|Author:||Peter Cook (ed William Cook)|
A unique collection of Cook's finest and funniest writings - of which many have never been published before. For his many friends and fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man they'd ever encountered. And nearly eight years since his death, his status as one of Britain's greatest comedians shows no sign of shrinki... read more
There were too many silly instructions, bizarre translations, ludicrous announcements and ridiculous memos for the first volume, so we had to bring out another!
In life and, indeed, in liff, there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist. This text uses place names to describe some of these meanings.
|Author:||Spike Milligan (ed Norma Farnes)|
This second superb collected work of one of Britain's best-loved comedians is an excellent companion to the sensational original, The Essential Spike Milligan. Spanning his 50-year career and incorporating a rich and varied range of material, this second anthology is as unmissable as the first. When Spike Milligan died in 200... read more
An amusing celebration of this most modern and misunderstood malaise Do you worry that spots are cancerous? That headaches are caused by tapeworm larvae burrowing into your brain (cysticercosis, it's called)? That shoulder twinges are cardiovascular accidents waiting to happen? If so, you're almost certainly a hypochondriac. ... read more
'So if I keep not coming in, you're going to start not paying me?' Had enough of work already? Thought so. In which case, this brilliant little book should be kept on your desk at all times, to cheer you up at a moment's notice. Collecting together the very best work-themed jokes from the creators of Channel 4's cult comedy s... read more
Now in full-color format, this classic collection contains hilarious cartoons of the irrepressible Garfield scoring victories for gluttony, lethargy, and felines and includes Garfield's own opinionated biography of his creator and his unique history of dogs. Original.
Invaluable advice on questions such as: What are the consequences of hitting a jellyfish with a spade? Should you cross your bridge when someone else is burning it? In breaststroke what do you do with your head when it's underwater? And most crucial of all, what is the best way of establishing a queue when you are the fir... read more
Edward Gorey meets The Bunny Suicides in a murderously funny tale from the creator of It's Happy BunnyFrom the creator of the hugely successful It's Happy Bunny franchise comes a little piece of work named Cherise, who may be, it turns out, a not-so-nice niece. In the tradition of Edward Gorey's The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Jim Be... read more
|Author:||Richard Glover (illus Matthew Martin)|
An hilarious book about words that should exist - but don't! Based on the popular segment on ABC Local Radio. What do you call clothes kept in the cupboard for years in the vain hope you'll fit into them once more? What's the name of the wild dance, first forward then backward, performed by standing passengers when a bus ... read more
Lu-Tze is a senior History Monk, also known as Sweeper. Although thought to be 800 years old, there are some who claim he is older yet ...5,200 years older, in fact, because for the History Monks, time is a resource to manipulate, and they do ...Lu-Tze, a bald, yellow-toothed little man with a wispy beard, has a faintly amiab... read more
Scuba-Diving Dogs, Beerbrellas, Musical Toothpaste, and Other Patented Strokes of Genius - A hilarious compendium of the wackiest gadgets ever invented! After months of research at the U.S. Patent Office ? the repository of delightfully improbable dreams ? Richard Ross amassed a collection of some of the most unique, od... read more
To satisfy the needs of the hundreds of thousands of people who pay good money to see stand-up every year, Malcolm Hardee ('the comedian's comedian' WHSmith Online; 'a national monument' The Guardian) presents a comedy club on the page with a bill featuring the glitterati of British stand-up comedy. We let the famous names an... read more
|Author:||William Cook (ed)|
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are still commonly regarded as the greatest comic double act that Great Britain has ever produced. Today it's impossible to imagine modern sketch shows without them. If you're a fan of Monty Python, The Comic Strip or The Fast Show, then you're a fan of Cook and Moore. This collection of their work... read more
Packed with the emotions of a turbulent era, here is the story of Dave Garrowunway in his fight with the ape...Shermlock Shomes in the Hound of the Basketballs and many others. This MAD Reader is one you will want to read and treasure as a keepsake. Afterwards, it can be used for wrapping fish.
Have you ever wondered why baths are designed to grip nicely when dry but become hip-shatteringly slippery when wet? How you can be as rich as Bill Gates? This is a collection of observations which explore some of the important questions in life.
|Author:||Karen Weekes (ed.)|
With more than 3,000 quotations on fashion, family, science, art, history, love, laughter and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything!
It's full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration from a host of legendary women - everyone from Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt to Oprah Winfrey, D... read more
A celebration of the single girl's life told in uproarious and uplifting haiku and illustrations guaranteed to make any woman of any age, single or otherwise, laugh out loud and forget her troubles. Unsolicited relationship advice from relatives, disastrous dates, men who wear thumb rings, and the moments of deep satisfaction... read more
Scalpel-sharp in observation, deceptively simple in construction...at its frequent best. Yes Prime Minister exhibits the classical perfection of a Mozart sonata' - Richard Last in The Times. 'Its closely observed portrayal of what goes on in the corridors of power has given me hours of pure joy' - Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher MP... read more