If you're looking for a novelty or gag gift to crack up a family member or friend this holiday season, you might want to look elsewhere. But, if you're searching for the perfect gift for the comedy connoisseur in your life, you've come to the right place.

After taking note of 2012's best new comedy books, DVD sets, stand-up albums, merch and more, we came up with 21 top-notch holiday gift ideas that any true comedy nerd will appreciate. See all of our picks below and tell us what you think makes the perfect comedy gift in the comments.

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  • The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge

    Everything you've ever wanted to know about anything, from the editors of The Onion. At <a href="amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Onion-Book-Known-Knowledge-Encyclopaedia/dp/0316133264">Amazon</a>. <strong>$29.99</strong>

  • Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

    Listen, laugh and thank the lord you don't live in a two-bedroom NYC apartment with five children. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Gaffigan-Mr-Universe/dp/B008H4MFSG">Amazon</a>. <strong>$14.98</strong>

  • We Killed: The Rise Of Women In American Comedy

    This book is perfect for any funny female (or anyone who still thinks women aren't funny). At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/We-Killed-Women-American-Comedy/dp/0374287236">Amazon</a>. <strong>$27</strong>

  • Tig Notaro: Live

    Tig Notaro made stand-up history this year by announcing her breast cancer diagnosis on stage. For just five bucks, you can gift a download of her emotional set and turn anyone into a Tig Notaro fan. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Live-digital-booklet/dp/B009Y4E9QO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353517236&sr=301-1">Amazon</a>/<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tig-notaro-live/id570071953">iTunes</a>. <strong>$4.99 </strong>

  • Weird Al: The Book

    This "illustrated tribute" to the parody king is guaranteed to be a little weird (and looks great on a coffee table). At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Weird-Al-Book-Nathan-Rabin/dp/1419704354/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353440764&sr=8-1&keywords=weird+al+the+book">Amazon</a>.<strong>$29.95</strong>

  • The Daily Show: The Best F#%king News Team Ever! Tee

    When you wear this T-shirt you can proudly tell CNN, MSNBC and Fox News where to go. At <a href="http://shop.comedycentral.com/The-Daily-Show-The-Best-Fking/M/B0093OCZUM.htm">Shop.ComedyCentral.com</a>. <strong>$21.99</strong>

  • Steve Martin: The Television Stuff DVD

    This three-disc collection featuring the funnyman's early comedy specials, promos and clips from "Saturday Night Live" is perfect for the "wild and crazy guy" in your life. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Martin-The-Television-Stuff/dp/B0089BSMWA">Amazon</a>. <strong>$34.93</strong>

  • Parks and Recreation Ron F***ing Swanson BBQ Sauce and Apron

    The comedy-loving carnivore in your life should know: No one knows BBQ better than Ron Swanson. At <a href="http://www.nbcuniversalstore.com/parks-and-recreation-ron-fing-swanson-bbq-sauce-and-apron/detail.php?p=369296">NBCUniversalStore.com</a>.<strong>$39.99</strong>

  • Thrill Murray: A Coloring Book

    Bill Murray and an excuse to sit down and color as an adult. What else could you possibly want? At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00864HGQ8/?tag=047-20">Amazon</a>. <strong>$18.99</strong>

  • South Park Monopoly

    Boardwalk? More like BOREDwalk. Monopoly is a lot more fun with a "South Park" twist. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Monopoly-South-Park-Collectors-Edition/dp/B007ZM9I1I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351017322">Amazon</a>. <strong>$39.99</strong>

  • Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity

    Spanning six decades of delightfully idiotic material, this ultimate collection of Mad Magazine's classic features will please almost any age. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Totally-MAD-Years-Satire-Stupidity/dp/1618930303/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353516585&sr=1-1&keywords=mad+magazine+60+years">Amazon</a>. <strong>$20.44</strong>

  • Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious

    Got a friend who loves "Parks & Rec" but hasn't experienced Aziz Ansari's true calling? Why not gift a download of Aziz's latest hour of stand-up? At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Dangerously-Delicious-Explicit/dp/B00832SAPE">Amazon</a>/<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dangerously-delicious/id526785107">iTunes</a>. $7.99

  • 2013 Earwolf Calendar

    Show your love for Scott Aukerman! After all, the podcasts are free. At <a href="http://store.earwolf.com/products/2013-earwolf-calendar">Earwolf.com</a>. <strong>$15</strong>

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV

    Comedy and DVD commentary lovers will rejoice as Joel, Mike, and their robot friends mock this latest collection of B-rate movies. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-XXV/dp/B0096RC4X4/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1353437583&sr=1-1&keywords=MST3K+xxv">amazon.com</a>. <strong>$59.97</strong>

  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't

    In his latest book, Stephen Colbert takes another look at the country that never wasn't not great. At <a href="http://shop.comedycentral.com/America-Again-Rebecoming-the-Greatness-We/A/0446583979.htm">Shop.ComedyCentral.com</a>. <strong>$16.28</strong>

  • The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy

    Sure, you've seen "Blazing Saddles," but this beautiful new DVD set lets you dive deep into the Mel Brooks catalogue. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Incredible-Mel-Brooks-Irresistible/dp/B008VIMLXM">amazon.com</a>. <strong>$89.93</strong>

  • You Made It Weird: Keep It Crispy T-Shirt

    This shirt is the perfect way to show that you are a self-proclaimed "weirdo." At <a href="http://www.bluecollardistro.com/youmadeitweird/product_info.php?products_id=7098&cPath=1530&store=">Blue Collar Distro</a>. <strong>$20</strong>

  • Smug Life: Doug Benson

    In this comedy album/social experiment, Benson performs the same set twice; once while sober and the other while high. Listen to both sets to decide for yourself which Benson is funnier. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Smug-Life-Doug-Benson/dp/B008402MB8/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_1">Amazon</a>. <strong>$7.99</strong>

  • John Hodgman: Complete World Knowledge

    This mighty set brings together all three of humorist John Hodgman’s books of pseudo-knowledge: "The Areas of My Expertise," "More Information Than You Require," and "That Is All." At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hodgman-Boxed-Set-John/dp/1594631352/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1348081394&sr=8-5&keywords=john+hodgman">Amazon</a>. <strong>$29.04</strong>

  • Jimmy Fallon: Thank You Notes 2

    In this second bound edition of his classic "Thank You Notes," "Late Night" fans get an extra treat: a sound chip that plays the bit's theme music while you read. At <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Thank-You-Notes-Jimmy-Fallon/dp/0892967366">Amazon</a>. <strong>$10.78 </strong>

  • WTF Podcast T-Shirt & Stickers

    With awesome artwork by <a href="http://www.coopstuff.com/">Coop</a>, any Marc Maron fan will get a kick out of this baseball tee. At <a href="http://www.bluecollardistro.com/wtfpodcast/product_info.php?products_id=7146&cPath=1176_1177&store=">Blue Collar Distro</a>. <strong>$30</strong>

  • Sleepwalk With Me: The Movie

    Mike Birbiglia's much-lauded film is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sleepwalk-Me-Mike-Birbiglia/dp/B009B8YZ9Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1355431459&sr=1-1&keywords=sleepwalk+with+me">available on DVD & BluRay</a> December 18. <strong>$9.99-21.99</strong>


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