We Challenge You Not to Laugh at these Hilarious Biographies

We Challenge You Not to Laugh at these Hilarious Biographies

Alanatomy – Alan Carr

It must seem strange to you that I’ve called a book Alanatomy. For anyone who has taken the time to see my stand-up performances or watched my chat show, ‘Chattyman’, knows that my body has hardly been kind to me – in fact there’ve been times when we’ve actually stopped talking to each other.

The Unmumsy Mum Diary – Sarah Turner

She’s back! The Unmumsy Mum has put pen to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) once more to bring you the next instalment of her life as mum to two young boys, documenting motherhood exactly as she finds it. Her words have made mums, dads and grandparents everywhere laugh and cry in equal measure.

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer

In The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is–a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh.

Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body – Sara Pascoe

Sometimes I confuse myself. I get wildly and pointlessly jealous. I spend too much time hating my bum. And you know what I hate more than my bum? My preoccupation with my bum. I’ve had sexual experiences with boys I wasn’t really in to, but I got a post-coital crush on them.

Scarlett Says – Scarlett Moffatt

Meet Scarlett. You might recognise her as one of the funniest women on television from her appearances on the hit Channel Four show Gogglebox. Now, in Scarlett Says, Scarlett Moffat turns her attention to life, the universe and everything in a book that will be utterly unlike any other celebrity autobiography you read.

Born a Crime – Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison.

More Moaning – Karl Pilkington

After going on a journey of discovery in The Moaning of Life, the enlightened one – otherwise known as Karl Pilkington – finds himself back on the road. Will his travels around the world bring him any closer to the meaning of life? Find out in his hilarious new book.

Thatcher Stole My Trousers – Alexei Sayle

Thatcher Stole My Trousers chronicles a time when comedy and politics united in electrifying ways. Recounting the founding of the Comedy Store, the Comic Strip and the Young Ones, and Alexei’s friendships with comedians, this is a unique and beguiling blend of social history and memoir.

Spectacles – Sue Perkins

Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff.

Work! Consume! Die! – Frankie Boyle

Brace yourself, Frankie’s back, and he’s more outspoken and brilliantly inappropriate than ever. There are fears that this year could see the start of a double-dip recession, or worse still a double-dip-with-misery-sprinkles and f**k-where’s-my-job?-sauce.

Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham

In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood-along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set of the new Gilmore Girls, where she plays the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore once again.

Not That Kind of Girl – Lena Dunham

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham – the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s ‘Girls’ – as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.

I Can’t Make This Up Life Lessons – Kevin Hart

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

My Booky Wook – Russell Brand

Russell Brand grew up in Essex. His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at 12 and left school at 16 to study at the Italia Conti stage school. There, he began drinking heavily and taking drugs.

The Fry Chronicles – Stephen Fry

Welcome to Stephen Fry’s The Fry Chronicles, one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man’s formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading.

The Life of Lee – Lee Evans

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. “The Life of Lee” is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography charting his ups and downs on the way to the top.

Life and Laughing: My Story – Michael McIntyre

Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour.

Can’t Stand Up for Sitting Down – Jo Brand

The Stand-Up while Sitting Down Years…Jo Brand tells the story of how she crawled to fame and fortune, managed to persuade someone to marry her and had some children at an age when she should have been in a bath chair on the seafront.

Dear Fatty – Dawn French

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing to push boundaries and challenge stereotypes.

Believe Me – Eddie Izzard

In Believe Me, Eddie takes us on a journey which begins in Yemen (before the revolution), then takes us to Northern Ireland (before The Troubles), England and Wales, then across the seas to Europe and America.

Yes Please – Amy Poehler

In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much).

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Once in a generation a woman comes along who changes everything. Tina Fey is not that woman, but she met that woman once and acted weird around her. Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.

So, Anyway…- John Cleese

Candid and brilliantly funny, this is the story of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed legend. En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-racking first public appearance, at St Peter’s Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents…

Diary of a Mad Diva – Joan Rivers

You know what she said out loud. Can you imagine what she wrote in her diary? Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making smash hit I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again.

Paul O’Grady’s Country Life – Paul O’Grady

Paul O’Grady’s Country Life takes us into the home of one of Britain’s best loved stars. Paul’s life in rural Kent — which he shares with his dogs, sheep, cows, chickens and owls — is as far removed from the bright lights of celebrity as you could possibly imagine.

How Not To Be a Boy – Robert Webb

How Not To Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren’t the Luke Skywalker of your life – you’re actually Darth Vader.

Little Me My Life From A-Z – Matt Lucas

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography. Throughout this book I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice In Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars.

May I Have Your Attention Please? – James Corden

So…the story of my life. I’ve often thought about this moment, about what it would be like to write my memoirs. I always thought it would make me feel important. It doesn’t. If anything it makes me feel a little strange.

Back Story – David Mitchell

David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

Top Fear – Chris Evans

Today and every day for me, up until May 2016, is all about the first episode of the brand new Top Gear. The show I’ve been hired to save from becoming mere ashes blowing across the hinterland of the golden age of television.

Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me?: (and Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals and, now, writer. With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything…

Parsnips, Buttered: – Joe Lycett

Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners , jokes and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice for all manner of modern woe.