In our opinion, this day should be celebrated all year long. After all, who doesn't enjoy a good laugh? Granted, there is a right and wrong time to let loose, but we all deserve the right to enjoy ourselves. On August 16th, celebrate National Tell A Joke Day by doing just that –– telling a joke.
Why We Love National Tell A Joke Day
A. It makes us laugh
Laughing is the best! It’s like medicine for the soul so what else could you possibly want? If you’re one of those serious types of people than this day is not for you. Feel free to research “I don’t like to laugh day” on another website. Kidding…
B. It makes us happy
A great joke at the right time can turn a frown upside down. Jokes bring happiness to those in need by temporarily distracting people from their pressing issues. We challenge you to make someone’s day by sharing a funny moment.
C. Life of the party
Everyone loves the guy or gal that can amplify a party by being hysterical. Have a few good jokes in the back of your pocket (avoid the cheesy dad jokes) and make sure to strike at the right moment.
How to Celebrate National Tell A Joke Day
1. Make someone laugh
Now is not the time to be timid, it is the time to be enjoyed. Strengthen your bond with friends by telling a joke. Keep in mind, they do not have to be the “Why did the chicken cross the road?” or “Pull my finger” kind of jokes. They can simply be a story about a past experience that the both of you shared.
2. Attend a comedy show
Find some stand up venues and attend one that strikes your interest. Make it a date night or invite your friends to share a good laugh or two. Pro Tip #182 Make sure you have tough skin. Comedians tend to make fun of viewers that attend the show. So keep an open mind and have a blast!
3. Watch The Greatest
Whether or not you believe that Jerry Seinfeld is the king of comedy’s coveted throne, there’s no denying that his web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, is filled with some of the greatest comedians to walk this earth. If you’re looking for a place to start, check out this clip with Kevin Hart from the season 5 premiere: