75 Dad Jokes So Bad They're Actually Hilarious

One-liners so corny only the funniest of fathers can enjoy them.

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Is there any genre of humor more satisfying than a dad joke? We don't think so. Because dad jokes aren't like regular jokes. They're multi-faceted and complex. They're funny because they're so corny and you're not even sure whether to laugh or grimace. But what really sells them is a dad's delivery. The way they smile a little too wide when they set up the joke: "When is a door not a door?" You already know what's coming next, but your dad's face is filled with so much giddy joy, you just have to brace yourself. "When it's a jar!" he says, and bursts into thunderous laughter before you can even respond. His enjoyment brings the dad joke to another level of cheesy goodness.

Yup, a dad joke is loosely defined as a groaner so corny that you basically need to own a pair of white New Balance sneakers, a cellphone belt clip, and a coffee mug emblazoned with the phrase "World's Best Father" to actually find it funny. That's unless you're talking about the dad jokes we've compiled right here. Yes, they're corny and awful, but somehow they all make us laugh despite their ridiculousness. So read on, and enjoy—and make sure to send them to your own dad. We promise, it'll make up for all the times he told you that no, he didn't get a hair cut, he got all his hairs cut.

Best Dad Jokes to Tell Any Time

dad jokes about sprinters are funny
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    1. What do sprinters eat before a race? Nothing, they fast!
    2. What concert costs just 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback!
    3. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field!
    4. What do you call a mac 'n' cheese that gets all up in your face? Too close for comfort food!
    5. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired!
    6. Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere!
    7. What do you call a fish with two knees? A two-knee fish!
    8. Why do melons have weddings? Because they cantaloupe!
    9. What happens when you go to the bathroom in France? European.
    10. What's the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle? Attire!
    11. How many apples grow on a tree? All of them!
    12. Did you hear the rumor about butter? Well, I'm not going to spread it!
    13. Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers?  They say he made a mint!
    14. Why do you never see elephants hiding in trees? Because they're so good at it!
    15. How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!
    16. Why did the old man fall in the well? Because he couldn't see that well!
    17. Why don't skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have no body to go with!
    18. What do you call a factory that sells passable products? A satisfactory!
    19. Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer? He couldn't see himself doing it!
    20. Want to hear a joke about construction? I'm still working on it!

Funny Dad Jokes That Will Make You Groan

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      1. I like telling Dad jokes. Sometimes he laughs!
      2. To whoever stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my Word!
      3. I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole destroying!
      4. My boss told me to have a good day. So I went home!
      5. I'm so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!
      6. Spring is here! I got so excited I wet my plants!
      7. I thought about going on an all-almond diet… But that's just nuts!
      8. This graveyard looks overcrowded. People must be dying to get in there!
      9. My friend says to me, "What rhymes with orange?"And I told him, "No it doesn't!"
      10. My wife told me I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down!
      11. I told my girlfriend she drew her eyebrows too high. She seemed surprised!
      12. I tell dad jokes but I have no kids…I'm a faux pa!
      13. So a vowel saves another vowel's life. The other vowel says, "Aye E! I owe you!"
      14. Did I tell you the time I fell in love during a backflip? I was heels over head!
      15. My uncle named his dogs Rolex and Timex. They're his watch dogs!
      16. If you see a robbery at an Apple Store does that make you an iWitness?!
      17. I would avoid the sushi if I was you. It's a little fishy!
      18. Five out of four people admit they're bad with fractions!
      19. Two goldfish are in a tank. One says to the other, "Do you know how to drive this thing?"
      20. I'll call you later. Don't call me later, call me Dad!

Bad Dad Jokes to Tell Any Time

a funny dad joke about an italian chef
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      1. Did you hear about the Italian chef who died? He pasta way!
      2. When the grocery store clerk asks me if I want the milk in a bag, I always tell him, "No, I'd rather drink it out of the carton!"
      3. The difference between a numerator and a denominator is a short line. Only a fraction of people will understand this!
      4. What's ET short for? Because he's only got tiny legs!
      5. I don't play soccer because I enjoy the sport. I'm just doing it for kicks!
      6. What's brown and sticky? A stick!
      7. Can February March? No, but April May!
      8. What's orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!
      9. I invented a new word today: Plagiarism!
      10. What do you call a donkey with only three legs? A wonkey!
      11. After dinner, my wife asked if I could clear the table. I needed a running start, but I made it!
      12. How do you make a Kleenex dance? Put some boogie in it!
      13. Why is Peter Pan always flying? He neverlands!
      14. What's a ninja's favorite type of shoes? Sneakers!
      15. This morning, Siri said, "Don't call me Shirley." I accidentally left my phone in Airplane mode!
      16. A woman is on trial for beating her husband to death with his guitar collection. The judge asks her, "First offender?" She says, "No, first a Gibson! Then a Fender!"
      17. I know a lot of jokes about retired people but none of them work!
      18. What do you call a guy with a rubber toe? Roberto!
      19. What do Santa's elves listen to ask they work? Wrap music!
      20. What rhymes with boo and stinks? You!

Classic Dad Jokes Everyone Loves

a funny dad joke about english teachers
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  1. If an English teacher is convicted of a crime and doesn't complete the sentence, is that a fragment?
  2. I think my wife is putting glue on my antique weapons collection. She denies it but I'm sticking to my guns!
  3. Which U.S. state is famous for its extra-small soft drinks? Minnesota!
  4. I got a hen to regularly count her own eggs. She's a real mathamachicken!
  5. What did the Ranch say when someone opened the refrigerator door? "Close the door, I'm dressing!"
  6. Why do trees seem suspicious on sunny days? They just seem a little shady!
  7. What did the policeman say to his belly button? You're under a vest!
  8. Last night I had a dream that I weighed less than a thousandth of a gram. I was like, 0mg.
  9. A cheese factory exploded in France. Da brie is everywhere!
  10. What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta!
  11. I've been bored recently so I've decided to take up fencing. The neighbors said they will call the police unless I put it back.
  12. Why did the math book look so sad? Because of all of its problems!
  13. I don't really call for funerals that start before noon. I guess I'm just not a mourning person!
  14. If two vegans get in a fight, is it still considered a beef?
  15. One of my favorite memories as a kid was when my brothers used to put me inside a tire and roll me down a hill. They were Goodyears!
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