Seriously though it's hilarious.
April 5, 2011 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Wizard People, Dear Reader literally made me laugh out loud at work. What other (free!) long format audio parodies, comedies, etc. should I try? I am not looking for traditional audiobooks and I'm not looking for unscripted or conversational podcasts. I'm also not looking for stand-up comedy routines. Fan Fiction is fine as long as it is relatively well done and hilarious.
posted by 2bucksplus to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
I've never seen/listened to them, but I've heard Rifftrax are good. They aren't free though.
posted by Deflagro at 2:15 PM on April 5, 2011

This is a long shot, but you might like Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. It's not "funny" so much as.. transcendently wacky?
posted by theodolite at 2:16 PM on April 5, 2011

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posted by staggernation at 2:21 PM on April 5, 2011

I've just been listening to Humph In Wonderland, a parody of Alice In Wonderland featuring the late Humphrey Lyttelton and cast of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Um, I'm not sure how comprehensible it is if you're not already familiar with ISIHAC though.
posted by btfreek at 2:50 PM on April 5, 2011

I laughed myself silly listening to old radio recordings of The Bickersons, which I found on CD at the library.

I also find it dangerous to drive while listening to David Sedaris read any of his books, though the book that almost sent me off the interstate because I laughed so hard I cried was Me Talk Pretty One Day.
posted by bearwife at 3:25 PM on April 5, 2011

Response by poster: I'll open it up to good storytellers too. I guess that's what I'm looking for too: long, hilarious stories that build as they go one. Lake Woebegone would be a good example of this too.

David Sedaris is a great example, thanks.
posted by 2bucksplus at 7:49 PM on April 5, 2011

If you like David Sedaris and you're looking for good humorous storytellers, try Jean Shepherd. Classic.
posted by Mael Oui at 9:09 PM on April 5, 2011

How to Succeed in Evil is so good that I've listened to it multiple times. It's about an evil efficiency expert who has a hard time liking his clients because they all do stupid things. Good production values, great story, my highest recommendation.
posted by mearls at 6:22 AM on April 6, 2011

Check out Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe stories. He reads a story each week on his CBC radio show and you can download the podcast or buy his CDs. The stories are mostly about Dave and his wife Morley, but often feature other regulars. I used to read the stories to the driver during very long road trips in Western Canada and often had to stop to catch my breath/wipe the tears from laughing so hard. Stuart McLean's delivery makes listening to them even better. The stories are almost universally funny, but often are also quite poignant. My two favourites are 'Dave Cooks a Turkey' and the one about practical jokes.
posted by CdnMathTeacher at 1:29 PM on April 6, 2011

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