British Humour

Five times supercars have been trashed

<b>A Ferrari worth £260,000 lies in a crumpled mess, just one hour after the owner picked it up.</b><p>The Ferrari 430 Scuderia hurled down a bank and burst into blames on the M1 motorway on Thursday.<p>Apart from hurt pride, the driver walked away with just bruises.<p>It may not be a particularly admirable …

Rowan Atkinson

Rhys James: ‘All my favourite books are written by Steve Martin’

The angst-mining millennial standup on the things that make him laugh the most, from Frank Skinner to tight vests<p><b>The funniest standup I’ve ever seen</b><p>Frank Skinner’s routine on jealousy changed how I viewed standup. It has everything. Rage, empathy, filth, overapplied logic, tragedy and an …

Comedy

Stung by Shrinkflation from every angle as political pygmies stand aside - we're fast becoming little Britain

One of my favourite comedy scenes revolves around Father Ted trying to explain to his fellow priest Dougal the concept of size.<p>Craggy Island’s …

Here’s the official ranking of British swear words in order of offensiveness

The UK communications regulator Ofcom has compiled a list of British swear words in order of offensiveness. They spoke to 248 people from across the …

Language

People are sharing the “little things that ruin TV shows and movies” and it’ll make you nod and go “yes, that’s WRONG”

<i>M4ttso</i> over on <i>Twitter</i> has posed a great question “What, if anything, can ruin a tv show/film for you? Mine is actors unrealistically drinking hot …

TV shows

At the Movies: Six Films to See in August

<b>The Big Sick</b><br>Struggling Chicago comedian Kumail falls in love with Emily. That’s fine, except that she’s white, and his devout Pakistani Muslim family …

Steve Coogan

Theresa May spending holiday planning next disaster

<b>THE prime minister is spending her three-week walking holiday trying to come up with something even more ruinous than her last terrible idea.</b><p>May, who …

Theresa May

9 Spectacular Movie Scenes That Definitely Inspired Game Of Thrones

Pirates of the Caribbean, Braveheart, and... Monty Python?!<p>George RR Martin's <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series is like a mega-mix of all of the greatest …

Game of Thrones

This clip of a Dalek throwing itself off a boat and into water has left us with so many questions

Just caught this funny clip from <i>@swear_who</i>, an account that adds swearing to Doctor Who clips."Write a Doctor Who Story In 5 Words" …

Doctor Who

Estate agents sure everyone will be nice to them on their way down

<b>ESTATE and letting agents facing falling profits are confident everyone will be as kind to them on their way down as they have been to others on</b> …

Real Estate

Theater review: 'Spamalot' will make you laugh a lot

MANILA — Who says theater needs to be high-brow?<p>“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which opens Friday at the RCBC Plaza in Makati, is as silly as it gets but …

Monty Python

Right-wing populist revolutions f**king useless

<b>THE defeat of healthcare repeal in the US and the UK’s pathetic Brexit negotiations, has convinced experts that right-wing populist revolutions are</b> …

Republicans

Stephen Colbert to bring Trump-centric animated series to small screen

The Late Show host will poke fun at a cartoon version of Donald Trump in a new weekly animated series sold to Showtime<p>The Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, a fierce critic of Donald Trump, has sold a new animated series to Showtime that will feature the cartoon commander-in-chief who frequently …

Donald Trump

Ramsgate Week day 5

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Sailing

A League of Gentleman fan gets one final wish granted

A League of Gentleman fan gets a wonderful send off in Carlisle.Spotted in #Carlisle. pic.twitter.com/RpHJAGB7LU— Daniel (@DannyDutch) July 28, …

Scouts ‘still a bit weird’

<b>SCIENTISTS have confirmed that the whole Scouting movement is apparently fine while still looking very weird.</b><p>Research has shown that Scouts, along …

'I reckon it's something I'll always do' Craig Hill returns to Edinburgh Fringe for 19th year

The kilted comic from East Kilbride is among a raft of Scots hitting the capital including Craig Ferguson, Frankie Boyle and ex-First Minister Alex …

News (Scotland)

Woman on Tinder carefully and logically explains her "no nudes" policy

One of the more depressing aspects of dating in 2010s is the endless requests young women get for “nudes” and as smart Emily says here, if you do …

Tinder

Road trippin': Chats, tunes and a nice rosé in far-flung UK corners

I am road-tripping back to England's north. At 7:42am on Chiswick High Street, my trusty accomplice James Chessell sweeps into the holding bay across …

Steve Coogan

This diagram perfectly sums up trying to move images in Microsoft Word

“To live is to suffer,” said the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Luckily for him, he died in 1900 so never had to endure the hell of trying to move …

Microsoft Word

The Incredible Jessica James review – Netflix swipes right at romcom, with tepid results

Daily Show and 2 Dope Queens star Jessica Williams navigates the tricky world of online dating aided by Chris O’Dowd in an amiable if underwhelming comedy<p>Jessica Williams is the 27-year-old actor and comedian who has guested on HBO’s Girls, been the youngest correspondent on The Daily Show and now …

Film (UK)

This Amazon review of some “Hulk Hands” is a wild wide from beginning to end

“This is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.” writes <i>billymclaughlin</i> over on <i>Reddit</i>.“I tried to use hulk hands on my mom once, didn’t work. I …

Middle-aged Britons still split into Tiswas kids and Swap Shop kids

<b>THE middle-aged are still divided into opposing camps of kids who watched Tiswas and kids who watched Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.</b><p>Despite attempts to …

New York artist massively improves street objects

New York city artist Tom Bob inventively transforms otherwise ugly bits of ‘street furniture’ into much better and brighter objects.Some before and …

Street Art

Man trains an A.I. to generate some very authentic sounding British place names

Dan Hom used a neural network to generate some completely made up but very convincing British town/village names – “There aren’t as many cocks as …

Plumbers 1 Electricians 0

An improvised game of building site ‘football’ – hats off to the plumbers for not cracking up until after the final kick.<p>Plumbers 1 electricians 0 …

Late-night hosts blast Trump's 'crazy and cruel' ban on transgender troops

Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee, took aim at president Trump for his tweet announcing a ban on transgender troops in the military<p>Late-nights hosts tore into Donald Trump on Wednesday for his tweet announcing a ban on transgender troops serving in the US military.<p>“I began my day today …

News (U.S.)

Mind the Gap: BBC Pay Crisis Shakes U.K. Television Industry

The BBC lit a fire under the British television industry when it published the earnings of its top talent by name. The data dump revealed that …

Graham Norton

6 things to do this weekend: July 28-30

Here are some of the events, shows and workshops you can check out this weekend.<p><b>1. Monty Python's Spamalot</b><p>When: July 28 to August 12 <br>Where: Carlos P. …

Monty Python

Birmingham's Legs 11 club 'drugged' and 'defrauded' customers

<b>A lap dancing club allegedly drugged customers and charged thousands of pounds of unauthorised transactions to their credit cards, a report claims.</b><p>The report, which was compiled by Birmingham City Council's licensing team, contains police allegations that up to £93,042 was taken from customers of …

West Midlands Police