Paul Merton is one of Britain's best-loved comics. A regular on both television and radio, his surreal wit and gift of the gab is evidenced weekly on BBC1's Have I Got News for You and Radio 4's Just a Minute. He has been ranked by critics, fellow comedians and viewers to be one of our greatest comedians.
'Whether it's the silly, surreal, slapstick or satirical that tickles your funny bone, there's a tale here to suit in this chunky collection of 80 funny short stories' This England. 'Such gems that they are well worth another outing ... The book does indeed have its charms' Herald. 'Easy to dip in and out of' Scotsman. 'Extremely funny ... [An] eclectic, wide-ranging anthology' Sunday Times. 'Poignant as well as funny ... There are plenty of belly laughs ... Whatever your taste in humour, the book is so vast you are bound to find stories to put a smile on your face' Sunday Express. 'A mixture of old favourites [...] and new discoveries ... You're bound to find stories that put a smile on your face' Daily Mirror. 'As you might expect from as singular a comic talent as Paul Merton, this compilation of his favourite funny stories offers material both hilarious and unusual' Guardian. 'Comprehensively joyful ... Some stories are, as promised, funny ha ha. Others are funny peculiar. Many are just plain witty. How are they all arranged? Alphabetically, by author, which is an entirely illogical logic and, as it turns out, perfect for this eclectic treasure chest' Sunday Times. 'Anybody who dips into Funny Ha, Ha [...] will emerge many hours later filled not only with pleasure and delight, but also with a sense of gratitude to Merton for choosing so well' The Times.