Need a laugh? In 2017 the Guardian posted an article entitled "I fell out of bed laughing" and readers shared their many favourite funny works BTL. I painstakingly - but maybe not so accurately - counted the number of mentions each book, collection, short story series, play, and author received.
- 648 books and authors are mentioned.
- Most popular books: Confederacy of Dunces (63), Catch 22 (37), Lucky Jim (32), Cold Comfort Farm (26), Just William series (22), Puckoon (22), Wilt series (22)
- 29 funny books were published 425BC-1899, 423 from 1900-1999, 147 from 2000-2016.
- Tom Sharpe is the most mentioned author, followed by Wodehouse, Pratchett, Flann O'Brian/Myles na Gopeleen/Brian O'Nolan, and Waugh.
Have a laugh!