Crown, 1978. First Edition. Cloth. Inscribed on flyleaf: "Best wishes, Steve Allen." This is a signed first edition (second printing) of Steve Allen's scripts for his PBS series, Meeting of Minds, in which historical figures played by actors met to discuss their lives, world events, and be interviewed by Allen...
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McSweeney's, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with paper band wrapped around. Band shows a little wear at the base of the spine, but otherwise in very good condition. A collection of literary humor pieces by everyone from Jon Stewart to Ernest Hemingway, edited and selected by legendary producer, director, and...
George Routledge & Sons, 1927. Boards. Edges are slightly frayed. A few unobtrusive pen marks and margin notes throughout. This is an illustrated collection of Brown's humorous stories from the early 18th century.
Norton, 2017. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a signed first printing of Calhoun's comic memoir about love and marriage. Calhoun is an essayist and journalist best known for her NY Times Modern Love columns.
Henry Holt, 2016. First Edition. Hardcover. This is an inscribed first edition of Andy Cohen's second memoir. It contains many more true and truly irreverent tales from Cohen's life as a celebrity interviewer who has become a celebrity himself.
Bloomsbury, 2003. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by author on title page: "Hey Matt! Ha! Cheers. Doug Co. 16/07/03" This is the 2003 comic novel by the great Canadian satirist and artist famous for coining the phrase "Generation X."
Double Delinquent Press, 2013. Paperback. This is a signed copy of De Luce's comic memoir of finding her new family with Divine, John Waters, Joan Rivers, and the 1980s L.A. alternative scene. Formerly a gender-bending burlesque performer with the Cockettes, De Luce is now a professional story-teller, featured on The...
Random House, 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a signed first edition of Lena Dunham's comic memoir.
Scum Publishing, 1968. Pamphlet. This is the third issue (of four total) of the Dunker brothers' extremely explicit anti-war satire zine. With many illustrations and articles of the violent and psychosexual varieties. Interestingly, Horseshit predated the punk and underground zine movement by about a decade.
Grand Central Publishing, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. A first edition of Handler's sardonic memoir signed on the flyleaf.
Henry Altemus Co., 1906. Hardcover. Cover is chipped and rubbed. Some small stains on first few pages. A collection of humorous political aphorisms from the turn of the century, such as "Take care of the pennies, and, by and by, you can put the dollars into some institution and let...
Crown, 1962. Dotzenko, Grisha. Cloth. Small tears at edges of dust jacket and sticker residue on back cover. This is a jauntily illustrated collection of music and lyrics by the controversial humorist. With an introduction by Al Capp.
Allen and Unwin, 2018. Paperback. This is a comic memoir by Australian rock musician Molly.
William Morrow, 2015. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a signed first printing of Moore's humorous novel.
Doubleday, 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a first printing of Rakoff's first book, inscribed by the late, great essayist and humorist. Tear on bottom of back cover.
American Atheist Press, 1987. Paperback. This is a rare book of humorous comics by Mexican satirical cartoonist Rius debunking the Virgin of Guadalupe legend. Small stain on front cover, and top of spine has a slight tear, otherwise very good.
Berkley, 2014. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. First printing inscribed to Charlotte by Joan Rivers directly on title page, not on publisher's book plate. This was Rivers' final book, presumably signed on her final tour.
T.P. Tarcher Inc., 1974. Page, Frank. Hardcover. Inscribed by Joan Rivers on flyleaf: "To Tony & Danny - good luck. XXX. Joan Rivers, 1976." Ms. Rivers drew a smiley face as well. Pages are bright and crisp, but dust jacket is missing and cover has noticeable wear and tear. Book...
Lars Muller, 1996. First Edition. Paperback. Association copy. This is a charming photo book of "faces" found in everyday objects, similar to the popular "Faces in Things" Twitter account. This copy was signed and personalized to "Vicky" by Francois Robert, including a Happy Birthday gift note tucked inside.
Albert & Charles Boni, 1926. Johnson, Herbert. First Edition. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Cloth is torn at top of spine, and edges are frayed. This is a first edition of the great humorist Will Rogers' political musings.
Back Bay Books, 2011. Falconer, Ian. Paperback. A paperback reprint of Sedaris' hilarious 2011 story collection. Signed to Holly on title page, along with a bloody knife Mr. Sedaris drew in magic marker. A unique, cheeky copy for the fan of the Sedaris family wit.
Scholastic, 2018. Selznick, Brian. Advance Reading Copy. Paperback. A delightful rarity signed by award-winning author and illustrator Selznick directly on the title page. At the time of this listing, this was the only signed ARC of this book available for sale online.
Rob Weisbach Books, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a signed first edition of Smith's second memoir. Smith was the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and star in his own HBO special.
Sun Dial Press, 1944. Roese, Herbert. Hardcover. A 1944 reprint of the 1932 collection of Smith's humorous novels. Included in this collection are Topp Takes a Trip, The Night Life of the Gods, and The Bishop's Jaegers. Like most copies of this edition, the dust jacket has torn considerably (due...
Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1854. Leech, John. First Thus. Cloth. Spine quite cracked at front cover, which is nearly detached. Covering over spine is brittle and torn. Water stain on back cover. This is a handsome old collection of humorous fox-hunting stories from the master of such "sporting novels." Bound...