16 Hilarious Audiobooks Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Posted by Cybil on October 1, 2017

This post is brought to you by Audible.

Is your commute getting you down? We've got just the thing to cheer you up! We pored over the bestselling comedy audiobooks on Audible and rounded up 16 great listens that will get you through any slog you may find yourself in.

There's no better distraction than laughter, so check out these fantastic audiobooks that include hilarious essays read by the author herself in We are Never Meeting in Real Life. to standup comedian Norm Macdonald's memoir Based on a True Story.

Have a favorite humorous audiobook to recommend? Please share it with us! And if you'd like more audiobook inspiration, check out Goodreads' audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.


The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
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Based on a True Story
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Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality
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I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
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We are Never Meeting in Real Life.
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Dad is Fat
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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
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Paddle Your Own Canoe
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The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)
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Theft by Finding: Diaries
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Bossypants
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Why Not Me?
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May I Have Your Attention, Please?
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Modern Romance: An Investigation
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Apocrypha Now!
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What's your favorite funny audiobook? Recommend it to your fellow readers in the comments! Then check out Goodreads' new audiobooks page, brought to you by Audible.

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message 1: by Aliok (new)

Aliok good


message 2: by Janice (new)

Janice I almost never use E-books, or audiobooks, as I prefer to hold the hardback, or paperback, while I'm reading.


message 3: by Angrboda (new)

Angrboda Essays and memoirs. None of these strike me as even remotely interesting, sorry. Why no funny novels? I've recently devoured the Chronicles of St Mary's series by Jodi Taylor, for example, with Zara Ramm providing excellent narration. I thought those were funny. Or PG Wodehouse's books about Jeeves and Wooster.


message 4: by Nicole (new)

Nicole I'm currently listening to Lets Pretend this Never Happened and it is really funny. I listened to Jenny Lawson's second book last year and loved it. I think her reading it adds something more to the book that might be lost if it were just read in physical form.


message 5: by christine (new)

christine Janice wrote: "I almost never use E-books, or audiobooks, as I prefer to hold the hardback, or paperback, while I'm reading."

Cause your preferences has anything to do with the topic. +1 for throwing your random two cents in.


message 6: by Breslin (new)

Breslin White Another book from Mindy Kaling about feeling left out; this is sure to be a funny audiobook!


message 7: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia Guiler What If? By Randall Munroe

Imagine if Mythbusters wrote a book and then it was narrated by Wil Wheaton.


message 8: by Linda (new)

Linda Halcomb I tried to read Let's Pretend This Never Happened & quit. Got sick of the bad language. Judge me if you will, that's my opinion.


message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen Janice's view is legitimate. Christine is just rude.


message 10: by CARISSA (new)

CARISSA E Funniest audio book - Tell me it's real by TJ Klune


message 11: by Cecily (last edited Oct 04, 2017 06:49PM) (new)

Cecily Eddie Izzard's new book is amazing on audio! Believe Me A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard


message 12: by Timelord Iain (last edited Oct 04, 2017 10:20PM) (new)

Timelord Iain Karen wrote: "Janice's view is legitimate. Christine is just rude."

Yes, Janice enjoying physical books is fine... but this is a blog post showcasing funny books you can listen to while driving, or exercising, or any number of activities where reading a book (ebook or paperback/hardcover) is infeasible/dangerous... so Christine is right as well, as it does little to further the topic at hand...

To that end, just listing a bunch of memoirs by comedians doesn't really reveal much people couldn't figure out on their own... of course they are going to be funny...

Suggestions like Angrboda's Just One Damned Thing After Another (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #1) by Jodi Taylor (seconded) are more useful, as it's hard to determine which books in other genres are going to "pack the funny"... a few other suggestions:

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1) by Tara Sivec The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken Playing for Keeps (Neighbor from Hell, #1) by R.L. Mathewson Nice Dragons Finish Last (Heartstrikers, #1) by Rachel Aaron Good Omens The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett


message 13: by Janice (new)

Janice Once in a rarity, I check out audio books thru my local library...intending to listen to them....but, somehow, stay too busy to do so. Christine Feehan's, and Lynsay Sands's are among my favorites to check out, and I find Lynsay Sands's Argeneau series to be quite funny -- and fun-- reading.


message 14: by Nadia (new)

Nadia Judging by the two books I read (Well actually one, I had to DNF the other), I don't have very high hopes for this list.


message 15: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Michael McIntyre's autobiography "Life And Laughing" had me splutter-laughing (that's when you try very hard not to laugh but can't hold it in, FYI) on the bus quite a lot :)


message 16: by Kbutler (new)

Kbutler Dave Barry's Lunatics is the funniest book I have ever listened to (or read). Lunatics


Bookishnymph *needs hea* Janice wrote: "I almost never use E-books, or audiobooks, as I prefer to hold the hardback, or paperback, while I'm reading."

Yeah, me, too. : )


message 18: by Zarrid (new)

Zarrid Tucker Max!!!

His Stories get pretty outrageous and his Writing Style is just so smoothly Hilarious.

Hearing him read out his Stories on Audible has been pure GoodReads Magic. Thanks for hooking us up, GoodReads. <3


message 19: by Timelord Iain (new)

Timelord Iain I remember reading Tucker Max's stories on his website 10-12 years ago... they WERE outrageous... I can only imagine listening to them be told BY him...


message 20: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Martin As to e-readers I am so greatful to who ever invented it. I live in a small town with a small library and a smaller book store. To be able to get books from our provincial library is a god send. Even buying e-books is better than waiting for ever for an ordered book to arrive.


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't know about funny audio books, but about fifteen years ago I borrowed an audio copy from my local library, of the Barbarella comic narrated by Marcel Marceau, and all I could hear was the turning of pages...


message 22: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Mcallister Anything by Dave Barry, though I do recall side-splitting laughter as I was listening to parts of "Ill Mature When I'm Dead" Maybe you have to like a little off-color humor to enjoy. He narrated this particular title, and he does a chapter about getting a colonoscopy. The people in nearby cars - as I was listening behind the wheel - must surely have thought I was choking because I was guffawing so ridiculously hard. (Guffaw is a descriptive word, isn't it?)


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Mcallister P.S. to Dave Barry suggestion:
If you need an all-age appropriate audio for the car when taking a road trip with the family this holiday season, listen to The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog. Oh my goodness. a wonderful heart-warming holiday story with lots of laughs. : D


message 24: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Mcallister Kbutler wrote: "Dave Barry's Lunatics is the funniest book I have ever listened to (or read). Lunatics"

Love Dave Barry too! See my posts below...


message 25: by Julia (new)

Julia Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" is not only funny, but wise, charming, and sometimes even poignant. One of the very few books I'd give five stars. And she reads the audiobook herself, makes it even better.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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