Listing Category: Comedy

The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte

“Bold, hilarious and deeply-felt fiction” Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN-10: 0374298904 ISBN-13: 978-0374298906

Dark Lies The Island by Kevin Barry

A wickedly funny and hugely original collection of stories about misspent love and crimes gone horribly wrong. Kevin Barry’s dazzling languate, razor-sharp ear for the vernacular, and keen eye from the tragedies and comedies of daily life invest these tales with a startling vitality. Shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and as More Info »

Zombie Psychology by Sarina Dorie

Fun, entertaining entry in the burgeoning ‘zombie’ sub-genre. Read it at Untied Shoelaces Of The Mind.

Heart Of A Champion by T.C. Boyle

Funny, nostalgic, literary…”Heart of a Champion” takes the reader from the opening credits of a Lassie-like serial all the way to the end of the story. Satirical, thought-provoking, fun and beautifully written. Find it in “Stories” by T. C. Boyle, (Penguin Books, 1999, ISBN-10: 014028091X ISBN-13: 978-0140280913)

Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father by Ian Frazier

This is a wonderful, funny piece, written in high biblical style, but in fact spoken by a modern, harried father.   Available on the Selected Shorts Podcast and in The Atlantic’s archive