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Article  •  9 November 2022


Need a laugh? These books by funny people will brighten your day

See some of the funniest new books that will make you smile, even on the dullest of days.

One of the beautiful things about the internet is how it has made humour so easily accessible. If you’re feeling down, a quick YouTube search can have you watching hilarious videos to brighten your mood in no time at all.

But what about those times when you don’t want to rely on the internet for entertainment? We work on computers, spend all day on our phones, and live a life that’s constantly connected – so taking the time to unplug when you can is essential.

Luckily, some of the funniest content creators out there have also written books, providing the perfect offline entertainment. Talk about having your cake and eating it too!

If you want to laugh with some of your favourite internet personalities but don’t necessarily want to be online, these books are the perfect solution.

Great books by funny people

Always Room for Christmas Pud Aunty Donna, James Fosdike

Who: Aunty Donna is a Melbourne-based comedy group, best known for their YouTube channel where they post short, funny skits. The group also has a podcast where they share ‘comedy the whole family can enjoy.’

What: Always Room for Christmas Pud is Aunty Donna’s first book. Based on their YouTube video of the same name, the book dives into the all-too-relatable dilemma. At the end of Christmas lunch, when you’re already stuffed, what do you do when it’s time for dessert?

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Chippy Chasers: Chippy Jackpot Sam Cotton

Who: Sam Cotton is a multi-talented man. He’s an actor, illustrator, writer, animator, and now a children’s book author too! During lockdown, Sam started making and sharing animations on TikTok – some of which inspired his debut book.

What: Chippy Chasers is a graphic novel for readers aged 6+ that follows three seagull mates as they attempt to execute the ultimate heist. Tired of scabbing for scraps, the seagulls formulate a plan to get salty, hot chippies all to themselves. Will they be able to pull it off?  

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Life: What Nat to Do Nat's What I Reckon

Who: Nat’s What I Reckon is a digital content creator best known for his YouTube channel, where he shares a wide array of quirky, funny videos with his signature style. During Covid, Nat began to share more cooking content, and it was a huge success. Since then, he has created more food-focused videos, best served with a dash of humour.  

What: Life: What Nat to Do is a departure from Nat’s previous food-focussed books. Instead, this book offers 'a hot take on the advice you never asked for’, sharing Nat’s life advice – free from clichés. Nat has zero qualifications as a philosopher or life coach, but as a mental health advocate, he hopes to help spread positivity where he can. So buckle up, and get ready to crack a smile or two with this righteous ratbag.  

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