If you’ve got a reader or a comedy lover that you have to buy a gift for this holiday season, why not consider one of these titles?
25. Bored of the Rings by The Harvard Lampoon
The original parody of Lord of the Rings
has been re-released, just in time for The Hobbit
. Join Frito Bugger, Spam Gangree and Goodgulf Grayteeth as the journey to Fordor to dispose of the Great Ring.
24. Sh*tty Mom by Laurie Kilmartin, Karen Moline, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner
The four authors who contribute to this book are also moms, and they offer their expertise on how to deal with various scenarios in the fastest and easiest way possible.
23. The Very Hungry Zombie by Michael Teitelbaum
A parody of the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar
, appropriate enough for both adults who grew up with the original story, and a new generation of young readers. Features illustrations by Jonathan Apple.
22. Miss Felicity Beedle’s The World of Poo by Terry Pratchett
fans will really appreciate this kid’s book, which derives from Pratchett’s popular fantasy series. It’s the story about a boy who collects poo for his poo museum.
21. Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop: And Other Practical Advice in Our Campaign Against the Fairy Kingdom by Reginald Bakeley
Bakeley offers his expertise on how to clear your garden of unwanted fairies, goblins, trolls and other such creatures.
20. Dear Teen Me by Various
Featuring works from a number of different authors, who offer hilarious insight into their own lives as teenagers.
19. You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me by Joe Wenke
Wenke examines the Bible with the intent to “cause trouble”, offering wit and wisdom in similar tones as those of Carlin, Maher and Stewart.
18. You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black
Black tackles a bunch of funny-because-it’s-true life moments, from his childhood, to marriage, to having kids of his own, in this collection of essays.
17. The Velveteen Killer Rabbit by Elia Anie
A parody of the classic children’s tale that seems like something right out of Monty Python
. Features art work by William Nicholson.
16. I Can Make You Hate by Charlie Brooker
A collection of rants from journalist and broadcaster Charlie Booker, who believes that there’s nothing that won’t drive a human to a state of hatred.
15. I Can’t Believe We Had To Die Just To Make This Pointless Book by Jacob Samuel
Featuring a collection of hilarious one-panel comics from the mind of Jacob Samuel. For a detailed review of this book, click here
14. Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart offers her expertise on dealing with those awkward moments that make you wonder “Where is the manual for life?”
13. Things I Want To Punch In The Face by Jennifer Worick
Worick started collecting life’s daily frustrations for her blog
, which has now taken the form of this book, where she rates over 100 aggravations on a scale of 1 to 5 fists.
12. The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: Mankind’s Final Encyclopedia From America’s Finest News Source by The Onion
Features a collection of facts, images, charts, and other fun stuff to help keep you well informed.
11. How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You by Matthew Inman
A collection of TheOatmeal.com
‘s best cat jokes!
10. Fifty Sheds of Grey by C.T. Grey
turned book that parodies the well-known best-seller. This book features some serious “shed-erotica”.
9. The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington
Mr. Pilkington is back with more stories from his trip around the world, which include tales about such exotic locales as Alaska and Siberia.
8. Suri’s Burn Book: Well-Dressed Commentary from Hollywood’s Little Sweetheart by Allie Hagan
Based on the popular blog
of the same name, this book is told from the perspective of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ love child, Suri Cruise, who offers her sassy insights into celeb culture.
7. A Nation Worth Ranting About by Rick Mercer
A collection of rants from Canadian political satirist Rick Mercer, much in the style of his one-camera rants that he does on the Rick Mercer Report
. Features pictures and captions from his various exploits across Canada.
6. I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol by S.G. Browne
A great read for zombie lovers everywhere, plus it’s holiday-themed!
5. Jam by Yahtzee Croshaw
The man behind The Escapist
‘s “Zero Punctuation
” has written this novel about an Apocalyptic scenario in which a carnivorous jam is covering the Earth.
4. We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen
Yael Kohen interviewed over one hundred funny ladies in order to illustrate the cultural influence women have had in American comedy for the past fifty years. Everyone who helped give women a comedic voice is in here, from Joan Rivers to Chelsea Handler.
3. Back Story by David Mitchell
An autobiography about comedian David Mitchell, who you may know from That Mitchell and Webb Look, Never Mind the Buzzcocks
, and Peep Show
2. America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert
A must-have for Daily Show
fans alike, Stephen Colbert tackles such topics as healthcare, Wall Street and eating on the campaign trail.
1. Weird Al: The Book by Nathan Rabin and Al Yankovic
The ultimate compendium of photos, tweets, lists and other stuff right from the king of pop culture parody himself.