Sunday is National Tell a Joke Day. Ok…it may not be an official “National Holiday”, but who really needs an excuse to celebrate? In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to share some of my favorite funny reads. Of course, humor is in the eye of the beholder, but here are some of my favorites:

I’m Down by Mishna Wolff

Tantor Media

Read by the author, this coming of age story of growing up in an all-black Seattle neighborhood with a white father, who truly believed he was black.  I’m Down is a hip and hilarious listen.

Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not by Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
Highbridge Audiobooks

This is a Sedaris early career novel about the colorful characters of a town that’s about to go under.  Narrated by a full cast including Sedaris herself and the one and only Stephen Colbert.

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloan Crosley
Penguin

Author’s debut of vignettes. From the first essay entitled: “The Pony Problem”, which chronicles her anxiety about dying unexpectedly and someone finding her secret ‘My Little Pony’ drawer in her apartment–I couldn’t stop reading her self-deprecating yet endearing tales.

Things I’ve Learned From the Women Who Dumped Me by Ben Carlin
Hachette Audio

Warning: this audiobook has some explicit material so beware of moments of blushing if you are listening at work (not that we condone that). It starts out with an essay from Ben Karlin’s mom called: (“I Think My Son Is a Catch”) and continues with fun tales of love and loss as well as insight into the inner workings of the modern male mind. Includes essay from Andy Richter, Stephen Colbert and Patton Oswalt.

In addition to these great listens and reads, check out the stand-up comedy audiobooks from Rooftop Media available in MP3 including:

Everyone Is Going to Die and Then You Are by Moshe Kasher

Homeperm by Andi Smith

I’m Cool With Being Third by Dave Waite

You can find all of these funny reads in Content Reserve.  Help your community celebrate and have a laugh!

What are some of your favorite funny reads?

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