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Ryan is a writer at the Huffington Post UK and a food blogger at thelumberjackbaker.com

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Woman Forgets To Close Sun Roof During Car Wash

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2016 | (15:57)

This woman was perfectly chipper and lively when she entered the car wash - but her mood totally flipped when she realised she'd left the sun roof of her car open.

Luckily her son caught it all on camera, so we can enjoy her sweary rant while her upholstery gets...

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Michael Gove Launches Conservative Party Leadership Bid On Twitter, Gets Lots Of Negative Response

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2016 | (11:38)

As the nation's politics is left in turmoil after the Brexit vote, all eyes are on the Conservative Party's leadership contest to see who will be the next prime minister when David Cameron steps down.

Michael Gove announced his intention to run on Thursday, effectively dashing...

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Boris Johnson/Michael Gove's Conservative Party Leadership 'House Of Cards' Moment

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2016 | (15:08)

Coming to a news outlet near you this July - the Conservative Party leadership election brings you a story of backstabbing, cutthroat political thrills.




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Boris Johnson Pulls Out Of Conservative Party Leadership Race, Twitter Has The Last Laugh

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2016 | (13:27)

Boris Johnson shocked the nation on Thursday when he announced he wouldn't run for the leadership of the Conservative Party, despite literally everyone expecting him to after he captained the Vote Leave campaign.

Needless to say, the people of Twitter took the opportunity to launch a few...

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Boris Johnson Is Being Cursed On Twitter In The Brexit Aftermath

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2016 | (11:40)

In the aftermath of the UK's decision to leave the EU, the Leave campaign's figurehead has been the subject of widespread derision and appears to be in a position he campaigned for but never actually expected to be in.

Now the fine people of Twitter have decided...

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Boris Johnson's Brexit HQ Responds To The EU Referendum Result (Downfall Version)

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2016 | (08:55)

The meme that never dies is back, and this time the short clip from Hitler film 'Downfall' has been re-worked to have a laugh at the EU referendum result.

With a few funny subtitles added, the scene from Hitler's bunker is turned into the exact moment Boris Johnson's Brexit HQ heard they had won the popular vote.

The result is a very sweary, but very funny, parody of BoJo's moment in the limelight and it's even more apt now that Boris has announced he won't be standing for the Conservative leadership.

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David Tennant Reads Mean Scottish Tweets To Donald Trump On 'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2016 | (14:31)

When Donald Trump's plane touched down in the UK on Thursday, 52% of UK voters had just decided to leave the European Union.

The Republican presidential candidate tweeted to say Scotland was “going wild” after “taking their country back”.

However, 62% of Scots had actually voted to stay in the European Union.

The result was lots and lots of Scottish people replying to let him know how wrong he was.

As many people will know, Scots don't particularly like it when people confuse them with the English.

And, as many people will also know, they have quite the way with words.

While tackling the issue of Brexit from an American angle, 'Full Frontal' host Samantha Bee decided to get former Dr Who star David Tennant to read out some of the quintessentially Scottish replies to Trump's tweet in his dulcet tones.

See Tennant's eloquent renditions in the video above, and watch the full, hilarious but devastating segment here:

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BBC News Presenter Joanna Gosling Caught On Her Phone Live On Air

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2016 | (12:00)

BBC News broadcast journalist Joanna Gosling was forced to jump into action on Monday when the cameras unexpectedly turned to her while she was flicking through her phone.

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John Oliver Slates Donald Trump's Response To Brexit On 'Last Week Tonight'

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2016 | (11:23)

There's been a lot going on in the past week, so 'Last Week Tonight' host John Oliver had an awful lot to talk about in his Sunday night show.

While Britons were voting to leave the European Union, Donald Trump's plane was touching down in Scotland for him to open a new golf course which is widely detested by the locals.

Naturally, journalists had a lot of questions for the Republican candidate as he spoke at the grand opening of the Trump Turnberry.

And, as you'd expect, the fake-tanned harbinger of the apocalypse didn't really know what he was talking about, and tried to make it all about him.

Summing up the multiple issues with Trump's statement on Brexit, John Oliver slated the real estate mogul and compared him to similarly silly Tory Brexiteer Boris Johnson.

"You might think 'well that is not going to happen to us in America, we're not going to listen to some ridiculously haired-buffoon peddling lies and nativism in the hopes of riding a protest vote into power'," he said.

"Well let Britain tell you, it can happen, and when it does there are no fucking do-overs."

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John Oliver Slays Boris Johnson And Nigel Farage On 'Last Week Tonight' In The Wake Of Brexit Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2016 | (08:38)

There's been quite a lot of news in the past week, and naturally 'Last Week Tonight' host John Oliver chose to open his show with a segment on the UK's choice to leave the EU.

Oliver kicked things off by acknowledging that he wasn't as overjoyed by David Cameron's resignation as he thought he'd be.

"It's like catching an ice cream cone out of the air, because a child was hit by a car," he said.

Obviously he also topped that excellent metaphor off with a dead pig joke.

He then went on to dub Nigel Farage "three time cover model for 'Punchable Face' magazine" and called Boris Johnson "a shaved orangutan with Owen Wilson's hair".

He later pondered about who might take the reins from Cameron, and explained what Article 50 means for the UK's future.

Check out his stellar EU-themed rant in the video above.

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Introducing 'The Best Medicine' - Good Mental Health Can Be a Laughing Matter

(1) Comments | Posted 27 June 2016 | (00:00)

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Every year, one in four people in the UK are forced to deal with some form of mental health problem. For some, it doesn't last long. But for the majority, their lives are overshadowed by recurring bouts of depression, anxiety,...

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How Laughter And Comedy Can Help With Depression, Anxiety And Other Mental Illnesses

(0) Comments | Posted 26 June 2016 | (20:18)

The health benefits of laughing are widely chronicled. It releases endorphins, which make us feel happy, as well as other hormones linked with reducing stress, boosting immune response and strengthening social relationships.

When it comes to mental health, the release of these happy hormones are an excellent short-term relief,...

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'The Last Leg' On Why Older People Voted To The Leave The EU

(0) Comments | Posted 25 June 2016 | (11:30)

Satirical comedy show 'The Last Leg' had a very special post-referendum episode on Friday night, in which regular co-stars Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe discussed Brexit and the aftermath of the Remain and Leave campaigns.

One of the hot topics the trio tackled was the disparity between different age groups - younger people overwhelmingly voted to stay in the European Union, while older people were most likely to vote Leave.

Many have speculated on the reasoning behind the clear difference, but Alex Brooker may have finally nailed why older generations decided to vote in favour of Brexit.

Watch the video above for his "eureka" moment.

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Boris Johnson Brexit Speech: What He Was Really Saying

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (16:20)

Boris Johnson gave a speech on Friday morning addressing the British public's choice to leave the European Union, in which he praised David Cameron's choice to resign and made an effort to quell uncertainty about the nation's future.

Now, HuffPost UK Comedy can exclusively reveal the first...

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Hillary Clinton Issues Support To Scotland Amid Donald Trump Visit

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (13:11)

Widely disliked Republican presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump landed in Scotland this morning to open his new golf course, the Trump Turnberry.

He wasn't exactly welcomed with glee.

His main political rival Hillary Clinton decided to take the opportunity to offer her condolences...

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EU Referendum Result Prompts Mass Immigration To Canada

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (12:20)

Following the news that the UK had voted to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum, Remain voters are taking a maple leaf out of America's book and planning a move to Canada.

Probably inspired by countless liberal Americans who plan to up sticks and move...

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Donald Trump Introduces Running Mate: Himself

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:43)

Jimmy Fallon has once again donned fake tan and a blonde wig to show off his excellent Donald Trump impression, taking to the podium with eight-year-old impressionist Jack Aiello to parody the Republican presidential candidate's search for a running mate.

The pair joked that Trump would pick a clone of himself as his vice president, offering the world a double helping of his trademark hairstyle and self confidence.

They also took advantage of Aiello's impersonations by spoofing prank calls as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

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Trump Voters Reveal What It Would Take For The Donald To Lose Their Vote

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:28)

Back in January, Donald Trump joked that he could "stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody" and he wouldn't lose any voters. It turns out he might've been right.

Jimmy Kimmel decided to send his team out on the streets to talk to Trump supporters, and find out what he would have to do to lose their vote. A lot of them said they'd let him get away with more-or-less anything.

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Gordon Ramsay Gets Put On Jimmy Fallon's Naughty Step For Swearing

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (11:15)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is used to TV appearances, but he's also used to swearing. A lot.

That's why family friendly late night host Jimmy Fallon had to put the 'Hell's Kitchen' star on the naughty step when he dropped the F bomb.

It was tricky for Ramsay to get to the naughty step because he's currently recovering from surgery on his Achilles tendon.

And the punishment didn't help, because Gordon slipped out a few more naughty words while he was there.

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EU Referendum Results Lead To Embarrassing Moment For Ryanair

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2016 | (10:40)

Budget airline Ryanair has been trying to capitalise on the EU referendum for the past few weeks, offering to fly expats home for reduced fares if they planned to vote Remain, but their latest attempt at an offer has left them a bit red-faced.

In the early hours on...

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