At last! You can listen to the funniest of the funny. We researched, adapted and recorded several short humor pieces for your enjoyment.
Listen to Mark Twain’s description of buying gloves from a distractingly attentive sales-lady.
Hear James Montgomery Bailey’s account of less-than-blissful marital interaction while putting up a stove pipe.
Hayden Carruth recounts how a local character, Uncle Bentley, causes havoc in church.
Max Adler describes Mr. Butterwick’s frustrated attempts at going to sleep counting sheep.
We have two collections for you. Each is over an hour of nostalgic humor that will have you smiling as you listen.
Hits by Famous American Wits of the Late 1800’s, Volume 1
A collection of FREE MP3 recordings read by Don Beesley. This collection is composed of the following pieces (click on each title to play the recording, or right click and choose 'save as'):
If you have any questions, please contact us using the "Contact Us" page. Thank you and enjoy!
Hits by Famous American Wits of the Late 1800’s, Volume 2
A second collection of MP3 recordings read by Don Beesley. If you liked what you heard in the first collection above, continue your enjoyment by purchasing this collection! Below is a list of the stories found in this collection.
My First Cigar by Robert J. Burdette (2:27)
Play a Sample from My First Cigar:
Mark Twain Buying Gloves in Gibraltar (3:24)
The Only Woman in Camp (6:08)
Similar Cases by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (5:20)
Putting Up a Stove Pipe by James Montgomery Bailey
(aka the "Danbury News Man") (5:01)
The Prayer of Cyrus Brown by Sam Walter Foss (1:17)
The Dying Gag by James L. Ford (5:55)
Max Adler on Going to Sleep (4:22)
M. Quad's Satire on Foreign Charity (2:42)
Mark Twain and the Interviewer (8:53)
Play a Sample from Mark Twain and the Interviewer:
Synopsis of the Play (6:03)
The Woman Barberess by Eli Perkins (3:42)
Adler on Wonderful Shooting (4:15)
Baron Munchausen's Best, Brief, Wolf Stories (2:42)
Woman's Shrewdness by Opie Reed (2:27)
The Gusher by Charles Battell Loomis (7:12)
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Fayer (4:22)
Play a Sample from Casey at the Bat:
Please note: Once you have purchased the collection, you will be taken to a secure page to download the MP3 tracks as a single “.zip” file. The files have been placed in this single zipped file for ease of download. If you have any questions, please contact us using the "Contact Us" page. Thank you and enjoy!