24 of the All-Time Funniest Audiobooks

We all could use some more laughs, and audiobooks can act as our own private comedy show. Whether it’s the fictional adventures of a severely underprepared member of the British high society, or the real-life socially awkward encounters of a well-known celebrity, these audiobooks will brighten your day. 

Funny Fiction Audiobooks

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Narrator: Simon Jones
Run time: 8h 20min

Why it’s worth a listen: Bertie’s butler Jeeves is known for his calm, clever, and clear solutions to every problem. Bertie is known for, well — none of those things. But this time will be different! When all his friends get in a tangle, Bertie Woodhouse decides he’ll be the one to set things straight -- without any help from Jeeves. Acclaimed actor Simon Jones brings this British comedy to life with a laugh-out-loud performance that only adds absurdity to Bertie’s self-inflicted scrapes.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Narrator: Kathleen Wilhoite
Run time: 9h 36min

Why it’s worth a listen: Bernadette Fox might be a genius, but she’s been acting odd — more than usual. Then she vanishes. In a world where the serious becomes hilarious, and the hilarious becomes surprisingly poignant, Bee is determined to find her mom, no matter where she’s hiding. This audiobook is composed of emails, official documents, and secret correspondence -- all united by Kathleen Wilhoite’s precocious performance as a teen narrator. 

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

Narrator: Adepero Oduye
Run time: 4h 15min

Why it’s worth a listen: Korede is used to covering up for her sister's acts of "self-defense," in which she ends up killing boyfriend after boyfriend. However, her loyalty will be tested when her sister, Ayoola, starts dating Korede's boss — the man she's been in love with for a long time. Fans of dark humor will find a new favorite in Braithwaite's satirical thriller, winner of the Los Angeles Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Narrator: Stephen Fry
Run time: 5h 52min

Why it’s worth a listen: Right before Earth gets blown out of space to make room for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect. He thought Ford was an out-of-work actor, but it turns out he’s a researcher for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. And also an alien. No one could better deliver this dry humor than Stephen Fry, whose narration adds a whole other level to the hilarity.  

Good Omens

Good Omens

Narrator: Martin Jarvis
Run time: 12h 35min

Why it’s worth a listen: This “hilariously naughty” story (Kirkus Reviews), written with the combined genius of Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett, has delighted fans for three decades. It centers around a straight-laced angel, a bad-boy demon, and the end of the world, and with Martin Jarvis’s award-winning performance on top, you’ll be laughing till the end-times. 

Three Men In a Boat

Three Men In a Boat

Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Run time: 6h 25min

Why it’s worth a listen: In need of a break from society, J., George, and Harris decide an excursion down the River Thames will be the perfect escape. With unpredictable weather, pineapple chunks, and a mischievous fox-terrier named Montmorency, these three men’s hapless attempt at a holiday will transport you to the genteel absurdity of Victorian England. B.J. Harrison presents this abridged version of the classic with a dry wit that enhances Jerome K. Jerome’s story.

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Narrator: Barrett Whitener
Run time: 13h 33min

Why it’s worth a listen: This American classic, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, follows the story of a Don Quixote of the French Quarter. It unfolds with half-hearted attempts at employment and zany comedic misadventures. Barrett Whitener’s reading is without parallel, and her performance of the New Orleans dialect brings every scene to side-splitting life. 

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Narrator: Cathleen McCarron
Run time: 11h 2min

Why it’s worth a listen: Eleanor Oliphant has everything perfectly organized, from weekdays avoiding social activities to weekends on the phone with Mummy. But her completely fine life is unended by a bumbling IT coworker, Raymond, and an unscheduled friendship with an older man. In the spirit of A Man Called Ove, this heartwarming and funny book knows how to make you laugh and how to make you cry. Narrator Cathleen McCarron's crisp British accent captures all of Eleanor’s oddity and her deep emotion — enhancing the charm of this touching novel.

Double Whammy

Double Whammy

Narrator: George Wilson
Run time: 13h 34min

Why it’s worth a listen: Robert Cinch loved his boat more than anything else in the world — children, wife, and fish included. In this uniquely Floridian murder mystery, Robert tears through the world of big-stakes bass fishing, exes, and evangelists. George Wilson’s deep-voiced dad-esque narration combined with New York Times bestseller Carl Hiaasen’s prose makes for a fast-paced, hilarious ride.

Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong

Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Run time: 14h 6min

Why it’s worth a listen: A drunk church deacon named Sportcoat stumbles into the sacred building, and what follows will change this Brooklyn housing project forever. Sportcoat, along with best friend Hot Sausage and gardener/mafia-member Elephant, find themselves swept up in a sometimes emotional, sometimes ridiculous quest that could save or ruin their neighborhood. This audiobook, dubbed by the New York Times as a “darkly funny tale,” is brought brilliantly to life by narrator Dominic Hoffman.

Funny Nonfiction Audiobooks

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Narrator: Rob McQuay
Run time: 9h 46min

Why it’s worth a listen: The Appalachian Trail cuts through some of the most majestic nature in America, from Georgia to Maine. And while you might expect a book about this trail to be somber and dry, A Walk in the Woods with Bill Bryson as your guide is anything but boring. Laced with Bryson’s comedic genius and read in Rob McQuay’s conversational voice, this one will have you enjoying all the fun of a hike while safely seated on your own couch. 

Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Narrator: Collected Narrators
Run time: 4h 58min

Why it’s worth a listen: Mindy Kaling’s coming of age — again. A turning point in her career leads to ironic scrapes and sarcastic observations, all documented for your enjoyment in this collection of essays. Kaling narrates her story in her own uniquely upbeat way, featuring cameos from both B.J. Novak (ex-boyfriend and present-day regular-friend) and Greg Daniels (a mentor). This conversational book will keep you giggling.

We Are Never Meeting in Real LIfe

We Are Never Meeting in Real LIfe

Narrator: Samantha Irby
Run time: 9h 17min

Why it’s worth a listen: What do we do with a dumpster fire? We laugh. That’s the premise behind Samantha Irby’s hilarious collection of essays, covering everything from awkward sexual encounters to getting Costco perks from suburban mom friends. Irby herself narrates this audiobook, and she will take you through the chaotic absurdity of modern life and have you beside yourself with laughter. 

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Narrator: Christopher Timothy
Run time: 15h 43min

Why it’s worth a listen: James Herriot is fresh out of veterinary school when he’s sent to rural Yorkshire, where he’ll encounter dogs, kittens, cows, and everything else imaginable, at any hour of the day (or night). Christopher Timothy — who played James Herriot in the much-loved All Creatures Great and Small television adaptation — reads this book with the warmth it deserves and replicates the various English accents with natural ease. A perfect choice for those looking for a funny, comforting listen. 

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Narrator: Issa Rae
Run time: 5h 50min

Why it’s worth a listen: Being an introvert is the opposite of being cool — or at least that’s what society might say. Issa Rae begs to differ. This collection of essays details a whole lot of awkwardness, from cyber-sexing to eating out alone, and ultimately captures her journey to becoming cool with not being cool. Read with friendly warmth by Rae herself, this is a book any human can appreciate. 

Bossypants

Bossypants

Narrator: Tina Fey
Run time: 5h 33min

Why it’s worth a listen: She’s known for being Liz Lemon and parodying Sarah Palin, but Tina Fey has more to give — specifically, unsolicited opinions about breastfeeding, princesses, and the electoral process. Read by the author in her trademark quirky style, This audiobook was called "extra funny" by AudioFile and is sprinkled with clips from Saturday Night Live.

Yes Please

Yes Please

Narrator: Collected Narrators
Run time: 7h 32min

Why it’s worth a listen: Get ready for a dinner party hosted by the one and only Amy Poehler, featuring guests like Patrick Stewart, Seth Meyers, Carol Burnett, and Amy’s actual parents. This audio version of bestseller Yes, Please takes everything that was great about the book and enhances it into a seven-hour treat. Covering everything from Amy’s childhood to Parks and Recreation to New York, it will give you a brand new insight into one of today’s greatest entertainers -- and the very cool people around her. 

Sh*t My Dad Says

Sh*t My Dad Says

Narrator: Sean Schemmel
Run time: 3h 8min

Why it’s worth a listen: At 28 years old, newly-single Justin Halpern found himself back home with his 73-year-old dad. Like any millennial, when his dad started saying ridiculous stuff, Justin began to tweet. What resulted was a hilarious record of opinions of our own angry, modern, All-American Socrates. Narrator Sean Schemmel’s wildly varied character voices capture this unique memoir with perfect, side-splitting hilarity.

Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy

Narrator: Jenny Lawson
Run time: 8h 20min

Why it’s worth a listen: In this moving and hilarious memoir, author Jenny Lawson takes a new look at depression and how it has challenged her to live life to the fullest. With a humorous take on her own experiences, the author's narration takes us through relatable situations that will have you laughing and nodding along in recognition. This audiobook — read by the author herself — won an Audie Award for humor.

I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

Narrator: Nora Ephron
Run time: 3h 52min

Why it’s worth a listen: She brought us fan-favorite When Harry Met Sally and bestseller Heartburn, and then, celebrated author Nora Ephron managed to deliver yet another hit with this audiobook. Ephron is a woman of a certain age, which means her life looks a lot like menopause, hair dye, and a saggy neck. This author-narrated audiobook makes you feel like Ephron is your dear mom, brimming with both sage wisdom and laugh-out-loud stories.

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Narrator: David Sedaris
Run time: 5h 53min

Why it’s worth a listen: David Sedaris’s unusual life story starts in North Carolina and continues all the way to Paris, France. Along the way, his struggles with communication gifted him with a unique perspective on the strange world around him. Whether he’s describing life in France (where he could only communicate with nouns) or teaching in Chicago, Sedaris’s memoir — narrated by the man himself, sometimes in front of live audiences — is a riot from start to finish. 

Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Narrator: Aziz Ansari
Run time: 6h 15min

Why it’s worth a listen: For years, Aziz Ansari has honed his comedic routines on our weird modern courtship rituals. (“Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?”) In Modern Romance, he combines his sharp insights with studies, focus groups, and interviews to try to find the answer to the question: What the hell are we doing? Prepare yourself for great punchlines and head-scratching moments, all delivered in Ansari’s trademark super-cool style.

You Can't Touch My Hair

You Can't Touch My Hair

Narrator: Collected Narrators
Run time: 7h 12min

Why it’s worth a listen: Humor and heart collide in this fascinating collection of essays centered around gender, race, and pop culture. Phoebe Robinson’s conversational voice launched her podcast 2 Dope Queens to the top spot on iTunes, and now she brings that same talent to these sometimes funny, always thoughtful hot takes. Can we touch her hair? No. Please stop asking. Can we get an intimate look into her less-than-traditional, vivacious life? Yes, come on in!

Over the Top

Over the Top

Narrator: Jonathan Van Ness
Run time: 5h 50min

Why it’s worth a listen: On his journey from a small Midwestern town to starring in the acclaimed show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness met his fair share of trauma and triumph. Now, he’s here to share the lows, but most of all, to celebrate the highs with the hilariously joyful energy fans have come to expect. His bright narration won this audiobook numerous awards, and will win your heart by the first five minutes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave a better person.