I don’t have a humorous textbook in my collection, but I do have a modern one, aimed at A-level students, very informative, written in Spanish, with occasional grammar notes in English within the text and as a full grammar appendix. It’s ¡Ponte al día!, published in Britain by Hodder Education, written by Mike Thacker / Monica Morcillo Laiz.
Thank you. I’ll go to a local bookstore to see if they have it. Local libraries here don’t have it.
Actually, my first point “short funny stories” is important to me. I really want to read something interesting in the context of a textbook, meaning difficult words and sentences are explained, interlaced with grammar notes.
Assimil’s Spanish with Ease course probably fits those criteria. I used it myself to get started. It has short dialogues and stories, with grammar notes explaining specific points. The audio is entirely in Spanish.