A user recently posted on the r/Jokes subreddit that they need a few brief jokes to tell to a group of elderly people, which are easily understood with a good punchline. They asked for some original and funny jokes.
We have compiled a list of the top-voted responses guaranteed to make you laugh!
Whether you are looking for a good joke to tell your friends or want entertainment, these funny, clean jokes will stitch you!
1. The Golf Tournament
One Redditor, TheGloveMan, wrote about an older man and a young golf player participating in a tournament. The young golfer sets up to make his shot on the long par 5, but the old man comments that when he was younger, they used to hit over the trees rather than taking the dogleg around them.
The young golfer decides to attempt it anyway and ends up losing two shots – at which point the old man remarks that when he was young, the trees were only 6 feet tall.
2. The Pillow
Jerry_Hat-Trick said: “You guys hear about the new corduroy pillow? It’s making headlines everywhere.”
3. The Good Old Days
One user called chasethesoundguy commented: My grandpa remembers when he was a child, you could go to the store with two dollars and buy essentials like a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, and butter. He says, “but now, these days, too many damn cameras.”
4. The Tomato Garden
Robbgg commented his joke: An elderly Italian man from New Jersey was feeling sad that he wouldn’t be able to plant his tomato garden this year, as he was getting too old to dig up a garden plot. He wrote to his son, Vincent, who was in prison, reminiscing how they used to plant it together.
I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. Know if you were here, my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa.
A few days later, he received this letter from his son:
Dear Pop, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie
At 6 am the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son which said:
Dear Pop, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances. Love Vinnie.
5. The Tampons
One user called jamaicanadiens shared: Three young boys aged 5, 7, and 8 were standing at the checkout counter in a store with 3 chocolate bars and a box of tampons.
The cashier was surprised to see them buying tampons and asked why he needed them.
The eldest boy replied that they weren’t for him – they were for his younger brother Billy as he had seen an advert that promised if you wore them, you could swim or ride a bike. Billy had yet to learn either of these activities, so the boys thought it might help.
6. The Thief and the Parrot
One user JustReadingNewGuy shared: A thief entered a house at night with the intention of robbing it. In the dark, he heard a voice whispering, “Jesus is watching you… Jesus is watching you…”
Frightened, he searched for the source of the voice and came across a parrot in a cage with the name “Moses” pinned on it.
On finding the parrot, he exclaimed in relief, “Who’s the fool that named a parrot Moses?”
The parrot replied, “The same fool who named the pitbull Jesus.”
7. The Broken Arm
Left_Strike_2575 shared a hilarious joke: I told my doctor I broke my arm in three places. He said, “You should stop going to those places.”
8. Conversation with God
Redditor ChurchOfAdonitology said: A man asked God if it was true that to Him, a billion years felt like a second.
God confirmed that it was true.
The man then asked if it was also true that to God, a billion dollars was the same as a penny.
Again, God confirmed this.
The man then asked if he could have one of those pennies. God replied, “Of course, just give me a second.”
These jokes are the perfect way to make someone laugh regardless of their age. Have you a joke that should have made the list?
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