Clever Jokes That Make You Sound Smart

You don’t have to be a genius to tell (or enjoy) these clever jokes.

Clever jokes for the smarty-pants in the room

Looking for some laughs today? You know we always have the funniest jokes up our sleeve, whether you’re searching for short jokes, corny jokes, or even bad jokes you can’t help but chuckle at. But these clever jokes offer something special: In addition to making others laugh, they make you sound smart. It’s a win-win!

Confused by some of these clever jokes? Don’t worry—we’ve explained each one, so you can still wow ’em with your humor and smarts.

What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
Explanation: A rhetorical question is one that’s asked in order to make a point but doesn’t require an answer. Following that logic, this rhetorical joke doesn’t have an answer either. Check out these funny one-liners that will give you the biggest laughs from the fewest words.

A pun, a play on words, and a limerick walk into a bar.

No joke.

Explanation: “No joke” has a double meaning here. You could read it as “seriously” or as “a joke didn’t walk into the bar.” If this made you roll your eyes, just wait until you read some of these dad jokes.

Oh, man! A hyperbole totally ripped into this bar and destroyed everything!

Explanation: A hyperbole is an exaggerated claim—kinda like this joke. Even if you love these clever jokes, you’ll still get a kick out of these anti-jokes. 

This sentence contains exactly threee erors.

Explanation: The first two errors? The extra E in “three” and the missing R in “error.” The third error? The fact that there are only two errors.

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?


To who?

No, to whom.

Explanation: The setup of the joke calls for a “To who?” response, in which “To” is standing in for a person. But grammatically speaking, “whom” is the object of the verb “to.”

How do mathematicians scold their children?
“If I’ve told you n times, I’ve told you n+1 times…”

Explanation: You’ve probably heard the saying “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times.” Well, consider this the math joke version—you know, because math equations use letters in place of unsolved numbers.