UK Satire

News Punch Christmas Special 2014

Marc Paterson | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Christmas is coming, like the relentless wave of immigrants that UKIP keep threatening us about, and News Punch is back with a festive special! So drink and be merry, the way Nigel Farage does every single working day.

'Double History': New Satire Blog Takes a Gleeful Poke at the Purists

Amy Licence | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Amy Licence

While the Horrible Histories series for children has been recognised as fitting within the Roald Dahl tradition of humour, it seems that the adult version, which Double History offers, is simply too opaque for some. Yet what exactly is being satirised here?

Richard Dawkins Letter to Santa

Dale Shaw | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

You singularly warp the weakened minds of infants into some vision of unquestioned worship, with the obtaining of mince pies and sherry as your one, despicable goal. How do you sleep at night?

Learning From Budget Cuts

Ben Clarke | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Clarke

BUDGET CUTS. The headline has been blasted on the front pages of every newspaper (apart from the tabloids obviously, who opted for more cultured titles such as 'BUDGET CUTS MORE DIFFICULT TO EXPERIENCE THAN THIS VIDEO OF A PREGNANT HAMSTER' and 'PAGE 3 GIRLS USE QUOTES BY PLATO AND ARISTOTLE TO DESRIBE GEORGE OSBOURNE').

Why I Started a New Religion

Andrew Sheerin | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Andrew Sheerin

I wanted to do a religious game that showed religion in itself could be benevolent, it's just the application and interpretation that's problematic. Yet this gets stale quickly. The usual dividing lines in this argument run similar to those of gun control in the US: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". Therefore, religion doesn't kill people, people with religion kill people. Drunk drivers don't kill people, drunk drivers who hit people and kill people, kill people... It's a facile argument that gets meaningless very quickly. The thing is, if religion really is so intoxicatingly corruptible, then it doesn't matter how great it is on paper, it's never going to have a happy ending.

The Political Lessons of the 1990s, Part One - 'Swearing and Traffic Cones'

Matt Arnold | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Arnold

Once again a (barely) ruling Conservative party looks set to self-implode over arguments about Britain's role in the EU.

Russell Brand: An Imagined Riposte

Joe Rivers | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Joe Rivers

It's not a task you throw yourself into light-heartedly, this revolution lark, but I've been preparing for it since birth. The moment I sprang from my mother's loins, I gave the midwife a sly wink (she was a bit of a sort) and immediately set about learning the ways of the world and Mother Nature (another sort).

Ten Awkward Questions Straight People Ask Lesbians (And How to Inappropriately Answer Them)

E J Rosetta | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

Coming Out is hard to do, and it's amazing how curious everyone suddenly becomes. But how to handle the questioning? Like a grown up, with dignity and respect? Or if you fancy having little fun with it, here's how...

How to Handle Your Ex Moving on First

E J Rosetta | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
E J Rosetta

The lesbian break up is an astounding affair. It can either result in our famous "lez be friends" scenario, or go through a hormone induced, highly dramatic block-a-thon and selection of storm-outs that would make a pantomime villain proud.

The Daily Mash's Top 10 Headlines This Year (So Far)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy

As 2014's end approaches - sorry, kids - thoughts naturally turn to a) Christmas lists and b) annuals. So how fortunate that the 2015 Daily Mash Annua...

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Dan Miles

to celebrate your love through the medium of photography, or perhaps, the making of amateur motion pictures. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and what happens in the privacy of your own home, or perhaps, workplace should remain private and confidential.

Facebook Is Testing A 'Satire' Detector

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has come to a realisation: we're all really, really gullible. In order to combat satirical websites like The Onion - or at least people co...

Confused Reviewer: August Releases

James Moran | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Like cinema? Hate GOING to the cinema? Me too. Here's a round up of this month's summer blockbusters, all of which previewed in my mind this week without me having to leave the house. Incidentally, if you want tickets to the cinema in my mind, I warn you it involves a dark journey into a stormcloud of the imagination...

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

The Three Best-Kept Secrets to Overcoming Shyness

Kim Davies | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

There must be thousands of other people out there who also live with the secret shame that is shyness, the most prevalent of all socially transmitted diseases. I hold out hope that one day there will be a cure as opposed to the band-aid solution that is a wide-mouthed funnel and a litre of gin.

Confused Reviewer: Summer Blockbusters Roundup

James Moran | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

I see films so you don't have to. But I also don't see them, so everyone wins. The Amazing Sequel (Columbia Pictures Hollywood learns that with great branding potential also comes the opportunity to make millions of dollars. When Peter Parker is bitten by a film made in 2002, he underwent a fantastical transformation...

Car Park Ticket Machine Race

James Conmy | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Comedy
James Conmy

I parked quickly and started to look for the ticket machine. There was only one and it was on the other side of the carpark. As I started towards it I noticed that another man was also heading for the same machine and although he was approaching from a different angle we would arrive roughly at the same time. Our eyes met.

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Unprecedented Images of Western People Looking Just Like You and Me

Karl Sharro | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Karl Sharro

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary...

British Sense of Fairness Vis-a-Vis Muslims Is on Trial

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The government needs a deep reappraisal of its Prevent policy and a political will to work with Muslims, who have proved to be loyal citizens. With a higher youth population they are the asset for our country. The British sense of fairness is now on trial ...and I hope not on borrowed time.

How to Succeed in Politics in Seven Easy Lessons

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If you follow these rules and still don't get any MPs at the next general election, worry not. You will have, at the very least, gained notoriety and fame, you will be more powerful than you were and you will have made rich, helpful contacts that would otherwise not have been available to you, and if that doesn't spell political success, I don't know what does.

A Golden Age of Satire

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

With modern epidemics, the metaphor has shifted to a viral spread as a means of quantifying the 24-hour news cycle and the proliferation of information on the internet. But in both eras, new media are met with a breed of satire, which in its propensity to be taken as fact, exposes the excesses of said media. And so, at the very least, we can thank Rupert Murdoch for another golden age of satire.

God Save the Queen... From Being a Man

Nick Abbot | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Nick Abbot

When David Cameron put forward legislation to legalise same sex marriage, he can not have imagined the full implications of this new law. Or, to put it another, more Ukip-ian way: the PM made a big mistake when he rammed gay marriage down our throats.

It's SO Unfair!

Nick Abbot | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The kids are revolting. And they are revolting against stereotyping by the media. That is so typical of them, what with their whining and their egotism and their thinking that they are the centre of the universe. Unless that is stereotyping, in which case I take it back (and taking things back is typical of the lilly-livered, spineless middle aged).

78% Of Women Want Cosmetic Surgery For Valentine's Day, Says Unsurprising Survey

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A surprising survey carried out by a cosmetic surgery advice website has found that most women would like cosmetic surgery for Valentine’s Day. ...