Literary humour, comedy writers, humorous literature

Literary humour; comedy, humourists, writers, humorous blogs; a guide to top websites


Allen, Woody

Allen, Woody. Woody Allen filmography and other information.

Favourite Woody Allen lines.

Hollywood Ending


Antique Radios Online. Classic radio shows, comedy.
The collectors resource. Photos, articles, real-time radio.

Aristophanes, Wikipedia entry.

Atkinson, Rowan

Atkinson, Rowan. Rowan Atkinson. Wikipedia entry.

Rowan Atkinson. IMDB

Rowan Atkinson biography at BFI Screenonline

Australian humour *

Australian humour. ABC

Australian comedians.

Edna Dame Edna Everage


Bean. Mr. Mr Bean

Beerbohm, Sir Max. Max Beerbohm artwork.

BBC classic radio comedies. Audio files.

BBC Comedy Homepage

Bob Hope. 96 years of Hope. Bob Hope’s website. Hear Bob tell a joke.

The Brains Trust. A British satirical magazine.
Topical humour and satire. Unreliable facts. Because everything on the internet is true. Over 77,358 facts on line. 

British humour, British comedians, British comedy *

Absolutely Fabulous

Barker, Ronnie. Ronnie Barker

BBC – BBC Radio 7 Comedy Homepage

British Comedy Homepage

British comedians. A list of British comedians.
Nationmaster Encyclopedia

Comedians. BBC profiles of British comedians.

Fry, Stephen. Stephen Fry homepage. The Adventures of Stephen Fry

Interviews on video with Stephen Fry.

Wikipedia entry on Stephen Fry.

Gervais, Ricky. Ricky Gervais. The Office

Gervais, Ricky. Ricky Gervais Website and Podcast

Goon Show Depository, an exhaustive information source.

Goon Show Site. Downloads. MP3s.

Goon Show Preservation Society

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Izzard, Eddie. Eddie Izzard

The Wodehouse Society

Lord Bonkers’ Diary
Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South-West between 1906 and 1910. Since 1990 his diaries have given a unique perspective on the Liberal Democrats and British politics in general.

Monty Python 

British TV comedies

Absolutely Fabulous

BBC Comedy Homepage

Little Britain

Mr Bean

To the Manor Born

The Morecambe and Wise Home Page

The Office

Steptoe and Son

Yes, Minister


Cambridge Footlights


Cleese, John. The John Cleese website. A new direction in cyber-space silliness.

Comedians *

Comedy Online. Stand up comedy in Britain.

Comedy-O-Rama. Great figures of comedy.

Comedy: definition and history, from Wikipedia.


Edna Dame Edna Everage 


Festivals, comedy festivals *

Chicago Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Festival. BBC

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Köln Comedy Festival

Greenwich Comedy Festival, London.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Chicago Comedy Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Hamptons Comedy Festival

Laughter Arts Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

San Francisco SketchFest

Montreal Comedy Festival. Hahaha

New Zealand International Comedy Festival

French humour *

Retrouvez toute l’actualité de l’humour, humoristes, théâtres et festivals. Toute l’actualité de l’humour francophone est sur Youhumour ! (French and International)

Fry, Stephen. The Stephen Fry homepage. The Adventures of Stephen Fry

a large archive of humourous websites: one-liners, cartoons, animations, advice, office humour, etc. 


German humour *

Henning Wehn: German Comedy Ambassador to Great Britain

Wikipedia entry on German humour.

Gervais, Ricky. Ricky Gervais Website and Podcast

Professional jokes. 
Medical jokes, social worker jokes, lawyer jokes, etc.


A. P. Herbert
Wikipedia entry.

Humour search engines *

Humour websites. A directory and search engine for humour on the internet.

Retrouvez toute l’actualité de l’humour, humoristes, théâtres et festivals. Toute l’actualité de l’humour francophone est sur Youhumour !

Humor Search Engine. Jokes, humor.

Humour in English Literature, a discussion between Clive James and Peter Porter (audio).

Humour Studies

Humour Research
A site containing information pertaining to humor research (e.g. academichumor journals, scientific organizations, conferences, etc.) and teaching ofhumor as an academic subject.


Ig Nobel Home Page 
The prizes for maddest inventions and research projects.

Insults. Great insults


Jerry Lewis 

Jokes *



Politically incorrect jokes. Joke

Profession jokes.

Work Jokes.

Journals, magazines *

The New Yorker

The Onion

Private Eye. The British satirical magazine.

The Spectator

Suck. A satirical magazine.

Taki. The Spectator  column.

Taki’s Magazine


Leacock, Stephen

Leacock, Stephen, Stephen Leacock. Stephen Leacock Museum

Stephen Leacock. Selected poetry.


Marx Brothers. Chico, Harpo, Groucho

Modern Humorist

Montreal Comedy Festival. Hahaha

Montreal Comedy News 


Net Funny. A jokes portal.

The New Yorker


America’s online satirical journal. 


Parker, Dorothy. A Dorothy Parker website.

Dorothy Parker, Wikipedia entry.

Poems/Humorous poems *

Amazingly Bad Poetry Journal
A collection of bad poetry and humorous comment on topical subjects.

Funny Poets
Collecting some of the funniest poems from poets around the globe with their aim to bring more laughter to the world.

Ogden Nash Online
A large e-text archive collection of Nash’s verse.

Political humour and satire. Standup comedians, comediennes,ventriloquists, humourists.

Pope, Alexander

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope
An introduction.

Alexander Pope Quotes

Private Eye
The British satirical magazine.

Professional jokes. Medical jokes, social worker jokes, lawyer jokes, etc.


Quotations *

Quotes. Witty Quotes. Paul Tomko’s Collection of Humorous Quotes.

Humor Quote

Famous quotes.
Quotes and Authors

Humor Quotes


The Royal Journal of Found Art 


Sellers, Peter
Peter Sellers official Web site offers biography, filmography, photos, quotes, news and more about the legendary actor.

Peter Sellers
This is a non-commercial tribute site.

Peter Sellers videos and audios on YouTube.

Peter Sellers

Shakespeare, William

Shakespearean comedy.
Wikipedia entries.


Stand-Up New York Comedy Club

Suck. A satirical magazine.


Taki. The Spectator column.

Taki’s Magazine

Thurber, James. James Thurber, a website.


Waugh, Auberon. Auberon Waugh. The Guardian

Waugh, Evelyn

Waugh, Evelyn. Evelyn Waugh. Doubting Hall, an Evelyn Waugh website.

The Evelyn Waugh Society

Wilde, Oscar

The Oscar Wilde Homepage.

An Ideal Husband. A searchable etext.An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde. The Literature Page

The Importance of Being Earnest

100th anniversary of the death of Oscar Wilde, New York University. An exhibition of letters, documents, writings, pictures.

Le Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Oscar Wilde’s grave.Photographs of Wilde from the Clark Library.

Wodehouse, P. G.

The Russian Jeeves and Wooster Society

The Wodehouse Society


The Worst of Everything. The Bin
A site and blog cataloging of the worst example of everything in the world. British-slanted, accessible and interactive.