Best Selling Audio Books in Humor - Comedy

Discover best selling audio books in humor - comedy from local library. Read book reviews and check book availability from public library with one click.

For more book recommendations, please check out New York Times® Best Sellers, Children's Book Recommendations or the complete list of Featured Book Lists and Award Winners

Share
1 - 10 of 562 results
>>
release date: Jun 06, 2017
Check price
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny. It made me deliriously happy." - Louise Erdrich, The New York Times

From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that.


This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect.

It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it.

It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast.

In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics.

Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves.



release date: Aug 22, 2017
Check price
A Prairie Home Companion: Live from the Hollywood Bowl
After 40-plus years of delighting radio audiences each Saturday night with America's favorite live variety show, A Prairie Home Companion founder and host Garrison Keillor bids farewell with an unforgettable performance from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. It's a duet singing extravaganza, with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse, and Christine DiGiallonardo joining Garrison on time-honored American ballads, British Invasion romps, country-western weepers, and Broadway classics. Plus: The Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with L.A. tales and sound effects straight from rush hour on the 101; Music Director and pianist Richard Dworsky moves wondrously from stride and spirituals through surf instrumentals and a bit of Rock n Roll; a special sendoff from President Barack Obama; and one last update on the News from Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve.
release date: Feb 13, 2018
Check price
Pryor Convictions: And Other Life Sentences
Richard Pryor journeys from his childhood in a family that worked in whore-houses and bars, through to his years in Hollywood-the money, the women, the drugs-and the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
release date: Aug 01, 2014
Check price
Classic Radio's Greatest Comedy Shows, Volume 1 (Hollywood 360 - Classic Radio Collection)(Audio Theater) (Radio Favorites)
[This volume contains 12 Original Radio Broadcasts]

Relive twelve of the best classic radio comedy shows from the golden age of radio and hear the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible collection. You'll hear Ozzie and Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll as Amos 'n' Andy, Robert Young in Father Knows Best, Jim and Marian Jordan as Fibber McGee and Molly, William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley, Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, Eve Arden as English teacher Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks, plus many others, including The Fred Allen Show, The Aldrich Family, The Great Gildersleeve, Life with Luigi, and Lum & Abner.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, ''Housekeeping,'' starring Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard

The Aldrich Family, ''Henry Forgets to Mail a Letter,'' starring Ezra Stone

The Amos 'n' Andy Show, ''Andy Gets a Job as Charles Boyer's Valet,'' starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, with special guest Charles Boyer

Father Knows Best, ''The Elusive Card Game,'' starring Robert Young

Fibber McGee & Molly, ''Jewelry Store Robbery,'' starring Jim and Marian Jordan

The Fred Allen Show, ''The Chicken Surplus,'' starring Fred Allen, with special guest Orson Welles

The Great Gildersleeve, ''Gildersleeve vs. Golf,'' starring Willard Waterman

The Life of Riley, ''Staying Out Late,'' starring William Bendix

Life with Luigi, ''The Traffic Light,'' starring J. Carrol Naish

The Lum & Abner Show, ''Baby Cedric the Mind Reader,'' starring Chester Lauck and Norris Goff

My Favorite Husband, ''Trying to Cash the Prize Check,'' starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning

Our Miss Brooks, ''Trying to Sell a Trailer,'' starring Eve Arden

release date: Jun 28, 2016
Check price
North By Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!
Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is legendary for her spontaneous wit and razor-sharp humor. She is a popular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and tours regularly, keeping audiences laughing in her one-woman shows. In North by Northwest, Paula is at her best in two memorable performances, one recorded in Bayfield, Wisconsin, at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and the other at the historic Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. Join Paula Poundstone in her element: sharing too much information, telling unpredictable stories, and interacting with her audience with a spontaneity that is considered without peer. Says Paula about her first double live CD, "Laughter is the best medicine, and I prescribe two CDs when symptoms occur." �
Discover more books in the following subjects:
release date: Feb 01, 2017
Check price
The Goon Show Compendium Volume 12: Ten Episodes of the Classic BBC Radio Comedy Series Plus Bonus Features
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 10 rare episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features. Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking series The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This twelfth collection includes the episodes China Story, Foiled by President Fred, Tales of Old Dartmoor, The Macreekie Rising of '74, Robin Hood, Six Charlies in Search of an Author, Insurance - The White Man's Burden, The Red Fort and The Missing Ten Downing Street (aka Ten Downing Street Stolen), along with the 1972 reunion The Last Goon Show of All. Also included are numerous bonus archive items, including celebratory programmes Parkinson Meets The Goons and Heroes for a Time: 6 - The Goons. Here, too, are interviews and features taken from The Best of British Laughs: Peter Sellers, Robbie Vincent's Late Night London, It Takes All Sorts and more, as well as extracts from unedited studio recordings and rehearsals. Two illustrated booklets tell the story of the show's development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings. Remastered using newly sourced material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are sure to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show. Duration: 10 hours approx
release date: May 09, 2017
Check price
The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness
Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly scientific" experiments to find out, offering herself up as a guinea pig and recording her data for the benefit of all humankind. Armed with her unique brand of self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, in each chapter Paula tries out a different get-happy hypothesis. She gets in shape with taekwondo. She drives fast behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. She communes with nature while camping with her daughter. Swing dancing? Meditation? Volunteering? Does any of it bring her happiness? And more important, can the happiness last when she returns to the daily demands of her chaotic life? The results are irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny, and pointedly relevant to our times. The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness is both a hilarious story of jumping into new experiences with both feet and a surprisingly poignant tale of a working mother raising three kids. Paula is a master of her craft. Her comedic brilliance, served up in abundance in this book, has been compared to that of George Carlin, Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin, and David Sedaris.
release date: Mar 29, 2017
Check price
The Navy Lark: Collected Series 14
All 13 episodes of the 14th series of the classic nautical BBC radio comedy series, plus bonus features. This much-loved classic comedy series stars Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray in 13 episodes of mirth and mayhem, first broadcast in 1973. This CD set also includes a PDF booklet featuring a detailed history of the development of the series, cast biographies, and an episode guide. Duration: 7 hours approx.
release date: Sep 01, 2010
Check price
Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Just For Laughs
Terry Gross brings out the best in the greatest minds on the planet-including the funny ones. Drawn from her long-running, award-winning public radio show, this new collection features in-depth interviews with the bright, shining wits of our time. One of the nation's leading interviewers, Gross is incisive, respectful, and always well-informed. She puts her guests at ease, which makes for rewarding listening. Insights abound and the humor is unstoppable.
release date: Dec 09, 2016
Check price
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

1 - 10 of 562 results
>>


  • Copyright © 2017 Link2Library Inc.