It’s National Tell a Joke Day! Read the Bham Now team’s favorite jokes, plus 3 comedy events happening in Birmingham TONIGHT, Friday, Aug 16

Man telling joke to woman on National Tell a Joke Day
Bham Nower’s Beth and Matthew share a joke. Photo by Jon Eastwod for Bham Now

Did you know there’s nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months? Today, August 16, is National Joke Day! So if you’re a chicken, it’s time to cross the road. And if you’re visiting somebody today, remember to ‘knock, knock’. Here’s the Bham Now team’s top 5 jokes, plus 3 stand-up and improvised comedy events happening in Birmingham tonight (Friday, August 16).

How to observe #TellAJokeDay

If you’re not an active follower of the National Day Calendar, you should know that Friday, August 16 will be filled with smiles and laughter throughout the nation.

Whether you’re relaxing with the family, having lunch with colleagues, or going out to dinner with friends – there’s no better day to deliver your best jokes!

Use #TellAJokeDay to post your best jokes on social media and tag us @bhamnow

 Read the Bham Now team’s jokes

1) What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?

National Tell a Joke Day What do you call cheese that isn't yours? nacho Cheese
Nacho cheese on Wasabi Juan’s Loaded Nachos. Photo via Wasabi Juans

Nacho cheese

2) Why did the bike fall over?

National Tell a Joke Day Why did the bike fall over? It was two tired
Why did the bike fall over? It was two tired. Photo via Zyp BikeShare

It was two tired

3) Why don’t they play poker in the jungle?

National Tell a Joke Day Why dont they play poker in the jungle? Theres too many cheetahs
Why don’t they play poker in the jungle? There are too many cheetahs. Photo via Nature Portal, Facebook

There’s too many cheetahs

4) Did you hear about the new restaurant called Karma? 

National Tell a Joke Day Did you hear about the new restaurant called karma? There is no menu, you get what you deserve
After these jokes, this is what we might be having at ‘Karma’! Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

There’s no menu – you get what you deserve

5) How do you make a squirrel laugh?

National Tell a Joke Day How do you make a squirrel laugh? Climb up a tree and act like a nut
These jokes are nuts! Photo via Pat Byington

Climb up a tree and act like a nut

Three standup and improv comedy events happening in Birmingham on National Tell a Joke Day, August 16

Event 1: Jen Kirkman at Saturn Birmingham

Jen Kirkman
Jen Kirkman. Photo via Saturn Birmingham

Live stand- up from Jen Kirkman, comedian, screenwriter, podcaster, and actress. Known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately and as a guest on @midnight.

Age: 18+, Doors: 6PM, Show: 7PM (Tickets $25-30)

Saturn Birmingham, 200 41st St South, Birmingham, AL 35222

Event 2: ETC presents Hot Southern Porch at Birmingham Festival Theatre

Hot Southern Porch
‘Meet one of those crazy southern families you know you’ve heard about’. Photo via ETC

Improvised comedy and southern storytelling. As they put it, “come sit a spell on our front porch to witness the goin’s on of one of those crazy southern families you know you’ve heard about”.

Age 16+, Show: 8PM, August 16 and 17 (Tickets:$15)

Birmingham Festival Theatre 1901 ½ 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL

Event 3: Ugly Baby at Birmingham Improv Theatre

Ugly Baby comedy improv
Live improv comedy. Photo via Ugly Baby

Spontaneous improvised comedy at the Birmingham Improv Theatre who describe themselves as ‘Second City Improv meets SNL Sketch comedy’

Age: 18+, Doors: 8.45PM, Show: 9.30PM (Tickets: $10)

Birmingham Improv Theatre, 2208 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 

Have a hilarious weekend and remember to share your jokes on social media using #TellAJokeDay and tag us @bhamnow

Author: Jon Eastwood

Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.