Robert MacLean


Two minutes with Toby,

Humor, like pornography, incites a single emotion, in various positions. Bad poet, screamingly funny novelist, impossibly probing playwright, seductive filmmaker, blog The Devil’s Pleasure Garden, Born Toronto, PhD McGill, taught at Canadian universities, too cold, live Greece, Irish citizen. No brains, but an intellectual snob.

Where to find Robert MacLean online


The Moment of Accepting Life
This seven-minute comedy will make you laugh out loud. It's won several awards, and just passed 4,000 views on YouTube.

Emma Blue trailer
We're in post production on this romantic comedy with Costas Mandylor of the Saw series as the Devil in love, but it's been to the festivals in its raw state, won at three of them and had several nominations.

Award Speech
Couldn't make it to every ceremony so I sent this acceptance speech instead.

The Seven Sages of Antiquity
This is a trailer for a documentary I hosted.


The Cad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
“I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading a book and not watching a movie—Robert MacLean's 'The Cad' is that entertaining.”—David Hallman “I really enjoyed reading The Cad. I found myself laughing throughout.”—Joanne Chase
Mortal Coil: A Comedy of Corpses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,950. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“From the moment I started to read this book I was crying with laughter.”—thedeludedfool “I nearly died laughing.”—Gail James “A first-rate contemporary farce, one of the hardest—if not THE hardest genre to pull off.”—J. Maas Short-listed for the London Observer's PG Wodehouse Comic Novel Prize. Stage version at Samuel French.
Total Moisture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
“Laugh-out-loud tears-in-your-eyes funny”—LCB “Total Moisture was a fantastic, laugh-out-loud read and I didn't hesitate to download The Cad as soon as I finished it.”—I’m a Little Teapot “Clever and laugh-out-loud funny.”—Joanna Carter “Another great book from Robert MacLean. We need more Toby books!! A lot of fun and outrageously funny.”—Mr. T. Penrose
The President's Palm Reader: A Washington Comedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
ATTENTION: This book makes fun of politicians and their sexual peculiarities. It makes fun of certain presidents, vice presidents and secretaries of state. It makes fun of women. It makes fun of gays. It makes fun of Americans. It makes fun of blacks, Hispanics, rednecks and bible-thumpers. It makes fun of Canadians, Russians, Brits, Frenchies, Africans, Asians and Latinos. It’s a lot of fun.
Foreign Matter: In Trouble with My Fantasies
You set the price! Words: 74,170. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Original hardcover published by Atheneum/Macmillan, New York: “Truly a very, very funny book."—The West Coast Review of Books “Fresh and spirited.”—Publishers Weekly “Enormously enjoyable.”—Kirkus Reviews “A complete success.”—Books in Canada “A delightfully comic creation.”—The Montreal Gazette “Funny, ebullient comedy of errors.”—Santa Cruz Sentinal

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