Most Christopher Moore books are quite funny. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story #1)


Lamb is my favorite as well. A Dirty Job and the sequel Secondhand Souls are great too.


Second hand souls was surprisingly amazing. I still giggle about Wiggly Charlie.


I think Fluke is my absolute favorite.


I love Lamb. “Blessed be the dumb fucks, for they shall never be disappointed.”


David Sedaris books are the only things that make me laugh out loud


I recommend "Me Talk Pretty One Day" as a good Sedaris read. It's my fav or his. The first/main story of Holidays on Ice is also a great one.


You can't kill the rooster is my go to make me laugh story...


Mine is about Amy and her disguises.




oh my god, thank you for this! I just read it and couldn’t stop laughing out loud the whole time!! Great read!


I rented the “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk” audiobook thinking I was in for cute kids stories! Hahahaha. It was entertaining but definitely not for kids!


Highly recommend audiobooks for David Sedaris. So good to hear his voice, the set up, the often awkward outcome…


I was just going to say this. He is hilarious, especially with his funny predicaments that OP mentioned they like.


his story about his stages in art school… i have never laughed so hard.


Same “Me Tal Pretty One Day” had me rolling. I read it when it came out and still think about it often.


I was just about to suggest Me Talk Pretty One Day.


two situational epistolary-style novels where the crushing atmosphere makes for great comedy. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher—a novel told in a series of letters of recommendation. Several People are Typing by Calvin Kasulke—told entries via Slack messages, which sounds weird but fully sucked me in. It reads like David Lynch directing the Office, and somehow the combo is golden.


Dear Committee Members was great!


I dislike every book on this thread that I've actually read, but Connie Willis's funnier situation-based stories can make me laugh out loud (and she pays overt homage to Wodehouse). Maybe try {{Bellwether}} which is short and charming.


I tend to agree! I feel like the recommendations are mostly in the vein the OP didn't want! Bellwether had me ruminating for weeks ;) . Willis's 'To Say Nothing Of The Dog' is one my all time faves.


Anyone else like Connie Wills?


I loved To Say Nothing of The Dog. Was very disappointed though in Blackout. Was expecting the same kind of tounge in cheek situational humor and it just never came.


I loved all the Oxford time travel novels although the other three are definitely darker than To Say Nothing of the Dog.


I love Willis’ To Say Nothing of the Dog. The OP might also like Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog which is paid homage to in Willis’ novel.


[**Bellwether**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24985.Bellwether) ^(By: Connie Willis | 248 pages | Published: 1996 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, fiction, sci-fi, humor, audiobook) >Connie Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other science fiction author. Now, with her trademark wit and inventiveness, she explores the intimate relationship between science, pop culture, and the arcane secrets of the heart. > >Sandra Foster studies fads - from Barbie dolls to the grunge look - how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity - if not serendipity - which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research grant, caffé latte, tattoos, and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. > >Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behavior?) > >But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their ultimate answer... ^(This book has been suggested 3 times) *** ^(27358 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Oh! I was about to suggest her too. The one with the dog and this one! I love them


Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn was utterly delightful.


A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson


Nearly anything by Bill, really.


I never laughed so hard.


I enjoyed Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore


Carl Hiassen has had me roaring more than once. Hilarious mysteries set in Florida.


Have you ever heard of Jane Austen? Pride and Prejudice is hilarious


So is Emma


I don't know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but I found The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie hilarious. Start off with {{The Blade Itself}}.


[**The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/944073.The_Blade_Itself) ^(By: Joe Abercrombie | 515 pages | Published: 2006 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, owned, epic-fantasy, series) >Logen Ninefingers, infamous barbarian, has finally run out of luck. Caught in one feud too many, he’s on the verge of becoming a dead barbarian – leaving nothing behind him but bad songs, dead friends, and a lot of happy enemies. > >Nobleman Captain Jezal dan Luthar, dashing officer, and paragon of selfishness, has nothing more dangerous in mind than fleecing his friends at cards and dreaming of glory in the fencing circle. But war is brewing, and on the battlefields of the frozen North they fight by altogether bloodier rules. > >Inquisitor Glokta, cripple turned torturer, would like nothing better than to see Jezal come home in a box. But then Glokta hates everyone: cutting treason out of the Union one confession at a time leaves little room for friendship. His latest trail of corpses may lead him right to the rotten heart of government, if he can stay alive long enough to follow it. > >Enter the wizard, Bayaz. A bald old man with a terrible temper and a pathetic assistant, he could be the First of the Magi, he could be a spectacular fraud, but whatever he is, he's about to make the lives of Logen, Jezal, and Glokta a whole lot more difficult. > >Murderous conspiracies rise to the surface, old scores are ready to be settled, and the line between hero and villain is sharp enough to draw blood. > > ^(This book has been suggested 10 times) *** ^(27434 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


{{Three Men in a Boat}} is hilarious, one of the funniest books I've ever read.


[**Three Men in a Boat (Three Men, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4921.Three_Men_in_a_Boat) ^(By: Jerome K. Jerome | 185 pages | Published: 1889 | Popular Shelves: classics, fiction, humor, humour, classic) >A comic masterpiece that has never been out of print since it was first published in 1889, Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat includes an introduction and notes by Jeremy Lewis in Penguin Classics. > >Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a 'T'. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks - not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.'s small fox-terrier Montmorency. Three Men in a Boat was an instant success when it appeared in 1889, and, with its benign escapism, authorial discursions and wonderful evocation of the late-Victorian 'clerking classes', it hilariously captured the spirit of its age. > >In his introduction, Jeremy Lewis examines Jerome K. Jerome's life and times, and the changing world of Victorian England he depicts - from the rise of a new mass-culture of tabloids and bestselling novels to crazes for daytripping and bicycling. ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(27516 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


{{The Eyre Affair}} by Jasper Fforde


OP, I found this one to be in the same category as the ones you didn’t like. I don’t think it’s up your alley.


Great book but I agree.


[**The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27003.The_Eyre_Affair) ^(By: Jasper Fforde | 374 pages | Published: 2001 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, mystery, humor, science-fiction) >Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, steals the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and kills a minor character, who then disappears from every volume of the novel ever printed! But that's just a prelude . . . > >Hades' real target is the beloved Jane Eyre, and it's not long before he plucks her from the pages of Bronte's novel. Enter Thursday Next. She's the Special Operative's renowned literary detective, and she drives a Porsche. With the help of her uncle Mycroft's Prose Portal, Thursday enters the novel to rescue Jane Eyre from this heinous act of literary homicide. It's tricky business, all these interlopers running about Thornfield, and deceptions run rampant as their paths cross with Jane, Rochester, and Miss Fairfax. Can Thursday save Jane Eyre and Bronte's masterpiece? And what of the Crimean War? Will it ever end? And what about those annoying black holes that pop up now and again, sucking things into time-space voids . . . > >Suspenseful and outlandish, absorbing and fun, The Eyre Affair is a caper unlike any other and an introduction to the imagination of a most distinctive writer and his singular fictional universe. ^(This book has been suggested 5 times) *** ^(27305 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Came to recommend this


What’s the purpose of the brackets like you did there? I’ve only ever seen the triple-parentheses used on an anti-Semitic context.


The brackets summon Goodreads Bot to give you book descriptions without leaving the subreddit.


**Candide** by Voltaire. Features the most optimistic person ever. Despite all the horrible things that happen in his life. Pure panglossian.


I had to read this for LIT in college. I came to class talking about how much it was making me laugh and other students were so confused. "It's supposed to be funny?" lmao I guess it's not for everyone, but it might be funnier if you know its a comedy from the start.


Those same students probably think that The Naked Gun is a crime drama and Airplane! is tragic disaster film.


I was laughing out loud during certain parts of Candide. Really great book.


Candide was such a swell surprise. Read it a couple years back and couldn’t imagine how pulled into the world I was- especially considering the age of the novel. Thanks for reminding me of it!


Carl Hiassen's got some funny/ludicrous books


Governor turned swamp-dwelling-eco-warrior Clinton 'Skink' Tyree is one of my favorite characters ever.


I always imagined Robbie Coltrane as a perfect Skink.


Huh. I sort of had a [bearded David Strathairn](https://static1.colliderimages.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/david-strathairn-the-devil-has-a-name-slice.jpg) in mind.


{{ Highfire }} by Eoin Colfer is a book I don’t see mentioned much, but I really liked it. Funny, outrageous predicaments abound. As a bonus, I thought the audiobook narrator absolutely nailed it on this one and made the listen really enjoyable.


[**Highfire**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44890077-highfire) ^(By: Eoin Colfer | 377 pages | Published: 2020 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, dragons, humor, dnf) >From the New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series comes a hilarious and high-octane adult novel about a vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving dragon who lives an isolated life in the bayous of Louisiana—and the raucous adventures that ensue when he crosses paths with a fifteen-year-old troublemaker on the run from a crooked sheriff. > >In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs—now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie—now he goes by Vern. However...he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern’s glory days are long gone. Or are they? > >A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett “Squib” Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He’s finally decided to work for a shady smuggler—but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable. > >Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he’s a despicable human being—who happens to want Squib’s momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by…a dragon? > >The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)—fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.—in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There’s about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons finally go extinct—or Vern’s glory days are back. > >A triumphant return to the genre-bending fantasy that Eoin Colfer is so well known for, Highfire is an effortlessly clever and relentlessly funny tour-de-force of comedy and action. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27369 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


I second this, it's great.


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is laugh out loud funny.


Lamb: the gospel according to Biff, a friend sent it to me and I loved it. One of her favorite books.


Have you tried any of George Saunders’ short stories? His first book, {{Civilwarland in Bad Decline}}, might work. Also maybe Donald Barthelme and J. Robert Lennon. Fran Ross’ novel {{Oreo}} and Paul Beatty’s {{The Sellout}}. EDIT: Also {{Priestdaddy}} by Patricia Lockwood


[**CivilWarLand in Bad Decline**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28747.CivilWarLand_in_Bad_Decline) ^(By: George Saunders | 179 pages | Published: 1996 | Popular Shelves: short-stories, fiction, humor, short-fiction, dystopia) >In six stories and the novella, Bounty, Saunders introduces readers to people struggling to survive in an increasingly haywire world. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) [**Oreo**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1007499.Oreo) ^(By: Fran Ross, Harryette Mullen | 212 pages | Published: 1974 | Popular Shelves: fiction, humor, race, kindle, tob-2016) >One of a few works of satire written by African American women, Oreo is an uproariously funny novel about relations between African Americans and Jews. It is as fresh and outrageous today as when it was first published in 1974. > >Born of a Jewish father and black mother, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical group. Soon after puberty Oreo heads for New York to search for her father, but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes. Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest, reminiscent of the ancient Greek myth of Theseus. This is an ambitious and playful narrative that challenges not only the accepted notions of race, ethnicity, and identity, but also those of the novelistic form itself. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) [**The Sellout**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22237161-the-sellout) ^(By: Paul Beatty | 289 pages | Published: 2015 | Popular Shelves: fiction, book-club, humor, satire, race) >A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black Chinese restaurant. > >Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens―on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles―the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. > >Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident―the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins―he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) *** ^(27453 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


{{Jitterbug Perfume}}


[**Jitterbug Perfume**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8682.Jitterbug_Perfume) ^(By: Tom Robbins | 342 pages | Published: 1984 | Popular Shelves: fiction, fantasy, humor, magical-realism, book-club) >Jitterbug Perfume is an epic, which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left. ^(This book has been suggested 12 times) *** ^(27491 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Do you go for satire? If yes, try {{Scoop}} or {{The Loved One}}, both by Evelyn Waugh. If satire’s not your thing and you like Wodehouse, you might like John Mortimer’s {{Rumpole Omnibus}}, which is a collection of stories based on the British TV series Rumpole of the Bailey, for which he was the scriptwriter. Edit- For reasons known only to itself the goodreads-bot provided a squib to the third Rumpole Omnibus. In case you wondered, yes, there is a first Omnibus and a second one as well. They’re old and so am I. I’m not sure which I’ve read (maybe all of them?) or whether one is any better than another.


[**Scoop**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30919.Scoop) ^(By: Evelyn Waugh | 222 pages | Published: 1938 | Popular Shelves: fiction, classics, humor, humour, novels) >Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the "Daily Beast", has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not made the odd blunder, however, and may in a moment of weakness make another. Acting on a dinner-party tip from Mrs Algernon Smith, he feels convinced that he has hit on just the chap to cover a promising little war in the African Republic of Ishmaelia. One of Evelyn Waugh's most exuberant comedies, "Scoop" is a brilliantly irreverent satire of "Fleet Street" and its hectic pursuit of hot news. ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) [**The Loved One**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30935.The_Loved_One) ^(By: Evelyn Waugh | 127 pages | Published: 1948 | Popular Shelves: fiction, classics, humor, owned, satire) >Following the death of a friend, British poet and pets' mortician Dennis Barlow finds himself entering the artificial Hollywood paradise of the Whispering Glades Memorial Park. Within its golden gates, death, American-style, is wrapped up and sold like a package holiday. There, Dennis enters the fragile and bizarre world of Aimée, the naïve Californian corpse beautician, and Mr Joyboy, the master of the embalmer's art... > >A dark and savage satire on the Anglo-American cultural divide, The Loved One depicts a world where love, reputation, and death cost a very great deal. > >This is an alternate cover edition: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3.... ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) [**The Third Rumpole Omnibus**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54380.The_Third_Rumpole_Omnibus) ^(By: John Mortimer | 752 pages | Published: 1997 | Popular Shelves: fiction, mystery, humor, humour, short-stories) >This compilation of witty mysteries captures John Mortimer?s deft writing. Rumpole a la Carte, a delightful discourse on the British legal system, takes us from a restaurant battle over Rumpole?s mashed spuds to a confrontation with a detective-novelist on a ship. The zany yarns of Rumpole on Trial are ingenious: devil worshippers, Juvenile Court, a mysterious seductress searching for a barrister to defend her husband for a murder not yet committed, and courtroom strategies a little too lunatic force Rumpole to face the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council. Rumpole and the Angel of Death offers a comic commentary on cruelty to animals, human rights, and the fallibility of the justice system. The Third Rumpole Omnibus promises insight and laughter from the barrister who?s "as much a detective as Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot" (The Boston Sunday Globe). ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27473 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


I loved the {{The Cornish Trilogy}} by Robertson Davies and found it very funny.


[**The Cornish Trilogy: The Rebel Angels; What's Bred in the Bone; The Lyre of Orpheus**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/74404.The_Cornish_Trilogy) ^(By: Robertson Davies | 1152 pages | Published: 1988 | Popular Shelves: fiction, canadian, canada, fantasy, literature) >Woven around the pursuits of the energetic spirits and erudite scholars of the University of St. John and the Holy Ghost, this dazzling trilogy of novels lures the reader into a world of mysticism, historical allusion, and gothic fantasy that could only be the invention of Canada's grand man of letters. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27511 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


If you haven’t discovered Carl Hiaasen, you’re in for a treat.


Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut


The only nonfiction writer who makes me laugh aloud is Mary Roach. She just puts herself into such absurd situations in search of strange corners of culture and science. Also The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, is a funny read if you're into reading plays.


I really enjoy Mary Roach and if you haven't read him, Jon Ronson I found to be similar and dry and funny.


I just finished Roach’s new book, Fuzz, and I laughed out loud multiple times.


Reading right now and agree, she is deadpan funny and dors not take herself too seriously.


Came here to say The Importance of Being Earnest


I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max Shit My Dad Says Justin Halpern


I almost died during parts of I hope they serve beer. Made we feel like i was an 8 year old laughing at the ridiculousness.


{{Born a Crime}} by Trevor Noah


Terry Fallis has funny circumstances and story lines in a witty way. The Best Laid Plans is usually a good start to get a feel of his writing


{{The Sellout by Paul Beatty}}


[**The Sellout**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22237161-the-sellout) ^(By: Paul Beatty | 289 pages | Published: 2015 | Popular Shelves: fiction, book-club, humor, satire, race) >A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. It challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality―the black Chinese restaurant. > >Born in the "agrarian ghetto" of Dickens―on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles―the narrator of The Sellout resigns himself to the fate of lower-middle-class Californians: "I'd die in the same bedroom I'd grown up in, looking up at the cracks in the stucco ceiling that've been there since '68 quake." Raised by a single father, a controversial sociologist, he spent his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. He is led to believe that his father's pioneering work will result in a memoir that will solve his family's financial woes. But when his father is killed in a police shoot-out, he realizes there never was a memoir. All that's left is the bill for a drive-thru funeral. > >Fueled by this deceit and the general disrepair of his hometown, the narrator sets out to right another wrong: Dickens has literally been removed from the map to save California from further embarrassment. Enlisting the help of the town's most famous resident―the last surviving Little Rascal, Hominy Jenkins―he initiates the most outrageous action conceivable: reinstating slavery and segregating the local high school, which lands him in the Supreme Court. ^(This book has been suggested 3 times) *** ^(27342 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Glad I wasn’t the first to suggest this! I just saw this now. I loved this book. Made me laugh AND think.


How about Crying of Lot 49? It’s its own brand of humor for sure, but definitely not the brand of “joke-y” novel that you dislike. The humor sits on top of killer prose and an engaging mystery plot.


{{Nothing to See Here}} by Kevin Wilson was short, bizarre, heartwarming, and hilarious. Probably one of my favorite reads of 2020. Highly recommend!


[**Nothing to See Here**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42519313-nothing-to-see-here) ^(By: Kevin Wilson | 288 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: fiction, audiobook, audiobooks, magical-realism, book-club) >Kevin Wilson’s best book yet—a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities > >Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. > >Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth. > >Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other—and stay cool—while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her—urgently and fiercely. Couldn’t this be the start of the amazing life she’d always hoped for? > >With white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet—a most unusual story of parental love. ^(This book has been suggested 8 times) *** ^(27521 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Yes! Laughed so much at this weird book at a time when I needed a funny one.


{{Stiff}} by Mary Roach


[**Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32145.Stiff) ^(By: Mary Roach | 303 pages | Published: 2003 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, nonfiction, science, audiobook, humor) >Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. ^(This book has been suggested 7 times) *** ^(27522 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Try Richard Brautigan. The prose is quite witty and I guarantee there is no comparable author.


{{Hollow Kingdom}} by Kira Jane Buxton is basically the zombie apocalypse narrated from the perspective of a domesticated crow. It can be gory and sad, but it’s also heartwarming and sidesplittingly hilarious.


[**Hollow Kingdom (Hollow Kingdom, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42839296-hollow-kingdom) ^(By: Kira Jane Buxton | 308 pages | Published: 2019 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, humor, science-fiction, sci-fi) >One pet crow fights to save humanity from an apocalypse in this uniquely hilarious debut from a genre-bending literary author. > >S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle's wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®. > >Then Big Jim's eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn't quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies--from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim's loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis--fail to cure Big Jim's debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity's extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education. > >Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero. ^(This book has been suggested 11 times) *** ^(27536 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


I agree, I love Terry prattchet and Joe Abercrombie and all the rest, but it's weird when people describe them as "funny" books. They have a sense of humour but they're not, nor are they intended to be, "funny". So with that said, you could try Tom Sharpe. I would start with Riotous Assembly or maybe The Throwback. Both had scenes that squeezed a tear from my eye as I held back the laughter in a quiet place. I'm always recommending The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W E Bowman. Very funny fictional account of a mountain ascent. Any of the Flashman books by George MacDonald Fraser. Amongst the best historical fiction ever written and very funny as well. Maybe not funny funny like the others though


If you're into Baker/Heller/Toole/Leyner, go for No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patrick Cottrell, Made for Love by Alissa Nutting, Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam, Paul Beatty's The Sellout, Personal Days by Ed Park, and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness by Clare Vaye Watkins \\m/


Antkind by Chalrie Kaufman was pretty funny and insanely absurd


The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osmon about retirees solving murders. Dry British humor. I listed as an audiobook and found myself grinning and chuckling to myself. There’s a sequel which I also found delightful.


the martian is hilarious


Bill Bryson’s “A Walk In The Woods” is pretty funny. I haven’t read it in years but I remember it being pretty hilarious in a dry sort of way.


May I Speak To The Manager....Of Your Heart? by Eleanora West. I just finished reading it and it’s pretty funny.


*The Hunchback of Notre Dame* by Victor Hugo is oddly comical.


I found of Mice and Men Hilarious


Just about anything by Tom Sharpe, Riotous Assembly was a scathing novel about Apartheid from 1971, which got him deported from South Africa, he also wrote a series of novels based on a character called Wilt, in addition to several other unrelated books. Hysterically funny books all, with characters overwhelmed by situations well beyond their control.


Martha Wells Murderbot Series is funny imo. I like how Murderbot is trying tonfigure out life now that he doesn't have to obey a humans every command


I almost died laughing at {The Princess Bride}. I also thought Hitchhiker’s Guide and Pratchett were cute but not at ALL funny.


[**The Princess Bride**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21787.The_Princess_Bride) ^(By: William Goldman | 456 pages | Published: 1973 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, classics, romance, owned) ^(This book has been suggested 11 times) *** ^(27709 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Antkind by Charlie Kaufman is probably one of the funniest (although strangest) books I’ve read


{{ the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy }}


[**The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase: And Another Thing... The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Quintessential Phase (Hitchhiker's Guide: Radio Play, #6)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36556703-the-hitchhiker-s-guide-to-the-galaxy) ^(By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Lenny Henry | 110 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: sci-fi, audiobook, audiobooks, science-fiction, fiction) ^(This book has been suggested 5 times) *** ^(27807 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Six words: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


Oddjobs by Heide Goody and Ian Grant, great funny series with 5 books. It’s the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the paperwork. Incomprehensible horrors from beyond are going to devour our world but that’s no excuse to get all emotional about it. Morag Murray works for the secret government organisation responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible. In her first week on the job, Morag has to hunt down a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder and, if she’s got time, prevent her own inevitable death. The first book in a new comedy series by the creators of ‘Clovenhoof’, Oddjobs is a sideswipe at the world of work and a fantastical adventure featuring amphibian wannabe gangstas, mad old cat ladies, ancient gods, apocalyptic scrabble, fish porn, telepathic curry and, possibly, the end of the world before the weekend. Thet have also made Clovenhoof, another interesting and funny series with 7 books. Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job as Prince of Hell and exiled to that most terrible of places: English suburbia. Forced to live as a human under the name of Jeremy Clovenhoof, the dark lord not only has to contend with the fact that no one recognises him or gives him the credit he deserves but also has to put up with the bookish wargamer next door and the voracious man-eater upstairs. Heaven, Hell and the city of Birmingham collide in a story that features murder, heavy metal, cannibalism, armed robbers, devious old ladies, Satanists who live with their mums, gentlemen of limited stature, dead vicars, petty archangels, flamethrowers, sex dolls, a blood-soaked school assembly and way too much alcohol. Both have audibook versions, and are narrated by the same narrator.




[**Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12067.Good_Omens) ^(By: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman | 491 pages | Published: 1990 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, humor, owned, books-i-own) >‘Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.’ > >People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? > >You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. > >It’s a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They’ve been living amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. > >And then there’s the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist… ^(This book has been suggested 28 times) *** ^(27322 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Terry Pratchett was on their dislike list, so probably not for this one.


I too find the usual suggestions to be unfunny. It's very difficult for me to laugh at a book the way I can at something on TV. Two exceptions that I haven't seen mentioned: 1. Anything written by Pat Conroy (try the prince of tides, the lords of discipline, the great Santini). These books are not comedies but I genuinely laugh out loud during them. It's a great blend of comedy and darkness/drama similar to the Sopranos 2. The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie (start with The Blade Itself). Really funny/extremely dark and grim fantasy series that ranks up near the top of all the fantasy I've read. I'd argue that if you don't like traditional fantasy and had to pick a series this is the one. The characters' inner monologues are hilarious If I see one more person on this sub recommend the hitchhikers guide as a funny book I may vomit


May I ask why you are so disturbed by people enjoying The Hitchhiker's Guide?


The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy .


Was going to recommend this as well. Though this is one of those books I would recommend listening to on audiobook


I can't believe I had to scroll THIS far down to see it as a suggestion


Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple


Same book I thought of first. Love a slow burn and the one bit where I laughed so hard I didn't think I'd get my breath back. *Miss Wyoming* by Douglas Coupland hits the same spot.


{{Less}} by Andrew Sean Greer is one of the few books that actually made me laugh out loud.


[**Less**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39927096-less) ^(By: Andrew Sean Greer | 273 pages | Published: 2017 | Popular Shelves: fiction, book-club, lgbtq, lgbt, contemporary) >PROBLEM: >You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years now engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes--it would all be too awkward--and you can’t say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of half-baked literary invitations you’ve received from around the world. > >QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? > >ANSWER: You accept them all. > >If you are Arthur Less. > >Thus begins an around-the-world-in-eighty-days fantasia that will take Arthur Less to Mexico, Italy, Germany, Morocco, India and Japan and put thousands of miles between him and the problems he refuses to face. What could possibly go wrong? > >Well: Arthur will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Sahara sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and arrive in Japan too late for the cherry blossoms. In between: science fiction fans, crazed academics, emergency rooms, starlets, doctors, exes and, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to see. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. The second phase of life, as he thinks of it, falling behind him like the second phase of a rocket. There will be his first love. And there will be his last. > >A love story, a satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, by an author The New York Times has hailed as “inspired, lyrical,” “elegiac,” “ingenious,” as well as “too sappy by half,” Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy. ^(This book has been suggested 13 times) *** ^(27314 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Same here, and seconded.


Came here to suggest this!


You might enjoy {{The Hike}} by Drew Magary :)


[**The Hike**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27833803-the-hike) ^(By: Drew Magary | 278 pages | Published: 2016 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, horror, sci-fi, audiobook) >From the author of The Postmortal, a fantasy saga unlike any you’ve read before, weaving elements of folk tale and video game into a riveting, unforgettable adventure of what a man will endure to return to his family >  > When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects. >   >On a quest of epic, life-or-death proportions, Ben finds help comes in some of the most unexpected forms, including a profane crustacean and a variety of magical objects, tools, and potions. Desperate to return to his family, Ben is determined to track down the “Producer,” the creator of the world in which he is being held hostage and the only one who can free him from the path. >   > At once bitingly funny and emotionally absorbing, Magary’s novel is a remarkably unique addition to the contemporary fantasy genre, one that draws as easily from the world of classic folk tales as it does from video games. In The Hike, Magary takes readers on a daring odyssey away from our day-to-day grind and transports them into an enthralling world propelled by heart, imagination, and survival. ^(This book has been suggested 31 times) *** ^(27323 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Nabokov can be wickedly funny; *Pale Fire* (my favorite book) and *Pnin* are certainly very humorous in ways that are at times less-than-direct. Indeed, *Pnin* may be what you're after. I say this as someone who only made it halfway through Confederacy of Dunces and has liked everything I've read from Nicholson Baker (though I haven't read U & I or any of the other books you mention), so our sensibilities may at least partially align.


Anything by Jenny Lawson. She’s my laugh out loud author. Totally absurd yet oddly relatable


{{The Lies of Locke Lamora}}


[**The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29588376-the-lies-of-locke-lamora) ^(By: Scott Lynch | 752 pages | Published: 2006 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, owned, series, dnf) >An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying. ^(This book has been suggested 15 times) *** ^(27306 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Tom Robbins is a delightfully witty author. Highly recommend "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"


{{Skulduggery Pleasant}} by Derek Landy is quite funny but is a bit kiddy at the beginning cause the protagonist is 13 but ages as the books go on


[**Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/284440.Skulduggery_Pleasant) ^(By: Derek Landy, Tom Percival | 392 pages | Published: 2007 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, mystery, ya, fiction) >Meet Skulduggery Pleasant > >Ace Detective >Snappy Dresser >Razor–tongued Wit >Crackerjack Sorcerer >and >Walking, Talking, >Fire-throwing Skeleton > >—as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented twelve-year-old. > >These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. > >The end of the world? > >Over his dead body. ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(27321 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


"Born a Crime," by Trevor Noah is extremely funny and a mystery. I was reluctant to read it because I am not a fan of the t.v. show, but the book is fascinating and fun.


I was going to recommend Wodehouse until you mentioned you already liked him. Also, big thumbs up for Debt to Pleasure


Oh you might like the Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd or The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall.


The Lonely Polygamist is SO GOOD. I still think about this book years later.


They're not fiction, but have you ever read any of David Sedaris's books? They're mostly hysterical, with some underlying poignancy at times. I don't generally rec audio books, not my favorite format, but he's the one exception. Here's a sample you can listen to on YT: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5XLjG\_S6eE](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5XLjG_S6eE)


*This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us* by Edgar Cantero.


[**This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38350571-this-body-s-not-big-enough-for-both-of-us) ^(By: Edgar Cantero | ? pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: mystery, fiction, fantasy, humor, crime) >From the New York Times bestselling author of Meddling Kids comes a brilliantly subversive and comic thriller celebrating noir detectives, Die Hard, Fast & Furious, and the worst case of sibling rivalry. > > >In a dingy office in Fisherman's Wharf, the glass panel in the door bears the names of A. Kimrean and Z. Kimrean. Private Eyes. Behind the door there is only one desk, one chair, one scrawny androgynous P.I. in a tank top and skimpy waistcoat. A.Z., as they are collectively known, are twin brother and sister. He's pure misanthropic logic, she's wild hedonistic creativity. A.Z. have been locked in mortal battle since they were in utero...which is tricky because they, very literally, share one single body. That's right. One body, two pilots. The mystery and absurdity of how Kimrean functions, and how they subvert every plotline, twist, explosion, and gunshot--and confuse every cop, neckless thug, cartel boss, ninja, and femme fatale--in the book is pure Cantero magic. > >Someone is murdering the sons of the ruthless drug cartel boss known as the Lyon in the biggest baddest town in California--San Carnal. The notorious A.Z. Kimrean must go to the sin-soaked, palm-tree-lined streets of San Carnal, infiltrate the Lyon's inner circle, and find out who is targeting his heirs, and while they are at it, rescue an undercover cop in too deep, deal with a plucky young stowaway, and stop a major gang war from engulfing California. They'll face every plot device and break every rule Elmore Leonard wrote before they can crack the case, if they don't kill each other (themselves) first. > >This Body's Not Big Enough for Both of Us is a mind-blowing, gender-bending, genre-smashing romp through the entire pantheon of action and noir. It is also a bold, tautly crafted novel about family, being weird, and claiming your place in your own crazy story, that can only come from the mind of Edgar Cantero. ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(27350 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


*The Diamond Brothers* series by Anthony Horowitz.


[**List of Books by Anthony Horowitz: Alex Rider Series, Diamond Brothers Series, Groosham Grange Series, Legends Series and list of all Anthony Horowitz Books**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43708965-list-of-books-by-anthony-horowitz) ^(By: Frederick Juarbe | ? pages | Published: ? | Popular Shelves: ) ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27351 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


{{Sommelier of Deformity}}


[**Sommelier of Deformity**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39865124-sommelier-of-deformity) ^(By: Nick Yetto | 352 pages | Published: 2018 | Popular Shelves: next-reads, unread-unsorted, 2034-added-before-2025, maybe-wtr, ladies-who-dune) >"I'm a connoisseur of the unwanted; a sommelier of deformity; a coveter of the unloved. I am forever chased by the shadow of my ugliness. In darkness, no shadow remains, and it's all diamonds." > >Buddy Hayes is an ugly, defiant little man, a would-be Don Juan trapped in Quasimodo's body. He lives with his mother and ailing grandfather in a decaying, post-industrial city. The mother is Emily Post with a color changing and a mood-indicating scar. The grandfather is a one-eyed double amputee, who spends his days happily dangling in a hydraulic patient lift. Their life is a working-class hallucination of blueblood extravagance. They luxuriate over gourmet meals and perform dramatic readings. At night, Buddy slips away for covert liaisons with women he meets on the internet. Buddy is at war with his neighbor over a stolen book. There are frequent outrageous acts of casual sex. There's a love interest, a librarian, who tempts Buddy with desires for the "normal" kind of love he knows he cannot have. So it goes, until a new nurse arrives to care for Buddy’s grandfather. Enter Terrance: a tall, impossibly handsome black man, a lapsed Broadway performer, virtuoso singer, and banjo player. Buddy and Terrance strike up an unlikely friendship that drives Yetto's surreal, tawdry, and poignant debut novel. ^(This book has been suggested 2 times) *** ^(27376 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant (*original title: Lo mejor que le puede pasar a un cruasán*) by Pablo Tusset


The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (the actor) is pretty sharp.


New to this sub. My most recent favorite “stifle that outburst, you’re on an airplane” funny book was {After a While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter} by Gwendolyn Knapp. It’s a memoir, fairly light, and I found it hilarious!


[**After a While You Just Get Used to It: A Tale of Family Clutter**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23398622-after-a-while-you-just-get-used-to-it) ^(By: Gwendolyn Knapp | 256 pages | Published: 2015 | Popular Shelves: memoir, non-fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, mental-illness) ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27400 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


The Backyard Spaceship Series is actually very funny, but wrapped in quite a great story. Really interesting characters and a balanced plot. Would recommend highly https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B099LJNCHQ?ref\_=dbs\_m\_mng\_rwt\_calw\_tkin\_0&storeType=ebooks


Do Not Attend, Adam Resnick’s Biography. He wrote in Letterman’s show. It is basically a series of short stories from his life that are hilarious.


Jim Giraffe- Daren King. I laughed the entire book. It’s sci-fi/fantasy yet oddly believable? Well written. Scott Spectrum, Head Script Writer, Science Fiction Channel, is being haunted by a ghost giraffe called Jim. Scott thinks he is the man who has everything - high speed internet connection, high-tech armchair, alien-shaped slippers, a beautiful wife called Continence- But according to Jim, Scott's days are numbered. Jim is on a mission to save Scott from certain death by sexual repression. He hasn't touched Continence for years and she's left furiously polishing the sideboards, dreaming of black stallions. To save himself, Scott must perform every sex act in the lovemaker's lexicon. Jim Giraffe knows a lot about sex. He also loves pizza and beer and has breath that smells of tree tops. The prudish Scott is at first shocked by this perverted, foul-mouthed yellow and blue saviour. But he accepts Jim's help and comes to see him as his best friend. Little does he realise that the ghost giraffe has his own agenda and that his suburban idyll is about to be turned upside down.


Lambs of God by Marele Day. It's a very unusual book and I'm pretty sure it's out of print, but it's about three secluded (and very eccentric) nuns somewhere in the UK who meet a Priest for the first time in decades. Not jokey, but endearingly eccentric.


I also enjoy books that are not comedies but have funny situations. I thought Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulson was good for this.


{{The Code of the Woosters}} by P G Wodehouse. How has no one suggested a Wodehouse book? It fits the OP's request perfectly


[**The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves, #7)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9858081-the-code-of-the-woosters) ^(By: P.G. Wodehouse | 272 pages | Published: 1938 | Popular Shelves: fiction, humor, classics, humour, rory-gilmore-reading-challenge) >Take Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev., an 18th-century cow-creamer, a small brown leather covered notebook and mix with a dose of the aged aunt Dahlia and one has a dangerous brew which spells toil and trouble for Bertie and Jeeves. ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27493 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


I found {{The Thought Gang}} by Tibor Fischer totally unusual and fricking hilarious


Heading in a different direction, how about Erma Bombeck? Her books are (I think) collections from her newspaper column (1960s-80s) but I thought they were hilarious when I was a kid and laughed out loud when I reread them a few years ago.


Same with Dave Berry!


I found {{A night of blacker darkness}} a rather funny read.


[**A Night of Blacker Darkness**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12314618-a-night-of-blacker-darkness) ^(By: Dan Wells, Cecil G. Bagsworth III | ? pages | Published: 2011 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, horror, humor, historical-fiction, vampires) ^(This book has been suggested 1 time) *** ^(27533 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson


The Compleet Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans, illustrated by Ronald Searle. It's a collection of 3 short books, first hand accounts by a bad student at an English boys' school, he can't spell and he's kind of a misanthropist. If you can relate to Wodehouse the English setting shouldn't be too alien.


This might not be what you're looking for, but I laughed my ass off at so many parts of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman. To this day I still can't figure out for myself whether it was an intentionally funny book or if I'm just unhinged. But might be worth looking into if you're looking for something unconventionally funny.


If you are open to memoirs/true stories, there are some great options for funny situations. I highly recommend: *Will Not Attend* by Adam Resnick *Mortified* by David Nadelberg And, as other people have stated, David Sedaris is the greatest.


You should check out “3 Men in a Boat” by Jerome K Jerome. The characters are all just somewhat askew/out of tune which makes the book really comedic without any blatant punchlines :)!


Don Quixote!


Don Quixote


Portuguese Irregular Verbs. By Alexander McCall Smith


The average American teen male


Or the average American male somethin like that funny af


Jana DeLeon Miss Fortune series -- laugh out loud light mysteries.


They’re not written to be funny per se but there’s a lot that I personally find really funny in the Murderbot Diaries books. Plus they’re like 150 pages each so super easy to read.


Wake Up, Sir! by Jonathan Ames might be of interest to you


Try reading Richard Ford, Bacombe Trilogy- the sportswriter, Independence Day, lay of the land . For me the sportswriter is the best and probably one of the best American novels in the past 50 years. Although definitely not a comedy it does have some very funny parts and the writer has a very funny point of view . Of the series Independence Day won the Pulitzer and is also probably the funniest of the three. There’s also a fourth book now so I guess it’s not a trilogy anymore the fourth is called let me be frank with you and it also has some very funny moments. The funny comes from the narrator’s point of view of every day things. Definitely worth reading.


Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweible


Maybe not what you’re looking for but the Crazy Rich Asians series is very funny - it’s a satire of wealth


I always suggest it but The World According to Garp is poignant and very, very funny.


I find Mona Awad’s work darkly funny.


One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Kesey


Anything by Yahtzee crowshaw. Specifically Mogworld or differently morphous are two of my favorites


I had P.G. Wodehouse loaded in the chamber for my suggestion, but then you preempted me. Bally rude if you ask me, old cove. It just isn’t cricket.


The Spellman Files Series is one of my all time favorite series. Definitely lots of funny bits and funny predicaments. If you like non-fiction, The Sex Lives of Cannibals is great (but not at all about sex or cannibals).


{{born a crime}}


[**Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29780253-born-a-crime) ^(By: Trevor Noah | 289 pages | Published: 2016 | Popular Shelves: non-fiction, memoir, nonfiction, biography, audiobook) >The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. > >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. ^(This book has been suggested 11 times) *** ^(27806 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


{{Where the hell is Tesla}} and also {{the Martian}} is really funny in many parts although is hard science too


[**Where the Hell is Tesla?**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53021295-where-the-hell-is-tesla) ^(By: Rob Dircks | ? pages | Published: 2015 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, sci-fi, audible, fiction, humor) >SCI-FI ODYSSEY. COMEDY. LOVE STORY. AND OF COURSE... NIKOLA TESLA. > >I'll let Chip, the main character tell you more: "I found the journal at work. Well, I don't know if you'd call it work, but that's where I found it. It's the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans. One of these plans was for an "Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus" - that allowed someone (in this case me and my friend Pete) to travel to other versions of the infinite possibilities around us. Crazy, right? But that's just where the crazy starts." > >CHIP'S OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction: the events depicted in the collection of emails did not happen. I have never been in contact with a covert government group attempting to suppress knowledge of the lost journal of Nikola Tesla. I have not been threatened with death if I divulge the secrets contained inside. They did not buy me this handsome jacket (oh crap, you're reading this - trust me, it looks great on me). They did not come to my place, and liquor me up, and offer to publish this book as a sci-fi comedy novel to throw the public off the trail of the real truth. > >Or did they? >I'm kidding. Of course they didn't. > >Or did they? >God, I can't keep my big mouth shut. ^(This book has been suggested 4 times) [**The Martian**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18007564-the-martian) ^(By: Andy Weir | 384 pages | Published: 2011 | Popular Shelves: science-fiction, sci-fi, fiction, owned, scifi) >Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. > >Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. > >After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. > >Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. > >But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? > > ^(This book has been suggested 28 times) *** ^(27834 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


Flashman. Have you read any Flashman books? I find them hilarious because the protagonist is a horrible person who keeps ending up looking like a great guy over and over, and the scenarios crack me up. They're peppered with true historical events, too, which I find fascinating.


Dads vs Zombies A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore Space Team Off to Be the Wizard


Torsten krol's "Callisto." Couldn't stop laughing, recommended it to various friends who all enjoyed as well. Surprising absurd situations one after the next:)


The Murderbot diaries. It's meant to be taken seriously but I can't stop laighing st this robot binge watching every tv show in existence while also silently cracking human bones and trying to grow hair.


I would recommend The Dortmunder series of capers written by Donald E. Westlake. Dortmunder and his hapless crew attempting heists are always funny. No jokes, all predicaments. (I love Wodehouse, too.)


I'm the same, tried the 'usuals' and while they are ok, they just don't make me laugh. Try The Second Coming, by John Niven. I actually belly laughed so many time at this.


Yes Minister. If you like Wodehouse, you'll like this one.


I’m a little late but try Carrots by Colleen Helme. It’s a series of books about a woman whose head was grazed by a bullet while in the grocery store. After this incident she found herself able to read thoughts and gets into some funny predicaments.


I recently read {{Kings of the Wyld}} by Nicholas Eames and it is laugh out loud funny. A gang of legendary mercenaries, split up a couple decades ago, goes for a final quest. 5 old, idiots running around fighting monsters, people and Demi-gods. It’s a full adventure and has moments I had tears I laughed so much


[**Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1)**](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30841984-kings-of-the-wyld) ^(By: Nicholas Eames | 502 pages | Published: 2017 | Popular Shelves: fantasy, fiction, owned, dnf, humor) >Clay Cooper and his band were once the best of the best -- the meanest, dirtiest, most feared crew of mercenaries this side of the Heartwyld. > >Their glory days long past, the mercs have grown apart and grown old, fat, drunk - or a combination of the three. Then an ex-bandmate turns up at Clay's door with a plea for help. His daughter Rose is trapped in a city besieged by an enemy one hundred thousand strong and hungry for blood. Rescuing Rose is the kind of mission that only the very brave or the very stupid would sign up for. > >It's time to get the band back together for one last tour across the Wyld. ^(This book has been suggested 13 times) *** ^(27906 books suggested | )[^(I don't feel so good.. )](https://debugger.medium.com/goodreads-is-retiring-its-current-api-and-book-loving-developers-arent-happy-11ed764dd95)^(| )[^(Source)](https://github.com/rodohanna/reddit-goodreads-bot)


It's funny because I considered the 3 examples that OP said he didn't like _to be full of_ funny predicaments. Though, I will admit, Pratchett does tend to write the distinct "underline-able" bits in spades. I guess I could underline bits from _Catch-22_, too. Oddly enough, I can't say the same for _Dunces_: that book lacked jokes, which made it less funny for me in that regard. On the other hand, I found it funny in broader terms, somewhat similar to (but not exactly) what OP described: full of funny situations and an absurdist tone; a mess of harebrained subplots that somehow all tie together. So, idk what to recommend because I apparently don't match OP's sense of humor, particularly in what defines a "funny predicament" nor have I read any of the authors OP likes. Tho, I _am_ tempted to, now. Tho, now that I think about it, I really don't understand what OP means by a "funny sensibility" at all, either. I guess OP is referring to the author's sensibility, since a book has no ability to "sense" on its own. But that's just a wild guess. I really have no clue what it means. /srs


Jenny Lawson's books make me laugh out loud. who knew taxidermy could be so funny?