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1 George Carlin's "Brain Droppings"
In 1997, George Carlin (1937-2008) wrote "Brain Droppings," a New York Times bestseller and comedy classic, a compendium of his humor and satire. Take this quiz for the laughs. You'll get some! CAUTION: Contains some mildly raunchy language.
Average
10 Q
snediger
Jul 23 10
645 plays
2 May the Farce Be With You
Team quiz by Comedy of Errors
In this fifth in a series of official team quizzes from Comedy of Errors, we take a look at a few of that mountain of literary gems that embrace the farcical, satirical, zanily humorous and quite frankly nonsensical elements of life!
Average
10 Q
dsimpy
Jul 23 10
774 plays
3 Great Humorists and Satirists
This quiz is a mix of the works of many famous humorists and satirists. I hope you enjoy it!
Average
10 Q
Lpez
Feb 13 14
567 plays
4 Are You Dave Gorman?
This is a quiz based on the hilarious book by Dave Gorman and Danny Wallace. It's a laugh out loud tale about two men on a mission to find other men named Dave Gorman. It's based on a true story. It's one of my personal favourite reads of all time. Enjoy
Tough
10 Q
DivineComedy
Mar 03 07
300 plays
5 Ignorance is Blitz
"Ignorance is Blitz" is one of the funniest reads ever. In this quiz, it'll be your task to fill in what's missing from the quotes. A quiz where even the right answer will be wrong but still correct. I hope you'll have fun. :o )
Average
10 Q
borisanchovy
Aug 12 08
789 plays
6 Joe Miller's Joke Book
Here are ten jokes from "Joe Miller's Joke Book", circa 1739. The jokes have been slightly up-dated. You need to select the original punch line. These were compiled by a hack writer of the time John Mottley.
Average
10 Q
Rehaberpro
Jan 12 10
501 plays
7 On the Funny Side of the Street
Writing a book that is entertaining and funny is one of the most difficult things to do. Here are some that definitely made the grade.
Average
10 Q
Christinap
Sep 24 13
348 plays
8 Modern Comic Novels
A quiz about some of the funniest novels in English over the last 75 years or so -- and the people who wrote them.
Difficult
10 Q
mcmarcar
Sep 18 10
348 plays
9 Phaic Tan
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner and Rob Stich have written a travel guide for a country that doesn't exist. See what you know about the this travel guide parody and the mysterious nation of Phaic Tan.
Tough
10 Q
quogequox
Jan 10 05
285 plays
10 Low-brow Parodies in Literature
Whether you think parody is the lowest form of writing or the highest form of praise for the original work, here are a few questions about a few of my favorite spoofs in literature.
Tough
10 Q
ArlingtonVA
May 23 09
519 plays
11 Joe Miller Reprise
Ten more Joe Miller jokes where you are asked to select the correct punch line. These are from the 1864 edition rather than the 1738 edition.
Average
10 Q
Rehaberpro
Feb 28 10
207 plays
12 '1066 And All That' - WC Sellar & RJ Yeatman
'1066 And All That' is a comedy classic, highlighting most English people's confusion about their country's past. The authors happily muddle facts, characters and myth to help give a really authentic idea of 'memorable' history.
Tough
10 Q
teadrinker
Mar 10 05
597 plays
13 Our Dumb World
This quiz uses information provided by "Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth". If you have not read it, I would highly recommend it (unless you are easily offended). Have fun!
Tough
25 Q
daBomb619
Jun 12 09
510 plays
14 "The Worst Rock and Roll Records of All Time"
This satirical book was released in 1991. Authors Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell asked readers to take the book with a grain of salt, as it targeted music from the popular to the obscure. The quiz is based on their opinions (which may not be mine).
Tough
10 Q
neon000
Jul 13 08
996 plays
15 The Essential Guide To Emo Culture
This quiz is all about a funny book called "Everybody Hurts: The Essential Guide To Emo Culture" by Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelley. The book is basically a guide to what some people consider emo and the cultural following of the genre.
Tough
10 Q
sdrockers182
Jan 02 09
273 plays
16 America (The Book) by the Daily Show Staff
How much do you know about the hilarious textbook-type writing by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show?
Average
10 Q
filmmaker03
Mar 09 05
990 plays
17 A Simples Life
There is a UK insurance comparison site called "Compare the Market". The company then set up "Compare the Meerkat " as an advertising gimmick. The book is a spin off from this and is a brief history of the meerkat clan by its founder.
Tough
10 Q
balaton
Aug 04 13
174 plays
18 100 Facts About Pandas
"100 Facts About Pandas" by David O'Doherty, Claudia O'Doherty and Mike Ahern is not a reputable source of panda-related information but a collection of some hilarious made-up "facts" about those adorable black-and-white bears.
Very Difficult
10 Q
eburge
Oct 18 13
177 plays
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