I Googled "Funny Books," and this was the top result:
"Those blonde jokes are clean AND short, you say? Sign me up!"
Most "Hilarious Novel" lists you'll find online stick almost exclusively to books published in the early 1900s (at the absolute latest), like they get extra credit for citing obscure older books that are usually less "hilarious" and more "surprisingly not dated" (I don't care how many New Yorker "Funniest Novels of All Time" lists it appears in, Tristram Shandy is not a fucking funny book).
So what, then? What's a guy supposed to do when he runs out of Douglas Adams novels? I want a book as funny as Arrested Development, a book that I have to put down because I'm laughing too hard, with quotes that I want to share with my friends (I'm not very cool and have few long-term friends). Hilarious books should not be this hard to find.
Bonus Entry: The Funniest Books I've Read
In an effort to fix this problem and provide a home for hilarious novels, I'm going to leave a list of my favorites here, with the hopes that you all do the same in the comments.
Lamb -- Christopher Moore (I've certainly mentioned it enough already)
Lucky Jim -- Kingsley Amis
Catch-22 -- Joseph Heller
John Dies at the End -- David Wong
A Confederacy of Dunces -- John Kennedy Toole
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul -- Douglas Adams
Most of Kurt Vonnegut's stuff
High Fidelity -- Nick Hornby
Any book featuring Philip Marlowe -- Raymond Chandler
That's all I can think of right now. What about you guys?
Daniel O'Brien is Cracked.com's Senior Writer (ladies), and would love to write funny books for the people (the people).
For more from Dan, check out My Brief Time as a Crewmember Aboard the USS Enterprise and Storyboards from Michael Bay's The Great Gatsby.