Genre: Humour

It’s Not A Runner Bean 0

It’s Not A Runner Bean

Not so much a series of short stories, as a collection of recollections between 1 and 4 pages long – from the author the then-slightly-successful South London comedian, Mark Steel. In the nearly 30...

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant 0

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

See, I shoulda written this at the time rather than months later. I think the lasting impression I had of this was that it was an amusing collection of short stories, some of which...

Humble Pi: A comedy of maths errors 0

Humble Pi: A comedy of maths errors

Standup Mathematician Matt Parker – who I know of via the old Festival Of The Spoken Nerd shows when I lived in London, and latterly his appearances on the wonderful Numberphile YouTube channel and...

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes 0

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes

Lovingly assembled collection of bits & pieces from dear-departed comic & human being Jeremy Hardy. He was truly one-of-a-kind and several nuggets in this book really shone out for me. Interspersed throughout were tributes/contributions...

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Nat’s What I Reckon – UnCook Yourself

Tricky to know how to describe this book… and I daresay it doesn’t really matter. It’s like a transcription of a really long Nat’s What I Reckon video, in which he tells his life...

Pundamentalist 0

Pundamentalist

I love seeing Gary Delaney at work – a slightly battered comedy ‘everyman’ with a hint of wrong’un, he fires out puns and stupid one-liners like a sort of giggling bullshit howitzer, and I...

52 Times Britain Was A Bellend 0

52 Times Britain Was A Bellend

One could be forgiven for feeling a little bleak about one’s adopted country on the face of reading this – if it weren’t abundantly clear that the author had started with THOUSANDS of similar...

How To 0

How To

Randall from XKCD has collected a bunch of thought-scoping exercises here about how to solve fairly basic problems (such as how to dig a hole) and then extrapolated to some less-basic ones (such as...

Tall Tales and Wee Stories 0

Tall Tales and Wee Stories

For the first time, comedy LEGEND Billy Connolly has put “pen to paper” to record some of his dizzying array of stories collected over the years and meted out to audiences in packed houses...

A History of Heavy Metal 0

A History of Heavy Metal

I’ve seen the comedy show which this book was based on 1.4 times (long story – but the 0.4 was a manful effort at putting on a performance despite the best efforts of the...