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The Big Booth: The BBC Radio comedy collection Audiobook

The Big Booth: The BBC Radio comedy collection

Author: Boothby Graffoe Narrator: Boothby Graffoe Release Date: June 2020

Award-winning stand-up Boothby Graffoe presents his individual brand of comedy in BBC radio’s The Big Booth and Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order ‘A musical comedy act who is more musical than most musicians, and funnier than most comedians’ Stewart Lee The only British comedian named after a Lincolnshire market town, Boothby Graffoe has won a cult following (and a Time Out Comedy Award) for his surreal stand-up routines and cerebral comic songs. This collection contains his two critically-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy series, crammed with great gags, marvellous monologues, straw polls, sketches and ditties. In The Big Booth, Boothby and guitarist Antonio Forcione are joined by special guests including Kevin Eldon, Richard Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock and Mariella Frostrup for twelve episodes of guitar-flavoured songs and observational comedy, including a special show recorded at the Edinburgh Festival. Prepare to climb into his soup time machine, stay the night in his haunted Scottish castle, meet a man with a replacement tongue, and hear scary tales of the railway and dramas at sea… Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order features more magnificent meanderings and comic improvisations from Boothby’s convoluted brain. The odd and the even odder get an outing as he looks at some things about families that make him laugh, and hosts a not-to-be-missed version of the Round Britain Quiz. With him on stage are Stephen Frost and Antonio Forcione, and guests include Art Malik, Paul Zerdin and Debra Stephenson. Track listing: 1-6: The Big Booth Series 1 7-12: The Big Booth Series 2 13-18: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order Series 1 19-24: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order Series 2 25-30: Boothby Graffoe in No Particular Order Series 3 Cast and credits The Big Booth Written by Boothby Graffoe and Dave Thompson Produced by Lucy Armitage and Julia McKenzie (Series 2, Episodes 1 & 2) With Simon Evans, Vivienne Soan, Big Al, Antonio Forcione, Stephen Frost, Glenn Tilbrook, Kevin Eldon, John Otway, Ned Sherrin, Richard Thompson, Alan Mouat, Robyn Hitchcock, Jim Sweeney, Neil Innes and Mariella Frostrup First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 1 January-5 February 2000 (The Big Booth), 25 January-1 March 2001 (The Big Booth Too) Boothby Graffoe In No Particular Order Written by Boothby Graffoe, with additional material by Martin Soam, Jim Miller, Dave Thompson, and Martin Coyote Produced by Jane Berthoud With Antonio Forcione, Art Malik, Stephen Frost, Richard Holgarth, Giorgio Serci, Paul Zerdin, Jerome J Wright, Debra Stephenson, Nick Pynn, Tom Arnold, Rory Cameron, Stephen Wrigley and Thesius Gerrard

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I'm Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture Audiobook

I'm Your Emotional Support Animal: Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture

Author: Adam Carolla Narrator: Adam Carolla Release Date: June 2020

Three-time New York Times bestseller Adam Carolla is back to take on social media, social justice warriors, and a society gone to s**t. In I'm Your Emotional Support Animal, Adam Carolla examines how our culture went careening off a cliff. We used to have one that created real warriors who fought world wars. Now it spawns social justice warriors who fight Twitter wars. He takes on those who are traumatized by Trump and "emotional support animal" owners who proclaim their victimhood at every airport. He stands up for the collateral damage of the #MeToo movement and for freedom of speech on "safe space" filled college campuses. Examining the calculated commercials churned out by Madison Avenue, like the ones about cars "made with love," Carolla rants on ads designed to either bum us out or make us think the corporation is run by Mr. Rogers. Turning to social media, Adam takes down the "hashtag heroes" who signal their virtue daily from atop Twitter mountain. And in the era of the Roomba, performances by dead celebrity holograms, and meals-on-demand delivery services, he looks down the road at our not-so-bright future as a species. Frank, funny, and utterly unapologetic, this is not a book for those who need a trigger warning, but is THE book for everyone who wants to hit the snooze bar on the "woke" culture.

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Dead Ringers: Series 19 plus Christmas Specials: The BBC Radio 4 Impressions Show Audiobook

Dead Ringers: Series 19 plus Christmas Specials: The BBC Radio 4 Impressions Show

Author: Nev Fountain, Tom Jamieson Narrator: Debra Stephenson, Jan Ravens, Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod Release Date: June 2020

The complete Series 19 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show The Dead Ringers team are back for another series of the topical comedy show that will go on forever – much like the Brexit negotiations. In these six shows, the entire cast of the Tory leadership election make an appearance – even that one who no-one’s ever heard of. Plus, Theresa May brings her Withdrawal Agreement in to The Repair Shop, the Queer Eye gang give Ann Widdecombe a makeover, and British superheroes the National Treasures welcome their newest member: Lorraine Kelly. There’s terror in store as a haunted Boris Johnson meets the Mr Hyde to his Mr Hyde, Jeremy Hunt finds a way to put his talents to good use in 24 Hours in A & E, and Tom ‘The Watsonater’ behaves in a way that’s completely unacceptable to Jeremy Corbyn – he takes a clear view on something. Among the other celebrities getting the Dead Ringers treatment are Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Chuka Umunna, Andrew Neil and Paul McCartney, as masterful impressionists Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey take a satirical swipe at the worlds of politics, media and entertainment. Also included with the latest series are the three Christmas 2019 special episodes.

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The Now Show: Series 50-52: The BBC Radio 4 topical comedy Audiobook

The Now Show: Series 50-52: The BBC Radio 4 topical comedy

Author: BBC Audio Narrator: Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt Release Date: June 2020

25 episodes of the flagship topical comedy show presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis The Now Show is a much-loved stalwart of radio comedy. Featuring some of the best and brightest contemporary comedians, this award-winning show takes a satirical look at the news through a mix of stand-up, songs and sketches, as well as interview segments in which experts in their field explain the facts behind the headlines. NB: Contains humour and language that some listeners may find offensive Cast and credits Presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with the cast Additional material by Simon Alcock, Bisha K Ali, Ed Amsden, Liam Beirne, Catherine Bohart, Madeleine Brettingham, Catherine Brinkworth, Emma Cahill, Sarah Campbell, Jack Chisholm, Jack Chisnall, Tom Coles, Jenny Collier, Clint Edwards, Sara Gibbs, Alice Gregg, Gareth Gwynn, Ben Hillyar, Will Hislop, Dan Hooper, Jon Hunter, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Rosie Jones, Athena Kugblenu, Jane Lamacraft, Jenny Laville, Stuart Laws, Laura Major, Elaine Malcolmson, David Mayes, Robin Morgan, Sarah Morgan, Tom Neenan, Benjamin Partridge, Charlotte Pearson, Saskia Preston, Heidi Regan, Mike Shephard, Ian Smith, Katie Storey, Andy Wolton Produced by Joe Nunnery, Adnan Ahmed, Katie Tyrrell, Victoria Lloyd and Matt Stronge A BBC Studios Production Series 50 featuring: Katy Brand, Lisa Jên Brown, Jack Carroll, Daliso Chaponda, Peter Curran, Pippa Evans, Julian Fisher, Kerry Godliman, Ivo Graham, Luke Kempner, Mae Martin, Andrew Maxwell, Trevor Morris, Tudur Owen, Rich Peppiatt, Al Porter, Lucy Porter, Kiri Pritchard McLean, Jess Robinson, Danny Sriskandarajah, Maeve Shearlaw, Vikki Stone, Ellie Taylor, Lord Alan West of Spithead, Jake Yapp, Andy Zaltzman The Vote Now Show featuring: Pippa Evans, John Humphrys, Luke Kempner, Thomas Kielinger, Soumaya Keynes, Damian Lyons-Lowe, Geoff Norcott, Freya Parker, Emma Sidi, Matthew Shaddick, Tiffany Stevenson, Ellie Taylor, Andy White, Jake Yapp, Andy Zaltzman The Now Show at the Fringe featuring: Fern Brady, Loyiso Gola, The Doug Anthony All Stars and Tommy Sheppard Series 51 featuring: Eshaan Akhbar, Doug Allan, Gemma Arrowsmith, Kwame Asante, Angela Barnes, Ashley Blaker, Fern Brady, Tamar Broadbent, Daliso Chaponda, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey (as Flo and Joan), Pippa Evans, Graham Fellows, George Fouracres, Gareth Gwynn, Darren Harriott, Luke Kempner, Kae Kurd, Tez Ilyas, Gráinne Maguire, Catherine Mayer, Tom Nestrop, John O’Farrell, Lucy Porter, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, David Quantick, Tim Shipman, William Sitwell, Vikki Stone, Sindhu Vee, Sophie Willan, Jake Yapp, Andy Zaltzman Series 52 featuring: James Acaster, Gemma Arrowsmith, Daniel Barker, Beardyman, Marcus Brigstocke, Jen Brister, Tamar Broadbent, Desiree Burch, Pippa Evans, Michael Fish, George Fouracres, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Robin Ince, Adam Kay, Luke Kempner, Tom Kington, Olga Koch, Mae Martin, Rose Matafeo, Rachel Parris, Lucy Porter, Jess Robinson, Suzi Ruffell, Emma Sidi, Ahir Shah, Ola Svensson, Ellie Taylor, Phil Wang, Jake Yapp, Andy Zaltzman Edinburgh Fringe Special featuring: Karen Bartke, Stephen Buchanan, Luke Kempner, Sarah Keyworth, Paul Mayhew-Archer

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Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It! Audiobook

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It!

Author: David Houchins, Scot Thomas Narrator: Joe Hempel Release Date: June 2020

We guarantee this is the only tool you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. OK, that's not really true. But when the SHTF you're going to want a survival guide that's not just geared toward day-to-day survival. You'll need one that addresses the essential skills for true nourishment of the human spirit. Living through the end of the world isn't worth a damn unless you can enjoy yourself in any way you want. (Except, of course, for anything having to do with abuse. We could never condone such things. At least the publisher's lawyers say we can't.) We can't guarantee this guide will save your life. But we can guarantee it will keep you smiling while the living dead are chowing down on you.

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55 Slightly Sinister Stories: 55 Stories. 55 Words Each. No More. No Less. Audiobook

55 Slightly Sinister Stories: 55 Stories. 55 Words Each. No More. No Less.

Author: Racha Mourtada Narrator: Christian Baskous, Liza Seneca Release Date: June 2020

55 stories. 55 words each. No more. No less. Enjoy this collection of flash fiction with a sinister twist. Size does matter in these delightfully tiny tales populated with narcoleptic drivers, bickering backers, suspicious spouses, and other memorable characters. Full of dark humor, intrigue, and absurdity, this collection of slightly sinister (and occasionally sweet) stories delivers a bite-size reading experience to satisfy any literary craving. Two dueling narrators give their own dramatic twist to the audiobook version of these darkly amusing tales.   

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Controlling My Kids With Comedy: A Love Story Audiobook

Controlling My Kids With Comedy: A Love Story

Author: Michael Kornbluth Narrator: Michael Kornbluth Release Date: June 2020

Controlling My Kids With Comedy, A Love Story is a series of love letters and joke poems in honor of unplanned fatherhood, the remote work American dream, comedy control and the birth of a family man. Books on fatherhood blow until now. Controlling our kids with comedy, can make our kids great again, my 3 fuss free kids, 98 percentage of the time are living proof of it.

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Weird but Normal: Essays Audiobook

Weird but Normal: Essays

Author: Mia Mercado Narrator: Mia Mercado Release Date: May 2020

Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It’s all weird, but also pretty normal. Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection explores the contradictions of being a millennial woman, which usually means being kind of a weirdo. Whether it’s spending $30 on a candle that smells like an ocean that doesn’t exist, offering advice on how to ask about someone’s race (spoiler: just don’t, please?), quitting a job that makes you need shots of whiskey on your lunch break, or finding a more religious experience in the skincare aisle at Target than your hometown Catholic church, Mia brilliantly unpacks what it means to be a professional, absurdly beautiful, horny, cute, gross human. Essays include: •     Depression Isn’t a Competition but Why Aren’t I Winning? •     My Dog Explains My Weekly Schedule •     Mustache Lady •     White Friend Confessional •     Treating Objects Like Women With sharp humor and wit, Mia shares the awkward, uncomfortable, surprisingly ordinary parts of life, and shows us why it’s strange to feel fine and fine to feel strange.

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Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals Audiobook

Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals

Author: Thomas Hynes Narrator: Daniel Henning Release Date: May 2020

A guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity.  From refugee parrots and prodigal beavers to gorgeous Fifth Avenue hawks and vengeful groundhogs, Wild City tells the funny, quirky, and memorable stories of forty of New York City’s most surprising nonhuman citizens. This unconventional wildlife guide and concise environ­mental history of the Big Apple includes tales of the well-known, notorious, and legendary creatures who are as much New Yorkers as their human counterparts. A celebration of some of the city’s most surpris­ing residents and a love letter to this always evolv­ing metropolis, Wild City is an enchanting illustrated volume that is a must-have for every Big Apple devotee and animal lover.

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Irony and Sarcasm Audiobook

Irony and Sarcasm

Author: Roger Kreuz Narrator: Joel Richards Release Date: May 2020

A biography of two troublesome words. Irony and sarcasm are two of the most misused, misapplied, and misunderstood words in our conversational lexicon. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, psycholinguist Roger Kreuz offers an enlightening and concise overview of the life and times of these two terms, mapping their evolution from Greek philosophy and Roman rhetoric to modern literary criticism to emojis. Kreuz describes eight different ways that irony has been used through the centuries, proceeding from Socratic to dramatic to cosmic irony. He explains that verbal irony-irony as it is traditionally understood-refers to statements that mean something different (frequently the opposite) of what is literally intended, and defines sarcasm as a type of verbal irony. Kreuz outlines the prerequisites for irony and sarcasm (one of which is a shared frame of reference); clarifies what irony is not (coincidence, paradox, satire) and what it can be (among other things, a socially acceptable way to express hostility); recounts ways that people can signal their ironic intentions; and considers the difficulties of online irony. Finally, he wonders if, because irony refers to so many different phenomena, people may gradually stop using the word, with sarcasm taking over its verbal duties.

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Sue Perkins: Nature Table: The BBC Radio comedy show Audiobook

Sue Perkins: Nature Table: The BBC Radio comedy show

Author: Catherine Brinkworth, Jon Hunter, Kat Sadler Narrator: Sue Perkins Release Date: May 2020

What do a whale’s eardrum, a beaver’s anal gland and the feather of a lesbian albatross have in common? They’re not the ingredients for the beginnings of a bad joke, but some of the objects brought in for 'show and tell' in Nature Table with Sue Perkins. Listen as a marine biologist, an ethnobotanist, an ant expert (yes, really), a wildlife cameraman and other experts bring Sue their strange and fascinating objects – and the stories that go with them - to discuss with a “class” at London Zoo, made up of guests like comedians Sally Phillips and Lucy Porter, as well as London Zoo staff and members of the public. Why are sea otters “demons”? Which animal can delay its own pregnancy until it’s ready? Which animal is probably living on the faces of most human adults? Nature Table might teach you something about the amazing world of plants and animals while hopefully making you laugh along the way. Written by: Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler & Jon Hunter Produced by: Simon Nicholls Researcher: Catherine Beazley Music by Ben Mirin. Additional sounds were provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A BBC Studios Production.

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Above the Fray Audiobook

Above the Fray

Author: Paul Conyers Narrator: Paul Conyers Release Date: May 2020

Paul Conyers is a tall drink of funny. He proves it time and time again in his debut album Above the Fray. At his core, Conyers is an incisive, charismatic everyman. He has an easy-going wit and casual gall. His insightful social commentary, his reach and range, is impressive. His laid back-often daring-style, is dynamic and exciting. Above the Fray is well-crafted and self-aggrandizing, audaciously charming with dry, false bravado. Conyers elevates while remaining down to earth. Above the Fray is head and shoulders above the norm. "Punching down," joking at a marginalized group's expense, is hard to pull off. But it's hard not to punch down when you're 6'7" like Paul Conyers. Conyers's primary target: short people. And, by Conyers's definition, that's anyone under "NBA player height." If you're shorter than LeBron James, prepare to get dunked on. Paul Conyers needles anyone average-sized shorter than him, which is basically everyone, and does so with a blustering starkness unseen since Randy Newman. But don't worry. It's all in good fun. Above the Fray is highly entertaining, regardless of your stature. This puts Conyers at odds with Napoleon-complex catfishers, obnoxious strangers with basketball career advice, and any number of people that embody the undercurrent of nonsense height influences. The ways being tall (or short) matters, especially regarding assumptions and hypocrisies, border on absurdity. It's a mess, a fight, ripe fodder for hilarity. And Paul Conyers isn't afraid to throw playful jabs. While crossing every line imaginable, fearlessly sarcastic about every group and subject, Paul Conyers maintains an incredible level of balance. He's confident, not cocky. He's bombastic, not smug. He's cool but self aware. He's smart but not alienating. His jokes-boastful, brilliant and boundless-present a level playing field. Height doesn't matter when you're on stage or laughing in the audience. And, with that truth, Paul is the perfect, likeable smart ass.

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