Not "comic" novels that leave you slightly amused and nodding. I'm talking about actual LOL funny books. They're rare. Suggestions welcome!
  1. "Money" by Martin Amis.
    An insanely depraved film director flies from London to New York on a never ending bender. Think "Birdman" with more drinking. "Unless I specifically inform you otherwise, I'm always smoking another cigarette."
  2. "Lightning Rods" by Helen DeWitt
    A businessman embarks on a winning quest to install handicapped bathrooms where workers can have anonymous sex. Just go with me on this one. "...even in a fantasy there is nothing even remotely erotic about a toilet bowl. In fact, considered as an accoutrement to a sexual encounter, a toilet bowl is a real cold shower."
  3. "Iceland" by Jim Krusoe.
    A typewriter repair man selects an organ from a storage pool and falls in love with the pool's attendant. Adventure ensues. Why don't more readers know Jim Krusoe?
  4. "Hash" by Torgny Lindgren
    Recommended by Krusoe. Narrated by a 107-year-old journalist, it's about two Swedes on a motorcycle quest to find the best hash (the food, not weed), which comes to represent life itself. It's also about the power of storytelling. I need to pick this one up again. I remember it being so funny.
  5. "A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore
    Most people love Moore's short stories, and I am one of those people. But I keep returning to this, which is about adoption and race and America just after 9/11. It has all the smart jokes you'd come to except from Moore.
  6. "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte
    He gets office life right. He gets marriage right. He gets dads right. And he does this by being so morally wrong it's amazing.
  7. "Treasure Island!!!" by Sara Levine
    Short and madcap. I loved it for her take on sisterhood and slackerdom. "Rena reached into her enormous filthy Turkish Kilim handwoven expandable purse."
  8. "Dept. of Speculation" by Jenny Offill
    Worth the price of admission for this gem alone: "When a student gets it, when it first breaks across his face, it's so fucking beautiful. I nodded, moved, though I never taught anyone a single thing. What do you teach, I asked him. Rollerblading, he explained."
  9. "The Stench of Honolulu" by Jack Handey
    For pure, big laughs in a novel, I say this is likely the best answer of my lifetime. I know @BillNovak @bengreenberg and @kce00 will back me up here.
    Suggested by   @bjnovak
  10. Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
    The best.
    Suggested by   @bengreenberg