Now that the Thanksgiving madness is in the past and the memory of a human stampede at three in the morning to get that blue ray or 3D TV is nothing but a vague cloud of small inconvenience, it’s time to think about gift wrapping for Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and whatever else we choose to celebrate this time of year, Festivus included.
As you are checking your list twice to make everyone happy, don’t forget your comedy fans: they are the hardest to shop for. And to make your pre-holiday shopping easier, here’s the top ten gifts comedy lovers would get all giddy about.
1. Patrice O’Neal, Elephant In The Room
Not only because it’s the last project you’ll have from O’Neal, but it’s also because he was a true comedic genius.
2. The Onion’s Page-A-Day Calendar
The fans of this hilarious newspaper will appreciate classic everyman stories.
3. The 50 Funniest American Writers by Andy Borowitz
Veteran TV screenwriters and the man behind Borowitzreport.com writes an anthology of humor from Mark Twain to The Onion.
4. Marcel The Shell. Things About Me, by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp.
Comedian Jenny Slate and filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp’s YouTube sensation was turned into a children’s book.
5. Family Guy Volume 9
One of the most popular cartoons for big boys and girls about the dysfunctional family of Griffin will not only leave you rolling on the floor laughing, but also make your own family look good.
6. Colbert Light -Up Pen
A must for all fans of the Colbert Report. It’s the same kind of pen the host of the show uses to write all the important things. You could probably make history writing with that pen.
7. The Best Of Friends
Even though the show has been off the air for quite some time, it’s always fun to relive all the hilarious moments that happened to six Central Perk regulars.
8. Hendersons and Daughters by The Sklar Brothers
Randy and Jason Sklar’s latest album filled with some of the best comedy from the brothers who continue to make us laugh, rain or shine.
9. Craig Ferguson: Does It Need To Be Said?
The beloved host of The Late Late Show tells it like it is, cussing and all. The DVD of his stand-up special recorded live in Nashville is available on Amazon.com
10. Polly The Insulting Parrot
There’s no better way to let your family know that after all the presents are open, it’s time to go home. This potty mouthed bird available at prankplace.com with a built-in motion censor will insult anyone who gets in its way.
About the Author: Svitlana Kurylo is a passionate writer, who loves life, comedy and firmly believes that laughter is the best cure for all diseases, even warts. She is currently trying to prove to the world that dreams do come true.