UK Satire

Eight Lies Porn Needs To Stop Telling About Lesbian Sex

E J Rosetta | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

For those of you out there who have dipped into the disturbingly dire world of girl-on-girl porn, I'm sure you've noticed that we're not well represented. It's obvious... The porn industry is completely male dominated, and here are eight lies they're telling us about how lesbians have sex.

Six Ways Viral Listicles Will Doom Journalism And All Humanity

Alex Sinclair Lack | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Alex Sinclair Lack

Questions are worth asking when articles are being written with the main intention of maximizing shares. Journalism must evolve with the times, but if we are to reach the post-post-truth era, it must do so responsibly and not let its standards fall in the process.

Petrificus Totalus! Could Magic Be The Answer To Donald Trump?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

The image of Donald Trump as Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter caused hilarity last year, when the idea of President Trump was risible. Yet after Tru...

Extraordinarily Ordinary Social Satire

Anne Look | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Look

Never has a generation held so many useless, unused degrees and yet felt so entitled to having it all. Unfortunately selfishness just might be our legacy. Our tombstones would read "A bunch of educated fools.", if anyone were around to see them.

'Obama, You're Fired!' Can Trump Be Controlled At His Inauguration?

Jay McCarthy | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Jay McCarthy

With just days to go until the swearing-in of President Trump on January 20, the world waits with bated breath to hear the maverick orator deliver his...

The Hidden, Often Rather Saucy, Messages In Money

Leo Kent | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Leo Kent

Over the years, there have been many instances of microtext being used on banknotes as a security measure, in an attempt to make them more difficult t...

Get The Look - Trump's Re-Style Will Change The World

Rachel Loughran | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Rachel Loughran

2016 is the year that will re-style the world and make Vogue's 'September issue' look nothing short of an A6 flyer for a backwater boutique. It's mo...

Is It Me.... Or Is Satire Dead?

Georgie Morrell | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Georgie Morrell

My next Edinburgh show is going to have elements of satire. Why you ask?! Because I fear it may be dying out and people no longer know what it is and...

Facebook Bans Fake News Sites After Election Controversy - Is It Too Little Too Late?

Philip Ellis | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

Facebook has followed the lead of Google and banned fake news sites from using its advertising network. This comes hot on the trail of public scrutiny surrounding the social network's unwitting proliferation of articles containing false information.

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 12.07.2017 | 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 10.06.2017 | 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 08.06.2017 | 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 04.04.2017 | 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 28.02.2017 | 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 27.02.2017 | 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 21.02.2017 | 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 18.02.2017 | 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 10.02.2017 | 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 17.01.2017 | 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.