Looking to spruce up your joke arsenal? Looking for a good laugh? Crafting a best man speech that you really want to nail? Well, we’ve got just the tool for you. A good joke book is always a useful tool to have around whether it’s for easing the tension at your next in-law dinner party or entertaining little kids. There are plenty of humorous volumes out there written with laughter in mind. Some are better for adults, some are written for children and some of them are all about the joke everyone loves to hate — the dad joke.
Whatever your sense of humor is there’s something you’ll like in these books, from knock-knock jokes to one-liners that will have everyone cracking up. Grab a copy of the one that speaks to you and pick up a few extra limericks to have in your back pocket just in case. We’ve scoured the web for the best of the best joke books available to order, here’s what we found.
1. The Comedy Thesaurus: 3,421 Quips, Quotes and Smartass Remarks
If you’re looking for a joke book to cover all other joke books, this is the one. While some other books contain the same tired one-liners we’ve been hearing all our lives, this one mixes it up with some direct quotes from modern comical brains. It includes direct quotations from some of our world’s funniest people, including Margaret Cho, Conan O-Brien, Eddie Murphy and Lewis Black. It’s arranged like a regular thesaurus, from A to Z covering a wide range of topics including aging, alcoholism, etc. It’s got laugh out loud remarks for every category and is a must-have resource for novice stand-up comics, humorous writers or anyone who loves a good belly laugh.
2. The Best Joke Book (Period): Hundreds of the Funniest, Silliest, Most Ridiculous Jokes Ever
BEST FOR GIFTING
The jokes in this joke book written by William Donohue are fairly tame making it a perfect joke book to gift to someone else who shares your passion for humor. It’s packed with hundreds of jokes for a wide range of occasions that will keep you and everyone else laughing. It’s got a wide range of jokes including the classic knock-knock joke, one-liners and witty puns. It’s even got celebrity quotes you can reference from Jon Stewart, Lewis Black and Jerry Seinfeld. Improve your banter and impress your friends with hilarious jokes from this book.
3. Friars Club Encyclopedia of Jokes
This is a collection of over 2,000 jokes from members of the infamous Friar’s Club including Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes and other comedians. The work of some of the best and brightest minds of the comedic world is now at your finger tips in a variety of comedic forms including lightbulb jokes, mother-in-law jokes and dirty jokes. Some are NSFW, but overall this joke book contains everything from the perfect addition to a funny toast to great pick-up lines and ice-breakers. Put the nectar of the comedy gods in your hands with this useful volume.
4. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
BEST FOR KIDS
Need a good book to keep your kids entertained? This hilarious joke book is filled with humor written with kids in mind, both in terms of appropriateness and humor level. While they may not have you rolling around on the floor laughing, they certainly will get your children going and keep them laughing for hours. They’ve sold over 700,000 copies of this volume filled with hundreds of one-liners, knock knock jokes as well as tongue twisters that are as funny as they are clean and family-appropriate.
5. A Daily Dose of Dad Jokes: 365 Truly Terrible Wisecracks (You’ve Been Warned)
BEST FOR DAD JOKES
There’s truly nothing better (or worse) than a good dad joke? It’s the humorous tool everyone loves to hate, and we understand why. Even though the jokes are sometimes terrible, the best dad jokes come from the heart and you gotta respect the hustle. If you’re looking to gift some dad jokes to your old man for Father’s Day or just love them and want a good belly laugh/cringe at any moment, you should invest in this compilation. It’s got 365 of the best dad jokes, one for each day of the year, to make you smile, groan and laugh despite the terrible puns. They’re so bad they’re good and you won’t be able to stop reading.
6. Sh*ts and Giggles: The Ultimate Bathroom Joke Book
BEST FOR DUMB HUMOR
If bathroom humor is your thing, we get it. At the end of the day, sometimes you just want a dumb bathroom joke that no one can deny it’s funny. It’s something every human on earth can relate to, which is really what prime humor is all about. Regardless, this book has a variety of toilet-related humor in the form of one-liners, riddles, funny trivia, and jokes that will make you laugh-out-loud at the ridiculousness of it all. This book is more on the adult side of things, so make sure to read it before passing it onto any children.
7. The Ultimate Adult Only Joke Book
BEST FOR ADULT HUMOR
This books is definitely NSFW or children, but it’s definitely packed with memorable comedic material that will offend as well as entertain, if dirty jokes are your thing. No topic is safe in this volume, including bosses, lawyers, blondes, doctors and sex. You’ll be disappointed in yourself at how funny you find the naughty, X-rated humor but your spirits will be lifted nonetheless. If you like rude and crude humor, this joke is for you, just make sure it stays out of reach of the little ones.
8. The Grate-est Joke Book Ever! The Very Best Puns, Pickup Lines, Wordplay and Cheesy Humor for Adults!
BEST FOR PUNS
If you love puns (and let’s be honest who doesn’t?) this book is chock full of ’em. The clever wordplay is guaranteed to make you giggle and impress your friends with the clever wordplay. Your pickup lines will gain new life from this material and even if they cringe, they’ll appreciate the immature mature humor you so dutifully put together. Take life less seriously, loosen up and enjoy the endless wordplay possibilities available in our English language with the use of this clever book.
9. Dad Jokes: Terribly Good Dad Jokes
BEST FOR MEN
If you’re a guy, chances are you’re going to like dad jokes more and more as you get older, whether or not you become a father. The cheesy one-liners are great for making everyone around you laugh, cringe and overall stay entertained. This is the best joke book for dad jokes, as it’s filled with useful dad joke material that makes a great gift for guys in your life or book to add to your collection. It’s got a spot on the front for writing in whoever it’s from so your loved one will never forget who the cheesiness came from.
10. Jokes Every Woman Should Know (Stuff You Should Know)
BEST FOR WOMEN
If you’re a lady looking for some feminine humor, this is the best joke book for you. This volume is pocket-sized for your purse and contains some top-notch stuff including the ten worst pick-up lines, tips for joke delivery, quotations from your favorite female comedians and jokes just for your kids. Have you heard the one about the sneezing virgin? How about the all-tequila diet? Join the fearless female comedians out there and explore the art of making people laugh from a woman’s perspective with this hilarious joke book.