Gary Delaney to publish joke book

Tuesday 7th July 2020, 11:20am

  • Gary Delaney is to publish a joke book, Pundamentalist, on 1st October 2020
  • The publishers say: "We all need a laugh more than ever at the moment, and this book will be just the tonic"
  • Sample gags include: "My French pen friend just said 'Le Monde', which means the world to me"
Gary Delaney.

Gary Delaney is to publish his first book this October. Pundamentalist will feature many of his gags and one-liners across 288 pages.

His publishers explain: "Headline has acquired a hilarious collection of gags and one-liners from stand-up comedian and star of Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo, Gary Delaney."

Delaney says: "The most common thing people say to me after shows is 'I wish I could remember some of the jokes'. Some people even came to see my last tour four or five times, and still didn't remember the jokes. So this book is for them."

Commissioning editor Richard Roper comments: "I have long admired Gary's endlessly inventive and hilarious stand-up, and I am delighted that Headline will be publishing his first bumper pack of beautifully crafted jokes. We all need a laugh more than ever at the moment, and this book will be just the tonic."

Here are some sample gags from the book:

Garden centres can't reopen fast enough for me, I've been living on borrowed thyme.

We can't even afford a garden, so when my girlfriend bought us a trampoline I hit the roof.

Sure everyone cares about straws killing dolphins now, but they've been breaking camels' backs for years.

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, which explains why Prince Andrew is so stupid.

Sad news: The British simile champion has died. We shall not see his like again.

My mom doesn't trust my dad's secretary. I asked her why, and she just said 'I've seen her type before'.

Today someone told me that I look good with a salt 'n' pepper beard, so I took that as a condiment.

My French pen friend just said 'Le Monde', which means the world to me.

Can anyone tell me what FOMO stands for? Everyone else seems to know.

Actors have got Equity, Magicians have got the Magic Circle, but it's a shame ventriloquists don't have anyone to speak for them.

Does anyone know if it's safe to dye your pubes? It's a bit of a grey area.

Pundamentalist will published in hardback and in eBook format on 1st October 2020. It is available to pre-order now.


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Gary Delaney - Pundamentalist

Gary Delaney - Pundamentalist

Gary Delaney, one-liner extraordinaire, has appeared on shows like Mock The Week and written for the likes of Jimmy Carr, Jason Manford, and James Corden. Now, for the first time, comes this collection of his finest 3,000 jokes.

Make sure you look out for Gary's next book, about Stockholm Syndrome: it starts off badly but by the end you'll really enjoy it...

First published: Thursday 1st October 2020

  • Publisher: Headline
  • Pages: 288
  • Catalogue: 9781472277435

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