Stuck in a case of the glums? Always remember that laughter is the best medicine! Don't worry, no stressful trips to the pharmacy are needed - these comedy books have you covered! They're sure to get rid of any lingering blues and put an extra pep in your step. Got a sense of humor that's distinctively your own? We've got the book for you. Whether you like sharp one-liners or side-splitting memoirs, dive into one of these gems and feel your cares melt away. When you come up for air, your grumpy mood will be long gone - replaced by bellyaching laughter and smiles from ear to ear. So go ahead and curl up under that cozy blanket with your favorite mug of hot cocoa (or maybe some spiked eggnog if it's that time of year) - then grab one of these hilarious reads!
Yellowface: A Reese's Book Club Pick
By: R. F Kuang
Hold on to your hats, folks, because R.F. Kuang is about to take you on a wild ride. In her new novel, we meet Juniper Song, a bestselling author who is not quite what she seems. She didn't actually write the book she's famous for, and oh yeah, she's also pretending to be Asian American.
I Think He Knows: A Romantic Comedy
By: Katie Bailey
This book is the perfect combination of hilarious jokes and heart-pumping romance that will leave you wanting more. You can expect to find mild language and suggestive innuendos that will make you squirm in delight. There's plenty of chemistry and tension between the main characters that will have you rooting for them from the very beginning.
There Are Moms Way Worse Than You: Irrefutable Proof That You Are Indeed a Fantastic Parent
By: Glenn Boozan
Motherhood can be challenging, but thankfully, the animal kingdom is here to provide us with some much-needed perspective. Did you know that a mom giraffe is sweet and gentle until the baby drops, and then she's all "time to learn to walk, kid"? Or that koalas feed their babies their poop? Talk about gross, but let's give ourselves a break for not having to do that. And if you're worried about cleaning the house, take comfort in knowing that Sexton beetles raise their little ones in a decomposing mouse (yuck!).
By: Seth Rogen
Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt as you embark on a wild ride with one of the funniest minds in Hollywood. This collection of personal essays from the talented writer of Superbad and Pineapple Express, as well as one of the producers of hit films like The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys, is sure to have you in stitches.
A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir
By: Colin Jost
They say laughter is the best medicine, but what if the comedy that brings those laughs comes at your expense? That's something Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost knows all too well. In his hilarious essays, Jost delves into the art of taking a beating - metaphorically and sometimes even physically.
A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I've Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions
By: Stephen Steve-O Glover
Get ready to laugh 'till your sides hurt as an actor, stuntman, and social media icon Stephen "Steve-O" Glover walks you through his own life to teach you how to recover mentally and physically, succeed in your career and build lasting relationships.
By: Carl Hiaasen
From beloved pulp master, Carl Hiaasen comes another hilarious and insightful satire that is sure to make all readers chuckle. In this wild and outrageous novel, the Florida Keys, home of greedy developers and dishonest politicians, faces off against crafty ecoterrorists determined to restore the islands back to their natural glory.
Paris: The Memoir
By: Paris Hilton
From the woman who is credited for bringing us the era of Kardashians and influencers, Paris Hilton has written an honest and surprisingly frank memoir that is sure to make you chuckle! That's right, according to Paris herself, there's more to her than the glitz and glamour of modern popular culture.
The World Record Book of Racist Stories
By: Amber Ruffin
Amber and Lacey Ruffin have created a laugh-out-loud masterpiece of a book! A heartwarming, eye-opening exploration of what it's like to live with racism today, this collection of anecdotes is sure to keep you in stitches.
I'm Glad My Mom Died
By: Jennette McCurdy
Jennette McCurdy has had a rise to fame that most kids would dream of. But there’s a dark underside to her rise, and I'm Glad My Mom Died is a chronicle of the things she had to sacrifice to get there. But her dive into eating disorders and anxiety attacks forces her to give up her seat at the top and finally give herself the time to understand what she wants.
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
By: Steve Martin
Steve Martin's memoir Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life captures the humor and wit of the actor, author, comedian, producer, playwright and screenwriter. Released in 2007, it reveals the outstanding triumphs of Martin’s stand-up comedy days from playing dismal coffee shops to his rise as a comedy star. The memoir dives into his life, from his experiences working for Disneyland to performing at the infamous Bird Cage.
Tremendous: The Life of a Comedy Savage
By: Joey Diaz
Joey Diaz is a man of many Aliases-- from his childhood nickname Coco to his comical new monikers like “The Cutman”, Joey has undoubtedly been through it all. But behind the comedian persona and wild stage presence lies something much more inspiring: an immigrant mentality and hardworking ethic that have taken him from grassroots hustle to significant success.
This Is How We Do It: A Pep Talk
By: Kevin Hart
Most of us slack around during our days when we could all change with a good pep talk. Well, maybe it's time you get one from the man who hates slacking around – Kevin Hart. Written by the comedy icon, This Is How We Do It: A Pep Talk is the man out bare in the open, talking about his struggles and failures in a manner that can make you laugh, then contemplate what you just read.
Stories I Can’t Tell My Kids
By: Immodium Abuser
This book is no snack - it's a five-course meal, and even the most insatiable reader will want to digest its wisdom. Warning, however: four out of five experts that looked at this book wet their pants in anticipation - only the fifth one avoided the inevitable thanks to his shorts!
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir
By: Matthew Perry
Written by Matthew Perry about his time working with the sitcom classic FRIENDS, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir is a memoir of his times with the show and his struggles with addiction. One would expect that the book would contain glamorous accounts of how he held the show together.
Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard
By: Tom Felton
For those of us who grew up with the Harry Potter series, we cannot imagine the actors today in any other roles. Beyond the Wand: The Magic and Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard is the story of Tom Felton, better known as Draco Malfoy – the boy we began hating but soon understood the role he had to play in the bigger picture.
Drunk on All Your Strange New Words
By: Eddie Robson
In a setting where the people of Earth deal with alien diplomats to maintain the peace of the galaxy, Drunk on All Your Strange New Words is a refreshing take on what it means to be a really good sci-fi novel. The book’s protagonist is Lydia, a translator for the Logi cultural attaché to Earth.
Idiots: Marriage, Motherhood, Milk & Mistakes
By: Laura Clery
A second masterpiece from the critically acclaimed comedy writer Laura Clery, Idiots: Marriage, Motherhood, Milk & Mistakes is a collection of essays that have her exploring motherhood, the job of raising children, and finding any semblance of work-life balance in her career.
Peterdown: An epic social satire, full of comedy, character and anarchic radicalism
By: David Annand
Many novels follow a predictable route to find order from chaos within their pages, but few match the originality that Peterdown: An epic social satire, full of comedy, character and anarchic radicalism captures inside it. Excited by the opportunity for economic development, the town of Peterdown must decide which of their two landmarks must be demolished – the Larkspur Hill housing estate or the Chapel.
Start Without Me
By: Gary Janetti
Gary Janetti is a man with a reputation for an acid tongue – set to define the moments and times that made him the celebrity he is today. Start Without Me is relatable to the reader because of the frustrations of life’s smallest faults and frustrations.
Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation
By: Hannah Gadsby
Authored by Hannah Gadsby from the iconic show Nanette, Ten Steps to Nanette: A Memoir Situation pulls back the curtain on her otherworldly fame to show us the grind. A queer person from Tasmania struggling with ADHD and autism, she’s had it anything but easy. There’s some hilarious comedy in this book, but also some incredible sadness.
By: David Sedaris
David Sedaris is known as the “champion storyteller”. Happy-Go-Lucky was born in a time of uncertainty during the pandemic – a time where he’s stuck without being able to tour and do the work he loves. So how does he cope? By vacuuming his apartment twice a day, failing to get essentials while everyone else gets it, walking through a deserted city and wondering how sex workers and acupuncturists get by during quarantine.
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen
By: Hendrik Groen
Hendrik Groen lives in a care home, but that doesn’t mean he’s lost any of his sarcasm. He also hasn’t lost his caring, thoughtful nature, as you can read from The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen – a documentation of a year in his life at the care home in Amsterdam.
I'd Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays
By: Tom Segura
There are comedy books, and then there are comedy books written by comic legends. Written by Tom Segura, I’d Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays is a compilation of all the jokes he never said onstage. But there’s something in between the laughs that will make you go, “Hmmmm, I’ve never thought of it that way…”.
Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom
By: Stassi Schroeder
Stassi Schroeder, the star of Next Level Basic comes to us with her new book, Off with My Head: The Definitive Basic B*tch Handbook to Surviving Rock Bottom. The book is exactly what it says – a handbook for handling the rock-bottom moments in your life, from someone who really did not see her bad luck coming.
I'll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood
By: Jessi Klein
As a new mother or someone expecting, there’s enough and more happening in this world that makes you wonder, “What world is my child going to enter?” Jessi Klein helps you declutter the worry as she pulls apart cultural myths, the difficulty of being a mother, and a self-aware midlife phase for a mom.
Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir
By: Bob Odenkirk
There’s one side of Bob Odenkirk that you are familiar with: Saul Goodman from the iconic show Breaking Bad. But this man has equal fame in the comedy writing circles, where he was once a top writer for SNL in its prime.
Hello, Molly!: A Memoir
By: Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon owns a place in our hearts as a core personality behind the Saturday Night Live sketches. But as a person, Molly grew up much sooner than she would’ve wished for. Hello, Molly!: A Memoir is a retelling of her life in her own voice.
This Will Be Funny Later: A Memoir
By: Jenny Pentland
In This Will Be Funny Later: A Memoir, Jenny Pentland is a normal person who has permeated into the lives of those around her more than they know. This is because most of her life spent growing up in a middle-class family in Denver formed the subject of her mother’s record-breaking hit sitcom.
By: Tina Fey
There’s never been a better time to get to know one of television history’s most iconic comedians – Tina Fey. When you get your hands on Bossypants, getting to know her doesn’t seem a distant possibility anymore. She details her dreams as a child to become a comedian on TV
Sisters Behaving Badly
By: Maddie Please
What happens when you put two estranged sisters as co-owners of a farmhouse that seems like a dream come true when you hear about it? Sisters Behaving Badly explores such a scenario through the lives of Kitty and Jenny, who had a falling-out during one Carvery lunch.
Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually
By: Meichi Ng
Meichi Ng probably never expected her webcomic to garner a following of over 125k followers on Instagram alone. Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually is a collection of these relatable stories about what life looks like in your twenties, represented through the life of Barely Functional Adult, the protagonist we never knew we needed.
People We Meet on Vacation
By: Emily Henry
Written by Emily Henry, whose famous debut Beach Read also features in this list, People We Meet on Vacation is a collection of witty banter and slow romance - tied together with creative storytelling. Poppy and Alex, best friends before their fallout, decide to come together for one final vacation to put everything on the table and settle their issues.
By: Andrew Sean Greer
Less is possibly a book that we couldn’t love more. Arthur Less, the protagonist is a failing novelist who is turning fifty, his boyfriend of nearly a decade is getting married to someone else, and he is dazed and confused about his life. To skip town, he decides to accept invitations to literary events all around the world. At its core, Less is a romantic story though it seldom pops its head up for us to notice.
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
By: Trevor Noah
Born a Crime gives away the story in its title. Trevor Noah’s birth, fathered by a white Swiss man and a black Xhosa woman, was deemed by apartheid South Africa to be a crime. Trevor Noah, who is now the hilarious host of The Daily Show, talks about how his existence was kept hidden from the government due to great risk to his mother and family.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
By: Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has had a spectacular rise in the world of comedy. In this comedic compilation of chapters, Mindy offers her advice on how one can be a great best friend, a great guy, and even the right amount of fame for a star. The book makes you realize that Mindy could have been your best friend in high school with the way she guides you through this book.
By: Dave Itzkoff
If we had to give you a reason to read this book, it is this – the book is a look into the life of Robin Williams. That itself is a testament that cannot be questioned. The novel is compiled from over a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues by David Itzkoff.
Hyperbole and a Half
By: Allie Brosh
A compilation of essays and artwork on her blog along with new content, Hyperbole and a Half is a hilarious adventure. Allie Brosh, who calls herself a recluse from Bend, Oregon, uses 369 pages to entertain and educate on various topics - from writing letters to her 10-year-old daughter to speaking about depression and finding one’s identity.
Furiously Happy- A Funny Book About Horrible Things
By: Jenny Lawson
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Humour is the mistress of sorrow.” Jenny Lawson does the impossible when she takes a tragic path of exploring depression through the eyes of a raccoon and turns it into an enjoyable, educational path. The educational tale is filled with hysterical stories that can have you laughing at one moment and crying in the next.
Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir
By: Norm Macdonald
In this hilarious read, Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comedy artists of all time, pens down his life for the rest of us - but refuses to call it a memoir. Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir, contains a blend of facts and fiction that will have you wondering if what you read is just Norm’s way of pulling your leg.
By: Emily Henry
Beach Read is a much-acclaimed book and winner of multiple awards and accolades. The reasons are obvious once you read the first ten pages. The book is absolute, to coin a new term: “un-put-down-able.” Social commentary, solid commonsensical wisdom, and charming romance is penned into this 384-page book. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction, and January Andrews holds the same position in the romance genre.
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
By: Sarah Silverman
The Bedwetters: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee is written by Sarah Silverman, who is only one of the funniest female comedians of our time. Sarah holds our hands and walks us through her life, from learning to curse at 3 to wetting her bed until she could drive to losing her virginity to depression - and everything in between.
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office
By: Brian Baumgartner
If you’re reading this article, you’re likely to have come across an episode or a meme of The Office at one point or another. The show defined TV culture, and its influence was, is, and will last for generations to come. Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office is a chronological format of the development of the show - compiled from interviews with the actors, creators, producers, and more.
*As an Amazon Associate, We earn from qualifying purchases.