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40 of the Funniest One-Liners on the Internet

When done right, a simple one-liner can deliver the biggest laughs. Take a few cues from the masters, including Mel Brooks, David Letterman and Jim Gaffigan.

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I spilled spot remover on my dog.

Now he’s gone. – Steven Wright

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Dogs are forever…

In the pushup position. – Mitch Hedberg

Check out 100+ funny parenting tweets all moms and dads can relate to.

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A cannibal is a person who walks into a restaurant…

And orders a waiter. – Morey Amsterdam

You’ll definitely want to see these hilarious jokes from Canadian comedians.

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I stayed up one night playing poker with Tarot cards.

I got a full house and four people died. – Steven Wright

Keep the wedding fun with these 170+ hilarious jokes about marriage.

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Congress is the finest group…

Money can buy. – Morey Amsterdam

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I was such an ugly kid…

When I played in the sandbox, the cat kept covering me up. – Rodney Dangerfield

These are the best knock knock jokes for kids.

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I am a man of my word.

And that word is “unreliable.” – Demitri Martin

These are the most LOL-worthy jokes in Reader’s Digest history.

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New York now leads the world’s great cities…

In the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move. – David Letterman

Need an ice breaker? Try these cheesy pick-up lines that are good for a laugh.

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When I was a kid my parents moved a lot.

But I always found them. – Rodney Dangerfield

You won’t believe these 12 funny classified ads actually ran!

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I used to work in a fire hydrant factory.

You couldn’t park anywhere near the place. – Steven Wright

Laugh away with the best memes of 2020.

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When you have a fat friend there are no see-saws.

Only catapults. – Demitri Martin

Celebrate the funny side of festive season with these 100+ holiday jokes.

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I did a sponsored walk once.

I raised so much money, I could afford a taxi. – Jimmy Carr

You’ll love these 50 best knock knock jokes for kids!

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Why is it a penny for your thoughts but you have to put your two cents in?

Somebody’s making a penny. – Steven Wright

Don’t miss these 20 grammar jokes every word nerd will appreciate.

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People who live in glass houses…

Might as well answer the door. – Morey Amsterdam

These 75+ birthday jokes are guaranteed to get a laugh.

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There’s no business like show business…

But there are several businesses like accounting. – David Letterman

These work jokes can defuse any awkward situation.

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I like to go into The Body Shop and yell…

“I’ve already got one!” – Jimmy Carr

Here are 15 funny Monday jokes to get you through the week.

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Big families are like waterbed stores.

They used to be everywhere and now they’re just weird. – Jim Gaffigan

For when you need the laughs to come fast, here are 75 short jokes anyone can remember.

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It’s a small world…

But I wouldn’t want to paint it. – Steven Wright

These bad dad jokes from Twitter will make you LOL.

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I wonder what the word “dots”…

Looks like in braille. – Demitri Martin

Try these funny physics jokes every science lover will appreciate.

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Fall is my favourite season in Los Angeles.

Watching the birds change colour and fall from the trees. – David Letterman

Here are the best pi jokes for all the math geeks in your life.

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I want to make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces.

When you finish it, it says “Go Outside.” – Demitri Martin

Here are 25 Disney jokes that will give you a good laugh.

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If Shaw and Einstein couldn’t beat death…

What chance have I got? – Mel Brooks

These hilarious DIY jokes will bring the house down. (Get it?)

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I didn’t go to college, but if I did, I would have taken all my tests at a restaurant.

Bcause the customer is always right. – Mitch Hedberg

Hungry for some food jokes? Check out these extra cheesy lines.

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There should be a children’s song…

“If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.” – Jim Gaffigan

Share these work-friendly jokes with your favourite co-worker.

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Critics can’t even make music…

By rubbing their back legs together. – Mel Brooks

Check out the funniest practical jokes of all time.

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The robe is a lazy man’s…

Tuxedo. – Jim Gaffigan

Here are 15 hilarious bar jokes for any occasion.

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I could tell that my parents hated me.

My bath toys were a toaster and a radio. – Rodney Dangerfield

Learn the history of the world in 27 dumb jokes.

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The final test of fame…

Is to have a crazy person imagine they’re you. – Mel Brooks

Find out the fascinating origins of these seven classic jokes.

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I’d hate to be a giraffe…

With a sore throat. – Mitch Hedberg

If you have gelotophobia, you literally can’t take a joke.

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When someone close to you dies…

Move seats. – Jimmy Carr

These corny Star Wars jokes are so bad, they’re good!

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I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one.

So I got a cake. – Mitch Hedberg

Here are the Harry Potter jokes every muggle should know.

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If God wanted us to fly…

He’d have given us tickets! – Mel Brooks

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I got a robe. It’s not a robe, really…

It’s just a towel that fits me. – Mitch Hedberg

If you find these kinds of jokes funny, science says you’re insecure.

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When you go to the mind reader.

Do you get half price? – David Letterman

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How do you know when fish goes bad?

It smells like fish either way. – Jim Gaffigan

Here are 25 clever jokes that’ll make you sound smart.

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When you eat spicy food, you can lose your taste.

When I was in India last summer, I was listening to a lot of Michael Bolton. – Jimmy Carr

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Bad taste is simply saying the truth…

Before it should be said. – Mel Brooks

These funny tweets about food are sure to make you smile!

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How fast does a zebra need to run…

Before it looks grey? – Demitri Martin

Here are 10 hilarious golf jokes that are better than a hole-in-one.

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Playing Frisbee with a five-year-old is amazingly similar…

To just running after a Frisbee. – Jim Gaffigan

Next, check out the best Canadian jokes ever.

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