UK Satire

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 28.07.2014 | 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. ...

The Definitive Guide to Acting Like a Real Londoner in 23 Steps

Amita Murray | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Amita Murray

So, you're a little bit in love with London. You're a Downton Abbey freak (not really set in London, but they sometimes go there), your twitter picture is actually Benedict Cumberbatch, and that smile of Kate Middleton's makes you feel a little gummy inside.

Ukip: "God Wants Referendum On Europe Now"

Mark Hodge | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Hodge

Political ingrown toenail UKIP has confirmed that God wants a referendum on Britain's EU membership now and will not wait until 2017.

Preview: Biggest News Stories of 2014

James Moran | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

It will turn out that those guys who think the world is secretly run by lizards were right all along. But a further twist will develop in June, when it is revealed that those lizards are themselves ruled by empirical socio-economic forces which can be countered by engaging in the electoral process and bringing about piecemeal change.

Confused Reviewer: Top Tracks of 2014 Preview

James Moran | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Well, 2014 promises to also be a year in which record labels release music that people will listen to - unless those boffins at CERN have their way and we're all blown up*.

Meaningless Political Speeches Translated Through Sign Language

Mark Hodge | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Mark Hodge

Controversial interpreter Thamsanqa Jantjie has confirmed his sign language at the Nelson Mandela memorial was "100% intentional".

Confused Reviewer: Christmas DVDs Special

James Moran | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Comedy
James Moran

Bucking the trend of "seeing the thing you are writing about", James Moran walks around HMV and draws his own conclusions. These are the reviews The Powers That Be (informed, paid reviewers) don't want you to see/don't even know about. This week, if you're looking for a Christmas gift DVD special look no further. Well, actually, look further down this page.

The Inside Scoop on Every Film Project in Hollywood

Daniel Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Daniel Johnson

Everybody in LA is excited about their next project. It's a passion project. Lots of great people are interested in getting involved and some stars are attached, dependent on another draft.

Ed Gray, Artist: London Has Its Modern-Day Hogarth

Jason Holmes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

'The energy comes from the drawings. I look to entice a person into the picture, and direct their eye. William Hogarth is my hero. All his work possesses what he called the line of beauty,' he says, drawing a sweeping black 'S' shape upon the studio wall.

Radio 1 Is Chris Morris' Biggest Joke Ever

Gareth Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Gareth Ellis

The genius behind this massive endeavour is Chris Morris, who orchestrated it all from his lavish secret office under BBC Broadcasting House.

Which TV Protagonist Would Make the Best Santa IRL?

Brett Janes | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Janes

Television companies are looking to pick a completely fictional character from one of their many favourite TV shows to act as a replacement, using social buzz instead of Christmas cheer to deliver presents. Here are the candidates...