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The 19 best comedy audiobooks in 2018
Listening to audiobooks can also make you laugh and feel good. Our list of the 19 best comedy audiobooks will have you laughing out loud in public. We hope that you don’t snort when you laugh. The list ranges from funny fictional audiobooks to hilarious biographies. A lot of the comedy audiobooks featured are narrated by the author, which for us is the cherry on top of the cake. If you are a comedy fan then you’ll class these as some of the best audiobooks to listen to.
Let us know if we’ve missed any of your favourite funny audiobooks in the comments section.
1. Nomad by Alan Partridge
An explorer in his own country, Great Britain, Partridge dissects his life and country in his typical hilarious manner. If you aren’t already an Alan Partridge fan then what are you waiting for, download this audiobook straight away! But be careful where you listen to it, as you’ll find yourself laughing non-stop.
Narrator – Alan Partridge
Length – 6 hours & 2 minutes
2. I Can’t Make This Up by Neil Strauss
Kevin Hart is one of the most famous comedians and actors in the whole world. It’s almost impossible not to laugh at Hart’s delivery. Narrated by Hart himself he speaks about his entire life and how he has managed to create the best life for himself after being dealt a bad hand.
Narrator – Kevin Hart
Length – 11 hours & 14 minutes
3. Parsnips, Buttered by Joe Lycett
Joe Lycett is best known for being one of the best new British stand-up comedians, as well as featuring on TV shows like 8 out of 10 cats. Lycett has now written and narrated his own guide on what is modern life. A truly hilarious view on how to handle life situations that frustrate most people, especially a complaint addict like Joe Lycett.
Narrator – Joe Lycett
Length – 3 hours & 43 minutes
4. Life & Laughing by Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre sells out huge stadium tours and also has a bestselling audiobook. The autobiography is narrated by McIntyre himself, which makes the listening even more enjoyable. Each story told by McIntyre has you laughing, this is one of our favourite comedy audiobooks.
Narrator – Michael McIntyre
Length – 7 hours & 44 minutes
5. James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes
James Acaster tells the world his hilariously silly stories that will have you laughing out loud in public and maybe even pulling some cringe-worthy faces. The book was one of the Sunday Times bestsellers, and now it’s narrated by Acaster himself which we feel makes it even better.
Narrator – James Acaster
Length – 6 hours & 8 minutes
6. Red Dwarf - Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers by Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
The first book in the Red Dwarf series, Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers was nominated for the best audiobook to download in 2008. This is a Sci-Fi comedy that starts in the late 22nd century with Dave Lister being the only human being in the universe left alive, oh and his cat. A cult classic, that can still be enjoyed by newcomers to the Red Dwarf series.
Narrator – Chris Barrie
Length – 8 hours & 15 minutes
7. An’ Another Fing by Micky Flanagan
The cockney cheeky chappy Micky Flanagan has another one of his record-breaking tours on audiobook. From his 2017 UK tour comes ‘An’ Another Fing’ in which he talks about his new life with money, views on the French and many more of his hilarious musings.
Narrator – Micky Flanagan
Length – 1 hour & 25 minutes
8. The Life of Lee by Lee Evans
One of the most popular comedians to take to the stage. But now Lee Evans has narrated his own audiobook about his life. Evans life is an endearing story that is full of laughter throughout.
Narrator – Lee Evans
Length – 10 hours & 15 minutes
9. Ricky Gervais Show - Season 1 by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
The famous Ricky Gervais podcast contains every single episode in one audiobook. Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant are joined by Karl Pilkington who completes the comedy trio, even though he doesn’t mean to. You’ll find yourself agreeing whilst laughing at the conversations had during these podcasts.
Narrator – Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
Length – 6 hours & 27 minutes
10. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
The next in our best comedy audiobooks list is for the female listeners. How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran covers her life from her thirteenth birthday, and reveals questions that women ask themselves frequently. You’ll find yourself laughing through her straightforward preachings, and you don’t have to be a woman to listen to it. Disgruntled boyfriends can definitely relate Moran’s life to that of their partners.
Narrator – Caitlin Moran
Length – 8 hours & 44 minutes
11. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Another now that is probably more suited to the female audience. Yes Please from Amy Poehler is her first audiobook, which includes her personal stories on love, sex, relationships, becoming a parent and a lot more. Poehler is hilarious in her approach and the title includes narration appearances from Seth Meyers, Michael Schur, Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Carol Burnett, Kathleen Turner and Patrick Stewart.
Narrator – Amy Poehler
Length – 7 hours & 31 minutes
12. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris
David Sedaris tells stories of his life that will make you laugh with curiosity. Asking how does that happen to someone? All of the stories told are lovable though and will make you want to listen to the audiobook all in one go.
Narrator – David Sedaris
Length – 6 hours & 25 minutes
13. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is best known for hosting the American TV show called The Daily Show. But how did he reach there being a young a boy who grew up in South Africa? A heartfelt, hilarious account of his life, Noah shares 18 of stories that made him the man that he is today. This audiobook is not to be missed.
Narrator – Trevor Noah
Length – 8 hours & 44 minutes
14. The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
This best comedy audiobooks list wouldn’t be complete without featuring a Bill Bryson title. The Road to Little Dribbling is a trip around Great Britain that Bryson took back 1995, he is now redoing this same route. Highlighting along the way what makes Britain great and what are the let downs. If you are from Great Britain you’ll find yourself laughing and agreeing with Bryson’s views.
Narrator – Nathan Osgood
Length – 13 hours & 56 minutes
15. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Stepping away from the biographical comedy audiobooks, A Man Called Ove is the kind of title that will bring you laughter and endearment. A grumpy old man’s life is about to change when his destructive new neighbours enter it.
Narrator – Joan Walker
Length – 9 hours & 12 minutes
16. Brain Droppings by George Carlin
George Carlin might not be loved by everyone, however, we feel that some of his views on life are absolutely hilarious. Carlin makes you start to think the way that he does every day, with his aggressively enthusiastic approach. If you find yourself laughing and agreeing, you’re welcome.
Narrator – George Carlin
Length – 2 hours & 27 minutes
17. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? By Mindy Kaling
Is that the girl from the Mindy Project? Yes, you are right. Mindy Kaling is well known for being an actress and comedienne. She has now written and narrated her audiobook which covers her early life, life in Hollywood, relationships and everything else that can enter a woman’s busy life.
Narrator – Mindy Kaling
Length – 4 hours & 37 minutes
18. Sh*t my dad says by Justin Halpern
Justin Halpern was dumped by his girlfriend at 28, finding himself having to move in with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern (Justin’s father) is a straightforward man expressing every word that enters his mind. Listen to the hilarious musings that Justin Halpern has compiled into this audiobook.
Narrator – Sean Schemmel
Length – 3 hours & 9 minutes
19. The Call of the Weird by Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux has followed strange US characters and communities for quite some time and now he has narrated his own audiobook on this topic. Going back to America to deepen his discovery of what motivates the people that he’s interviewed throughout his career.
Narrator – Louis Theroux
Length – 3 hours & 48 minutes