Sketch Comedy

This Is Why Your Food Always Takes So Long In Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Comedy

We've all been in this situation - sitting in a restaurant, belly rumbling, wondering why it's taking so long to cook our food. Well, now the folks at...

If Meat Eaters Acted Like Vegans

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Comedy

We all know what stereotypical vegans can be like - just like someone who goes to the gym or is training for a marathon, they'll try to get it in to a...

This Underappreciated Man Has The Most Important Job In Britain

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Have you ever wondered where all those bar codes on our packaged products come from? No, neither have we. But it turns out there's just one man behind...

Shocking New Brendan Dassey Confession Footage Could Change Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Another twist has come to light in the story that has left the world wanting more - a new piece of video footage has emerged after 'Making A Murderer'...

How To Deal With Those Awkward Moments With Your Boss

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Comedy

We all have slightly awkward moments around the office, from being caught browsing Facebook to those weird instants in the bathroom. Luckily, the f...

How Women Get Ready For First Dates vs. How Men Get Ready

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Comedy

We all know that men and women have very different ways of approaching certain situations, and sketch comedy group UnsolicitedProject have perfectly e...

Bernie Sanders Is In Trouble In This 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' SNL Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Comedy

Larry David is back in the role he was born to play - no, not himself in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. But it is something similar. Starting with the hit...

S**t Everyone Says When They're In An Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Comedy

If you've ever drunkenly taken an Uber or just stumbled out of a minicab on a Saturday night, you can relate to this video. Australian comedians Da...

If Marty McFly Had A Modern Day 'Hoverboard' In Back To The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Comedy

Just shy of Back To The Future Day last year, the world was assessing how modern technology had evolved compared with what the film thought 2015 would...

Are You An Instagram Husband? Help Is On The Way

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Gentlemen, are you struggling with a wife who's addicted to Instagram? Are you forced to spend your days choosing filters for your beloved while she p...

If Shakira Was Your Uber Driver...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Comedy

We're not sure where the concept came from, but uncanny Shakira impersonator Stephanie Koenig has picked up a lot of online traction after releasing t...

Friends Decide To Rate Each Other's Sexiness, Everything Gets Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Comedy

Talking about attractiveness with old friends can be a very dangerous field. It should be navigated carefully. Not like the chap in this hilarious ...

Is This The World's Silliest Podcast?

John Dredge | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

This week sees the return of my comedy podcast series The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show to the British Comedy Guide website. Nobody as...

9.4 Top Tips For Conducting An Exceptional TV Interview

John Dredge | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Comedy
John Dredge

Make sure you ask questions of some sort, or the result may be both embarrassing, awkward, and silent.

The Future of Sketch Comedy in Britain

Paul Charlton | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Comedy changes and evolves and each new pioneer creates a new format or puts a brand new spin on an old format. So the question now is where do we go from here?

Casual Violence Race to Edinburgh

James Hamilton | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
James Hamilton

It was breakfast time on 2 August when sketch colleagues Casual Violence remembered they were doing the Edinburgh Fringe and really should get up there - as the Edinburgh Fringe this year had rather rudely started without them.

Smells Like Fringe Spirit

David Moon | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

A lot was written and discussed at the end of last year's Edinburgh Fringe about bubbles bursting, audiences voting with their feet and growing resistance to the commercialisation of the fringe.

The Edinburgh Fringe... What's the Point?

David Moon | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy
David Moon

This cycle of hit and miss previews in the final fortnight before the Fringe can drain you of any confidence in your show one night and then fully restore it the next. Almost daily rewrites of jokes or structure of the show take place and in our case, countless shopping trips to buy "essential" props or costumes that we convince ourselves will make a sketch funnier. I've spent more time in Primark in the last two weeks than I'd wish upon anyone over a lifetime.

The Diary of a Frustrated Interview (VIDEO)

Jide Rotilu | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Jide Rotilu

Follow 'Jide Kanni' on his experimental job application process.

How to Write and Direct a Comedy Sketch for Free in 17 Easy Steps

Keith Ryan | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Keith Ryan

After you do something like writing and directing a sketch, you feel compelled to help others who might want to achieve their own dream of writing and directing a sketch. So you do what comes naturally: explain How You Did It, in 17 easy steps.

Thumbs on Tweets to Bums on Seats: The Journey From Comedy Tweeter to Writer

Marc Paterson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Twitter is a goldmine for newspapers, and websites like this one, that have a humour space to fill with topical material. And it's not all the preserve of the professionals anymore. Twitter has become the great leveller, bridging the gap for the wannabes like me and providing a more intimate relationship for the professionals with their fans.

WATCH: iPad Mini Launch Video - The Outtakes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Gawd bless you, Idiots Of Ants. Gawd bless you and your funny spoofing ways. Yes, the four-man British sketch team have come up trumps again with t...

Back to the Future (of Schools)

Marc Paterson | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

But wait, what's that explosion of blue electricity crackling over there? And those flaming tyre tracks? OMG it's an ice-coated DeLorean and who's stepping out, dressed in a self-drying overcoat? Why it's Michael Gove!

WATCH: 'Dirty Dancing' Spoof Reveals What Women Really Want

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Comedy

We've all been there, ladies. Your boyfriend's come home late, he's brought he's mates with him, they're all really drunk, and they're all dressed lik...

Fenton, Viral Videos and Mash-Ups - The Sketch Writer's Brave New World?

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

So what makes a video go viral? And what are sketch makers doing to compete? Benton the dog, the Britney fan who screams 'leave her alone!' the Jedi Kid - is the trick for sketch producers' success on Youtube to scour the 'most watched' clips, to be ready to pounce on the next clip with the potential to spread like a middle age midriff?