Comedy Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians  

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List Rules Must have been written by the stand up comedian, not about them

We know that stand up comedians have the ability to make us laugh live, but it is a special breed that can make us laugh with their words. Here is a brief list of some of the best written works by our favorite comedians that have made us laugh throughout the years.

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Li... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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37 15
Brain Droppings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
George Carlin
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30 14
Napalm and Silly Putty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
bojanthebest added George Carlin
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37 22
Bossypants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Tina Fey
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bojanthebest added George Carlin
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Dad Is Fat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
stryper7 added Jim Gaffigan
by Jim Gaffigan
A heartfelt and hilarious book, especially if you have children. I recommend the audio version where Jim reads it himself.
 
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16 15
Still Talking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Joan Rivers
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Zombie Spaceship Wasteland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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Seinlanguage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Jerry Seinfeld
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13 15
How to Talk Dirty and Influenc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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13 15
Sleepwalk With Me and Other Pa... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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Happy Endings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Jim Norton
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12 18
Too Fat to Fish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza
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8 13
I Drink for a Reason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Lon Harris added David Cross
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11 17
Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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The Bedwetter: Stories of Cour... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Sarah Silverman
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14 22
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me,... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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Self Help for the Bleak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
RichardBeecher added Rich Hall
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9 21
My Point...And I Do Have One is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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13 29
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
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¡Satiristas! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Must Read Books by Stand Up Comedians
Paul Provenza