British Humour

'Borat' star sends glorious offer to men arrested for wearing mankinis

<i>Borat</i> was an eye-opening film in many ways, but there were two things in particular that it really helped put on the map: Kazakhstan and the …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Dawn French reveals racist hate crimes suffered during 25-year marriage to Lenny Henry

She's the BAFTA-winning comedian who's also a national treasure.<p>However, Dawn French hasn't always been warmly embraced by the public - as she has …

Racism

The 'masculine mystique' – why men can't ditch the baggage of being a bloke

Far from embracing the school run, most men are still trapped by rigid cultural notions of being strong, dominant and successful. Is it leading to an epidemic of unhappiness similar to the one felt by Betty Friedan’s 50s housewives?<p>Back in the 90s, it was all going to be so different. Not for our …

UK News

10 Celebs Who Never Fly Without Their Neck Pillow

Tomorrow, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, is always one of the busiest travel days of the year. And if you’re one of the estimated 28 million …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Greggs’ controversial stunt makes a cliché out of controversy

Christmas is coming but rather than celebrate a birth; we might end up witnessing a death – the death of cheap stunts to fuel banter marketing.<p>The …

Opinion

Lovely Rodney Bewes story about Jimi Hendrix and the Likely Lads theme tune

Rodney Bewes has died aged 79 and you can see lots of people’s favourite clips of the Likely Lads star here.<p>Bewes had a bit of a reputation for …

Jimi Hendrix

WWJD – about Transgender?

This article first appeared on the Christian Today website.<p>What Would Jesus Do – About Transgender?<p>It’s that moment you always know will arrive. …

Faith

Russell Howard Mocks Leaflet Aimed At Improving Race Relations

News<p>He is the exact type of person the leaflet was aimed at<p>Comedian Russell Howard has been criticised after mocking a new leaflet aimed at helping …

Racism

Dan Stevens’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …

Entertainment

Borat actor rescues tourists in trouble over mankini stunt

The Czech tourists braved the snow to pose for pics in front of the “I love Astana” monument in the capital city of Astana, <i>The Sun</i> reports.<p>The jokers …

Sacha Baron Cohen

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds review: these kids are kind, mean, adorable – and make great telly

This endlessly fascinating fly-on-the-wall film follows Jack, Daisy, Tianno and all as they try on identities to see which one fits<p>The way a person enters a room says a lot about them. Tianno walks in calmly and confidently, then sits down. Daisy is less sure – she shuffles in, a bit frozen up, …

Adorable

Noel Fielding rocks the Alice Cooper look in new film about Salvador Dali meeting

Hang on to your cupcakes –here’s Noel Fielding as Alice Cooper in a film telling the true story of the rocker’s encounter with Salvador Dali.<p>The …

Idris Elba

Weezer Breaks Down Their 'Stream of Consciousness' Song 'Happy Hour'

According to Weezer's lead singer Rivers Cuomo, out of their 173 song catalogue, it's their new single "Happy Hour" that really stands out.<p>Cuomo …

Monty Python

Peter Kay 2018 tour - EVEN MORE dates announced for Birmingham

Car Share star and comedian Peter Kay has announced another even more Birmingham dates for his new tour.<p>But you'll have to wait longer to see him.<p>The …

Birmingham, UK

'Guess when it's a turkey he asks for permission'

Here’s Donald Trump doing the annual White House tradition of ‘pardoning’ a turkey for Thanksgiving. Here’s what happened, with the perfect …

Donald Trump

People discovered who drink wine for its flavour

<b>THERE are people who enjoy wine as something other than a means of getting wasted, it has been claimed.</b><p>Researchers found that some consumers of wine, …

Peter Kay tour tickets selling at £3,600 removed from eBay

AN auction site which has listings for Peter Kay arena tour tickets has vowed to remove the costly purchases.<p>Fans have hit out after tickets for the …

Manchester

Ronny Chieng review – Daily Show comic's slick set is derailed by a heckle

Soho theatre, London The standup and International Student sitcom star delivers jaunty routines about US life but the show suffers when he reacts to a heckler<p>“I have a tone problem,” reckons Ronny Chieng: everything he says sounds angry or sarcastic. In the past, that’s been to the detriment of his …

Comedy

The Great British Bake Off reveals which bakers are returning for the 2017 Christmas specials

Anyone remember the creator of the bread lion? He's back.<p><i>The Great British Bake Off</i> fans will have not one but TWO Christmas specials this year, and …

Prue Leith

Entertainment One turns to filmmaking as shift to streaming accelerates

Entertainment One is dramatically cutting the number of independent movies it acquires in favour of a push into producing its own titles, a move designed to revive its flagging film business.<p>The company, best known as the maker of the children's animation <i>Peppa Pig</i>, is a major distributor of …

Film (UK)

Seth Meyers to Host 2018 Golden Globe Awards

The 'Late Night' personality jumps in quite late in the game, as a host-less Globes was becoming a real possibility.<p>Seth Meyers is stepping out from …

Awards

Sir Kenneth Branagh and Anna Friel win big for the Brits at International Emmy Awards

Steve Coogan won the Best Comedy prize for Alan Partridge's Scissored Isle

Awards

When you text someone with voice recognition … while playing the trombone

Here’s what happened when Paul the jazz trombonist accidentally texted his wife with voice recognition – while playing the trombone.I accidentally …

Horns

Woman outsmarts biscuit with larger mug

<b>A WOMAN struggling to dunk a biscuit has finally defeated it with a bigger mug.</b><p>After several rage-filled minutes, Joanna Kramer went out and spent …

Recipes

Presenting the Celebrity Job Generator, inspiration for marketers eyeing unique roles for A-Listers

Mo Farah’s knighthood wasn’t the only big milestone in his life this month – Virgin Media announced it had appointed the athlete as ‘director of …

Mo Farah

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 22 November 2017

What we’re reading<p>More advertising screens for the London Underground.<br>• Mayor of London gives green light to 68-storey skyscraper in Croydon town …

London

People have been sharing how their pets' names have evolved and it's rather lovely

Over on Twitter @mooseallain got people thinking about what they called their pets vs what they REALLY call their pets.<p>Our dog is called Nutmeg. A …

Pets

Morrissey to donate all proceeds from new single to bastards

<b>FORMER Smiths frontman Morrissey has released a charity single raising funds for utter bastards.</b><p>Morrissey confirmed that all the money he makes from …

Morrissey

Jimmy Carr - The Best of World Tour

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.<p>A man who has devoted his life to …

Comedy in a care home: the comics taking slapstick and standup into new territory

The residents were expecting bingo. Instead they got lessons in strawberry spitting, a Railway Children spoof – and a stuntman stripping to his underpants…<p>Monday afternoon is usually bingo time at the Madelayne Court care home, in the village of Broomfield, near Chelmsford. So today’s activity …

Comedy