Top 25 Comedy Books Of 2012 (That’d Make Great Gifts)
November 28th, 2012
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
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
21. Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop: And Other Practical Advice in Our Campaign Against the Fairy Kingdom by Reginald Bakeley
20. Dear Teen Me by Various
19. You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me by Joe Wenke
18. You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black
17. The Velveteen Killer Rabbit by Elia Anie
16. I Can Make You Hate by Charlie Brooker
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
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
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
A Twitter-account 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
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
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.