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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