National Tell A Joke Day

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2021 DateAugust 16, 2021
2022 DateAugust 16, 2022
National Tell A Joke Day

National Tell A Joke Day History

National Tell a Joke Day seeks to encourage telling a joke to boost happiness and laughter. Laughter has many health benefits. It can prevent heart disease and relax your muscles. According to, when you hear a good joke activates neurons in the brain called the reward pathway. It is triggered by humor and causes euphoria which reduces stress. On this day there are many comedy events.

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National Tell A Joke Day Facts & Quotes

  • According to, a good joke needs several key elements:
    1) Target - Have a subject
    2) Hostility - Go against an idea or person
    3) Realism - Add some truth to it
    4) Exaggeration - Make it out there
    5) Emotion - Build anticipation
    6) Surprise - Give the unexpected
  • According to, laughter can have both physical and mental benefits. Some of these include lowered stress levels, less anxiety, and an improved mood.
  • It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes - Italian Philosopher Thomas Aquinas

National Tell A Joke Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Practice your joke telling. A good joke typically incorporates a setup and punchline. It also is geared toward a specific audience.
  • If you need ideas for jokes, browse this list of 100 funny jokes. Find one you can use with friends or family and see if you can get a laugh.
  • Watch a stand-up special. Here are our suggestions:
    Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
    Dave Chappelle, The Age of Spin
    Bo Burnham, Make Happy

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