Last Updated: September 7th
Here’s a secret: the best way to pass time on a road trip is listening to comedy audiobooks. Nothing gets the miles rolling faster than laughing at David Sedaris comparing the old carrots in his father’s crisper drawer to flaccid penises, or hearing the story of Tina Fey’s ill-fated honeymoon cruise right from her own mouth.
Sure, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Bossypants might be classic audio comedy gold, but they’re certainly not the only two books in the genre. And if you’re, say, taking a road trip to the top mini-golf course in every U.S. state, you’re going to need a whole lot more hours of entertainment than Tina and David can provide.
Well, you’re in luck. We’ve come up with a list of nine of the best comedy audiobooks out right now. From parody, to memoir, to political satire, with topics as diverse as annoying mothers and veteran concierges, you’re sure to find something to tickle your ear buds and get you from point A to point B.
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For The Political Junkie: Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years
From comedian D.L. Hughley comes a hilarious critique of politics, entertainment, and race in America (think Jon Stewart’s America). In Black Man, White House, Hughley examines Obama’s last eight years in office through the eyes of politicians and media pundits such as Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, and Rod Blagojevich.