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Humor

BARD Magazines

  • Humpty Dumpty Magazine. Audio.
  • Muse. Audio, Braille.
  • Reader's Digest. Audio.
  • The New Yorker. Audio.

NFB Newsline (Available in Audio, Refreshable Braille, On a Website)

  • The Onion.

On the RTB

  • Start with a Smile, Fridays @ 5 AM.
  • Sunday Comics, Sundays @ 12:30 PM.

Books

  • Puns, Gags, Quips, and Riddles: a collection of dreadful jokes. Doty Roy. Audio, Braille. Fifty pages of jokes so corny that even the author admits they are dreadful. For grades 4-7.
  • Price of the Haircut. Clarke Brock. Audio.  A collection of short stories, based in a world where the usual principles of human behavior don't apply.
  • Hits and Misses: Stories. Rich Simon. Audio. A collection of short stories that draw from the comedy writer's Hollywood experiences and explore the absurdity of fame. In one story, Paul Revere's horse gives a bitter tell-all. In another, a magazine profiles a World War II dictator.
  • Priestdaddy. Patricia Lockwood. Audio. Reflects on growing up with a father who became a Catholic priest after already having married and started a family. Discusses the contrasts of her parents' everyday and spiritual lives and her own conflicted relationship with the Church.
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Trevor Noah. Audio, Braille. Coming-of-age story as the child of a white father and black mother in South Africa. Their very union was considered a crime, and when the author was born during apartheid, his biracial status made him an outcast.
  • Dear Committee Members. Julie Schumacher. Audio, Large Print. Professor overwhelmed by the number of letters of recommendation he is asked to write for both students and colleagues, he puts his caustic creative writing skills to use to share his tales of woe.
  • I was Told There'd Be Cake: essays. Sloane Crosley. Audio, Braille. Topics include her quest for a one-night stand, her horror over being a bridesmaid, and locking herself out of both her new and old New York City apartments on moving day.
  • Calypso. David Sedaris. Audio, Large Print, Braille. Uses humor to cover topics ranging from prosaic to whimsical to tragic. In "Now We are Five" Sedaris tackles the topic of his sister's suicide.
  • I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: and other things that strike me as funny. Bob Newhart. Audio. Newhart discusses growing up in Chicago, being drafted into the army in 1952, his first real job as an accountant, his marriage of forty-three years, and life on the road.
  • Here's Hank. Henry Winkler. Audio.  A series of twelve humorous books written specifically to aid the transitional reader. Grades 1-3.
  • The Signet Book of American Humor. Regina Barreca. Audio. Reflecting the wide range of cultural influences in America, from Yiddish inflections to African-American cadences, this compendium of the nation's humor includes contributions from many American writers.
  • The Day the Cow Sneezed. James Flora. Braille. A cow sneezes and sets off a series of ridiculous events.

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