At surface value this topic sounded quite easy, but yet again it proved a cunning foe. There are lots of funny characters, but would I categorise them as jokesters or pranksters? It’s probably just me being too finicky.
Anyway, this is the list I was able to come up with. Mostly because they are at the forefront of my mind at the moment.
“Can you feel it? Something just changed. I believe that’s the sound the world makes when it pisses itself.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
“My other hand?’ Lopen said. ‘The one that was cut off long ago, eaten by a fearsome beast? It is making a rude gesture toward you right now. I thought you would want to know, so you can prepare to be insulted.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance
‘E’s fighting in there!’ he stuttered, grabbing the captain’s arm. ‘All by himself?’ said the captain.
‘No, with everyone!’ shouted Nobby, hopping from one foot to the other.
― Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
“I’m up to here with cool, okay? I am so amazingly cool you could keep a side of meat in me for a month. I am so hip I have difficulty seeing over my pelvis.”
― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
“That’s an Anansi story. ’Course, all stories are Anansi stories. Even this one.”
― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys