Headline has acquired Pundamentalist by Gary Delaney, known for his one-liners as a stand-up and featured comedian on shows such as "Mock the Week" and "Live at the Apollo".
Senior commissioning editor Richard Roper acquired world rights from Christian Knowles at Blue Book Artist Management working with Rowan Lawton at The Soho Agency.
Roper said: "I have long admired Gary’s endlessly inventive and hilarious stand-up, and I am delighted that Headline will be publishing his first bumper pack of beautifully crafted jokes. We all need a laugh more than ever at the moment, and this book will be just the tonic."
Delaney said: "The most common thing people say to me after shows is 'I wish I could remember some of the jokes'. Some people even came to see my last tour four or five times, and still didn't remember the jokes. So this book is for them."
Pundamentalist will publish in hardback on 1st October 2020.