump

Erich McElroy | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Coming up in Season Two of this election, there is loads more fun to come. With more passion and more sparks. Actual sparks, and probably actual fires, there will be plenty outside both party conventions in July.

35 Reasons to Vote #Leave

Johnny Rich | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Johnny Rich

I think English literature graduate Michael Gove has a better insight into global economics than the above experts and, in fact, Brexit will magically solve any and all problems in the British economy.

Anyone Who Disagrees With Me Is a Nazi

Roger Dubar | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK
Roger Dubar

If someone actually is inciting violence or hatred or seeking to remove the rights of other people, then we can stand up against them together. But let's start by acknowledging that, right now, too many people dismiss the opinions of others out of hand far too easily.

'Okey Cokey, Pig in a Pokey' - Inside Britain's Re-employment Training

Ed Green | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Ed Green

Fans of the League of Gentlemen will know that Royston Vasey is nothing without diabolical Job Centre Restart Officer Pauline Campbell-Jones, she of t...

@UKagainstDaesh: Modernity's Answer to 'Make Do and Mend'

Gabriel Webber | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Politics
Gabriel Webber

At the same time as British forces were launching offensives against key Isis targets in Syria, social media junkies in Whitehall were launching the a...

Jeremy Hunt's English Dictionary

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Matt Hutchinson

It's only a matter of time before Wikihow will be taking you step by step through your own appendicectomy. If there are complications, there will certainly be a sub‐Reddit or similar forum page on internal haemorrhage to help you out. As long as you can read faster than you bleed you'll probably be fine.

Antonin Scalia Died in Texas This Week And the Rest of the World Should Pay Attention.

Erich McElroy | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

The drama occurred Saturday morning, when a 79-year-old man named Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack in his sleep. In Texas. So what you say? The man wasn't just any man. He was a member of the US Supreme Court. One of nine non-elected, lifetime appointees on a mission to maintain the Greatest Democracy the World Has Ever Seen™.

Comedy, Politics and Free Speech

Alistair Jones | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Alistair Jones

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is in full swing and there are rave reviews about so many of the performances. Prominent so far has been the UK Pun Championships of 2016. The event has been reported on YouTube as being "an absolute knockout". The festival is clearly going from strength to strength.

Charlie Hebdo and the Merits of Ignorance

Andrew Doyle | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Doyle

I've always wanted to write about football. Up until now I've refrained from doing so on the grounds that I know absolutely nothing about it. I know that there are two teams who wear different colours, and that they have to get the ball into a big net, and that sometimes the TV coverage includes erotic slow-motion replays. But that's about the limit of my understanding.

Three Everyday Ways Privileged People Can Help Equality

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Being privileged is tough. My equally liberated friends and I are constantly expected to like, be respectful towards minorities or something. So to help with this massively inconvenient task, I've written up three everyday ways you can challenge prejudice and work towards equality. (Don't worry, it doesn't involve making punny placards and marching to Number 10).

First Democratic Debate Tonight Answers the Question - Is Hillary a Human?

Erich McElroy | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Erich McElroy

Even if she manages to check all her luggage Hillary Clinton has the additional burden of proving she is an Actual Human Being. Fairly or not she comes across as an overprotective, secretive, control freak. And in a constant media bubble perception matters. In polls people do see her as experienced, intelligent and super hot (I think she is) but not truthful or relatable.

It Is Not the Job of Student Unions to Police Student Thoughts

David Browne | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The banning of No Offence at Freshers' Fair (and let's not pretend that this doesn't put it at considerable disadvantage in terms of distributing it and exposing those who wish to read it to the ideas therein) ironically is the perfect showcase for the need for its existence.

NASA Cheats Water Emission Tests

Trevor Holland | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Trevor Holland

NASA, or to give it its full name, the National Astronaut Something Acronym has today admitted to having installed specialist software on Mars, which allowed it to cheat water emissions tests. In a shock revelation, Sooper Noaver, head of Really Far Away Rock Research, made the confession to an undercover reporter, in a Florida bar.

LEAKED: DWP's Official Definition Of 'Fit For Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Comedy

Following startling revelations that 4,010 people died within six weeks of being deemed fit to work by the Department for Work & Pensions, many of us ...

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

Thatcher Drops Out Of Labour Leadership Race Over Fears She Is "Too Left-Wing"

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Kieran Turner-Dave

Margaret Thatcher has withdrawn from the Labour leadership contest due to fears that she is too radically left-wing to lead the Labour Party.

News Punch: Election 2015 Special

Marc Paterson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

With the election looming this week, News Punch is back like the proverbial Renegade Master. But the ill behaviour is coming from Richard Littlejohn w...

The Past Five Years Under The Tories, In Less Than Three Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Comedy

In which we look back at the Conservatives' 'triumphs' over past five years... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Handface and David Schneider)...