Looking for the best comedian audiobooks to listen to? Check out these top 15 options for a good laugh and hours of entertainment.
With candor and honesty, Kevin Hart writes a very funny first novel that goes into detail about his horrible childhood and how he overcame having a super-strict mother and a drug-addict father. From such humble beginnings, you wouldn’t think that a superstar like Kevin Hart would emerge but it is this upbringing that made this young man who he is today. The book is funny, heartwarming, and heartbreaking all at the same time. It tells of a man who has worked through adversity and worked hard to get to where he is today. It is a must for all Kevin Hart fans.
This book isn’t just one book but a total of three from one of the best comedians in the past century. He starts out reading a collection of observations, questions, and funny word play in “Brain Droppings,” then shares with the listeners two other masterpieces — “Napalm & Silly Putty” and “More Napalm & Silly Putty.” In his unique and one-of-a-kind humor, which is often dry, he shares more than just words on a page but provides you with plenty of reasons to smile and laugh.
Ellen DeGeneres is a hugely successful comedian and actress and her book is an absolute delight. She shares with listeners all about her life, details on her likes and dislikes, and allows for a great way to sit back, relax, and laugh. Written as a series of essays, she offers opinions and outlooks on just about every topic on the planet. She is funny, smart, and terribly honest and she never forgets to add a little bit of inspiration into all of her stories. This is a truly remarkable audiobook whether you’re familiar with Ellen or not.
From the host of The Daily Show, this audiobook tells a great coming-of-age tale of growing up in South Africa and proves what a great storyteller he is. It is an intimate look into this young man’s life and goes into detail about how he got where he is today. The best part is that it is a combination of dark, poignant, bizarre, and tender stories that you’ll never forget. Most of all, it proves that his current job with one of the funniest shows on television is right where he belongs. You just can’t help but feel as though he deserves his success.
Written and narrated by this well-known comedian, Jim Gaffigan continues his bits about McDonald’s, Hot Pockets, and his unhealthy eating and exercise habits. You’ll be listening to stories about the eating habits of toddlers, the importance of cousins, and life with five kids and a thriving career. With his notorious sense of humor and ability to make anyone laugh, this audiobook will have you smiling and laughing from beginning to end. Even if you are unfamiliar with Gaffigan, this book will not let you down.
Nominated for a Grammy in 2014, this audiobook describes Crystal’s views on turning 65 and they’re hilarious. He uses his usual wit to speak of all of the absurd things that happen to people as they age including memory loss, insomnia, and coming home from dinner with half of your meal on your shirt. He also goes into detail about his life and how he got to where he is today, which is nothing short of spectacular. This is a not-to-be-missed audiobook from one of America’s funniest comedians.
If you’re interested in hearing Tina Fey’s views on princesses, Photoshop, Italian rum cake, and the electoral process, you need this book. She entertains listeners with the story of her life from growing up a nerd to her stint on Saturday Night Live and where she is today. It is both honest and funny and completely unlike any other comedian’s story. Fey has extraordinary talent that is expressed through her stand-up routines and her appearance in various movies. When you’re done listening, you’ll feel as though you truly know what there is to know about this extraordinary comedian.
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Authored by comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, this is definitely history that you didn’t learn about in school. Listen to stories about 10-cent beer night, Jackson cheese, and the Kentucky Meat Shower, to name a few. These hilarious stories cover everything about the people and events that you thought you knew as well as those that you never knew and piece together the events in U.S. history as you’ve never heard them before. Entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, this is one audiobook you’ll never regret purchasing.
Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg: One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World
As comedian Todd Barry toured the country, he made notes of the big and the not-so-big cities and decided that he liked the smaller cities the best. Part memoir, part travel guide, and part tour diary, it is a funny look into a stand-up comic’s life on the road, describing in detail not just his performances but his experience with fans and his own reactions to where he is performing. He tells of local hangouts that he enjoyed and what made the areas so unique. He does it all in a funny way that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.
This is an audiobook of witty and sarcastic humor that is the essence of comedian Amy Schumer. She tells a brutally honest story that is deeply personal and absolutely hysterical. In the audiobook you’ll hear about her relationships, her childhood, her family, and even topics such as sex. Entertaining and interesting as well as funny, this audiobook will have you laughing and almost crying at different parts and it makes a great gift for anyone who loves Amy Schumer.
Comedian Lenny Bruce pushed the boundaries of societal norms in the 1940s when he dared to challenge a variety of political and societal conventions, including organized religion. Although he died young, Bruce had a profound impact not only on people but also on the world of stand-up comedy. This audiobook was published on the 50th anniversary of his death and goes into detail about the reasons why he is still considered one of the most significant and controversial comedians in American history. It is a personal and hysterical book that you’ll never forget.
Diagnosed with autism at the tender age of five, Michael McCreary knew shortly afterwards that he wanted to be a performer. Written for both aspiring comedians and young people with autism, this is a funny look into one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions today. It is both interesting and funny and it emphasizes the fact that not all autistic people “look” as though they have autism. Whether you know all about autism or just want to hear something funny and entertaining, this book is for you.
In this no-holds-barred audiobook, comedian Mike Epps tells of his life of crime before turning to stand-up comedy. He wasn’t very good at being a burglar and after time spent in jail, he decided that the thug life wasn’t for him. Stand-up comedy was the next logical step for him and provided him with a way out of a lifestyle that he wanted to leave behind. He tells of his time on Def Comedy Jam and Showtime at the Apollo and he ends with where he is today, which is extremely successful and still very funny.
Jeff Birk is a stand-up comedian and corporate trainer. He shares with listeners a ton of tips that can help anyone in his or her career. Topics include humor techniques to use when speaking publicly, how to handle hecklers or bored audiences, strategies for memorization, and how to attract the audience’s attention in the first two minutes, among others. He even includes jokes that you can use regardless of which industry you’re in and he is funnier than ever in this very entertaining and funny audiobook.
Laura Clery is an Internet star and comedian who likes to talk about everything from her anatomy to her one-eyed rescue pug and a whole lot more. Intriguing and poignant at times, she goes into detail about going from an unsuccessful life to a life that’s thriving. She has an offbeat brand of humor that is brutally honest and that a lot of people find that they can relate to. She calls herself an idiot but she is anything but. Experience everything that she has to offer by purchasing this hysterical, interesting, and unique audiobook.