Whose writing makes you laugh out aloud?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 14 years ago

    Choice is yours but PG wodehouse always does it to me, no matter how many times I had read any book by him.

    1. Jane Grey profile image84
      Jane Greyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I heartily agree! Wodehouse, and Alexander McCall Smith. Occasionally Jane Austin too: she has a way with exposing the motives of the inner heart that strikes me funny. smile

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      loriamooreposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Liz Curtis and her Bad Girls of the Bible series is a laugh riot.

    3. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      PG Woodhouse and Ape and Essence by Aldous Huxley. smile

    4. kbowlingtiger profile image60
      kbowlingtigerposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Scott Westerfeld. :-) and J.K Rowling

    5. debugs profile image60
      debugsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Erica Jong!

    6. Wrath Warbone profile image61
      Wrath Warboneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Doug Adams!

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      Precious Williamsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Me too - I love him - Mike and PSmith is my favourite

    8. Adult Content profile image59
      Adult Contentposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would say it depends on the moment. I would say John Irving, Neil Gaiman and Peter David all have moments if only once or twice through an entire book.
      Mind you, I can make people laugh easier than they can make ME laugh.

    9. wmspringer profile image59
      wmspringerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Robert Asprin does it for me in the early books from the Phule's Company and Myth Adventures books.

    10. The Pop Tart ! profile image60
      The Pop Tart !posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I love the way Saira Viola  author of SLIDE uses language one of my favorites : " She wore wrap around Gucci shades and a poisnous frown . Even the derma fillers injected into her smooth veneer cuoldn't mask her over dramatic angst ".

    11. RunAbstract profile image58
      RunAbstractposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      carolina muscle.  That guy is NUTS!!!

  2. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 14 years ago

    Tom Sharpe and the "Wilt" books

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.They were the first books I read that made me laugh out loud. The only author since then has been the Irish authoress Marian Keyes. She has a brilliant take on life.

      1. sannyasinman profile image60
        sannyasinmanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Beware of reading it on a crowded train smile

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        poetlorraineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        yeah Marian keyes is funny, and the author of the shopaholic books too

        1. camlo profile image85
          camloposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Sophie Kinsella. She always makes me laugh.

  3. sannyasinman profile image60
    sannyasinmanposted 14 years ago

    Jeremy Clarkson writing in the Sunday Times.

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    LEWJposted 14 years ago

    MARK TWAIN AND CHARLES DICKENS!  lol  lol lol  lol lol

    1. receptionist profile image60
      receptionistposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely. Loved Huck and Tom.

      Mine, though, are Dave Barry and Frank McCourt (RIP).

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Bill Bryson - especially A Walk in the Woods. And David Sedaris, his holiday stories about being an elf.

  6. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 14 years ago

    Kurt Vonnegut.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I met Kurt Vonnegut many times when he was alive. He also lived on Cape Cod.

      The first time was in 1976 when he allowed the Barnstable High School to perform a stage production of Welcome to the Monkey House. I had friends who were in the performance and we all went to his house afterwards for a cast party.

      1. bojanglesk8 profile image61
        bojanglesk8posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        That's awesome.

    2. avangend profile image60
      avangendposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Personally, I prefer Kilgore Trout.

  7. The Rope profile image59
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    What authors on HP make you laugh out loud?

    For me it's "ralwus", his tongue in cheek answers are a hoot!

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      ralwusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well, bless your ass all over the universe!

      1. lorlie6 profile image73
        lorlie6posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Bless your ass right back, Charlie!  You've cracked me up to no end over my months on HP.  Keep it up!
        Stan Fletcher-God, how I DO go on about him-is also hysterical here on this site.

  8. theageofcake profile image61
    theageofcakeposted 14 years ago

    Mary Roach.

  9. sashaoliver01 profile image59
    sashaoliver01posted 14 years ago

    Gena Showalter, and Katie MacAlister hands down!

  10. drej2522 profile image68
    drej2522posted 14 years ago

    Dave Barry...I think he is hilarious...laugh out loud humor!

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    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    being blindsided by an intelligent saying or comeback if that makes sense. big_smile

  12. drej2522 profile image68
    drej2522posted 14 years ago

    heya poet...how goes it?

  13. heart4theword profile image60
    heart4thewordposted 14 years ago

    A comment posted by "Ralwus" really made me laugh out loud!! smile

  14. DogSiDaed profile image60
    DogSiDaedposted 14 years ago

    Terry Pratchett smile

    1. Happyontheinside profile image72
      Happyontheinsideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      absobleedinlutely wink

  15. abcd1111 profile image60
    abcd1111posted 14 years ago

    David Sedaris.

    I adore him for making me embarrass myself while reading in public.

  16. pay2cEM profile image81
    pay2cEMposted 14 years ago

    Douglas Adams

  17. MagicStarER profile image73
    MagicStarERposted 14 years ago

    The writer who makes me laugh is niteriter - right here on HubPages! LOL

  18. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 14 years ago

    Al Gore

    1. drej2522 profile image68
      drej2522posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      ha, just watched an inconvenient truth for class yesterday..haha

  19. dyonder profile image73
    dyonderposted 14 years ago

    Douglas Adams makes me laugh til I cry no matter how many times I reread em.

  20. WriteAngled profile image75
    WriteAngledposted 14 years ago

    Nelle, I'm jealous, because my vote goes for Kurt Vonnegut too, specifically "Cats Cradle" and "Sirens of Titan"

    1. sunforged profile image70
      sunforgedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Also very jealous, I live in the setting of many of his books (right outside cornell)


      Kurt Vonnegut
      Tom Robbins
      Roald dahl

      In no particular order

  21. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 14 years ago

    All of John Irving including THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.  And then, sometimes my own writing makes me laugh - narcissitic but true.

  22. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 14 years ago

    Erma Bombeck!!  lol

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    Inkpotposted 14 years ago

    Sedaris! - Good choice.

    Austen - Even better.

    I especially love Nicholas Nickleby and Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. The Crummels, John Chivery, and especially Mr F's Aunt have my vote!

    1. classicalgeek profile image80
      classicalgeekposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Our Mutual Friend is full of screamingly funny quotes.

  24. dfunzy profile image60
    dfunzyposted 14 years ago

    Aristophanes, P. G. Wodehouse, some of Mark Twain

  25. ncmonroe1981 profile image59
    ncmonroe1981posted 14 years ago

    DogIsDead. He's mine too. I particularly love Reaper Man.

    Sometimes Stephen King gives me a good chuckle, especially with a funny turn of phrase.

  26. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 14 years ago

    The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.
    hey, its funny stuff! <3

  27. Shelly Bryant profile image74
    Shelly Bryantposted 14 years ago

    Lots of funny authors already listed.  I'll just add two of my favorites, Jasper Fforde and Diana Wynne Jones.

    I can't make it through a book by either without laughing out loud.

  28. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    Lewis Grizzard!

  29. hrust profile image55
    hrustposted 14 years ago

    Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels almost always make me chuckle in spots.  He was dry, yet witty; Spenser' one liners are always great.  As you may know, Robert Parker died suddenly yesterday; he will be hugely missed by his readers.

    Also, Jan Karon's, The Mitford series.  Her characters are charming, warm, very human and make me laugh outloud at times.

  30. Kathryn Overall profile image61
    Kathryn Overallposted 14 years ago

    Anne Lamott is LOL satire as it's best!  Makes for an awkward plane book...  Bird by Bird is my pick.

  31. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 14 years ago

    The writers of the Simpsons...does it for me everytime... smile

    1. Ann Nonymous profile image59
      Ann Nonymousposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Then I think it's fair for me to say the writers of The Office....HILARIOUS!!!!!!

  32. AnythingArtzy profile image69
    AnythingArtzyposted 14 years ago

    Erma Bombeck
    Lewis Grizzard

    1. Ann Nonymous profile image59
      Ann Nonymousposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I agree....Erma Bombeck is a legend!!!!

  33. donna bamford profile image60
    donna bamfordposted 14 years ago

    The funniest book I ever read was Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome?

    1. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Janet Evanovich, especially in the Stephanie Plum series.  Grandma Mazur may not be the funniest character in fiction, but Stephanie's relationship with her just may be.

      1. obsexed profile image70
        obsexedposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I love that series...when I am reading it my kids are always asking me what I'm laughing about!  LOL

  34. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 14 years ago

    Lewis Grizzard.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 14 years ago

    Blondepoet and Mistyhorizon

  36. jonathanacosta17 profile image60
    jonathanacosta17posted 14 years ago

    A TEXAN!!!

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    RS Wightposted 14 years ago

    Dean Koontz!

    Yeah, that sounds strange but I always laugh when I read him! I cry too and have been known to hide under the covers, but I always laugh.

    1. TamCor profile image78
      TamCorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I was JUST getting ready to post his name--you beat me to it!  Some of the things he comes up with are just hilarious--I'm always reading the funny parts of his books to my husband, lol...


      Tammy

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        RS Wightposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Me too! 

        Don't you just love it when you come to a part and have to stop and say..... this guy really gets it!

        I read tons of books and still, it's usually only when I'm reading Koontz that I have moments like that.

  38. Windsweptplains profile image60
    Windsweptplainsposted 14 years ago

    P.G. Wodehouse makes me laugh. His books about the adventures and antics of Jeeves and Wooster are pure genius. Also, some of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries are rather funny.

  39. Windsweptplains profile image60
    Windsweptplainsposted 14 years ago

    Also I forgot to mention Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest was hilariously funny, especially to a period enthusiast like myself.

  40. bat115 profile image80
    bat115posted 14 years ago

    Terry Southern

  41. profile image0
    RS Wightposted 14 years ago

    said_baby2001...

    who where you asking to contact you?

  42. classicalgeek profile image80
    classicalgeekposted 14 years ago

    Raymond Queneau. His "Maladroit" in "Exercises de Style" made me snort wine out of my nose!

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    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    texan and wsp

  44. joking17 profile image59
    joking17posted 14 years ago

    I love Sophie Kinsella books if I want a lol moment or Marian Keyes is also very good.

  45. sabrebIade profile image81
    sabrebIadeposted 13 years ago

    Dave Barry and Douglas Adams

  46. nlowman profile image61
    nlowmanposted 13 years ago

    Definitely Kurt Vonnegut. "Breakfast of Champions" makes me crack up no matter how many times I read it (at least 5 now).

    I'm reading "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain right now, and it's elicited a few public chuckles.

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    Lecieposted 13 years ago

    dean koontz. his books are about mystery's or sci fi but he always adds humor with clever bantering among his characters.

  48. wwriter profile image77
    wwriterposted 13 years ago

    Frank Richards - Billy Bunter

  49. pisean282311 profile image62
    pisean282311posted 13 years ago

    chetan bhagat's five point someone...

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    AphroditeisAloneposted 13 years ago

    Ken Kesey- One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

 
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