Trying to think of what to buy the comedy fan in your life? Look no further than this gift guide for comedy fans.
1. For Fans of the Comedian Sitcom
There are a seemingly endless number of comedian sitcoms out there. Here are some of the very best -- both classic and contemporary -- sure to please any comedy fan on your list.
- The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series (Compare prices)
- Seinfeld: The Complete Series (Compare prices)
- The Cosby Show: The Complete Series (Compare prices)
- It's Garry Shandling's Show: The Complete Series (Compare prices)
- Community: The Complete First Season (Compare prices)
- The Jack Benny Program, Vol. 1 (Compare prices)
2. For Students of Comedy History
Got a comedy fan in your life interested in exploring the roots of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy? These are some great gifts on comedy history.
- Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America by Lawrence Maslon and Michael Kantor (Compare prices)
- The Funniest One in the Room: The Lives and Legends of Del Close by Kim Johnson (Compare prices)
- Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America (Compare prices)
- The Art of Buster Keaton DVD Box set (Compare prices)
3. For Fans of Classic Stand-up
Get back to basics with these classic stand-up album and special suggestions.
- George Carlin: All My Stuff (Compare prices)
- Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks (Compare prices)
- Richard Pryor: The Anthology (Compare prices)
- The Lenny Bruce Originals, Vol. 1 (Compare prices)
- The Lenny Bruce Originals, Vol. 2 (Compare prices)
- Robert Klein: The HBO Specials (1975-2005) (Compare prices)
- Bill Cosby is a Very Funny Fellow Right! (Compare prices)
4. For Dane Cook Fans
Dane Cook remains one of the biggest comedians of the current era. Here's a good mix of his essential works and some obscurities for fans of the comic.
5. For the Aspiring Comedian
What better to give an aspiring comedian than the gift of live comedy? Or even classes to improve his or her skills with improv and sketch comedy? Give the would-be comedian in your life a head start with these gift ideas.
- Comedy Club Gift Certificates
- Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-up Comedy by Franklyn Ajaye (Compare prices)
- Stand-up Comedy: The Book by Judy Carter (Compare prices)
- Improvisation Classes (through Second City, ImprovOlympic Chicago, ImprovOlympic Los Angeles, The Groundlings or even your local park district)
- And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft by Mike Sacks (Compare prices)
6. Books Written by Comedians
Books by comedians are great for two groups: comedy fans and anyone who loves to read.
- Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler (Compare prices)
- Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange (Compare prices)
- I'm Not High by Jim Breuer (Compare prices)
- In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks by Adam Carolla (Compare prices)
- Git-r-Done by Larry the Cable Guy (Compare prices)
- Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin (Compare prices)
- Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand (Compare prices)
7. For Fans of Blue Collar Comedy
Git 'r done this holiday with these gift suggestions for the Blue Collar Comedy fan.