Author Topic: What Are The Funniest Books By Comedians?  (Read 4832 times)

Re: What Are The Funniest Books By Comedians?
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2021, 01:30:10 PM »
I really enjoyed Frank Skinner's On the Road, which made me go back and read his autobiography. Just a naturally funny man, and a nice easy read.

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Re: What Are The Funniest Books By Comedians?
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2021, 04:28:45 PM »
I finished James Acaster's Classic Scrapes yesterday and really enjoyed it, it's definitely in my top 5 books that have made me laugh the most list, it felt like it was slightly running out of steam towards the end but then finished with the Cabbage tale which was superb stuff, I kind of new elements of it due to his Would I Lie To You? appearance but the full version was even better. A strong 4.5/5

I've bought the Arthur Matthews book and will be reading that soon, once I've finished Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton, which isn't a book by a comedian but I started it last night and was instantly enamoured.

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Re: What Are The Funniest Books By Comedians?
« Reply #62 on: September 05, 2021, 03:29:09 PM »
Ah yes, Boy Swallows Universe paints a striking picture of my hometown. Haven't finished it yet, I'm juggling a lot of books, but I can't wait to get back to it.

Back on topic, one of my go-to funny books by comedians is Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, by Spike Milligan. Both hilarious and fascinating for those curious about army life during WW2. Spike's memoirs cover several volumes, all of them beauties.

Lolly Scramble and Nest of Occasionals are two memoirs by Tony Martin of AU/NZ comedy fame, and they are very funny - he recently recorded the audiobook of LS, which I highly recommend. Both books gather a series of short episodes from throughout his life, all of which are a source of many yuks, and at the end of NoO, a potential lump in the throat.

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« Reply #63 on: September 05, 2021, 09:17:58 PM »


The Adam & Joe Book is superb too. The opposite of your usual TV series cash-in - it’s absolutely packed full of gags, and they aren’t just recycled from the series. It must’ve taken them absolutely ages to put together. You’d have to pay over £80 for a second-hand copy these days, and it’s probably worth it.

I wish that were the case as I have a copy and could do with the money but the last 3 copies to sell on ebay went for between 12 and 25 quid.

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« Reply #64 on: September 05, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
I've just read A History of Heavy Metal by Andrew O'Neill and I heartily recommend it.

Re: What Are The Funniest Books By Comedians?
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »
My mess is a bit of a life, the Georgia Pritchett memoir, is fantastic - not surprising, maybe, given her credits, but it's top notch.

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