The best comedy podcasts and audiobooks to listen to on Audible

·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
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It's cold and miserable outside, so if you're in need of something to cheer you up and turn that frown upside down, Audible's most popular comedy podcasts and audiobooks could be just the thing to help!

Here are the comedy podcasts and audiobooks you need in your ears right now:

Judith Lucy & Denise Scott – Disappointments

Judith Lucy and Denise Scott podcast
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Denise Scott and Judith Lucy have been doing stand-up comedy for more than 60 years between the two of them, so you know this will be good.

Their podcast sees them talk about everything from sex to ageing to work and then back to sex again. What makes this even better is that the material has been tested at their live shows, so you're getting all the good stuff. 

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Don't believe us? Here's what one review said: "My sides are aching I laughed so much... these two are magicians of comedy - loved it."

French & Saunders: Titting About

French and Saunders Titting About podcast
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Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are back together and doing what they do best, which is "titting about", apparently! This award-winning double act take on six big subjects and "tit about" with them. 

No stone is left unturned in this thorough quest to leave listeners entertained and informed. You'll hear about useful tips on airport shopping and even find out their top three vegetables - so all the good stuff essentially!

Julia Morris Makes It Easy

Julia Morris Makes it Easy podcast
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Julia Morris is one of Australia's favourite comedians and presenters, but now she's adding another title to her resume - life-expert and personal development guru.

Julia shares wild showbiz anecdotes as well as tongue-in-cheek advice as she guides listeners through the ins and outs of making life easy.

Bossypants

Tina Fey Bossypants audiobook
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Tina Fey's Bossypants is comedy gold. Before she starred in 30 Rock, Mean Girls or Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey was just a little girl with a dream. Here Tina reveals how she made it from her early days as a "vicious nerd" to getting the job on Saturday Night Live and beyond. 

Most importantly, she proves that you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Dear Girls

Ali Wong Dear Girls audiobook
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In a completely original collection, Ali Wong shares stories and wisdom from her life in comedy as well as from her life offstage - including the brutal reality of being a single woman in New York City and much more. 

While Ali's letters are addressed to her daughters, they're incredibly funny and surprisingly moving and enlightening, oh, and a bit gross. 

Born a Crime

Trevor Noah Born a Crime audiobook
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This compelling, inspiring and funny coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah is set during the apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. While you may know Trevor as the man who gives the world their nightly dose of satire, here he gives listeners a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.

Best Foot Forward

Adam Hills Best Foot Forward audiobook
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In his audiobook, Adam Hills describes his early years in the Australian comedy scene and how he grew up being the shy kid with a prosthetic foot. While other teens snuck off to meet girls and drink, Adam snuck off to see a young Jim Carrey perform. His love of comedy and legends such as Rodney Rude, Vince Sorrenti and Robin Williams eventually led to Adam's first stand-up performance on his 19th birthday.

Adam recounts stories from his life in a charming and witty memoir about following your heart, being positive and how the things that make you different also make you unique.

Audible will also be releasing the Melbourne international Comedy Festival on July 6, so stay tuned!

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