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.
For The Diehard Queen Bey Fans: What Would Beyoncé Do?!
Remember that woman who decided to do every single thing Oprah recommended for a year, and came away $4,700 poorer? British comedian Luisa Omielan’s What Would Beyoncé Do?! is sort of like that, only with approximately sixteen times the hilarity. If you’re not familiar with Omielan, do yourself a favor and watch her viral rant about thigh gaps. She’s funny and this book is a great way to cross the country.
For Short Drives To Your Far-Right Relatives’ Houses: A Child’s First Book of Trump
We all remember Michael Ian Black from The State, Wet, Hot American Summer, or his stint as Phil on the early ’00s drama Ed (“Shave my poodle,” anyone?), but he’s also a well-known (and beloved) kid’s book author. Listening to Black narrate the seven minute-long audiobook of A Child’s First Book of Trump ought to power you through an awkward Sunday dinner with your very vocal uncle Bill.
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