Funniest short stories

Rope – Katherine Anne Porter

The Ransom of Red Chief– O. Henry

A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters – Oliver Wendall Holmes

Misunderstood – P.G. Wodehouse

Mrs. Korner Sins her Mercies – Jerome K. Jerome

Extracts from Adam’s Diary – Mark Twain

Pigs is Pigs – Ellis Parker Butler

My Speech to the Graduates – Woody Allen (from “Side Effects”)

A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift

Death by Scrabble – Charlie Fish

The Speculations of Jefferson Thorpe – Stephen Leacock

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