15 funny audiobooks to listen to right now

Both brilliantly written and expertly narrated, dive into a world of uproarious humour with these funny audiobooks. 

From memoirs that will have you laughing out loud to fictional tales that take absurdity to new heights, these funny audiobooks are packed with side-splitting scenarios, clever one-liners, and comedic brilliance. So, whether you’re commuting, tackling household chores or simply in need of a good laugh, discover these funny audiobooks and we challenge you not to crack a smile. 


by J.F. Murray

Book cover for Fling

If puns and witty one-liners are your cup of tea, then Fling is your kind of book. The story follows Tara and Colin, whose marriage is on the rocks. They both turn to Fling, a new dating app and match meet their 100% match. But, little do they know that their new romances might just be closer than they think . . . Aoife McMahon, narrator of Sally Rooney’s Normal People, brings added comedic charm to this romcom from debut author, Joseph Murray.

Utterly original, emotionally astute and cripplingly funny, Fling is a fantastic read that genuinely warmed my heart.
Laura Jane Williams, author of The Lucky Escape

Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up

by Alexandra Potter

Book cover for Confessions of a Forty-Something F##k Up

Actress Sally Phillips has already established herself as a comedic genius on screen with Smack the Pony, Bridget Jones Diary and Miranda, and she doesn’t disappoint on audio either. And it helps when she’s narrating Alexandra Potter’s Confessions for a Forty-Something F***k Up, where we follow Nell, a forty-something-year old whose life hasn’t quite turned out as planned. For those of us that feel the same way as Nell, i.e. all of us, Alexandra Potter’s book is both a tear-jerker and laugh-out-loud listen. 

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Bridget Jones's Diary

by Helen Fielding

Book cover for Bridget Jones's Diary

A dazzlingly urban satire on modern relationships? An ironic, tragic insight into the demise of the nuclear family? Or the confused ramblings of a pissed thirty-something? No matter what your main takeaway is form Bridget Jones’s Diary, we’re sure there will be laughs along the way. Bridget’s character is brought to life through audio, making this the perfect format to enjoy Helen Fielding’s phenomenon. 

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

by Douglas Adams

Book cover for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Dive into the intergalactic (mis)adventures of Arthur Dent in the first volume of the 'trilogy of five', Douglas Adams' comedy sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And who else to make Adams’ already hilarious writing even funnier than master of comedy, Stephen Fry. Travel in space and time with Arthur Dent as the absurdity of the story unfolds in one of the greatest achievements of both writing and audiobook narration. 

Mother for Dinner

by Shalom Auslander

Book cover for Mother for Dinner

One would think a book about a cannibalistic family is quite hard to make funny. But author Shalom Auslander, who also narrates the audiobook, proves the doubters wrong. In Mother for Dinner we meet the Seltzer family who are Cannibal-Americans, a once thriving ethnic group. But after his mother dies, Seventh Seltzer tries to break from the tradition of the past. This is an is an outrageously tasty comedy about identity and inheritance, the things we owe our families and the things we owe ourselves.

Bad taste has a purpose in this outrageous satire . . . grotesque, extremely funny, weirdly touching and acute.
The Guardian

Dear Mrs Bird

by AJ Pearce

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Dear Mrs Bird follows ​​Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty as they try to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. But after a misunderstanding, Emmy finds herself typing letters for the formidable Henrietta Bird, the renowned agony aunt of Woman’s Friend magazine. Narrated by Anna Popplewell, best known for her role as Susan in The Chronicles of Narnia films, this is a love letter to the power of friendship and the courage of ordinary people, told with wit and charm. 

Diary of a Somebody

by Brian Bilston

Book cover for Diary of a Somebody

Part tender love story, part murder mystery, part hilarious description of a wasted life, and interspersed with some of the funniest poems about the mundane and the profound, Diary of a Somebody is a stunningly original novel from Twitter sensation, Brian Bilston. What’s funny on the page is made even funnier by audiobook narrator Ben Miller, best known as one half of the iconic comedy duo, Armstrong and Miller. 

Went to London, Took the Dog

by Nina Stibbe

Book cover for Went to London, Took the Dog

Twenty years after leaving London, Nina Stibbe is back in town with her dog, Peggy. Together they take up lodging in the house of writer Deborah (Debby) Moggach in Camden for 'a year-long sabbatical'. It’s a break from married life back in Cornwall, or even perhaps a fresh start altogether. This diary of a sixty-year-old runaway, narrated by Nina Stibbe herself, reunites us with the inimitable voice of Love, Nina, as the writer becomes, as she puts it, 'a proper adult' at last.

Is This Ok?

by Harriet Gibsone

Book cover for Is This Ok?

Music journalist, self-professed creep and former winner of the coveted ‘Fittest Girl in Year 11’ award, Harriet Gibsone spent much of her young life feeding neuroses with obsessive internet searching until a diagnosis of early menopause in her late twenties turned these addictions into something darker. Is This Ok? is a raw, honest and relatable account of trying to find connection online. The audio version is narrated by Harriet and comes with bonus content from this new and exciting comic voice. 

Persistently funny, ill-advisedly honest and deadly accurate . . . My mind is blown.
Caitlin Moran

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by Adrian Edmondson

Book cover for Berserker!

From brutal schooldays to 80s anarchy, through The Young Ones and beyond, Berserker! is the one-of-a-kind, fascinating memoir from an icon of British comedy, Adrian Edmondson. His star-studded anecdotes and outrageous stories are set to a soundtrack of pop hits, transporting the listener through time and cranking up the nostalgia. But, as one would expect, these stories are also a guaranteed laugh, especially when told by the legend himself.

A Funny Life

by Michael McIntyre

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Michael McIntyre has had a silly life, a stressful life, sometimes a moving and touching life, but always A Funny Life. This autobiography picks up from where his first book left off, and recounts his rise to the top, and his desperate attempts to stay there. From panel show fails to talent show judging, laugh with (and at) McIntyre as he hilariously narrates the highs, lows and everything in between of becoming one of the world’s leading comedians. 

A winning combination of the laugh-out-loud funny and the surprisingly poignant.
Daily Mail

This is Going to Hurt

by Adam Kay

Book cover for This is Going to Hurt

97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. The life of a junior doctor may not sound funny, but Adam Kay’s memoir certainly is. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, this is a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Winner of four national book awards, the audio edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword, bonus content you’re going to want – trust us. 

Gotta Get Theroux This

by Louis Theroux

Book cover for Gotta Get Theroux This

The humor in this book goes beyond its title and to the captivating stories of Louis Theroux's peculiar television experiences as well as his intriguing personal life. Theroux has tackled big subjects: scientology, prison gang culture and US militias to name a few. But what has made him a national treasure is his ability to tell these stories with wry observation and self-deprecating humour. This humour that is perfectly encapsulated in Gotta Get Theroux This, even more so when told through the soothing voice of Louis himself. 

I Wanna Be Yours

by John Cooper Clarke

Book cover for I Wanna Be Yours

John Cooper Clarke is a phenomenon: Poet Laureate of Punk, rock star, fashion icon, TV and radio presenter, cultural commentator. I Wanna Be Yours covers an extraordinary life, filled with remarkable personalities. Interspersed with stories of his rock and roll and performing career, John also reveals his boggling encyclopaedic take on popular culture over the centuries. This is a memoir as wry, funny and vivid as its inimitable subject himself. This audiobook will be a joy for both lifelong fans and for a new generation.