Alternating between personal anecdote, hilarious insight, and smart analysis, Luke Skywalker Can't Read contends that Barbarella is good for you, that monster movies are just romantic comedies with commitment issues, and that Dracula and Sherlock Holmes are total hipsters and, most shockingly, shows how virtually everyone in the Star Wars universe is functionally illiterate.
Modern Romance is a nonfiction book by the comedian Aziz Ansari and New York University sociologist Eric Klinenberg. For years, Ansari has been doing comedy on the absurdities of dating, recounting tales from both his own life and other people's. Eventually, the strangeness of modern dating was just too much to handle. He never understood why that girl did not respond to his perfectly crafted text message. He saw the bubbles indicating a response and then nothing.
It's been just over a year since we last visited Hogsbottom plugs, and there's been lots of change. Jeff no longer has an obsession with Westlife or The Jackson Five, Hogsbottom has brought in a lawyer with a height complex and a dodgy bowel to help him sell the company, so he can leave his wife and live the life of Riley with his mistress, who is also Jeff's mother. The question is: will Hogsbottom be able to get the sale though without Jeff finding out and ruining the future for everyone?
''How the Partridge Built Good Canoes for All the Birds, and a Bad One for Himself'' is a comedy fiction story by Charles Godfrey Leland. It's a short work devoted to human absurdity that was conceived in the construction of a canoe.
Nine states. Two control freaks. One steering wheel. What could possibly go wrong? It may be that a marriage ends not with a whimper but with the slam of a car door on a deserted stretch of highway. Most married couples know better than to put themselves in each other's way, but in Ken La Salle's first autobiographical monologue, he tells about how he and his wife of eight years did just that on a road trip that probably should never have happened.
This book is not about life and death struggles. This book is the polar opposite. It is about the absolute, over-the-top insanity that I have witnessed during my time in the ER. This book is the untold, unseen, and unshared rants and raves of an ER nurse who has been slowly driven mad by his patients. I want you, the listener to step into my scrubs, see this bizarre world through my eyes, and understand that once you stop laughing in the ER, it's time to quit.
There are all sorts of idiots we have to work with every day. Every office has them. Fortunately for most of us, idiots in the work place are few and far between. However, Hogsbottom Plugs, "the home of bath plugs", has a higher concentrate than other work places, from the MD down to the cleaner, they're all Idiots. Hear the trials and tribulations of this idiotic workforce as they explain their recent life events through reviews of things they've brought.
A wise man once said, "It wasn't me!" In this episode of Limelight, Hampton Yount takes us to Rooftop Comedy clubs around the country to hear from comedians discussing the what's and why's of denial. Sometimes we use denial to protect ourselves, sometimes we are in denial for the protection of others. Bottom line, we all have something to hide... don't deny it!
Trivia with a Twist has hundreds of facts in it that many people have wondered about. The best part is that several times throughout the book, the trivia is told with comedy. Many solved mysteries and hundreds of smiles await the listener.
A hilarious look at American business past, present, and future, written from the perspective of a stand-up comedian who has spent the past 20 years making the business world laugh at itself.
Do the responsible thing, just hit play. In this episode, Kurt Braunohler guides us through a series of performances exploring the various responsibilities that come with being an adult, and all the hilarious ways we fail to meet them.
Laura Sanders went to Catholic school when she was young and it was a war zone, performed live at Go Bananas on January 30, 2015.
Get out your #2 pencil because host Rory Scovel is taking us back to school in this episode of Limelight. Featuring performances from some of our favorite comedians, we're giving ignorance a much needed reality check. Prepare to be schooled!
Reordering the farting habits of humanity is a full-time chore, and Dr. Squeaks has traveled the globe studying and recording where the fart occurs. Many of the occasions are humorous, some serious, and a few are actually terrifying. You'll meet 40 farts of the world that he has recorded specifics on for your amusement, education, and enlightenment.
"I laughed throughout."
This is a collection of the writings of Tom Thurlow, a conservative columnist, attorney, and blog-master at Napa Whine Country. Produced in an informal and conversational style, the subjects covered include politics, movies and event reviews, "strong opinions on trivial subjects", and various unrelated humorous columns.
Think you're all that and a bag of chips, eh? Well, in this episode of Limelight, comedian Eddie Pepitone talks to us about complexities of pride. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, but it's always hilarious. Featuring performances from Rooftop Comedy clubs across the country, we're proud to share this episode with you
An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we're talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he's still a good guy; he's kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies. Buy this book. He needs a new smartphone to take pictures.
In this episode of Limelight, its all about the awkwardness of life. Host and comedian Beth Stelling, of Jimmy Kimmel and @Midnight fame, takes us on a jocular journey to Rooftop Comedy clubs across the country where we hear tales of awkwardness and not fitting in.
In this episode, TJ Miller, comedian and star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, introduces us to some of his fellow stand-up comedians and their best stories about clueless people. Recorded at Rooftop Comedy clubs across the country, these stories are sure to give you a chuckle. And be advised, if you have clueless people in your life don’t listen around them, they probably won’t get it.
There's a squirrel in my toilet, my housesitter is homeless, my mechanic is in jail, my dog has eaten two pounds of M&Ms...and it's only Monday!
From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new collection of essays taking his listeners on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn about the absurdity and delight of a curious traveler's experiences.
"Devout Fan Disappointed"
Infused with her trademark saucy, sweet, and funny voice, Grace’s Guide is a tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover. Read by the author in her inimitable style, Grace’s Guide features interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace’s own misadventures - like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill - and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way.
"Good entertainment for airplane rides"
From the outrageously filthy and oddly innocent comedienne and star of the powerful 2015 film I Smile Back Sarah Silverman comes a memoir—her first book—that is at once shockingly personal, surprisingly poignant, and still pee-in-your-pants funny. If you like Sarah's television show The Sarah Silverman Program, or memoirs such as Chelsea Handler's Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea and Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish, you'll love The Bedwetter.
"Adequate but not great..."
If one George Carlin audio is funny, then two are funnier and three must be funniest, right? That's our thinking behind this new collection. t's a HighBridge library of laugh-out-loud, award-winning recordings featuring George himself performing many of his best bits.
"Like a Cast of Thousands"
In American on Purpose, Craig Ferguson delivers a moving and achingly funny memoir of living the American dream as he journeys from the mean streets of Glasgow, Scotland, to the comedic promised land of Hollywood. Along the way he stumbles through several attempts to make his mark - as a punk rock musician, a construction worker, a bouncer, and, tragically, a modern dancer.
Well into the 21st century, our species continues to participate in beliefs and customs that seem more suited to the Bronze Age than the Information Age, some of which involve poisonous snakes, holy smoke, urine bubbles, crystals, tarot cards, aliens, costumed virgins, and, of course, an offering plate. Join Seth Andrews for a random romp across the planet and a humorous look at some of humanity's Sacred Cows.
"Seth is changing the world!"
After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, 28-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his 73-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is “like Socrates, but angrier, and with worse hair,” has never minced words, and when Justin moved back home, he began to record all the ridiculous things his dad said to him.
"Really Funny! Should Be Up for an Audie Award"
Let's be honest - nobody has more fun than atheists. Don’t believe it? Well, consider this: For nonbelievers, every day you’re alive is a day to celebrate! And no one celebrates life to the fullest like Penn Jillette - the larger, louder half of legendary magic duo Penn & Teller - whose spectacularly witty and sharply observant essays in Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! will entertain zealots and skeptics alike.
"Yes, he curses"
Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS's The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha's life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she's got the scars to prove it. Literally.
"Love it - weightier than you might think"
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."
Chelsea Handler loves to smoke out "dumbassness", the condition people suffer from that allows them to fall prey to her brand of complete and utter nonsense. Friends, family, co-workers - they've all been tricked by Chelsea into believing stories of total foolishness and into behaving like total fools. Luckily, they've lived to tell the tales and, for the very first time, write about them.
"Money Grab… Chelsea Owes Me a Credit!"
When Stuever's narrative begins, he's standing in line with the people waiting to purchase flat-screen TVs at Best Buy on Black Friday, the opening of the Christmas shopping season. From there he follows a number of key residents of Frisco, Texas, as they navigate through the nativity and all its attendant crises.
"A Candid Look at Christmas"
Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents features outrageous and uncensored profiles of the men in the White House - complete with hundreds of little-known, politically incorrect, and downright wacko facts.
As a thank you to those who have loved the stories and supported him for so long, Tucker has gone back through his massive archive of material one last time, culled out what you might call the "best of the rest" and arranged it here, in Sloppy Seconds, like an audiobook version of deleted scenes. Unlike most deleted scenes, however, these don't suck. So enjoy.
The brother of patriarch Phil Robertson, Uncle Si has a limitless supply of stories about his childhood, duck hunting adventures, his days in Vietnam, and everything in between. Now the best of those tales are gathered into this roaring collection.
Si shares stories of the more than 25 marriage proposals he's received in the mail (some with photos!), how he came to use a green Tupperware cup for his ever-present sweet tea, and how his cigarette smoke made a deer cough (he's since quit smoking).
"Audible's description inaccurate"
LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"I Wish There Was More"
Often compared to Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus maintains just the right balance between baffled innocence and conspiratorial confidence. Since 1979, this humorist has been delighting readers with hilarious stories recounting his childhood in rural Idaho and relating his misadventures in the great outdoors. Whether you're a sportsman or a couch potato, he will have you laughing out loud at his escapades.
"Good enough to listen to over and over"
What to do when your creatively-acquired porn gets stuck in the VCR? How to deal with a mother who bursts in during your sexual experiments? How can intense orthodontia make a situation less awkward? To find out the answers, just listen to this show, which features some of the best live stories about sex from around the country - and helpful commentary from Dan Savage. This episode features "Suffering My Sex Positive Mom" by Moshe Kasher for Don't Tell My Mother!, "The Backstabber" by Kumail Nanjiani for RISK!, and "Cheryl Wears Jeggings" for SpeakeasyDC.
Downton Abbey has brought out the Anglophile in American fans of the hit TV series. But Anglophilia has a long history in America. Why are some native-born residents of our Shining City Upon a Hill, where All Men Are Created Equal, seduced by the fluting tones of manor-born privilege? At last, Anglophilia explained - in American, thank you.
"Qualifies as my most irritating Audible purchase"
Chances are you've been there before: On an awkward first date where you find yourself stuck playing 20 questions with a person who has broccoli stuck in their teeth, or the one who shows up so on-the-rocks wasted that they end up passed out in their bowl of clam chowder before the main course arrives. All My Friends Are Engaged is a collection of dating disaster stories, packed with witty and relatable answers to the age-old annoying question of "Why are you still single?"
Actor Stephen Tobolowsky has appeared in over 200 movies and television shows. He has played everyone from Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day to Sandy Ryerson in Glee. He has amused thousands with his true stories on The Tobolowsky Files at Slashfilm.com and iTunes. Here he shares some homespun philosophy and more true stories that prove tales of sex, drugs, and rock and roll are often the most humiliating and almost always the most enjoyable.
Motherhood is absolutely hilarious if you're not too exhausted to notice! These writings feature funny, blogging moms who chronicle motherhood from a uniquely contemporary perspective. From labor pains to potty disasters, weight gain, holiday mayhem, teen angst, empty nest syndrome, home renovations and even colonoscopy exams, See Mom Run is the perfect prescription for today's harried parents!
These four short biographical stories of teenage delusions mainly recount the early days in actor, film director, and writer Griffin Dunne's life. Whether he's filling someone else's shoes in a new job, trying to impress an older girlfriend, or attempting to get noticed by a President, Dunne's stories are sure to engage and entertain.
Demonstrating once again why he is one of Canada's most loved jokesters, Black masterfully captures the laughter that often bursts out of the seams of everyday life. From an unexpected drag race to a Google search for a picture of the illusive "Arthur the Meek", you just never know when a regular day is going to turn into comedic genius. Black provides uproarious insight into uses a matador might have for a teacup, mango, or simply some paper towel....
The best-selling author of A Chip Off the Old Black, Black is the New Green, and many more is black for another round of gut-busting stories and essays. This time round, Arthur Black turns his critical eye and warped funny bone to the world beyond Salt Spring Island, lambasting the amateur ballplayer who sued because the sun was in his eyes, the craze for blood sports and our anachronistic fetish for suits and ties.