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Funny new additions to the Cath Tate card range

21 February, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

We welcome lots of new funny greeting cards to the Cath Tate range

Cath Tate publishes a wide range of humorous cards from classic cartoons, contemporary illustrations to funny captions of old photographs. 

Newly released, is a range of vintage cartoons by Donald McGill. McGill was one of the most successful cartoonists in the heyday of cheeky seaside postcards, which peaked between the mid 1930s and mid 1950s - a British coastal tradition at the time. He was described as 'The king of the saucy postcard', some of his designs featuring rude double entendre. In the early 1950s, the newly elected government saw an apparent deterioration in Britain's morals and ordered a crack down on saucy seaside postcards. In 1954 Donald McGill (in his eighties) was found guilty of breaking the Obscene Publications Act. The saucy postcard industry was dealt a heavy blow - many postcards were destroyed and retailers cancelled orders. In the height of his fame, Donald only received three guineas per design, though nowadays his original artwork can fetch thousands of pounds. It is a testament to his comic genius that Donald McGill's cartoons can still make us chuckle today, when we consider that he was born in 1875.

 

We also have a few new cartoons by Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek, our favourite being about a new superhero - say hello to Apostrophe Man!

 

Photocaptions is one of Cath Tate's most enduring ranges. Featuring captions to old photographs, one of our favourite of the new designs shows a photograph of a half demolished house with the caption 'Gone for materials. Back in a couple of weeks.' which will resonate with people who have had building work done!

 

Michael Leunig is one of our personal favourite cartoonists, wonderfully quirky and truly funny. Leunig lives in Melbourne and in 1999 he was declared an Australian Living Treasure. Here is one of our new cards featuring a Leunig cartoon . .

 

We also have several humorous cards from the Cats & Chickens range. These cards tend to feature either cats or chickens - the clue is in the name! One of our favourites is one where a cat has returned home very late after an eventful night and is not in the mood to explain . .

 

Life is Rosie is another caption range, colourful cards with a great sense of humour. One of our favourite new ones shows a woman who has looked at her BMI score and come to the conclusion that she is clearly too short!

 

We also welcome some designs by The Surreal McCoy - wonderfully silly humour. Our favourite is the supermarket self checkout cartoon . .

 

Take a look at our entire Cath Tate card range.

We launch our funny Valentine's Day cards for 2017!

30 January, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Romance is in the air as February the 14th approaches - take a look at our funny Valentines cards for 2017

At the Comedy Card Company, we only sell funny cards (as the name suggests!) so come Valentine's Day we bypass all the nauseating, lovey-dovey cards and go straight for humour! Anything humorous, whether its gentle, heart warming stuff to slightly cheeky to the downright rude, can make it onto our Valentines collection as long as it's funny.

What better gift to give on Valentine's Day than a smile? ( . . . well I guess an engagement ring, a massive bouquet of flowers, nice holiday, a wad of cash . . . oh get real).

We can't wait to show you some of this year's favourites . . .

We love this caption from the Drama Queen range, with a man gloriously mis-reading the situation!

 

Wonderful, contemporary design and quirky humour from Rosie Made a Thing, showing a man in full 'wooing' mode. Rosie Made a Thing was the 2016 winner of the Best Humour range in the Henries - the greeting card awards.

 

Typically sarcastic, dry humour from Modern Toss, with a woman knocking on doors and offering a pole dance.

 

Buddy Fernandez produce simple, boldly designed cards with fantastically honest messages for the recipient. This is a classic from their Valentines range.

 

Lovely design with an hilarious and sexy message for the recipient. Great humour from Brainbox Candy, one of our best selling ranges.

These are just a few of our favourite Valentine's day cards - view the full range.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top 10 funny cards of 2016

23 January, 2017 0 comments Leave a comment

Let's have a laugh at the top 10 best selling funniest cards of 2016

As we say goodbye to 2016, it is always fun to look back at what funny cards have been the most popular through the year. At the Comedy Card Company, we always stock a wide range of humour and we can see this in the variety of humorous cards on this list. We have excluded Christmas cards and we have created this top ten using sales volumes of each card sold. Without further delay, here are the top ten funniest cards in reverse order . . .

At Number 10 . . .

Classic cartoon by Tim Whyatt from his ever popular Traces of Nuts range. Featuring a butterfly that has been stopped by the police, having to explain why the photo on his driving licence (caterpillar) looks different to his new appearance!

 

At Number 9 . . .

Our best selling card by Modern Toss is 'Ideas Meeting'. Modern Toss is noted for its dry, sarcastic humour often focussing on the mundane sides of life, especially work situations. Rather rude but also rather hilarious.

 

At Number 8 . . .

The New Yorker magazine is famous for its satirical sense of humour and wonderful cartoons. The 'Woodpeckers were a mistake' cartoon is a classic favourite and shows the disastrous result of taking a pair of woodpeckers onto the Noah's Ark!

 

At Number 7 . . .

Simon Drew is noted for his beautiful illustrations and his fine sense of wit, especially his clever wordplay. This design, centred around the famous line from Dad's Army, has proved very popular.

 

At Number 6. . .

A perennial favourite from Dean Morris, this caption is just perfect, combining the love of technology and your boss and telling them both to shove it!!

 

At Number 5 . . .

A cheeky message for the recipient in this card by Brainbox Candy, spelled out on a canteen style notice board.

 

At Number 4 . . .

A favourite birthday card by Dean Morris, with a funny, cheeky caption poking fun at the recipient's advancing age, suggesting that their contemporaries are now starting to wet themselves!

 

At Number 3 . . .

Taking bronze in the 2016 best selling funny card stakes is another card by Brainbox Candy. From a list of superlative words, complimenting the recipient, comes a cheeky acronym bumping them back down to earth!

 

At Number 2 . . .

In second place, a hugely popular birthday card by Rainbow Cards. Featuring a cartoon by Peter Nesbit showing a cyclist in all the latest gear, making an unfortunate shadow against the wall.

 

Drum roll please . . .

At Number 1 . . .

Taking the gold for funniest / best selling card of 2016 is Watership Downer - an hilarious cartoon by Al Murphy showing a rabbit reading Watership Down in absolute horror. This card has been top of our funny card charts for several years now.

Is your favourite here?

We are always adding new cards to our line up, who knows what will be the best sellers for next year . . . 

Funny Christmas card themes

05 December, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

There are various different aspects of Christmas that greeting card publishers poke fun at to create their humorous Christmas cards. Lets have a laugh and walk through some of the favourite themes for funny Christmas cards.

 

Santa

First on the list is poor old Santa. Father Christmas comes in for a fair amount of stick; his dress sense, his massive workload and of course all these ‘Dear Santa’ letters he has to contend with.

In the classic Santa & Co range by cartoonist Jamie Charteris, Santa and Rudolph become a true comedy double act!

 

The Seasonal Goodwill

There are many designs that revolt against the seasonal goodwill and merriness that is (supposed!) to abound this time of year. The satirical humour of Modern Toss is the perfect antidote to all that festive cheer . . .

 

 

or the cheeky humour of Brainbox Candy . . .

 

Snowmen

Christmas brings snow (or it did prior to global warming) and that produces snowmen. The humble, innocent snowman is not immune to the cartoonist at this time of year . . .

 

Three Wise Men

When it comes to the Nativity story, the Three Wise Men come in for the most attention. Firstly, some people are incredulous that they could ever actually find three wise men. Then there is the task of finding Bethlehem and the bringing of gifts. There is some suggestion that if three wise women had appeared, rather than three wise men, things could have been a lot better!

 

Family Christmas

Of course Christmas would not be Christmas without spending all that quality time with one’s family. A lot of greeting card cartoonists capitalise on the reality of spending so much time with family members and the resultant joy!

Alcohol

Speaking about spending so much time with the family, the accustomed remedy and saviour is the alcoholic tipple . . .

The Christmas Dinner

The high expectations of the Christmas dinner and the resultant stress that ensues makes for some great humour. There is so much pressure to create the 'perfect Christmas'. The following cards provide some light relief to the stress of trying to create a wonderful dinner by following a celebrity chef's recipe!

Turkey

And of course, don’t forget the poor turkey . ..

 

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping and the joy it gives some and the more typical dread it gives others, leads to some hilarious cards.

 

Men at Christmas

Man gets a fair amount of abuse about his stereotypical behaviour of not helping enough, drinking too much, lounging about . . .

 

Dogs

Dogs feature heavily in funny cards all year round and I guess Christmas is no exception!

 

These are just some of the popular humour categories for Christmas cards. At the Comedy Card Company, we have a huge selection of funny Christmas cards. We also a separate page featuring some downright RUDE Christmas cards - hilarious, but not for the easily offended.

Merry Christmas to all!

View our Christmas card range

We launch this year's funny Christmas cards!

14 November, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

We proudly present our collection of humorous Christmas cards for 2016.

At the Comedy Card Company we believe that if you are going to send a greetings card it might as well make the recipient giggle - and what better gift to give at Christmas, than a bit of laughter!

Christmas is a big season for us and we are always excited to present our collection of Christmas cards, showcasing a wide variety of humour (our aim is always to have something for everyone). From contemporary designs, to classic cartoons to the downright rude, we have a wide range of styles and humour on offer.

Here, we'll walk you through some of our major card ranges featured in this years Christmas card line up.

One of our new ranges is Rosie Made a Thing. 'The Henries' are the greeting card industry's awards, and Rosie Made a Thing was this year's Henries winner for Best Humorous Range. We think her Christmas cards will be best sellers this year. This design is one of our favourites.

For some time, Jamie Charteris's cartoons that grace his 'Santa & Co' and 'Wit and Wisdom' ranges have been amongst our most popular Christmas cards - timeless, classic designs. Funny, without being offensive, these colourful cards have a broad appeal. His Santa and Co range features interaction and mischief involving Santa and Rudolph, the pair becoming a comedy double act!

Jamie Charteris's Wit and Wisdom range revolves more around the Nativity scene, the shepherds and the Three Wise Men . . .

Modern Toss is a card publisher noted for its dry sense of humour and crudely drawn cartoons. We love their Christmas cards which take a very satirical view of this time of year - a perfect antidote to all that happiness and goodwill!

Drama Queen is a range of cards featuring humorous captions to old theatrical photographs. The captions are penned by comedian Alex Lowe and his superb sense of humour is the reason for the Drama Queen's enduring success. Drama Queen release a brand new range each Christmas. Their Christmas cards are given some extra colourful sparkle, in the form of some colourful glitter, in keeping with the season! Here is one of our favourites of this years's Drama Queen cards.

Buddy Fernandez produces a range of 'honest' cards with a simple, blunt, tell-it-like-it-is statements. It is hard to produce a greeting card with nothing more than text on the front - no cartoons or illustrations here - and to make it genuinely funny. Buddy Fernandez has truly mastered this and have created an original, bold range of cards. Here is one of their classic Christmas designs.

Simon Drew creates his beautiful illustrations in his gallery in Dartmouth, Devon. Noted for his clever wordplay, fine humour, combined with superb artwork, he describes himself as 'half artist, half wit'. He has some wonderful Christmas cards designs.

Quitting Hollywood are noted for their cheeky captions, sometimes quite rude but always funny. Here is a wonderful new design for this year . . .

Here is another of Quitting Hollywood's cards - this is one of my personal all-time favourites.

 

Sarah Ray produces lovely, contemporary designs both heart warming and wickedly funny at the same time. This design about a beautiful seasonal robin that has just been eaten by a cat is her best selling design.

 

Dean Morris is known for his colourful, cheeky, cards which can also be on the rude side! Many of his cards feature in our rude Christmas card section. Hilarious captions and cheeky seasonal messages abound!

Twizler publish a range of cards by cartoonist Michael Canine and his Christmas cards sell particularly well. His 'Bugger' card, showing some polar bears at a party where one of them has spilt red wine down its front, is always very popular.

 

Brainbox Candy is one of our year-round best selling publishers. Always a bit different, with fresh original design mixed with a great sense of humour. This is one of their classic designs, featuring a cheeky message spelled out in magnetic letters on a fridge door.

 

Rupert Fawcett is the talented cartoonist behind two of our Christmas card ranges. Fred is an adorable character, created by Rupert some years ago. Together with his wife Penelope, we see how they cope with the trials of the festive season.

Rupert is also the cartoonist who has created the successful 'Off the Leash' range revolving around dogs and how they interact with us humans. This is one of our favourites for this year.

Kiss me Kwik is a card publisher from Brighton and their designs are often full of cheeky seaside humour. Quirky, original designs that can be hilariously rude and edgy too.

UK Greetings is the largest card publisher in the UK and a lot of different ranges publish under the UK greetings umbrella. One of their ranges is the ever popular New Yorker cards featuring some classic, satirical cartoons taken from the famous The New Yorker magazine.

Kook is range of cards published by Paperlink featuring contemporary design and humour. Their design about a girl writing a letter to Santa asking for a big fat bank account and a thin body, and requesting that he doesn't mix these up again this year, is a best seller!

Cath Tate produce a superb range of caption cards and this design, about a woman clearly surprised that there were ever really three wise men, is one of the most popular in the range.

These are just some of our ranges within this year's Christmas card collection. View the full range by clicking here.

We also have an hilarious range of rude Christmas cards - perhaps not for the easily offended, but great to give your mates a laugh at this time of year. We have great, cheeky cards from Dean Morris, Brainbox Candy, Kiss me Kwik and Quitting Hollywood. View our range of rude Christmas cards.

We hope you enjoy browsing through this year's Christmas cards, and we hope some make you laugh. Lastly we wish all of our lovely customers a very happy Christmas and New Year. Merry Christmas!

View all of our Funny Christmas Cards

 

 

We welcome a lovely new range of funny greeting cards

01 November, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

Say hello to Rosie Made a Thing, a delightful range of greeting cards with contemporary design and a great sense of humour!

In this year's Henries Awards, the greeting card industry's equivalent of the Oscars, Rosie Made a Thing walked off with the award for the Best Humorous Range. This is no surprise when you browse this lovely range of cards featuring contemporary drawings and design mixed with a fresh, original sense of humour.

In her own words, Rosie says that her cards are " . . . designed by a girl in her pyjamas who loves sweets.  They are inspired by everyday things that make us smile - friends, family and dogs in knitwear.  And 2 or 3 glasses of wine." Certainly friendship and wine seem to play a large part in many of the designs!

There is also a superb range of Christmas cards. In fact the one below may just be my favourite for this year . . .

The greeting cards are beautifully printed on quality card. They measure approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches and retail for £2.50 each.

View the Rosie Made a Thing range

This year's funny Christmas cards by Drama Queen

18 October, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

Drama Queen release a fresh set of funny Christmas cards every year. This ever popular range feature captions to old theatrical photographs.

Drama Queen has not disappointed this year, producing a great range of greeting cards packed full of seasonal humour! From old theatrical photographs, comedian Alex Lowe writes truly hilarious captions. The Christmas versions of the Drama Queen cards are given a dash of festive glitter to give them more sparkle.

The Drama Queen range was a finalist for a Henry Cole award this year in the Henries, which is the greeting card industry's equivalent of the Oscars. The Henry Cole award is for greeting card ranges that are acknowledged as having stood the test of time, a true classic range.

There is also a good range of Christmas designs for specific family relatives, such as mum, dad, son, sister, etc

Drama Queen Christmas cards measures approximately 6 x 6 inches and retail at £2.50 while the larger ones for family relatives are 7 x 6 inches and retail at £2.69.

Browse our entire range of Humorous Christmas Cards

 

Norman & Brenda - Hilarious new range of cards

28 June, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

Norman and Brenda are adorable characters created by cartoonist Geoff Tristram. The greeting card range is colourful, funny and a little bit cheeky too!

At the Comedy Card Company, we are always excited to add a new collection of funny cards to our website. We recently came across the new Norman & Brenda range and knew we just had to have it! 

Created by Geoff Tristram, a very successful artist whose work ranges from fine art and illustration to cartoons and comedy novels! He has been involved in a truly diverse spectrum of work - from being commissioned to paint the 400th anniversary portrait of Shakespeare to designing the stamp for the Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana.

His Norman & Brenda greeting cards are colourful, and very funny. Some of them are also a little bit rude too, reminiscent of cheeky seaside postcards.

These greeting cards measure approximately 7 x 5 inches. The range is published by Saffron, a card publisher based in Surrey.

View our Saffron Card Range.

 

Cardmix - a new collection of hilariously funny cards!

14 June, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

We launch a range of funny greeting cards, all published by Cardmix, with a delightfully varied sense of humour

Cardmix are contemporary publishers of greeting cards, with a strong bias towards humorous cards. We already sell their highly popular Drama Queen, Off the Leash and Have I Got News for You ranges and these are listed separately on our website. We are delighted to now launch a mix of Cardmix's other humour ranges - a lovely mix of humour!

On the Prowl

A range of funny cards involving cats by established and successful cartoonist Rupert Fawcett. Rupert Fawcett is also the creator of the adorable character Fred and the Off the Leash range about dogs. This time, he turns his attention to cats - their exploits and how they interact with humans. Some of these feline scenarios will be very familiar to cat owners!

Photo Cardmix

A range of cards featuring photographs of dogs with funny captions in the style of social media posts. 

Irene & Gladys

Irene and Gladys are two old friends visiting an art gallery, looking at famous works of art and revealing their hilarious thoughts. Captions penned by Alex Lowe (the comedian also behind the Drama Queen ranges) and Pantelis Georgio.

Crisp

Fresh, contemporary humour from Dan Crisp. Illustrations of domestic objects throwing insults or sexual flattery at each other - truly original, inspired work from Dan.

Ed McLachlan

Ed McLachlan is a long established cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye and The Spectator as well as a host of newspapers, magazines, and books. Classic cartoons that reveal an inventive imagination and a superb sense of humour!

Love Sick

A contemporary range of cards with vibrant, simply drawn cartoons by Jessie Cave, a young actress, comedian and cartoonist. She is best known for her role as Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. She also releases comedy sketches online, from which this range of cards has been created.

Tools of the Trade

Hilarious captions to pictures of tradesmen at work penned by Alex Lowe, the comedian who is also behind the successful Drama Queen range.

Take a look at the Cardmix Range

We launch this year's funny Father's Day cards!

23 May, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

Our 2016 collection of funny cards for Father's Day

Father's day is our favourite of all of the greeting card 'spring seasons' (Valentine's, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day) mainly because it is the funniest!

We only sell humorous cards at the Comedy Card Company so Father's Day is right up our street. This is because, for some reason, it is generally accepted that we can poke lots of fun at dad whereas we give our Valentines, our mums and certainly the Easter bunny less of a hard time!

The humour of Father's Day card tends to relate to how good a parent dad is compared to mum, how much dad drinks, how lazy he is, how bad he is at DIY, or how bad his flatulence is. Poor dad - good job he has a great sense of humour!

Father's Day falls on Sunday 19th June this year (UK, USA and Canada). Why not make dad laugh this year with one of our funny cards?

View our range of Funny Father's Day Cards

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