Dad Jokes: Maybe Laughter is the Best Medicine

June 12, 2024

It’s been said that “laughter is the best medicine.” Whoever quoted that might have been onto something, but they probably weren’t thinking of Dad Jokes. In honor of Father’s Day, and all of our wonderful dads, we’re sharing some of our favorite Dad Jokes.

All Jokes Aside

No joke, laughter is very powerful. Not only can a good laugh instantly brighten your mood, but it has legitimate health benefits. Laughter can reduce stress, strengthen our immune system, and even act as a natural painkiller. So, while Dad Jokes might make us groan or roll our eyes, they’re also doing us a world of good.

Dad Joke Data

When does a Dad Joke become a Dad Joke? When it becomes apparent.

But really… What makes a joke a Dad Joke? According to Wikipedia, a Dad Joke is “a joke, typically a pun, often presented as a one-liner or a question and answer.” They’re usually inoffensive, told sincerely, and overly simplistic. They’re often clever, even if cringe-worthy. And, of course, they don’t need to be told by dads — anyone can share these quick-witted quips!

Let’s Laugh

Here are some clever Dad Jokes that are worth sharing with the ones you love… to entertain! (Hint: sometimes you need to read them out loud to get the punchline.)

My friend showed me his tool shed and pointed to a ladder. “That’s my stepladder,” he said. “I never knew my real ladder.”

I just found out I’m colorblind. The news came out of the purple!

What did the llama say to his date? “Want to go on a picnic? Alpaca lunch.”

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

Which days are the strongest? Saturday and Sunday. The rest are weekdays.

Did you know that the first french fries weren’t cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece.

I bought the world’s worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible!

Why do dads take an extra pair of socks when they play golf? In case they get a hole-in-one.

Keep on Chuckling

If you’ve enjoyed these, consider following something like Dad Says Jokes, an Instagram account with five million followers that shares silly jokes on the daily. And they accept new jokes and memes if you have some clever content to share.

Or, gifting a book such as The World’s Greatest Dad Jokes or Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes is a great way to keep the giggling going. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads and jokesters out there!