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Photograph: Mike CaranoDave Attell Laugh during Hanukkah or whatever holiday it is when dirty Uncle Dave waves his pecker around like a wizard’s wand. Carolines on Broadway (212-757-4100, carolines.com). Dec 26–30; $42 plus two-drink minimum.
David Cross Throbblehead Pump up a pal’s self-esteem with a doll of the intrepid local comic, who’s presumably lambasting your friend for being a whiny nitwit. Available at aggronautix.com, $20
Photograph: Jessica LinSteve Martin: The Television Stuff three-DVD set A manic and strange young stand-up wins a nation’s affection in these early specials and rarities. Available at shoutfactory.com, $30
Photograph: Jessica LinTotally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity Just as unabashedly dumb as you remember, this MAD anthology serves up classic parodies, mag history and fold-ins. Available at local bookshops; $35.
Holiday gift guide 2012: Comedy
Ah, the gift of laughter: Give a comedy lover Steve Martin rarities, a David Cross doll or time with NYC favorite Dave Attell