TOP 10 Comedy Books

1] This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor


  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (19 April 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509858636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509858637
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.9 x 13 cm

I d prescribe this book to anyone and everyone. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and gives you the lowdown on what it’s like to be holding it together while serving on the front line of our beloved but beleaguered NHS. It s wonderful — Jonathan Ross, So clinically funny and politically important for supporters of the NHS that it should be given out on prescription, Guardian Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable. — Stephen Fry.

2] James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 770 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (24 Aug. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled

‘I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman’ – Richard Herring

James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time TV shows like TASKMASTER, MOCK THE WEEK, LIVE AT THE APOLLO and WOULD I LIE TO YOU?

But behind the fame and a critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it’s disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.

3] 52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn’t Get Taught At School

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (17 Oct. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751578851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751578850
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm

The painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, chronicling some of the ludicrous things the British have done to the world since time immemorial – and then conveniently forgetting we’ve done them, of course.

4] Tall Tales and Wee Stories: The Best of Billy Connolly

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Two Roads (17 Oct. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1529361338
  • ISBN-13: 978-1529361339
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3.7 x 23.7 cm

When he first started out in the late sixties, Billy played the banjo in the folk clubs of Scotland. Between songs, he would improvise a bit, telling anecdotes from the Clyde shipyard where he’d worked. In the process, he made all kinds of discoveries about what audiences found funny, from his own brilliant mimes to the power of speaking irreverently about politics or explicitly about sex. He began to understand the craft of great storytelling. Soon the songs became shorter and the monologues longer, and Billy quickly became recognized as one of the most exciting comedians of his generation.

Billy’s routines always felt spontaneous. He never wrote scripts, always creating his comedy freshly on stage in the presence of a live audience. A brilliant comic story might be subsequently discarded, adapted or embellished. A quick observation or short anecdote one night could become a twenty-minute segment by the next night of a tour.

5] Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (23 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780751557039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751557039
  • ASIN: 075155703X
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm

Doctors have also reported several cases of unnecessary apologizing, an obsessive interest in correct queuing etiquette and dramatic sighing in the presence of loud teenagers on public transport. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.

VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS are highly contagious. There is no known cure.

Rob Temple’s hilarious new book reveals all the ways in which we are a nation of socially awkward but well-meaning oddballs, struggling to make it through every day without apologizing to an inanimate object. Take comfort in the misfortunes of others. You are not alone.

6] Why Mummy Drinks

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (31 May 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780008241094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008241094
  • ASIN: 0008241090
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm

Tuesday 8th September
First day back at school. I am going to 100% nail being a school mummy this year. I can totally do this. Yes, this year is definitely going to be much better – I am absolutely not going to shout at the children, let them stuff their faces with crisps or goggle away on the iPad. And I most certainly will not slump on the sofa at the end of the day, glugging wine and muttering ‘FML’ repeatedly.

Unfortunately, I have not yet actually managed to buy the bento boxes for their lunches or book jiu-jitsu lessons, and I will have to learn to like green tea, as it is foul, and I have not yet mastered French plaits, but I am quietly confident that these are mere details in my grand master plan…

7] Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: 535; 01 edition (5 Oct. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1911600532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1911600534
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 1.6 x 17.7 cm

When the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced a contest for the funniest animal photo, they received entries from all over the world. Now authors and the original Award founders Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam showcase the best of the best – as well as some never before seen – to present the most joyful photographs of wildlife ever printed. A pelican losing its lunch; a three-headed giraffe; a meerkat having a rough day… this is the must-have book that is perfect for animal lovers of all stripes!

8] Parsnips, Buttered: How to win in modern life, one email at a time

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; 01 edition (7 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473640431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473640436
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm

I, Joe Lycett, comedian, wordsmith, and professional complainer, am here to help. During my short life of doing largely nothing, I’ve discovered solutions to many of life’s problems, which I impart to you, dear Reader. Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies, and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners, jokes, and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice* for all manner of modern woe.

9] Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market edition (19 Sept. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509880364
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509880362
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.3 x 24.1 cm

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . .

I Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life………

10] The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; Main Market edition (4 April 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1509841148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1509841141
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19 cm

You may not wish to think about it, but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or perhaps through no fault of your own a defendant. Whatever your role, you d expect a fair trial.

I m a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system, and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free.

I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken, who broke it and why we should start caring before its too late……

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