What is a Dad Joke

A dad joke is a type of humor that is typically considered to be corny, cheesy, or groan-worthy. These jokes are often told by fathers, hence the name “dad joke,” and they are usually intended to be silly or absurd.

Dad jokes often rely on puns, wordplay, and clever twists on common phrases or idioms. They can be found in a variety of settings, from family gatherings to social media and beyond.

Examples of dad jokes include:

  • Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.
  • What do you call fake spaghetti? An impasta.
  • Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged.
  • I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked surprised.
  • Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two-tired.

Dad jokes are often meant to be lighthearted and silly, and while they may not always be the funniest jokes around, they can still be a source of laughter and amusement for many people.

Why Dad Jokes?

We have all heard them. The jokes. The ones that embarrass your children in front of your friends. The ones that get a chuckle from your friends and an eye roll from your partner. Commonly known as #dadjokes (hey, we should get a #momjokes started too! Moms know how to tell a good joke) they are here to make us smile, laugh out loud, roll our eyes or make us cringe.

Have you heard of the…. (insert groans here)

Dad Jokes are lighthearted, G rated, sometimes corny jokes that a parental figure (often times a Dad or father figure) uses to make his family and friends laugh. Though Dad jokes have existed since the beginning of time (we think), it has only recently received the coveted name of a Dad Joke. They can be puns, stories or just even a knock knock joke.

They can be the delight of other parents or young children or the epitome of embarrassment for your teenager. Whatever a Dad joke is to you, its popular, told in many different languages, has survived the test of time and it is here to stay.

That’s right. The Dad joke is not only surviving but it’s thriving.

And we are seeing it pop up in pop culture too with some famous celebrities loving every quip, pun or knock knock.

Whether it is the Dad next door or a president cracking down on the jokes, Dad jokes could possibly bring world peace!

Well, maybe not, but it could get us to crack a smile or even laugh.

It can be the ice breaker at that office party, bonding on the laughs or the cringe worthy quip.

So it would be good to have a few of these Dad jokes up your sleeve, just in case…

Dad Jokes are Life

From a personal experience, my partner has always been a bit of a jokester, but once he became a parent, the dad jokes started coming. Was it is a secret club that he joined because of the birth of our little one? Was his registration sent in the post? Do they have a secret handshake or one joke that they lightly tell one another to initate each other in this coveted club?

As he shares these jokes that he finds to our family and now on social media, it dawned on The Baby Spot:  we have decided to skower the internet for the best #dadjokes to either make everyone laugh or torture your family and friends with. Not only that, but we have to have a lot of them. A LOT. HUNDREDS.

Now, we are aware that we may lose readers over this, but you can’t blame a #dadjokester for trying to break the ice, lighten up the mood or make people laugh. There are too few people out there who just want to make people smile, so we have to appreciate them, even if it means introducing a bit more cringe into our lives.

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Also, there are some pretty good dad jokes out there!

It has also gotten popular with many Dads, kids and teens alike.

We have jokes written out for you and videos which have a lot of good ones!

So, here it is. Love us or hate us for them, here are some Dad jokes for you Dad joke lovers (or haters) out there. If they drive you crazy, we promise to do a ton of gift giveaways to make up for it. We swear. Baby Spot promise! (scrambles to increase our budget astronomically) .

Here are some of the best Dad Jokes around the internet. We’ve included videos and Dad joke battles for your entertainment… you may see a few familiar faces too!

200 + Dad Jokes

Bar Star

A man walks into a bar and says: “Do you serve Redsox fans?”

Batender- of course

Man- great! I’ll  havea beer for myself and Redsox fan for my crocodile! Submitted by @parentstoolbelt

Subtle Symphony…

 Q- What is Beethoven’s favorite fruit?

  • Ba-na-na Submitted by @wordofdad

Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was salted.


Q- Why can’t you have a nose 12 inches long?

  • Because then it would be a foot.

A Wedding out of this world!

Two satellites decided to get married

The wedding wasn’t much, but the reception was incredible

#DadJokes Socks!


Buy on Amazon:


New Years Resolutions…

You shouldn’t kiss anyone on January 1st because it’s only the first date.

Special delivery…

Want to hear my pizza joke? Never mind, it’s too cheesy.


Why can’t T-Rex’s clap their hands?

Because they are extinct. Submitted by visualize_and_attack from reddit dad jokes

Oh Lighten Up!

My co-workers are like my Christmas lights…

Half of them don’t work and the other half aren’t that bright. Submitted by self.dadjokes on Reddit dad jokes.

Tick Tock goes the clock!

What did the hungry clock do?

It went back for seconds Submitted by self.dadjokes on Reddit dad jokes

Cheesy joke…

Did you hear the story about the cheese that saved the world?

It was legend dairy!

We love this viral video of the ultimate Dad joke competition! There are dozens of doozies for you!


Then there was that time two famous actors, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg had a Dad joke faceoff! Guess who won!

All Def Digital has a great competition called You Laugh You Lose. Two opponents tell Dad Jokes to one another. If you laugh, you don’t get a point and the other person gets the point. Now, if the joke teller laughs at their own joke, they get a laugh point as well. Can you keep a straight face?

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg face off by telling dad jokes to each other. The first one to laugh loses. Winner with the most points wins. This is to promote Daddy’s Home 2.

Former president Barack Obama may have been the president of the United States but he was the king of Dad jokes… Especially during Thanksgiving when it comes to pardoning a turkey.


What do you call Batman who skips church?

Christian Bale – from @dadtellsjokes

How did the hamburger introduce his girlfriend?

Meat patty – from @dadtellsjokes

What did the buffalo say to his son when he left?

Bison – from @dadtellsjokes

19 and 20 got into a fight

21 from @dadtellsjokes

How do you find Will Smith in the snow?

Look for fresh prints-  @chancepatrickk

I was addicted to saop for a while

But I’m clean now. SlcLish

Why was the duck arrested?

Because he was selling quack. @dadtellsjokes

Who decided to call them lame dad jokes rather than pop corn? @Mardigroan

What do you call a man with no nose and no body?

Nobody nose

Kid- Hey Dad, I’m hungry!

Dad- Hey Hungry, I’m Dad.

 What kind of vitamin do you get from Canadian maple syrup?

Vitamin Eh? @dadtellsjokes

Hey Dad, I’m cold.

Go into the corner.

Why? Because

It’s 90 degrees. @jokesbygrandpa

Check out these Cringe Worthy Dad Jokes!


Even the Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn Tell Dad Jokes

Who do you think won this competition? Click to find out or just to get more Dad joke material!

I drew up plans for Duckinham palace but I can’t gind them. So I guess we are going to have to ‘wing it.’ Dad joke from the hit TV Show Modern Family.

The Energizer Bunny Just Got Arrested…

They charged him with battery!

Why did the octopus beat a shark in a fight?

Well, he was well armed!

My doctor told me that I have Type A Blood.

But it was a type O.

What do you call a cow with no legs?

Ground Beef.

Did you hear about the new broom?

It’s sweeping the nation!!!

What did the mountain climber name his son?


I don’t play soccer because I enjoy the sport.

I’m just doing it for the kicks.

What kind of shoes does a thief wear?


What’s the advantage of living in Switzerland?

Well, the flag is a big plus.

Even the ever famous Jin from BTS is making Dad jokes great. He is not only one of the most popular people around the world right now, but his warm heart and great sense of humor may give him the World King of all Dad jokes. He is making Dad Jokes popular all over the world! We also like that fans are learning Korean as they try to learn some of Jin’s Dad jokes. Education and a good laugh? This is one of many reasons why Jin is the best.

What colour is a burger?


Jin: I am going to stand outside so if anyone asks…

I’m outstanding

Up, Up and away!

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity.

It’s impossible to put down!

What’s cookin’?

Why did the kitchen counter feel so underappreciated?

–He was always taken for granite! @101dadjokes

Even former president Bill Clinton is dropping some Dad joke action!

Eat your greens!

What did the lazy farmer grow?

Couch potatoes!

Why did the vegetable boat sink?

It was full of leeks!

Dental Plan 1

Why did the tooth start to cry?

He got his fillings hurt!

Wired up!

Why did the electrician stay up all night?

-She was wired!

Wilson Would be proud…

Tom Hanks is an Oscar award winning actor. He brings joy to many people all over the world with his movies. But did you know that his Instagram is on fire with Dad jokes?

Check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/tomhanks/?hl=en

Delicious Joke…

What kind of dog did Willy Wonka have?

A chocolate lab!

Dive Deep!

Why was the scuba diver such a great philosopher?

He was really deep!

You never know what you’re going to dig up!

My dad always told me “don’t be quick to find faults”…

Good man, terrible geologist. @baddadjokes

Deep Space…

How do you organize a space party?

You plan it.

Dental Plan 2

Guess what time the man went to the dentist

Tooth- Hurt-y

Wash on wash off…

A dry erase board?

That’s ReMARKable!

Buzz off!

A policeman pulled me over because I had bees in my car…

He must have thought that I was buzzed.

Cheese Grater

I know it’s cheesy…

But I feel grate!

Time flies…

Did you hear about the two guys who stole a calendar?

They each got six months

Walk the plank!

What did the pirate say when he turned 80 years old?

Aye Matey!

They see me rollin’…

Why can’t bicycles stand on their own?

What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well dressed man on a bicycle?

Attire. dadstayedhome

We have given you over 200 Dad jokes for you to watch or read and try out on your friends and family! From celebrities to the Dad Joker next door, we hope these did not make you cringe so bad, or at least one of them made you crack a smile. To all of the Dads (and Moms) out there trying out these jokes, thanks for trying to make the world a better place by making us laugh. A little bit of laughter can make a world of difference!

Disclaimer: The Baby Spot is not responsible for anything that happens to the joke teller when they dispense the joke on unsuspecting joke listeners.

You should always be on the look-out for the latest and greatest Dad jokes to brush up on your material. Here are some great Dad Joke Twitter Handles that you should really start following:

@101dadjokes Dad. Jokes.

The description says it all! That is all you get!

@baddadjokes – I’m A Dad and I tell bad jokes. (since March of 2011)

@wordofdad– Word of Dad has just informed us that he will be putting out one Dad joke a day to follow the launch of his Dad blog! Word of Dad will be a Dad lifestyle blog, stay tuned!

There are so many Dad jokes, floating around in many languages all over the world! Did we miss any of your favorites? Feel free to put them in the comments section below so our readers can have even more laughs