Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change.
In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be a comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible.
"A Textbook for a Take Action Program"
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
"Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
"Not A Comedy"
It's the complete second season of The Ricky Gervais Show - six episodes in one tidy package. It's packed full of all-new drivel, as Ricky and Steve Merchant forage through the long grass of Karl Pilkington's brain.
"laugh out loud funny"
In this episode: Athenian democracy and arboreal investments; Karl on road safety; President Pilkington's pronouncements; Malthusian musings; Karl's adoption agency; the ins and outs of organ donation; social injustice on the busses; morality and entomology; Karl's Luddite attitude to plate sanitation; euthenized ensifera; social orthodoxy at the orthodontist's; and splenetic etiquette.
"Laugh-Out Loud Funny"
Are you ready to engulf yourself in some silly jokes that will make you smile? Do you want to read some off the wall jokes that are just adult enough that you may come just shy of sharing them at the water cooler at the office on Monday morning? Well you have come to the right place. This collection of jokes will give you a chuckle or two with how strange they are, and their funny and entertaining tones. However, they are adult enough that you do not have to share your guilty pleasure with children, giving you something all to yourself.
"My friends told me I lack in sense of humor."
In this episode: Karl's great escape; Capital punishment - an exhaustive debate; Karl's confectionery confession; Steve invites trouble on the tube; Ricky discovers a useful guide to the ten commandments; Steve's anti-mugging strategy; Ricky's bullion robbery and Karl's daylight robbery; The Bodyguard, followed by The Negotiator.
"At this point..."
If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarreling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters is like no other.
"Material that exists on other books."
The ninth episode in this new series considers the human body, its form, function, and failings. In this episode: Same name, different brain; Minty fresh nostalgia; Karl's earliest memory; Senses and Sensibilities; Lying Eyes; The way to a man's heart; Harley Street literature; Desert Island Paraphilia; Karl's subconscious navigation; Spectral chit chat in St Ives; Dermal rumours; Knob nerves; The disappointing lack of freakery; Biodiversity and lazy scientists; and Epilogue.
"One if the best in the series."
Season 1 was the most downloaded podcast in history. Season 2 blasted the boundaries of blather. And now, it's The Ricky Gervais Show: The Complete Third Season. Pay one price, and you'll get all six episodes from Season 3, full of the latest ravings, rants, and ramblings from Ricky, Steve, and Karl.
In this episode: Karl harks back to halcyon days; Ritzy crackers; the archetypal Englishman; weddings; Karl on cafe culture; help the aged; Ricky's royal etiquette; dung beetles and dead badgers; fair play and the crossbow; dragon slaying and tongue-grabbing; Steve's spectacles; and Ricky reads a Brooke.
Here's the first in a series of in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects relating to humanity's greatest endeavors. Around the table, Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington. In this episode, MEDICINE, we explore the treatment of human ailments through history - from trepanation (or 'oles in the 'ed) in early tribal societies right through to the possible, if improbable, future of medical technology.
"Best there has been for a while"
Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy, written by Greg Dean, is a comprehensive guide for people who are funny, want to be funnier, or have dreams of being a stand-up comedian. This first-of-its-kind audiobook demystifies the craft of comedy by breaking it down to the fundamental skills used by professional funny people. Dean lays out these skills in simple-to-understand lessons that are easy to practice and master.
"Solid Advice, Horrendous Delivery. Read it instead"
This is the second in a new series of definitive discourses exploring the diversity of human enterprise. As always, Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant are joined by shaven simian, Karl Pilkington. In this episode, NATURAL HISTORY, we explore the awesome beauty inherent in the natural world. Drawing on observations by eminent biologists, from Thomas Huxley to Charles Darwin to Richard Dawkins, Ricky Steve and Karl offer their usual benighted summation.
Join Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington for a final verbal jaunt around the world. In this episode… A preamble on Earthly nomenclature; Steve laments inclement weather; Karl does Genesis; A load of old Morlocks; Aunty Nora's insulated isolation fears; Karl talks shit; Industrial relations masterclass; Sofa salvage; Karl makes the bed; Karl up to his elbows; A dip with a dolphin; War on terrapins; Karl's new project; Karl and the Cairo khazi.
In this episode: The unsightly face of social evolution; vestigial destiny of the digitus minimus manus; Karl has Google on the brain; Karl's starter for 10; Karl gets disorientated; Forwards looking foreword - teeth, pants, specs and predictive spelling; Steve's plans for the End of Days; Chaos theory reinvented; Ambitions unfulfilled; Karl takes the path less trodden; Shop Idol; and Britain's Got Chiropody.
"Laugh out loud funny!!!"
The award-winning podcast Tell 'Em Steve Dave brings you four of the most righteous, grooviest tales of the flyest, dopest baadasssss albino bruthah that ever was and ever will be! From the creators of the Audible best-selling Fair-re-re Tale Theater, join us on an adventure through time and space.
In this episode... Steve on Feng Shui; The think tank; Karl's perfect life; Karl's problem with neuroanatomy; Cogito Ergo Summat; Work ethics; Post-pesticidal remorse; Karl's holiday anhedonia; Curry night at Auntie Nora's; The Zen of Munchies; Karl's confectionery-based analogies; Transplant bollocks; Karl gets economical with his facts; Tribal numeracy; Small talk at the bar.
"What would I do without you??"
In this book I have attempted to solve each and every one of life's problems. And I have succeeded. Dear Listener, Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.
Warning! Laughter and delight at ridiculous situations awaits you in this book. Listen with caution. Are you ready to engulf yourself in some silly jokes that will make you smile? Do you want to hear some off the wall jokes that are just adult enough that you may come just shy of sharing them at the water cooler at the office on Monday morning? Well you have come to the right place. This collection of jokes will give you a chuckle or two with how strange they are and their funny and entertaining tones.
Are you ready to engulf yourself in some silly jokes that will make you smile? Do you want to listen to some off-the-wall jokes that are just adult enough that you may come just shy of sharing them at the water cooler at the office on Monday morning? Well, you have come to the right place.
"I think, from all of the joke books I've read so f"
Alex Elkin has a comedy style that is unique and true to himself: unapologetic, unexpected, and uncensored. With a natural instinct to take random ideas and mirror his thoughts into relatable comedy bits for discerning audiences, he knows what funny is. He has headlined in comedy clubs across the country, has appeared on several TV shows, and was the 2016 winner of The San Francisco Comedy Festival.
It is a collection of jokes and stories. These jokes can listened to or played to people who live, work, or love others. The material is helpful to mind and body. It is funny, tasteful, and likely to make most people laugh out loud.
Rich Hall's critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony. Renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences, and delightful musical sequences. Rich Hall's plainspoken, growling indignation and acerbic observations have an unerring talent for hitting his targets with precision every time, leaving his audience hanging on every word and winning him fans all over the globe.
If you want to know how to do stand-up comedy, then get the How to Be a Stand Up Comedian guide now. You will discover simple step-by-step secrets on how to succeed at improv stand-up comedy.
This is a hilarious collection of 35 of the master humorist Bill Nye's funniest pieces and stories; originally hundreds of newspaper columns and later assembled into books. Absolutely essential listening for those of us who have a sense of self deprecation and just plain good old sense of humor!
What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much? They get indy-gestion. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids provides children ages seven-to-10 many hours of fun and laughter. Young listeners will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock-knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family! This mega-best-selling book will have children rolling on the floor with laughter, and is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.
Popular author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids turns his witty pen to the classic knock-knock joke, providing hours of entertainment for young and old.
All kids love animals and all kids love to laugh. This collection of animal-themed jokes from the best-selling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids will have young animal lovers rolling in the aisles.
A brand new collection of gut-busting hilarity from the best-selling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids and Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids.
world of Fun Science! I'm Charlie, also known across the Internet as charlieissocoollike. In my book I'll be taking you on an awesome journey through the cosmos, beginning with the big bang through to the solar system and the origins of life on Earth, all the way down to the particles that make up everything around us (including you and me!). Expect frequent digressions into not-so-sciencey things (e.g., a microwave flying through space) and audio packed with my all-time favourite mind-bending science facts.
"Funny, Entertaining & Educational!"
The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour is Canada's top award for humour - and nobody has won it more times than Arthur Black, who carried off his third medal in June 2006. Now, in case there is anyone left standing who still disputes Black's claim to the title of Canada's funniest man, Harbour presents the laughing proof: a retrospective of Black's best hits, high-graded from eleven previous collections stretching back over the past 20 years.
"Got To Be Canadian, I Guess, to "Get It"."
A hilarious field guide to the world's most remarkable and unusual creatures: the English. Who are the English? What is this puzzling species? Where does it live? What are its habits? What does it eat? Why does it eat that? And why has it developed such unexotic mating rituals? Join us on a journey deep into the natural habitat of the English, a journey to rival anything David Attenborough did with gorillas, a journey that begins on a sofa (and continues, unflinchingly, into the kitchen, out into the garden, off to work, down to the pub and then on to the beach...and the bedroom).
Since it began several years ago Hugo Rifkind's dazzling My Week column has been satirising the high profile and the famous, and basically anyone foolish or unfortunate enough to find themselves at the top of the news agenda that week. The column itself is a fictional diary parodying their movements over seven days in a rarely flattering but always hilarious manner. Rifkind's victims are as diverse and as headline-grabbing as David Cameron, Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Edwina Currie, Barack Obama and Pippa Middleton.