Standup Comedy

Stand Up History- Luton

Paul McGarrity | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Paul McGarrity

Not cool Luton, not cool! I expect this kind of behaviour from Coventry (though it's understandable from Coventry, they had a tricky 1941 and I don't think they got enough hugs when they were a hamlet), but I thought more of you!

Never Too Late To Get Into Comedy

Bytestories | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Comedy

I was convinced I was a real funny guy and, although that was true, there is a major difference between being a funny guy and a comedian. The problem is sometimes you find this out at a really bad time - like your first gig.

The First Last Day

Naomi Hefter | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

It was surreal. I had an actual goodbye! An ending, a new mug and biro to take home with me! Id made a new Facebook friend.

Al Murray Explains Why Our Current Political Parties Are "A Joke"

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

"Names matter in life," opines comedian Al Murray. "Names are important." The pub landlord is right (as always). And he proves his point by dissec...

Russell Brand Points Out The Absurdity Of Being Anti-Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Immigrants, says Russell Brand, are simply people "who used to be somewhere else". And with that, he neatly sums up certain people's irrational fea...

The Secret to Younger Looking Skin? Glitter

Naomi Hefter | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

When you have your face painted as a Sugar Skull, with an electric blue wig and fairly lights piled on top of your head its always great knowing you stand out. But when you get told 'You look so amazing, the best I've ever seen you ', it's hard to take that as a complement.

Jayde Adams Is Crowned Winner Of The 2014 Funny Women Award

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Bristol comedian Jayde Adams has been crowned the winner of this year's coveted Funny Women Award. Wearing a nude bodysuit and finishing her set wi...

Forensic Files

Naomi Hefter | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I'm back in London now, jet lagged but ready for some good stand up gigs coming my way. And as you have guessed, I'm spending my evenings watching Forensic files on YouTube. If you have a morbid curiosity for murder and odd, moustached people from Texas, give it a whirl.

‘Don't You Tell Me What's Funny!' Watch Joan Rivers' Epic Response To A Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Want a masterclass in not just how to deal with a heckler but also how to explain the point of comedy? Watch this clip of the late, great Joan Rivers ...

Couple Hires Comedian To Marry Them. This Is How Things Pan Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

This bride and groom hired comedian Adam Hunter to officiate at their wedding - without telling their guests first. And it was all going so well - ...

We Are Most Amused: Giggles Live

Roger Crow | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Headlined by Howard, the event also boasts terrific sketches from four-part troupe Jolly Mixtures, who have extensive experience writing for radio, as well as rising star Jack Gleadow, C69 Hull Comedian of the Year 2013.

WATCH: Russell Brand Vs Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, somewhere on his 'Messiah Complex' tour, Russell Brand has to deal with a heckler who interrupts his show with a view on Gandhi that is, it...

British Comedy Awards 2013: And The Nominees Are...

The Guardian | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Comedy

The nominations for this year's British comedy awards have been announced, joining last week's king or queen of comedy shortlist, which is the only ca...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Bill Bailey Take A Pop At TOWIE, Peter Andre

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Recorded earlier this year at Hammersmith Apollo, Bill Bailey’s latest live show 'Qualmpeddler' is has been released on DVD and Blu-ray - and we've ...

The Tunnel Palladium, Greenwich

Nick Revell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Revell

It was hard not to feel at least a little pulse of dread across your guts whenever you saw The Tunnel coming up in the diary. The audience was volatile and unpredictable. Often they'd be good as gold, but if they decided to heckle, you could expect anything from brilliant and witty to mob aggression or flying objects.

Who Says Women Aren't Funny?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Appropriately enough for a final with a baker's dozen contestants, a double act called Twisted Loaf were crowned the winners of this year's Funny Wome...

The Funniest Jokes At The Edinburgh Fringe, 2008-2013

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Comedian Rob Auton has won this year's Dave Funniest Joke Of The Fringe Award. But how does his one-liner - and the other nine jokes in this year's sh...

Judging A Comedy Award Is No Laughing Matter

The Independent | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Comedy

Jokes about racism, porn, cystitis... you get all sorts on the Fringe. But how do you spot the next big thing in stand-up? Alice Jones, a judge on thi...

WATCH: Edinburgh Comedians Reveal Their 'Special Moves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It's hard getting through a whole month at the Edinburgh Festival. And as for the performers... Yes, from Alex Horne to Richard Herring, Peacock to...

And The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Is...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Comedy

A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe. Rob Auton's winning wisecrack was one of 20 shortlisted by a ...

Who Will Win An Edinburgh Comedy Award?

GQ | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Can't wait to find out whom the nominees are for this years Edinburgh Awards? You don't have to. GQ Comedy Editor James Mullinger already knows. Th...

WATCH: Actress Sings 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart' As 19 Different Divas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Comedy

And your Impressive Talent Of The Day? Actress/singer/New Yorker Christina Bianco - who can impersonate everyone from Adele to Britney Spears with apl...

Comedy Awards – Who Needs Them?

Beyond The Joke | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Comedy

The Edinburgh Fringe 2013 is one week old and already there is talk of awards contenders. I won't name any here and make some people giddy with antici...

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 13 Funny Female Comedians To Watch

CNN | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives...

Top Tips For The Edinburgh Fringe From Josie Long, Pappy's And More (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Comedy

15 comedy acts reveal their top tips for the Edinburgh Fringe - that aren't shows - courtesy of ComComedy:...