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National Tell a Joke Day

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About Tell a Joke Day

When is Tell a Joke Day? Tell an Old Joke Day is July 24. National Tell a Joke Day is always August 16.

You’ll do anything for a laugh, right? If so, these two holidays are definitely made for you. Funny as it may seem, there are two days to tell our favorite puns and one-liners. Both are real laughers. But, there’s a difference between these two hilarious holidays. On National Tell a Joke Day any joke will do. On Tell an Old Joke Day, we pull out our oldest and funniest bits of wit and humor. Most likely, they will cause roars of laughter along with plenty of belly laughs.  We hope your day is filled with chuckles and laughs.

No doubt about it. Today will be a fun-filled day, with lots of laughter. To fully participate and enjoy this day, just tell some jokes. You can do it in person or pass along a few humorous emails. That’s easy enough to do. The more jokes you tell, the more fun this day will be. We also encourage you to listen to many jokes today. Everybody is getting into the act, and in order to tell a joke, someone has to be present to listen to the joke.

Do you know any good jokes and one-liners? If not, there’s no shortage of good wit and humor online.  Just perform a quick internet search and you will be armed with more than enough jokes that will leave your listeners hysterical.

How to Celebrate and Participate in Tell a Joke Day

Wisecracks and buffoonery are anticipated throughout these two great holidays. Here’s how you can take part in Tell a Joke Day:

  • Pull your old tried and true jokes out of your memory or wherever you’ve written them.
  • Tell your favorite jokes. 
  • Send funny emails and texts.
  • Start every conversation with one-liners.
  • Use your funniest puns to produce belly laughs from listeners.
  • Go to a stand-up comedy club and see how many laughs you can get.
  • See if you can get people in tears and laughing hysterically.
  • Have a competition with your friends to see who can tell the funniest joke.

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History and Origin of National Tell a Joke Day

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of either Tell an Old Joke Day or National Joke Day.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that National Joke Day is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation.

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