This is not a book about a disease itself, nor does it have any woe is me or forced epiphanies on the meaning of life and health. It's a book about sobbing student nurses wielding sharp needles, falling hospital elevators, having to be surgically removed from your own sweater for an X-ray, and support group brawls. It's about getting my whole family pulled off into a cement bunker at British customs for being more radioactive than a truck full of Russian nails.
Nothing says Texas like a drive-thru liquor barn. If you've ever driven through one you know it's floor to ceiling liquor. It's like a museum. It's an awe inspiring collection of scotch, beer, whiskey, brown liquor, blue liquor, creamy white liquor, hard stuff, girly stuff, and mixed drinks. The bartender came to my car with a tray full of Styrofoam cups. Each had a sliver of clear tape across the straw hole. I thought, is he kidding? A piece of tape?
Celia Imrie, Alison Steadman, John Bird and Rebecca Front are among the cast of these six comedy two-handers written by Cabin Pressure's John Finnemore. The stories are: 'A Flock of Tigers'; 'Wysinnwig'; 'Red-Handed'; 'The Goliath Window'; 'English for Pony-Lovers'; and 'Hot Desk'. Also among the cast are Charles Edwards, Isy Sutie, Lawrie Lewin, John Finnemore, Simon Kane, Beth Mullen, Matthew Baynton and Jenny Bede.
"If you like stories"
This is a brief guide to understanding the people that inhabit bars every week year round. It aids those attempting to understand what is really going on inside a bar.
Just like the first two trivia books, Steve Lemco's Trivia with a Twist 3 has hundreds of facts in it that many people have wondered about all their lives. The best part of the book just might be that several times throughout the book, the triviality is told with comedy. Many solved mysteries and hundreds of smiles await the listener. Learning and laughing is a great combination for the brain and soul. May you learn and laugh a lot and have a brighter day because of it.
In a world where socks talk, many of these talking socks have substance abuse problems. In this world where socks talk, some of the many addicted socks go to 12-step meetings and try to be sober socks. This is the world in which Sharing like Shakespeare takes place.
"Cute, funny and true!"
[Contains explicit content] What happens when the utterly unexpected goes down while you're trying to get it on? In these two live stories, brave heroes - one at a base in Iraq, one...well, in a car - face unimaginable interruptions during the act of lovemaking, and still manage to come to satisfying conclusions. Plus, Dan Savage has some thoughts on how to deal with surprises in the sack. This episode of Hot Mic features the stories "Don't Ask, Do Tell" by Geoff Millard for RISK!
[Contains explicit content] In this special, single-story episode of Hot Mic, Lily Be tells the tale of how her parents' marriage ended - a mystery she had to wait more than a decade to uncover. Plus, Dan Savage shares his thoughts on monogamy, secrets, and more. This episode features the story "Conversion Van Stowaway", which Lily Be told for RISK! in Chicago.
A book about cowboys and their lives.
This is a guide on how to fight a bigfoot, or at least how to increase your chance of survival surrounding a fight with the giant apelike beast known as bigfoot. The odds are against you, but that doesn't mean it's absolutely impossible.
[Contains explicit content] Jay Thunderbolt's business card is a little mysterious. It reads, "Thunderbolt - Party Naked" and gives a phone number. Call the number and Thunderbolt will invite you over to a private strip club that he runs out of his bungalow in a working-class neighborhood in east Detroit. But that's only part of his long, tangled, and surprising story, rendered here in a hybrid of interview and song. The Wisdom of Jay Thunderbolt won the Best Documentary:
As James Brown once said, "My patience ends, I want revenge!" Damn skippy. In this episode of Limelight, comedian David Gborie is joined by some of our favorite comedians to talk about the sweet taste of revenge. So fellas, get ready for the big payback.
This collection of comedy audiobooks read by Chris Dabbs includes The Village Idiot Reviews, The Office Idiot Reviews, and Dating In The Dark: sometimes love just pretends to be blind. In The Village Idiot Reviews , join Brian as he tries to woo the local shopgirl. Will passing out face down in superglue while trying to make her a gift hinder his chances of going out with her? In The Office Idiot Reviews, hear about Hogsbottom Plugs' idiotic workforce as they explain their recent life events through reviews of things they've bought.
In Pimpology, star of the documentaries Pimps Up, Ho's Down and American Pimp and Annual Players Ball Mack of the Year winner Ken Ivy pulls a square's coat on the unwritten rules that took him from the ghetto streets to the executive suites. Ken's lessons will serve any person in any interaction. Whether at work, in relationships, or among friends, somebody's got to be on top. To be the one with the upper hand, you've got to have good game, and good game starts with knowing the rules.
I tell the true stories of how Joe Walsh and I became friends, from the James Gang to the Eagles with Barnstorm in between. There were many obstacles to overcome in meeting Joe, but a path was laid before me by an LSD premonition I had when I was a teenager. You will believe in it, as I most certainly do.
This is the second volume in the collection of Chris Dabb's readings of Pete Sortwell's comedy books, containing More Village Idiot Reviews, More Office Idiot Reviews, and Bride and Gloom: sometimes love is better off blind. In More Village Idiot Reviews, Frederick has injured his nipples in a vicious moped accident while on his honeymoon and no longer feels like a man. Meanwhile, Ethel has discovered who made her shopping trolley explode last year.
Donna Carver gives us a funny and interesting look at the trucking industry and the trucker's wild CB radio slang. She gets the ride of her life from the passenger seat of a "sure enough store-bought large car". She's stylin' and profilin', checking out the seat covers and watching the bushes for bears.
"out of date"
The thrilling saga of a suburban father and husband as he tries to reconcile his inner John Wayne with his outer Ward Cleaver. Excerpts are taken from Clement's blog, Confessions of a Suburban Cowboy, which can be located at confessionsofasuburbancowboy.com.
Remember the stories your grandfather used to tell you about way back when? Remember laughing out loud as the stories got deeper? If you like to LOL, then this really is a book for you. Here you'll find some observations on life in general and people in particular, as seen through a collection of newspaper columns, presenting skewed, offbeat, semiserious, and sometimes amusing views of the world.
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.
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"
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!"
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!"
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.
She wants the D, but she doesn't want your D. She wants her own D. Sort of. Don't know what D stands for?
"You’re not doing it right." Michael Ian Black has been hearing these five words all his life. And now—on the eve of his 40th birthday—he is finally beginning to wonder why. As a husband and father living in the suburbs, Michael asks the questions so many of us ask ourselves at one point or another, including "How did I end up here?" The answers are painstakingly detailed in this, Michael Ian Black’s debut memoir.
"Funny, Heartfelt, and Honest"
LIVE recordings of new, previously unreleased David Sedaris stories!
"I Wish There Was More"
From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....
"Cathartic to hear your sassy voice. We miss you."
The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.
"Funny because it's true"
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.
"Sloppy, dull, partisan"
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"
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.
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?"
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.
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....