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    I'm currently chortling my way through I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan which I somehow hadn't gotten around to reading until now, and it's probably the funniest book I've ever read. Literally laugh-a-page stuff.

    I'm a fan of Charlie Brooker's books too, but I'm not sure they count as they've essentially been taken from his Guardian columns.

    I find the written comedy just as funny as TV comedy and wondered whether anyone had any other recommendations? The wackier the better...

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    DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little
    Squire Haggard's Journal
    Bill Bryson's Notes from a Small Island
    Danny Wallace's Yes, Man
    Hugh Laurie's The Gun Seller
    Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim
    John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces
    Charlie Croker's Lost in Translation
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    The first Red Dwarf book. That had me laughing a lot. :lol:

    And Battle Royale in a really dark and gruesome way.
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    Bill Bryson's stuff has me in stitches. Also 'Vernon God Little' by DBC Pierre, it's a bit unusual and more satire I guess, but I found it really funny.


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    Squire Haggard's Journal is fantastically funny, same for Douglas Adams' work, and terry pratchett (though his writing style can get quite convoluted)
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    (Original post by Numberwang)
    I'm currently chortling my way through I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan which I somehow haven't gotten around to reading yet, and it's probably the funniest book I've ever read. Literally laugh-a-page stuff.

    I'm a fan of Charlie Brooker's books too, but I'm not sure they count as they've essentially been taken from his Guardian columns.

    I find the written comedy just as funny as TV comedy and wondered whether anyone had any other recommendations? The wackier the better...
    surely you're joking Mr. Feynmann :rofl:
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    (Original post by TaciturnPhantom)
    The first Red Dwarf book. That had me laughing a lot. :lol:

    And Battle Royale in a really dark and gruesome way.
    Red Dwarf is a good shout! Even funnier than the tv series if that's possible. Also hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy of course!
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    This probably doesn't count but the funniest book I've ever read was 'The Story of Tracey Beaker'. I read it back in year 3 during reading time and got kicked out of class for laughing so much I have yet to find humorous book now though as most of the books I read tend to be dramatic.
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    Believe it or not, Angela's Ashes. Irish humour at it's best
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    (Original post by Armadillo)
    Red Dwarf is a good shout! Even funnier than the tv series if that's possible. Also hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy of course!
    I loved the old TV series. I thought it was great. One of the funniest I've ever watched in my opinion. :lol:
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    (Original post by TaciturnPhantom)
    I loved the old TV series. I thought it was great. One of the funniest I've ever watched in my opinion. :lol:
    The the old series is amazing, I think it might be available on youtube! Not a fan of the film version with martin freeman
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    I find Just William books hilarious! People always look at me weirdly in the train when I laugh out loud though... :mmm:
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    "Notes from a Small Island" by Bill Bryon. Classic.
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    "Yes Man" by Danny Wallace. Not a rip-roaring laughter factory, but it'll do.
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    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
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    I'm enjoying Hugh Laurie's The Gun Seller at the moment. Hitchhikers Guide has to be quite high up on any comedy list though.
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    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole or Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.
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    (Original post by filthynines)
    "Yes Man" by Danny Wallace. Not a rip-roaring laughter factory, but it'll do.

    I also loved his other one - the one where he decides to find all his friends from primary school - can't remember the name. I laughed out loud a few times at that.
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    Lost in Translation and Lost in Translation 2 by Charlie Croker
    David Copperfield
    The Truce by Primo Levi
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    Lucky Jim
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    Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes. The main character... :rofl:
 
 
 
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