Michael Krasny has been telling Jewish jokes since his bar mitzvah, and it's been said that he knows more of them than anyone on the planet. He certainly states his case in this wise, enlightening, and hilarious book that not only collects the best of Jewish humor passed down from generation to generation but explains the cultural expressions and anxieties behind the laughs.
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"
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.
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 ..."
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.
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"
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"
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."
Live [liv, verb] was recorded, uh, live [liv, adj. or adv.] at Largo on August 3, 2012 at her monthly show, "Tig Has Friends". The day before this set, Tig was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. This news was the bookend to an agonizing year in which Tig spent weeks in the hospital battling an intestinal bacterial infection. A week after being released from the hospital, her mother unexpectedly died. Then, in the middle of it all, her relationship fell apart. Which leads us here.
The record-breaking, chart-topping comedy phenomenon returns for a fifth season - all four episodes are here as a single download. Ricky Gervais, of course, is the award-winning co-creator and star of The Office (upon which the current NBC hit series is based) and HBO's Extras. Steve Merchant, who also stars in Extras, is his long-time creative partner. Karl is a pile of protoplasm that mimics the functions of a human being.
"Their Previous Material Was Slightly Better"
In Mike Birbiglia's My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, Mike shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest but hilarious journey, Birbiglia struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find - love.
Here are three special episodes of The Ricky Gervais Show, featuring those doyens of the medium, the eponymous multi-award winning Ricky Gervais; Steve Merchant (The Office, Extras); and the round-headed idiot savant, Karl Pilkington.
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??"
Grammy Winner for Best Spoken Comedy AlbumPerformed by George Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
New! Don't miss our AudibleComedy combo, featuring original humor from standups Greg Proops and Steve Marmel.
"If you like the Carlin of late..."
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.
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"
In North by Northwest, Paula is at her best in two memorable performances, one recorded in Bayfield, Wisconsin, at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, and the other at the historic Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. Join Paula Poundstone in her element: sharing too much information, telling unpredictable stories, and interacting with her audience with a spontaneity that is considered without peer.
Dustin Ybarra performing comedy on bad jobs, money, and fast food live at Go Bananas on September 15, 2012.
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.
The Ricky Gervais Show on Xfm is where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant first met Karl Pilkington. The trio have been talking drivel ever since....
Mere hours before his graduation from NYU, Kevin Allison realizes that he's forgotten to get tickets for his parents. Unfortunately, that becomes the absolute least of his worries. Kevin shares the slapstick sequence of events that made his graduation day one of his most memorable, before a live audience for RISK! in New York, NY.
This is not a humor in the workplace book! This is not a book to teach you how to become a comedian. This is a one-of-a-kind handbook that will help you quickly and easily select money making topics, create solid outlines and content, and deliver award-winning humorous presentations to close more sales!
Whether it's a one-on-one presentation, or a presentation before a group of any size, these humor gems (delivered correctly) will help to put any audience at ease, and will help you to close more sales and to get more of your important points across. Heck, you might even get a date!
This special edition supplement to Sell It with Humor instructs mainly executives, salespeople, presenters, and speakers how to use humor (on purpose) in their presentations, and explains exactly (word for word) what to say, and when and how to say it. This supplement has the top 11 special edition humor gems designed to answer any objections (with humor and information), overcome them, and help you close more sales.
C.J. Phillips and cohorts have scoured much of the western world to bring you this book of the world's funniest bathroom gibberish. Attempts were made to keep the contents of all The World's Funniest Bathroom Graffiti volumes as disgustingly respectable as possible (good luck!). Unlike other graffiti books which present any kind of graffiti, this book concentrates on wall-writing that's funny.
Depressed about the current state of his comedy career, Danny Lobell finds himself at the Social Security Office. Danny shares an amusing story about how he found some unexpected encouragement sitting next to him in the waiting room, for RISK! at the NerdMelt Showroom in Los Angeles, CA.
Ed Byrne is now one of the most successful comedians around. A familiar face - and voice - on many TV programmes, he has appeared in all of the best-known shows and, with great friend Dara Ó Briain, starred in Dara and Ed's Big Adventure, about their journey along the Pan-American Highway. This great show was recorded live in concert.
And in his new audiobook It's Pronounced 'Jenkins', Alberstadt has a cool confidence in his own humor that ensures the listener they are in safe hands. It's not a cocky confidence and it doesn't come across as condescending. It's simply a confidence that says, "Hey, I know these stories are funny. Check 'em out."
George Lopez performing comedy on The Original Latin Kings of Comedy recorded in El Paso, Texas in October 2003 by Walter Latham Entertainment. Full length DVD is available on Amazon.
Comedian Tig Notaro specializes in well-crafted and silly material. She touches on subjects such as her family tree, Mexican hotel door signs, birthing a dinosaur, and how Taylor Dayne is the easiest person in the world to run into, amongst other things.
Kevin Bozeman performing comedy about a ridiculous holiday, live at Tacoma Comedy Club on June 6, 2015.
Torio Van Grol is fighting against gym short thievery by girlfriends everywhere. Performed live at PianoFight, San Francisco CA on January 23, 2016.
Many people think Jen Kirkman is selfish for not wanting to get married, have children, and generally devote her life to another person. She's not so sure about that assertion. Jen eloquently and hilariously shares her personal struggles about living alone in this hilarious story performed for RISK! in Los Angeles, CA.
Hear comedian Tom Segura perform standup comedy from his album, Thrilled, recorded at Acme Comedy Company in 2010.
Paul F. Tompkins describes the meanest audience he ever performed for, live at a RISK! storytelling show in Los Angeles on December 2, 2011.
"Everything Paul F Tompkins does is GOLD"
One night, Tim Heidecker awakens to hear his neighbor desperately screaming for help and rushes to her aid. Within five seconds, he's running for his life through the streets of West Hollywood. Hear what lead to this slapstick turn of events in this funny story performed for RISK! in Los Angeles, California.
With the help of his friend Pete Holmes, comedian Kumail Nanjinai tells a hilarious story in this RISK! live story in New York, September 2012.
From being a fake door-to-door environmental canvasser to going on tour across the country as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Robert Ben Garant takes us on a tour de force of the best and worst jobs he's had over the years. Robert told this hilarious and touching story for RISK! live in LA.
Becky Robinson has trouble with online dating, performed live at MI's Westside Comedy Theater on October 4, 2014.
Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers.
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.
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).
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"."