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"
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"
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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."
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.
Gone are the days when formality and manners were mandatory. Today, a person's communication skills and charisma are highly dependent in his sense of humor. It may sound crazy, but jokes and insults are effective ways to gain control of social situations, but they must be used with responsibility. You'll have access to every type of insult: insults for arrogant people, insults for stupid people, ugly people, and more and much more.
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"
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.
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.
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..."
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
Over 1.5 million sold! Now, all four classic joke books in one collection. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids, and Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids all in one set.
Hiya, you lot, Chubby Brown here. You know, over the years I've had my share of luck, but what makes me feel luckiest is having you lot stick with me all this time. Top names have always said, "Your audience is still the best in the business, Chubbs," and they're right! So this one's for all of you! A collection of the very best and bluest - all my personal favourite gags from over the years. I was doing all this before the PC Brigade stepped in, and it still tickles me how some people can't see the joke.
What does Josh Widdicombe do now? Well, bring out his second live DVD, that's what. Josh's frustrations are still bubbling over, from his overflowing shower to his contactless card via a night train back from Edinburgh. Josh is at his irritated best in this brand-new show recorded live in front of a packed house at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo.
Revised and expanded! Now with special forward written by Jimmy and fake reviews! Many of the following non sequiturs are from my own brain, or sparked by something I read, or someone's writing that I've rewritten so I can claim it as my own. For instance: As a man, do you pee into the water or onto the ceramic sculpture in the center of the fountain in the park? Followed by something about cheese. And it goes on like this all day long. Enjoy!
Find amusement with the hundreds of classic riddles, jokes, and puzzles in this collection! Gathered from every conceivable source and delivered in a droll fashion, this selection of brain teasers is as sound today as it was 100 years ago.
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!"
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.
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"."