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?
2) Why did the bike fall over?
It was two tired
3) Why don’t they play poker in the jungle?
There’s too many cheetahs
4) Did you hear about the new restaurant called Karma?
There’s no menu – you get what you deserve
5) How do you make a squirrel laugh?
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
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
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
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