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414 Funny and Humorous Speech Topics [Persuasive, Informative, Impromptu]

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Funny and humorous speech topics –  for anyone who wants to talk about silly foolish, casual odd, infrequent rare, bizarre weird, aberrant uncommon, strange or crazy fun subjects. Modify the onliners for the best tailormade results of course!

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List of funny and humorous speech topics.

  • Boys gossip more than girls do.
  • Should Trix stop its discrimination and make them for everyone?
  • Blame your horoscope for why things went wrong
  • Why you should never take on a food challenge
  • Breakup insurance policy should be invented
  • Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
  • Why men shouldn’t wear skinny jeans
  • Vegetables have feelings – stop carrot cruelty
  • Camping: the fun and the not so fun
  • Why kids should make jokes in class
  • Why lying well can be helpful
  • Why I should marry Cameron Diaz
  • When nothing goes left, go right
  • Grown-ups are weird species
  • Blame your dog for things
  • Why getting lost is the best advice someone could give you
  • The reason grass appears greener on the other side is because it is probably fake.
  • In order to become old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.
  • Yes, you should write that down, because you will forget.
  • We can lie but our facial expressions can’t.
  • Life should come with background music.
  • Chocolate never asks stupid questions.
  • Sometimes when you need expert advice you should just have a chat with yourself.
  • In order to understand what life is all about you should hang out with a three year old.
  • The most dangerous animal out there is a silent woman.
  • We don’t mean to interrupt people’s conversations, it’s just that we remember random things and get really excited.
  • Wouldn’t it be great to have a six-month vacation twice a year?
  • Nothing sucks more than when you are in the middle of an argument and realize that you are wrong.
  • When you get older you will regret not taking all those naps as a child.
  • I sometimes feel that the internet could do with a sarcasm font.
  • Some of the bad decisions are necessary so you can have great stories to tell.
  • Sometimes you will need to keep a contact number on your phone so that you can avoid their nuisance calls.
  • How many times is it appropriate to say “excuse me”, before you give up and nod instead?
  • A woman’s “I will be ready in 5 minutes” is the same as a man’s “I will be home in 5 minutes”.
  • “We will see” means it’s probably not going to happen.
  • Adults these days can barely do Math without using a calculator but are always claiming to have X amount of problems.
  • Being an adult is not an easy task.
  • Life feels very much like a test I didn’t study for.
  • You are not weird; you are just a limited edition.
  • There is no need to sugar coat everything, we can’t all be Willy Wonka.
  • Not everyone will like you and that is okay because not everyone has good taste.
  • Most people make mistakes five or six times, just to be sure.
  • Be happy, it drives people crazy!
  • Before you marry someone you should see how they react to slow internet.
  • Alcohol clearly increases the size of the send button.
  • We all need a day in which we can be just as useless as the ‘g’ in lasagne.
  • Those who say they slept like a baby have obviously never had a baby.
  • No, underarm farts are not an impressive party trick.
  • Why do we panic when our phones fall but laugh when our friends do?
  • Why do we remember all the things we forgot to do once we are in bed?
  • Stop telling people that your baby is 28 months old!
  • Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.
  • Why people calculate how many hours of sleep they will get.
  • What is it with men and remote control buttons?
  • Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
  • It is probably wise to keep your Mom off of Facebook.
  • Clowns are scary and this is why.
  • The true list of Christmas gifts I would like to give my family.
  • Why Mondays should be banned.
  • It is not okay to be 30 and still live with your parents.
  • Men gossip more than women.
  • Stop bragging about being at the gym – nobody cares!
  • We can lie to the world, but not to ourselves.
  • You should never start your diet on a Monday.
  • By plans I mean I want to stay home and watch Netflix.
  • Why you should smile and wave when someone insults you.
  • If you are going to be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
  • Some people truly believe that they know everything, do they think their name is google?
  • I wish the world would shock me by saying something intelligent.
  • Women shouldn’t treat their faces like a colouring book.
  • Some people are so fake, that Barbie is starting to get jealous.
  • You are always entitled to your own incorrect opinion.
  • Do people expect us to take notes when they tell us what to do?
  • Just because it fits it doesn’t mean that it actually fits.
  • It’s okay, you can explain yourself out of compromising positions.
  • Auto correct could ruin your life.
  • Some people are all bark but no bite.
  • Why read the book when you can just watch the movie?
  • Growing old is mandatory but growing up is completely optional.
  • Money does talk and it usually likes to say ‘bye-bye’.
  • The good news is that if today is the worst day of your life, then you know that tomorrow will be better.
  • Some of the best people out there are crazy.
  • Common sense is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s garden.
  • Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.
  • Daddy is the boss until Mommy gets home.
  • To avoid trouble, you must always cut a toddler’s sandwich in the correct shape.
  • People often lie on a first date so that they can secure the second one.
  • Why wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.
  • Yes, actually you can have your cake and eat it too!
  • You should never be the party pooper.
  • Disney movies are great until they all start singing.
  • “Too busy” is just a myth.
  • Teenagers need to remember that not that long ago they use to beg their mothers to watch them poop.
  • Wouldn’t it be great if when we took a long nap people would be proud of us like they are when kids do?
  • You know it is going to be a long day when your partner is upset about something you did in their dream.
  • Sometimes our greatest accomplishment is to just keep quiet.
  • Why Math feels like Mental Abuse To Humans.
  • You need to marry the person who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming at a restaurant.
  • Touch a pregnant belly at your own risk.
  • If you mess with the bull you will get the horns.
  • Why exactly did ‘that’s cool’ become ‘that’s hot’?
  • People must stop randomly using the word ‘random’ for everything.
  • How not wearing any makeup makes people think you are sick these days.
  • LOL is usually what people reply with when they have nothing else to say.
  • Why exactly is it called a crush?
  • If Cinderella’s shoe fit perfectly in the end, why did it fall off in the first place?
  • The only reason why we should want to go back in time is to repeat the fun parts.
  • When we start to question if a word even exists.
  • Before Facebook I had a life.
  • Smile while you still have teeth.
  • Why laughter is the best medicine.
  • Three reasons why … (fill in your favorite cheerleader team here) will win the Superbowl this year.
  • Fainting for high school is pretty common and often not a sign of something serious.
  • Why rose is the best flowers’ fragrance many women like.
  • Girls under 12 should not be allowed to wear makeup.
  • Wendy’s / Burger King / McDonald’s (choose your fast food restaurant) has the best service and consumer complaint codes of conduct.
  • My favorite Agent 007 James Bond is … (fill in the actor / actress of your choice here. Or do choose another movie hero for alternative humorous persuasive speech topics)
  • Design your own How Cool Are You test and persuade your audience to take it.
  • Seven signs that she is a real bitch type, and ways how to handle her.
  • Five requirements to be called a bestie by girlfriends.
  • Three symptoms that show you are definitely addicted to online quizzes.
  • Fingerprints are unique for every human.
  • Diet or regular drinks: it doesn’t matter at all what you drink.
  • We should adapt the Chinese Calender / National Calendar of India.
  • We should print small fun items on our coins that symbolizes our nation.
  • What you should wear / not wear when giving a prom speech.
  • Presidential running mates are politicians who were not able to reach the top themselves.
  • How to get – more – Valentine Day cards next year.
  • Nomen est omen (latin for name is omen) occurs more often than you think.
  • Kung fu training skills should be mandatory for college and high school sports girls and women teachers.
  • Vampires and ghosts are only historical legend figures, nevertheless they have much impact on our society when it comes to superstition.
  • Thirteen is a lucky number.
  • Why there are so many kangaroo, wombats, sheep and koalas in Australia.
  • Why Rumpulstilskin is my favorite fairy tale.
  • People prefer a clean shaven face instead of a beard or mustache.
  • Dating someone who is much older than you are is the only way to date.
  • Love at first sight really does exist.
  • Lady Gaga has beaten Britney Spears.
  • Men like action and women like romantic movies.
  • Boyfriends must act romantic.
  • (fill in the title of the song of your choice) is the funniest song ever.
  • The Human cannonball stunt should be an entertainment event at our next campus event.
  • Jay Leno is funny because he has good joke writers.
  • Having a third arm is better than a third leg.
  • Leather belts with a large buckle look good on guys.
  • Experiencing the thrill of a Space Shuttle trip is too expensive.
  • Why it’s a good idea to always google a person before you meet her or him for the first time.
  • Ten ways to use Twitter with fun public speaking purposes in a maximum of 140 characters.
  • Why many students rather text a friend than call her/him.
  • Bingo competitions keep grandmas off the streets.
  • Don’t take life too seriously – and yourself 🙂
  • How to get rid of boring blind dates.
  • Blaming your dog for everything that goes wrong is an old way-out.
  • 99% percent of the blonds are not stupid at all.
  • How to annoy the passenger next to you on a flight.
  • The beneficial effects of smoking.
  • Some phrases you use to be funny but actually turn out to be boring.
  • Jerry Springer ruined America
  • Dessert should always be served before dinner
  • Golf and Poker: Two things that should never be televised
  • Personal things you should always keep to yourself
  • Department stores shouldn’t be allowed to sell ugly clothing
  • Why you should leave the marriage counseling tips to the marriage counselors
  • Facebook is ruining lives every day
  • Why the perfect husband just doesn’t exist
  • Pigs have better manners than most men
  • Rain: It really does have a smell
  • Women are much better at handling pain than men
  • Why famous people must have a crew of makeup artists and hair stylists following them around all day
  • Why Subway is a total rip off
  • Totally useless professions
  • If only men spent as much time working on their relationships as they do focusing on sports
  • Parent fails
  • Why everyone wants a pet monkey
  • What happens in high school doesn’t really matter all that much

Once you have chosen a topic, you will need to compose the speech structure. This sample of outline will help you getting started. The example topic is: “How to convince the teacher that a household pet ate your homework.”

Start the talk by introducing yourself. For example, “Good Morning, my name is ____.” Then, go for the “gold.” Hit the audience with a statement or question that will grab their attention immediately. Another example: “Who remembers using the excuse that my dog ate my term paper?”

The body of the speech: Three points Hopefully, with the audience waiting with baited breath, the time is ripe to hit them with three good reasons for them to listen to, and agree with, what is being said.

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  • Your sister’s pet hamster died, and she needed a small piece of paper to wrap the body in and used your homework paper.
  • Your brother was making bedding for his pet gerbil and ran out of newspaper to cut into strips and used your term paper instead.
  • Your new dog has been trained to pee on newspaper on the floor, and your homework papers had slipped off the kitchen counter, and, well….

Closing argument More than three points can be made, if indicated. But at least three points should always be used. To close your argument, summarize and end with a strong reason why the audience should agree with you. For example, “With the number and variety of pets available today, one does not have to use the family dog all the time as an excuse for not doing one’s homework.”

Reverse thinking and applying jokes are possible instruments for inventing lots of amusing and droll funny topic for persuasive speech tips and more expanded funny different from standard or daily norm hints and clues for rationalistic speeches.

  • How to make fun every day in life.
  • The unusual and abnormal working of Murphy’s Law – if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.
  • Chasing idle dreams is a good habit.
  • Unexpected disasters that can happen.
  • Absurd and laughable job applicant stories.
  • How I choose friends far away and maintain those relationships.
  • People with mediocre talents have success and high talented people haven’t.
  • Why my – any funny speech topics – looks cooler than the… of my neighbour.
  • Rare speed limits and the reasons why.
  • When I resign, I will …
  • My fantasy jokes and humor multiplier x factor
  • My motto: I’m flexible by indecision.
  • Ways to remember birthdays on the presents you got.
  • For her / him who doesn’t have to do it, nothing is impossible.
  • How to give your dog or cat a pill.
  • Why men are proud of themselves.
  • How to cheat poker the nice way.
  • Why I don’t want to be a millionaire.
  • Eating flowers is possible.
  • How to determine you are addicted to the Internet.
  • Wine / beer / cocktail of the month.
  • How to be a charming host at any event.
  • Demonstrate tasting wine in a waggish way.
  • If I was my boss, then …
  • Happy puppies make humans happy.
  • How to deny reality.
  • Ten fun things to do during exams.
  • Urban running acrobatics.
  • 10 ways to order pizzas and make the Italian food restaurant owner crazy.
  • Your guides to life are angels.
  • How to throw a paper airplane in class.
  • Ten things you’ve learned from your pet.
  • Personal bloopers are great funny topics for a speech.
  • My most profitable mistake.
  • Funny computer terms and phrases.
  • What women really say when they talk to men.
  • Answers on the meaning of life.
  • Funny holidays in other countries.
  • How foreigners must sound when speaking to natives in their language
  • Card games that hardly require any skill
  • What my dog would tell me if he could talk
  • What the popular kids are like 15 years after graduation
  • Words that are hard to say while drunk
  • The best cures for a hangover
  • The truth about bromance
  • Where did swear words come from?
  • If our children had to deal with the computers we had back in the day…
  • The worst nicknames you’ve been given
  • A time when you were glad you were you
  • The male brain vs. the female brain
  • What to do if you’re being hit on by a complete weirdo
  • The advantages of being a woman
  • The advantages of being a man
  • The things women go through just to look pretty
  • If men had a menstrual cycle
  • Does anyone ever clean public restrooms?
  • How one dog had 101 Dalmatian puppies
  • How to create a new word that other people will actually use
  • How to boil water
  • How to get fired in less than 24 hours
  • How to create monsters out of your children
  • How to train your cat to be like a dog
  • How to be remembered in high school
  • How to make lemonade out of lemons (figuratively)
  • The art of pretending to listen when your spouse is talking
  • If women had mute buttons
  • If men were more emotional than women
  • Why babies act very similar to drunk adults
  • What to do if you burn the turkey at Thanksgiving
  • The ugliest fashions of today
  • The newest slang terms and what they really mean
  • What men really think about women
  • What women really think about men
  • My worst road rage stories
  • PMS: Because men have it too
  • The dumbest thing I ever did while drunk
  • As a kid, I thought I knew it all. Boy, was I wrong
  • A day at Spencer’s
  • So, what do people really think when they see your 1,001 selfies?
  • Best pranks to use on your spouse
  • Why kids are lucky they are cute
  • The best and only way to make your kids leave you alone
  • Why I could never be a doctor
  • When baby is left with dad all day…
  • How incompetent people manage to make it through the day
  • Review the challenge to find mentally strange funny speech topics in 24 hours.
  • Women marry much younger men.
  • Bare funny facts about men.
  • Funny facts about women.
  • Rules men wish women knew.
  • How to become a rat and make a fortune.
  • Funny first date experiences.
  • A true story that ain’t be true in the end …
  • Unusual incidents.
  • Helpful pinball strategies.
  • Reveal the real names of celebrities.
  • Extreme golf courses around the world.
  • How to cope with a Feng Shui consultant.
  • Hidden subliminal messages in songs.
  • Funny names, name meaning or nomen est omen.
  • Top 5 most stupid questions and answers.
  • Clean jokes that are safe for the whole family.
  • Optical illusions in art, also called trompe-loeil.
  • Fun houseplants in your home.
  • How to decorate a really weird Thanksgiving table.
  • Time capsules you like to find.
  • How to discover who send you a Valentine card.
  • Moving Christmas lights that drive your neighbours crazy.
  • Criteria for a childproof X-mas tree.
  • How to attract hundreds of birds in record time.
  • Unique nativity scene figures.
  • Strange New Year resolutions.
  • Cliches, figures and any text to speech that should be banned.
  • What dreams mean.
  • What to do on a desert island.
  • Top 5 bad business slogans.
  • What I like to invent for mankind.
  • How to pretend to be a good international exchange student.
  • What to write in a message in a bottle if you’re trapped on an island.
  • Things to do in a traffic jam.
  • Kids should get more pocket money.
  • What do I have to do to receive free chicken?
  • Imagine your life as a grandpa / grandma
  • How to be lazy like a pro
  • What teachers do when they’re not teaching
  • Ten ways to annoy your parents
  • Being the oldest/youngest sibling
  • How to feed your dog your homework
  • If video game characters were real
  • Why did the duck cross the road?
  • How to looks smarter than you are
  • A narrow escape from trouble
  • It was an unusual friendship
  • Eating things you don’t like
  • Fear of 12th grade
  • Getting water from a rock
  • Zombie protection
  • 20 weird-sounding words and what they mean
  • The worst holiday ever
  • If you ruled the world
  • Fun with super glue
  • How to catch a cold
  • Short girl problems.
  • I am not anti-social, I am just selectively social.
  • Things only people that wear glasses can relate to.
  • How not to get a date.
  • What not to say on a first date.
  • A snoring partner costs you a few years of sleep in a lifetime.
  • What we can learn from animals when they are looking for food.
  • Why people look like their dogs.
  • Three ways to write the best gift card for birthday parties.
  • Five ways to keep going a boring conversation at a cocktail party.
  • How to act like you are an earth-friendly person.
  • Tricks to remember names when you forget them all the time.
  • Ways to live on the cheap spending as little money as you can.
  • How to drive unwanted visitors crazy by painting a psychedelic wall mural.
  • Women want bright-colored, funny and worthless goodies as a gift.
  • Do’s and don’ts when visiting a new mother and her little newborn crying out loud baby.
  • Being rude is the only way to get off telemarketers.
  • Tips to take toll high ways or bridges without paying a penny.
  • Let others pay your holiday trips with the perfect collect call strategy.
  • Decorating your college apartment with a low budget according to the latest furniture fashion trends.
  • How to handle well-meaning people you do not like and try to avoid by all means.
  • Effective optical cleaning methods for your home shortly before your parents arrive.
  • The ten commandments in a restaurant boys and girls room.
  • How to drive the baby-sitter crazy in one hour.
  • Tips for choosing a practical lunch box, and above all a cool one.
  • Behaving requirements in a chique restaurant when having a dinner with your parents.
  • Ways to re-use stickers that are not sticky anymore.
  • Odd shaped ice cubes in a snap in the coller fridge at home.
  • Three fun games to play at beach without a ball.
  • Sleeping a night in the backyard with a friend.
  • The funniest amusement parks you have been in your life.
  • How to design your own personal placemat.
  • How to be the perfect gentleman or lady.
  • 10 things you better not say in court.
  • Fun things to do on the first day of class or the last day of the high school season.
  • Words that are hard to say when you’re drunk.
  • The advantages women think of being a man.
  • Humorous names you can laugh about.
  • Why women say they hate sports.
  • The 3 biggest lies on the work floor.
  • New York City driving rules explained.
  • Inappropriate Christmas gifts.
  • 10 ways to irritate a telemarketer.
  • What are the signs you have had enough to drink.
  • 10 ways to freak out your roommate with special dorm room supplies.
  • How to train a cat, or dog or other pet to show fun tricks.
  • How to make pictures of a new puppy.
  • Why nerds rule our society and not creative artists.
  • Why you shouldn’t give marriage advice or marriage counseling tips.
  • How to reach your goals with humor.
  • The story of the perfect husband.
  • Gift wrapping tips for men.
  • How to prepare fancy meals using only frozen dinners
  • Why men are so terrible at wrapping gifts
  • If you want to know the truth about yourself, have a kid
  • Why Donald Trump doesn’t invest more money into his hair
  • Funny things kids say  that adults couldn’t get away with saying
  • The dumbest things American criminals have done
  • Topics that aren’t meant to be discussed in public
  • My guiltiest pleasures revealed
  • Things you shouldn’t say while on a date
  • How to confuse a telemarketer
  • Things no one really knows how to do/say
  • If I ever met Will Ferrell
  • The dumb things my cat/dog/pet does almost daily
  • How to pull off taking a “sick day” after your sports team loses miserably
  • The meaning behind some nursery rhymes
  • The dumbest thing I’ve ever done
  • The cool way to clean up doggy doo-doo
  • My thoughts about Napoleon Dynamite
  • How to find the penny your baby just swallowed
  • The weirdest names celebrity parents have given their children
  • Why you should never call the number on the bathroom stall
  • The most embarrassing thing I ever wore
  • What to do if your blind date is a horrible failure
  • Surefire ways to get out of a speeding ticket
  • The difference between Taylor Swift and Kanye West

Many writers have joked about speaking without a script in front of groups or answering questions without any preparation. They are right.

Think about it: when your professor asks you to  prepare  an impromptu; well, it seems to be a contradictio in terminis, a funny contrast in terms.

More than you presume. Why don’t you study these task verbs and prepare yourself better than the rest in your class? In general, the more convincing and relaxed a motivational speaker performs without a text to speech, the more she or he has anticipated at home. And that’s often the case.

  • Analyse –> Examine closely pros and cons of dating by means of a sugar daddy website. Do write with humor, otherwise choose other good funny impromptu speech topics.
  • Argue –> Provide evidence that something is in and not out in fashion.
  • Assess –> Determine the value of a Moon property certificate. Yes, they really exist in the real and also virtual world. And people tend to pay for it too 🙂
  • Compare –> Discuss the quality of a being humble instead of yelling a way through life.
  • Contrast –> Differences between women and men in dating habits.
  • Criticize –> Judge the daily television weather forecast.
  • Define –> Make clear what The Meaning of Life is, according to Monty Python Brian in the movie The Holy Grail.
  • Describe –> List the do’s and don’ts for a man during a romantic dinner for two.
  • Discuss –> The against of a fantasy resume at LinkedIn.
  • Enumerate –> Present the steps to simple life.
  • Evaluate –> The usefulness of uselessness homework assignments. One of the favorite persuasive speech topics of my daughter 🙂
  • Explain –> Make clear why we do fart, and why it’s healthy.
  • Illustrate –> What does illustrate mean in the context of a funny impromptu speech topics assignment?
  • Interpret –> The value of horse racing stats for gamblers.
  • Justify –> The end justify the means no matter how unethical or immoral, ahum 🙂
  • Outline –> How to make a funny cartoon character of your professor or public speaking instructor step-by-step.
  • Prove –> Inventing a time machine is possible …
  • Review –> Describe critically a hangover the day after you had a party.
  • Summarize –> Principles of funny tv advertising commercials.
  • Trace –> The effective step-by-step method to make studying a bit more fun.

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23 thoughts on “414 Funny and Humorous Speech Topics [Persuasive, Informative, Impromptu]”

Just blame the youngest

Tall girl Problems

Why road trips are better with boy and not girls

troubles of being the youngest sibling/child!

Trouble being the oldest sibling/having a younger one

why you should do zumba with morgan from morgans zumba fittness ( MZF )

how covid-19 affected the world

Adults don’t understand kids

Why you should read those emails from your royal Nigerian Prince!

What if all the conspiracy theories that many people believed in were actually true

Why kids should go to boarding school

How can you hear yourself think?

Why 2020’s official flag should be a mask

The troubles of high school : should we care?

Thes are great topics who wrote them

The Friday the 13th theory.

i have a great speech thanks to you and i know heaps others that have them to so tthank you

things I don’t understand


What you would do if your best friend committed a crime.

Why we procrastinate and make things harder for ourselves.

why taylor swift is the music industry

nomen est omen is not-

nomen means name est means is omen means sign

((i’m a latin student))

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10 Hilarious and Engaging Funny Speech Topics for Your Next Presentation

Crafting a presentation that sticks in the minds of your audience can be quite the challenge, right? Believe me, I know the struggle all too well. However, after pouring over more than 510 funny speech topics , I stumbled upon a comedy goldmine that’s sure to captivate any crowd .

This article is your ticket to selecting side-splitting and memorable topics guaranteed to keep your audience hooked. Brace yourself for an entertaining ride filled with laughter !

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Key Takeaways

  • Choosing funny speech topics keeps your audience interested , builds trust, and reduces tension . It makes complex ideas easier to understand and the presentation more memorable.
  • Relatable content connects directly with your audience. For high school or university settings, consider common experiences like navigating social media or balancing school and personal life.
  • Practice delivering your speech with effective timing and body language . Record yourself to improve delivery, use pauses for emphasis, and vary your tone to keep listeners engaged.
  • Personal stories make speeches engaging. Share amusing anecdotes from your own life to connect with the audience and make them laugh.
  • Understand who you are speaking to. Choose topics that match the interests of beginners in public speaking as well as seasoned audiences looking for humor in presentations.

Why Use Funny Speech Topics?

Using funny speech topics keeps your audience entertained and reduces tension, making your presentation more engaging. It also builds trust and creates relatable content for your listeners to connect with.

Keeps audience interested

Choosing funny speech topics is a smart move to keep your audience glued to your presentation. Humor breaks the ice and pulls listeners in, making them eager for what comes next. I learned the hard way that dry, dull topics lose audiences fast.

But when I threw in jokes or picked amusing speech topics, people perked up. They laughed, engaged more , and even asked questions after my talks.

One thing’s clear: everyone loves to laugh . It makes complex ideas easier to grasp and messages more memorable . During my Toastmasters days , I saw firsthand how laughter could transform an average presentation into a standout one.

Now, with over 510 hilarious and engaging funny speech topics available, choosing content that tickles everyone’s funny bone is easier than ever. This approach not only captivates attention but also turns potentially snooze-worthy sessions into lively discussions.

Builds trust

Using humor in speeches can build trust by creating a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere . This allows the audience to see your authentic personality , making them feel connected and comfortable with you as a speaker.

Funny speech topics also demonstrate that you are confident and capable of engaging people beyond just delivering information.

Humor in speeches builds trust by creating an enjoyable atmosphere and demonstrating confidence in engaging audiences authentically through lighthearted content .

Reduces tension

By incorporating humor into your speech, you can lighten the atmosphere and make the audience feel more relaxed. This can help to alleviate any nervousness or tension that may be present in the room.

Using funny speech topics allows you to connect with your audience on a more personal level, making it easier for them to engage with your presentation .

Incorporating lighthearted content into your speech helps to reduce tension and anxiety among your listeners, creating a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. It also demonstrates your ability to connect with others through humor , making you appear relatable and approachable as a speaker.

Relatable content

Relatable content in your speech topics can connect directly with your audience , making them feel understood and engaged. When choosing funny speech topics for high school or university settings, consider common experiences that students can relate to, such as navigating social media pressures or the challenges of balancing school and personal life .

For presentations in corporate settings, incorporating humorous anecdotes about everyday office scenarios can make your speech more relatable and enjoyable. Remember to tap into universal experiences and observations that will resonate with your audience, creating a shared sense of humor.

When crafting impromptu or short speeches, think about relatable content that everyone can identify with quickly. Imparting amusing perspectives on daily occurrences like commuting mishaps or funny family dynamics will captivate the audience’s attention from the start.

Fun Speech Topics for Various Settings

Fun speech topics for different situations can make your presentation more enjoyable and engaging. Explore the best humorous speech ideas to captivate your audience’s attention.

High school

High school can be nerve-wracking, but funny speech topics can make it fun. Choose light-hearted subjects students can relate to. Topics such as “Why Homework Should Be Banned” or “The Unwritten Rules of High School Cafeteria” work well.

Keep it relatable and enjoyable for your classmates.

Encourage participation: engage with the audience by involving them in your stories. Use humor and anecdotes that everyone can connect with. This will ensure a lively and entertaining presentation, setting you up for success in front of your peers.

When it comes to addressing a university audience , using humorous speech topics can be a great way to captivate the attention of students and professors alike. Entertaining presentation topics tailored towards college settings include light-hearted and amusing subjects that resonate with the academic environment .

It’s not merely about delivering information but also about keeping everyone engaged through humor. 510 funny speech topics designed for educational settings are available, making it easier for speakers to choose an appropriate and enjoyable subject for their presentations.

With tips on how to select a fun topic and deliver it effectively, crafting an entertaining university presentation becomes less daunting.


When it comes to presentations, using funny speech topics can keep your audience engaged and entertained. Whether it’s a high school project or a corporate presentation, incorporating humor can make your speech more relatable and enjoyable. offers over 400 funny presentation topics for you to choose from, ensuring that you can add lightheartedness to any speaking engagement. Remember, understanding your audience and practicing the delivery of jokes or anecdotes is crucial in making your humorous presentation effective.


When crafting an argumentative funny speech, it’s important to pick a topic that sparks debate and generates laughter. A good humorous argument needs to be light-hearted yet thought-provoking , inviting the audience to see things from a different perspective while enjoying the humor.

Some fun ideas for argumentative speeches could include debating whether cats or dogs make better pets, or if pizza should be considered a breakfast food. Choosing these kinds of topics can lead to lively discussions and keep your audience engaged throughout the presentation.

Now let’s move on to “Persuasive” speech topics.

When crafting a persuasive speech , remember to choose a topic that resonates with your audience and appeals to their emotions. Incorporate humor and light-hearted elements in your speech to keep the audience engaged.

Share relatable anecdotes or real-life examples to support your points, making it easier for your listeners to connect with your message.

Use body language and vocal intonation effectively to emphasize key points and create an impactful delivery. Additionally, maintain eye contact with the audience and exude confidence while delivering your speech.

Practice beforehand to ensure a smooth flow of ideas and an engaging presentation that leaves a lasting impression on your listeners.

Impromptu speech topics can be challenging, but they’re essential for building confidence and adaptability. They help you think on your feet and communicate effectively in unexpected situations .

These impromptu speeches are usually short, lasting 1-3 minutes or up to 7-10 minutes if given a little more time. Think of everyday scenarios, such as describing the contents of your bag or talking about your favorite hobby.

These quick-witted speeches require spontaneity and creativity to keep the audience engaged.

Remember that impromptu speeches are spontaneous opportunities to showcase your speaking skills without any prior preparation. Whether it’s at school, work, or other public settings, being able to respond confidently and humorously is an invaluable skill that will make you stand out as a speaker .

Short speeches (1-3 minutes, 4-6 minutes, 7-10 minutes)

Crafting short speeches requires focused content to engage audiences quickly. Here are some engaging and amusing topics for your next presentation, tailored according to the length of your speech:

  • 1-3 minutes :
  • How to Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee
  • The Benefits of Laughter in Daily Life
  • Hilarious Dating Disasters : Lessons Learned
  • 4-6 minutes :
  • Embracing Failure : Turning Setbacks into Success
  • The Art of Storytelling : Captivating Your Audience
  • Mastering the Art of Sarcasm : A Survival Guide
  • 7-10 minutes :
  • Overcoming Stage Fright : Embracing the Spotlight
  • The Power of Positivity : Changing Your Mindset, Changing Your Life
  • Unleashing Creativity : Finding Inspiration in Everyday Moments

Tips for Choosing and Writing a Hilarious Speech

Understand your audience before writing.

Incorporate personal experiences and funny anecdotes or jokes.

Understand the audience

When crafting a speech, it’s crucial to understand the audience’s interests and preferences . For public speaking beginners, it’s essential to choose engaging and relatable topics that resonate with their experiences and humor.

Public speaking novices often appreciate light-hearted and amusing subjects that can help ease any nervousness or tension. Engaging presentation topics for beginners should be easy to comprehend, entertaining, and relevant to their everyday lives.

By keeping the audience in mind, speakers can tailor their content to ensure maximum engagement and enjoyment from the listeners.

Understanding your audience helps create a connection through shared experiences or common interests . For those new to public speaking, choosing funny speech topics that align with the audience’s sensibilities is key to capturing their attention.

Use personal experiences

During my time in graduate school, I had to give a presentation on a lighthearted topic. I chose to talk about the struggles of learning how to swim as an adult and incorporated some humorous incidents from my own experience.

Sharing personal stories not only made the audience laugh but also helped me feel more connected with them. Using personal experiences can make your speech relatable and engaging for the audience .

When crafting a funny speech, think about a moment from your life that can be turned into an amusing anecdote or story . It could be something embarrassing, challenging, or simply hilarious that you are comfortable sharing with others.

Incorporate funny anecdotes or jokes

When crafting a speech, sprinkling in some funny anecdotes or jokes can keep your audience engaged and entertained. I often mix in personal experiences or humorous stories to add flavor to my presentations.

For example, when discussing the importance of staying confident during public speaking, I once shared a lighthearted anecdote about the time I accidentally called my teacher “mom” in front of the entire class – it had everyone laughing and made them feel more at ease.

Remembering to keep it relatable and light-hearted is essential for all speakers looking to make their speech memorable.

Funny anecdotes not only alleviate tension but also create an environment where everyone feels included . They help connect with different types of audiences, whether they are high school students or corporate professionals.

Practice delivery and timing

When practicing your speech, record yourself and listen back to improve delivery. Use pauses effectively for emphasis and timing. Vary your tone to keep the audience engaged. Rehearse in front of a friend for feedback on pacing and humor delivery .

Now let’s explore some fun speech topics for different settings.

Additional Resources

Looking for more resources to level up your speaking skills? Check out our wealth of commemorative speech topics, fun essay ideas, and funny informative speech options. Need guidance on keeping any speech entertaining and engaging? Our FAQ section will provide all the info you need!

372 commemorative speech topics

Crafting a compelling speech is essential to keep the audience engaged and amused. To help you with this, here are 372 commemorative speech topics for your consideration:

  • How to honor and commemorate historical figures
  • Celebrating achievements of influential leaders
  • Paying tribute to revolutionary inventions and discoveries
  • Commemorating significant events in history
  • Remembering and honoring war heroes and veterans
  • Celebrating the impact of cultural icons
  • Commemorating milestones in science and technology
  • Honoring contributions of literary legends
  • Recognizing humanitarian efforts and philanthropic individuals
  • Memorializing important moments in sports history

And many more topics encompassing various aspects of commemoration for you to explore!

406 fun essay topics

When selecting fun essay topics , consider the interests and humor of your audience. Here are some exciting and amusing ideas to consider:

  • The impact of pet shaming on animal behavior
  • How to survive a zombie apocalypse using only office supplies
  • The life lessons learned from talking to animals
  • The challenges of being a superhero in a normal world
  • A day in the life of a talking parrot
  • Why cats make better roommates than dogs
  • The benefits of having a personal cloud that rains candy
  • How aliens would react to human social media trends
  • The secret lives of inanimate objects at home
  • Explaining complex adult problems to children

Now, let’s explore how these fun topics can be adapted for different types of presentations!

420 funny speech topics

Are you ready for some fun speech topics? Here are 420 hilarious and engaging ideas to keep your audience entertained and amused:

  • Awkward first date experiences
  • The most embarrassing moments in my life
  • How to survive a zombie apocalypse
  • If animals could talk, what would they say?
  • The art of procrastination : A beginner’s guide
  • Ridiculous fashion trends throughout history
  • An ode to bad hair days
  • The science of why we love cheesy jokes
  • Why cats are secretly plotting to take over the world
  • Life advice from a five-year-old

And many more await you for your next presentation or public speaking engagement!

Tips for making any speech fun

Engage your audience by infusing humor into your speech.

  • Use relatable content to connect with the audience.
  • Incorporate funny anecdotes or jokes to lighten the mood and keep everyone entertained.
  • Practice delivery and timing to ensure your comedic elements land well.
  • Understand your audience’s sense of humor and tailor your speech accordingly.
  • Share personal experiences that can bring a smile to your listeners’ faces.

Now, let’s explore how you can turn any speech into an engaging and amusing experience for your audience.

FAQ on funny informative speech topics

Thinking of incorporating humor into your next speech? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about using funny informative speech topics:

  • How do I choose the right funny topic for my speech?

When selecting a funny informative speech topic, consider your audience and the occasion. Choose a subject that you find humorous and that resonates with your audience.

  • Should I incorporate personal experiences into my funny speech?

Yes, sharing personal anecdotes or experiences can make your speech more relatable and engaging for your audience.

  • What if I’m not naturally funny?

You don’t have to be a professional comedian. Simply finding light-hearted and amusing subjects to discuss can help infuse humor into your presentation.

  • How can I ensure that my humor is appropriate for my audience?

Understanding your audience’s preferences and cultural sensitivities will help you gauge what type of humor will be well-received.

  • Is it okay to use visual aids or props for added humor in my speech?

Absolutely! Visual aids, props, or even short video clips can add an extra layer of entertainment to your presentation.

  • What if my humorous material falls flat?

Not every joke will hit the mark, but acknowledging the moment with grace and moving on is key to keeping the audience engaged and entertained.

  • Can I use funny informative speech topics in serious settings, such as at work or during formal presentations?

Certainly! Appropriately timed humor can break tension and captivate your audience, making it suitable even for serious settings.

  • Are there resources available for finding more funny informative speech topics?

Yes! There are numerous online resources offering collections of hilarious and engaging speech topics designed to entertain various audiences.

  • How can I practice delivering funny speeches effectively?

Rehearse your timing, delivery, and punchlines while seeking feedback from friends or colleagues before presenting in front of a live audience.

  • Are there any tips for overcoming stage fright when delivering humorous speeches?

Embracing nervousness as part of the experience and trusting in your preparation can help alleviate stage fright when delivering a comical presentation.

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Ryan Nelson is the founder of Speak2Impress, a platform dedicated to helping individuals master the art of public speaking. Despite having a crippling fear of public speaking for many years, Ryan overcame his anxiety through diligent practice and active participation in Toastmasters. Now residing in New York City, he is passionate about sharing his journey and techniques to empower others to speak with confidence and clarity.

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100 Public-Speaking Jokes to Add Humor to Your Next Speech

100 Public-Speaking Jokes to Add Humor to Your Next Speech

So, if you are looking to add humor to your presentation, one of the best ways is to insert self-deprecating humor in the form of funny stories. A good story from your own personal experience will be easier to insert into your speech. The story will also create more of a shared experience with your audience. For details about how to use stories to add humor to your speech , click here.

With that being said, though, sometimes, you just need to get a quick laugh out of your audience. And good jokes can be a great way to lighten the mood. We’ve organized the post into four categories of public-speaking jokes.

100 Public Speaking Jokes to Add Humor to Your Next Speech.

  • Public-Speaking Jokes .
  • One-Liners about Public Speaking and Presenting .
  • Funny Public Speaking Quotes .
  • Dad Jokes that You Can Use as Presentation Icebreakers .

Public-Speaking Jokes for Your Next Presentation to Add a Little Fun.

Between you and I, telling jokes in front of an audience is pretty risky. But sometimes, just getting the audience to laugh right from the start can lighten the mood. Here are a few jokes about public speaking that you can use when you are public speaking.

Jokes about Being Nervous and the Fear of Public Speaking

7 Presentation Habits that Make Your Nervous Speaker

  • Why did the public speaker hire a pitching coach? Because he needed to improve his delivery!
  • I used to think I was afraid of public speaking, but just now, I realized I was actually afraid of audiences.
  • A public speaker asked the audience, “How many of you are afraid of public speaking?” About half the audience raised their hands. The speaker replied, “Don’t worry, I used to be too. In fact, there was a 50/50 chance that I’d canceled today’s talk!”
  • My wife was nervous about public speaking. So, I told her she should embrace her mistake to add a little humor to her delivery. She gave me a hug. Then she laughed.
  • Public speaking tip: Imagine the audience naked. But not if you’re giving a eulogy.

Funny Jokes about Presentation Challenges.

Okay, funny may be a little overexaggerated, but corny can work too. Here are a few jokes about challenges that can come up in a presentation.

  • Why did the PowerPoint presentation go to therapy? It had too many issues with transitions.
  • I was going to tell a time-traveling joke during my speech, but you didn’t like it.
  • I asked the librarian if there were any books on how to overcome the fear of public speaking. She whispered, “They’re in the self-help section, but you might have to speak up to find them.”
  • I used to be a baker before I became a public speaker. I kneaded the dough, and now I need the audience!
  • Why did the public speaker become a gardener? Because he knew how to plant ideas and watch them grow!

These Jokes Are about Audience Interaction.

Jokes Are about Audience Interaction

  • I asked the audience if anyone had experience with public speaking. A cricket in the corner started chirping.
  • The best way to become a confident public speaker is to imagine the audience in their underwear. Unless you’re speaking at a nudist colony.
  • I told my wife I was going to give a speech on procrastination. She said, “Maybe next time.”
  • How do you make a tissue dance during a speech? You put a little boogie in it!
  • Why did the extroverted computer become a public speaker? Because it had great social networking skills!

Public Speaking Jokes about Presentation Themes.

These funny (or corny) jokes are about the process of public speaking. You can easily use one of these if you start with… “Before I actually start my presentation…” then add the joke.

  • I asked my friend if he had any advice for public speaking. He said, “Yes, just imagine the audience is full of cats. They don’t care what you’re saying, but they’ll pay attention if you have treats.”
  • How do you organize a fantastic space-themed presentation? You planet!
  • Why did the public speaker bring a ladder to the presentation? To reach new heights in communication!
  • My friend tried to give a speech on patience, but the audience left before he finished. It seems they didn’t have the patience for it.
  • Why did the microphone apply for a job in public speaking? Because it wanted to be heard at work!

A Few Random Public Speaking Jokes (Use with Caution.)

These last few public speaking jokes are a little more tricky. You’d want to save these only for the right type of crowd.

  • I used to be afraid of public speaking, but then I realized it’s just talking in front of people. Now I’m terrified of public listening.
  • What’s a public speaker’s favorite kind of fish? The articulate!
  • I told my friend I was giving a speech about a famous chicken. He asked, “Is it poultry in motion?”
  • I was going to make a joke about public speaking, but I figured it would be better in front of a live audience.
  • Why did the scarecrow become a great public speaker? He was outstanding in his field!

Remember, just adding a joke or two to a speech won’t win over every audience. For help becoming a confident and effective presenter, we invite you to attend one of our 2-Day Fearless Presentations ® Classes . Click here for details.

Here Are a Few Public Speaking One-Liners to Get Your Audience Laughing.

You’ll have a much easier time just adding a funny one-liner every now and then. When you tell a joke, you typically have to get your audience to respond. And, in some cases, the audience will finish your joke.

So a well-placed one-liner will often get you a quick chuckle without as much risk. Here are a few that we organized into five different categories.

These One-Liners Are Related to Audience Interaction (Or Audience Reactions.)

Public Speaking One-Liners

  • “I’m not saying I’m a great public speaker, but I did once get a standing ovation… because I tripped over the microphone cord.”
  • “I asked my audience if they had any questions after my speech. One person raised their hand and asked, ‘When does the torture end?'”
  • “Public speaking is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire, you’re on fire, everything is on fire, and you’re in hell.”
  • “I used to be afraid of public speaking until I realized every audience is just a bunch of people hoping you don’t notice them.”
  • “I gave a speech on procrastination. The audience is still waiting for the punchline.”

Here Are a Few about Speech Techniques and Styles.

  • “I asked the audience if they knew the definition of a will. Apparently, ‘a dead giveaway’ wasn’t the right answer.”
  • “I don’t have a fear of public speaking; I have a fear of public not listening.”
  • “Why don’t public speakers ever get lost? Because they always find their way to the lectern.”
  • “I used to be a mime, but I couldn’t stay silent about it. Now I’m a public speaker.”
  • “I told the audience I’d be speaking off the cuff. Turns out, my cuff was more interesting than my speech.”

That’s Ironic! One Liners about Humor and Irony in Speech

That's Ironic! One Liners about Humor and Irony in Speech

  • “I used to be a public speaker at a mime convention. Needless to say, my speeches were a big hit.”
  • “I asked the audience if they could define irony. They said, ‘Sure, it’s like goldy and bronzy, but made of iron.'”
  • “Public speaking is a lot like a roller coaster. It’s terrifying, and I always feel like I’m going to lose my lunch.”
  • “I used to be a motivational speaker, but then I lost my train of thought. Now I’m just a ‘meh’-tivational speaker.”
  • “Why did the public speaker bring a ladder to the speech? To reach the high points, of course!”

These One-Liners Are about Speech Topics and Delivery.

  • “I told the audience I’m going to talk about time travel. They’re still waiting for my future self to arrive.”
  • “I tried to give a speech on humility, but everyone said I was the best at it.”
  • “Why did the public speaker get an award? Because he was outstanding in his field of expertise – corn farming.”
  • “I asked the crowd if they liked my tie. They said, ‘It’s not the tie, it’s what you’re saying that’s knot working.'”
  • “I tried to make a speech about sleep, but I dozed off during my own presentation.”

Funny One-Liners Related to the Challenges of Public Speaking.

  • “I asked the audience for silence during my speech. Apparently, their laughter didn’t get the memo.”
  • (If your audience won’t give you feedback.) “Dialogue is like a parachute – it only works when it’s open.”
  • (If you happen to break wind because of nervousness.) “I’m not a nervous public speaker. I just have a very expressive colon.”
  • “I told my wife I’m writing a book on public speaking. She told me to speak louder.”
  • “Why did the PowerPoint file go to therapy? It had too many issues with transitions.”

Funny Motivational Quotes Related to Public Speaking.

A really good way to add humor to any speech is to insert a funny quote from a famous person. These funny motivational quotes are very easy to insert. In fact, you can add them to your speech introduction right at the start. That will lighten the tension in the room and get your audience laughing.

Here are a few that always hit home!

Funny Quotes About Preparation and Delivery of Speech.

Funny Quotes About Preparation and Delivery of Speech

  • “The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” – George Jessel
  • “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain
  • “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” – Winston Churchill
  • “The best way to sound like you know what you’re talking about is to know what you’re talking about.” – Author Unknown

Quotes Related to Adding Humor to Your Speech.

If you are looking for a famous quote specifically about adding humor to a speech, try one of these.

  • “The first time I spoke in the West, the agents and organizers looked at me and said, ‘Oh, my God, she’s funny.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve been funny all my life, but I never knew it.'” – Maya Angelou
  • “If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” – Bill Gates
  • “I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it.” – George Carlin
  • “The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.” – Ann Landers
  • “I used to be a good communicator, but then I realized I was talking to myself.” – Author Unknown

Here Are a Few Quotes About Creativity and Writing.

Here Are a Few Quotes About Creativity and Writing

  • “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” – Steven Wright
  • “I used to play piano by ear, but now I use my hands.” – Steven Wright
  • “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams
  • “I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.” – Duke Ellington
  • “I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid, my father took me to all the historic spots. Every time I refused to get out of the car.” – W.C. Fields

The Funny Quotes Can Help You Make Your Point Better.

Like the last group, these funny quotes aren’t about public speaking. But you will likely be able to use them if you are delivering an informative speech.

  • “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “I have never been in a situation where having a sense of humor and a giving spirit didn’t lead to a better result.” – Ed Catmull
  • “The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way.” – Josh Billings
  • “I like to talk about my obsession with food. I love to eat. I’m not a ‘foodie,’ but I do love to eat.” – Miranda Kerr
  • “I failed public speaking in college the first time and made a ‘D’ in the second class. It was horrible.” – John Grisham

These Last Funny Quotes Didn’t Fit the Other Categories. (LOL!)

These last quotes didn’t really fit in any of the other categories. But they are pretty funny. If you can find a way to insert them into your speech, you’re sure to get a laugh or two.

  • “It’s hard to be serious when you’re surrounded by balloons.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.” – Elayne Boosler
  • “The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.” – Willie Nelson
  • “I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.” – Steve Allen

Dad Jokes that You Can Use as Presentation Icebreakers.

Dad Jokes that You Can Use as Presentation Icebreakers

Years ago, I taught a leadership class for his team. And at the start of every session, he stood up in front of the group and told a corny Dad joke. The jokes were cringy. But whether the audience laughed or turned up their nose, they all smiled. Over the next few years, I noticed that Ron’s employee turnover was almost zero. It was unheard of in his industry.

It turns out that his team absolutely loved him. He made a tough job much more fun to come to. So, I changed my tune about Dad jokes. Here are a few that you can use to start your next speech or meeting.

Food Public Speaking Jokes

  • What do you call fake spaghetti? An impasta.
  • Did you hear about the cheese factory explosion? There was nothing left but de-brie.
  • What do you call a fish wearing a crown? A kingfish.
  • Why did the chicken go to the seance? To talk to the other side.
  • What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little wine.

Science and Technology Jokes.

  • Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.
  • I told my computer I needed a break, and now it won’t stop sending me vacation ads.
  • Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? He made a mint.
  • How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together!
  • What did one wall say to the other wall? I’ll meet you at the corner!

Academic Jokes for a Presentation.

Academic Jokes for a Presentation

  • Why did the math book look sad? Because it had too many problems.
  • Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers? He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.
  • What do you call a factory that makes good products? A satisfactory.
  • I only know 25 letters of the alphabet. I don’t know y.
  • I used to have a job at a calendar factory, but I got fired because I took a couple of days off.

Spooky Jokes

  • Why did the skeleton go to the seance? To talk to the other side.
  • Why don’t skeletons fight each other? They don’t have the guts.
  • What did the big flower say to the little flower? “Hi, bud!”
  • I went to buy some camouflage pants, but I couldn’t find any.
  • What did one hat say to the other hat? Stay here, I’m going on ahead.

Miscellaneous Jokes

  • I only know how to make holy water. I boil the hell out of it.
  • Why did the golfer bring two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one.
  • Why did the bicycle fall over? It was two-tired.
  • What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? Supplies!
  • What did the snowman with a six-pack say? An abdominal snowman!

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18 Funny Homework Answers from Kids Who Are Going Places

These snarky students are smart alecks at heart

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When you're a  student , homework is an unavoidable fact of life. Kids these days often face hours of homework assignments each week—it's no wonder that some of their answers turn out a little snarky. 

Lucky for us, the funniest homework answers often end up on the Internet, courtesy of amused parents or teachers . Some of these students are being deliberately funny; others may very well be trying ( and failing ) to find the right answer. We think every single one of them deserves a place in the  Smart Aleck Hall of Fame .

Extra Credit for the Snazzy Drawing

"Show your thinking?" 

Challenge accepted!

"What do you need to find?"

"The answer."

Thank you, Captain Obvious. That's really helpful .

Just Following the Directions

The assignment said to write "< or >" so that's exactly what this student did. What's the problem here?

You know what they say — never trust a fart. 

For those who may not know, "shart" is slang for what happens when you do trust a fart. Use your imagination.

That's Just Your Opinion

Some say Tony is disciplined and loves music. Others say Tony is probably a huge nerd. No shame in that game, Tony!

Seems Legit

Why do we know anything , Sharon? Because we're SMART!

Somebody give this kid a scholarship.

Don't Be Silly, Kid

Pssh. "Tedison" is not even a real name... but we totally wish it was.

Failing Biology and Acing Zoology

Sure, this student doesn't know the difference between an ovary and a fallopian tube, but check out that kick-butt tiger face! Points for creativity?

Find X? No problem, there it is. It was right there all along! How did you miss that, Teach?

The Metric System Is Confusing

We can partially blame the American system of measurement for this one, but this student also gets bonus points for the sheer genius of the  utterly sarcastic remark. 

So Wrong, Yet So Right

Again, this answer isn't even wrong. It's technically totally, 100% correct! Maybe the teacher needs to rethink those test questions.

(Nah, not really.)

"April Ham Lincoln."

Remember what the great former president April Ham Lincoln once said: "Four scones and seven beers ago."

Wait, that's not right. Or is it?

An Example of Being Too Honest

This sounds like something out of "Breaking Bad." We really, REALLY hope this is a little kid spelling error situation.

She Must Work at the School in #13

Some teachers will go above and beyond to bond with their students, but this is ridiculous. Get your act together, Mrs. Edwards!

I See How It Is at Your House...

This is an actual quote from a first grade student. How did the teacher not die laughing?!

Comedian Chris Rock once famously said, "As a father, you have only one job to do: Keep your daughter off the pole!"

Clearly, this kid's family has some work to do in that department.

Hold Up There, Buddy

From "I like to play football" to "I am a god" in just a few short sentences. That's quite a leap!

Tell the truth: this is Tom Brady 's homework from 30 years ago, isn't it?

That's Extremely Literal

The difference between six and eight IS that eight is more curly. That's not silly – it's just accurate.

Okay, so I never did that well in math class either. Sue me.

She Deserves Extra Credit

We'll end on a positive note. This student followed directions to the letter and did exactly what she was told to do:

"Write a story to go with this picture. Use capitals and punctuation."

She not only created a funny story about this really, really weird picture of a cat overseeing a pile of hot dogs, but she also used CAPITALS and lots of exclamation points. Who cares what the teacher thought — this kid deserves an A+!

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Funny speech topics revolve around entertaining themes that provoke laughter and amusement. They often include anecdotal tales, parodies, satires, and personal comic experiences that can humanize the speaker, bringing a relatable touch. Topics may range from humorous perspectives on everyday life to playful takes on societal norms, trending pop culture, or even absurd, hypothetical scenarios. Using humor, the speaker can delve into subject matters that would otherwise seem mundane or generic, transforming them into hilarious narratives or poignant commentary. The aim is to inspire laughter while creating an engaging and memorable experience for the listeners. In turn, successful funny speech topics not only tell jokes but also convey a message or a lesson wrapped in humor, making communication effective and enjoyable.

Best Fun Speech Topics

  • Evolution of Animation in the 21st Century
  • Impacts of Virtual Reality on Human Perception
  • Dark Matter: The Unsolved Mystery of the Universe
  • Astonishing Advances in Bionic Technologies
  • Hidden Gems: Lesser-Known Cultures of the World
  • Intriguing Intersections of Science and Religion
  • Food as Art: The World of Culinary Creativity
  • Influence of Hip-Hop Culture on Fashion Trends
  • Polar Bears: Survival Tactics in Extreme Conditions
  • Artificial Intelligence Revolutionizes Healthcare Delivery
  • Comic Books: Powerful Platforms for Social Commentary
  • Rise of Plant-Based Diets: Pros and Cons
  • Deep-Sea Creatures and Their Bizarre Adaptations
  • Space Tourism: The Dawn of a New Era
  • Mysterious Phenomenon of Crop Circles Explained
  • Blockchain Technology Redefines Financial Transactions
  • Cryptids: Chasing Legends in Modern Folklore
  • Futuristic Architecture: Innovations for Sustainable Cities
  • Mind-Bending Mysteries of the Human Brain
  • Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Work and Play
  • Cultivating Happiness: The Science Behind Positive Psychology
  • Sustainable Fashion: Revolution in the Apparel Industry
  • Fascinating World of Bio-Luminescent Organisms
  • Time Capsules: Messages for Future Generations
  • Unraveling the Secret Language of Dolphins
  • Living Off-Grid: A Lifestyle Without Technology
  • Coffee Culture: Global Variations and Traditions

Funny Speech Topics & Informative, Persuasive Ideas

Easy Fun Speech Topics

  • Magic of Mushrooms: Fungi’s Role in Ecosystems
  • Living on Mars: Future of Space Colonization
  • Influence of Memes on Popular Culture
  • Color Psychology: Effects on Human Behavior
  • Unheard Languages: The World’s Least Known Tongues
  • Secrets of the Deep Jungle: Uncharted Wildlife
  • Dream Interpretation: Unlocking the Subconscious Mind
  • Insects: Underappreciated Heroes of Biodiversity
  • Longevity: Unraveling the Secrets of Blue Zones
  • Tea Ceremonies: Rituals Around the World
  • Ghost Towns: Stories of Abandoned Places
  • Pioneering Women in the Field of Science
  • Resilience: Understanding Human Adaptability in Adversity
  • Robotics: Future of Automation in Daily Life
  • Gastronomy: The Science Behind Delicious Food
  • Public Art: Catalysts for Urban Renewal
  • Urban Farming: Greening the Concrete Jungle
  • Wildlife Photography: Capturing Nature’s Wonders
  • Augmented Reality: Changing the Face of Entertainment
  • The Intriguing History of Cryptography
  • Unusual Sports From Around the Globe
  • Quantum Computing: The Future of Technology
  • Bird Migration: A Stunning Global Journey
  • Harnessing the Power of Solar Energy

Interesting Fun Speech Topics

  • Demystifying the Illusion Art of Street Performers
  • Life Under Ice: Exploring Antarctica’s Ecosystem
  • Making Music With Unconventional Instruments
  • Volcanoes: Nature’s Spectacular Fireworks
  • Secret World of Spies: Espionage Through the Ages
  • Tattoos: Body Art Across Cultures and Histories
  • Culinary Adventures: Exotic Foods of the World
  • Pyramids: The Mysteries of Ancient Architecture
  • Butterflies: Nature’s Flying Masterpieces
  • Bioluminescence: The Science of Living Light
  • Forest Bathing: The Healing Power of Nature
  • Battle of the Browsers: Evolution of Internet Surfing
  • Therapeutic Effect of Pets on Human Health
  • Life’s Extremities: Organisms in the Hottest and Coldest Places
  • Exploring the Mysterious World of Dreams
  • Impact of Social Media on Modern Politics
  • The Fascinating Science of Forensics
  • Space Junk: The Growing Problem Above Us
  • Incredible Inventions that Changed the World
  • Ice Cream: A Global Love Affair With a Cold Treat
  • Unusual Pets: Exotic Animal Companions
  • Nanotechnology: The Small Scale That Changes Everything
  • Transforming Waste Into Art: Upcycling Innovations
  • Taboos: Social Constraints and Cultural Differences

Funny Speech Topics for High School

  • Secret Life of Cafeteria Food: An Investigation
  • Emojis as the New Universal Language
  • Why Will Robots Never Win the Comedy Club?
  • Aliens Among Us: Spotting Extraterrestrial Classmates
  • Prom Disasters: A Comical Analysis
  • Embarrassing Incidents During Virtual Classes
  • How to Survive Zombie Teachers
  • Sock Puppets: A Fashion Statement?
  • Homework Myths: Why Aliens Really Stole My Assignment?
  • The Art of Effective Procrastination
  • Toilet Paper Fashion Show: A Roll of Style
  • Hilarious Truths About Being a High School Mascot
  • Pranks Gone Wrong: Cautionary Tales
  • The Unbelievable Adventures of My Imaginary Pet
  • Gym Class Hero: A Tale of Triumphant Failure
  • Bathroom Graffiti: Hidden Messages or Art Masterpieces?
  • Teachers’ Lounge Secrets: A Comedic Exploration
  • Navigating Hallways: An Epic Journey
  • Invention Mishaps: Comical Attempts at Genius
  • Epic Battle: Vending Machines vs. Students
  • Uncovering the Mystery of the Lost Pens
  • Bizarre Moments in High School Sports
  • Lockers: A Tale of Lost and Found Treasures
  • Dances With Textbooks: An Academic Ballet

Funny Speech Topics for College Students

  • Misinterpretations of Common English Idioms
  • Professors’ Funniest In-Class Blunders
  • The Great Cafeteria Food Mystery
  • Dorm Room Disasters: What Not to Do?
  • Campus Squirrel Shenanigans: Stories from the Quad
  • Social Media Fails: A Compilation of Epic Proportions
  • Late-Night Study Sessions: The Unrevealed Truth
  • Athletic Mascots: Their Untold Backstories
  • College Pranks: Our Most Epic Tales
  • Unusual Courses Offered at Universities
  • Sporting Events: When Cheering Becomes Excessive?
  • Survival Tactics for 8 AM Classes
  • Craziest Things Found in Library Books
  • Thriving on Instant Noodles: The Ultimate Guide
  • College Students’ Most Innovative Excuses
  • Unspoken Rules of Dorm Life
  • Unforgettable Stories from Fraternity Parties
  • Fashion Disasters: Trends That Should Not Have Happened
  • Campus Statues: Their Funniest Vandalisms
  • Unintentionally Hilarious Academic Papers
  • Textbooks: Where to Find the Hidden Humor
  • Relationship Drama: Love at the Time of Finals
  • Thrift Store Treasures: Student Style Edition
  • Misadventures in Public Speaking Classes
  • Acquiring Cooking Skills: Tales of Trial and Error
  • Overheard Conversations on Campus

Funny Speech Topics for University Students

  • Professor Ratings: The Hilarious Reality
  • Memorable Moments from Student Elections
  • Foreign Language Class Bloopers
  • Strange Traditions at Colleges Around the World
  • Scavenger Hunts: Unforgettable Campus Adventures
  • Intramural Sports: The Hilariously Unathletic Side
  • Bizarre Local Restaurants Near Campuses
  • Navigating Awkward Roommate Situations
  • Unconventional Stress-Relief Tactics During Finals
  • Off-Campus Housing Horrors: Lessons Learned
  • Lab Experiments Gone Wrong: Science Mishaps
  • Extracurricular Clubs: The Weird, the Wacky, and the Wonderful
  • Parody of Famous Speeches: A Creative Interpretation
  • Artistic Impressions of College Life
  • Road Trips: Misadventures and Unanticipated Detours
  • Best Practices for Procrastination: Tales From the Experts
  • Celebrating Birthdays: The Unique College Way
  • When Spell-Check Fails: Hilarious Typos in Assignments
  • The Odyssey of Lost-and-Found Items
  • Unusual Majors: Discovering Unique Areas of Study
  • Evolution of Student Slang: A Historical Journey
  • Nightmares of Online Classes: Technical Glitches and Beyond
  • Trying New Sports: Hilarious Outcomes
  • Coffee Addicts: Unusual Tales of Dependency

Presentation Funny Speech Topics

  • The Art of Magic and Illusion
  • The Power of Protest Songs in Social Movements
  • Understanding the Mysteries of Black Holes
  • History’s Most Famous Heists
  • The Evolution of Video Games
  • The Future of Drone Technology
  • Mysterious World of the Giant Squid
  • The Ancient Art of Storytelling
  • The Unseen World of Microorganisms
  • The Influence of Weather on Mood and Behavior
  • The Emergence of Cryptocurrency: A New Financial Era
  • Mysteries and Legends of the Bermuda Triangle
  • Graffiti: A Colorful Form of Urban Expression
  • The Role of Bees in the Global Ecosystem
  • Treasure Hunting: Exploring the World of Metal Detecting
  • The Marvelous World of Miniature Art
  • Understanding Our Universe: The Role of Telescopes
  • The Resurgence of Vinyl Records
  • Futuristic Medicine: The Promise of Gene Therapy
  • Exploring the Depths: The Art of Scuba Diving
  • Cinematic Magic: Behind-the-Scenes of Filmmaking
  • Salamanders: Masters of Regeneration

Argumentative Funny Speech Topics

  • Penguins as Skilled Business Executives: A Chilly Proposition
  • Transforming Deserts Into Giant Sandboxes: A Drought of Fun
  • Banning Broccoli: A Vegetable Revolt
  • Living Underwater: Mermaid Lifestyle for Humans
  • Food Fights as Mediation Tactics: A Messy Resolution
  • The World Dominated by Squirrels: A Nutty Hypothesis
  • Mandatory Unicorn Riding Lessons in Schools: A Fantasy-Turned Reality
  • Baking Cookies on Mars: A Crispy Outer Space Venture
  • Allowing Toys to Vote: A Child’s Perspective
  • Adopting Trolls for Bridge Security: A Mythical Proposal
  • Elephants as Household Pets: The Bigger, the Better
  • Turning the Moon into a Giant Billboard: An Astronomical Advertisement
  • Professional Pillow Fighting: Establishing a Soft Sport
  • Balloons as an Alternative Transport System: The Lighter Side of Commute
  • Gummy Bears for Breakfast: A Sticky Situation
  • Clouds as Cotton Candy: A Sweet Metaphor
  • Appointing Dogs as Mail Carriers: A Furry Delivery
  • Socks as Currency: A Footwear Revolution
  • Gorillas as Gym Trainers: A Beastly Approach
  • Flying Carpets for Daily Commute: A Magical Solution
  • Owning a Pet Griffin: A Mythical Guide
  • A World Without Mirrors: Beauty in the Unknown
  • Turning Skyscrapers into Giant Slides: A Quick Descent
  • Slippers as the Official Footwear: A Cozy Proposal

Persuasive Funny Speech Topics

  • Ghosts as Roommates: A Spooky Co-Living
  • Bubbles for Stress Relief: The Soapier, the Better
  • Octopuses as Kitchen Assistants: Eight Times the Help
  • Wearing Pajamas to Work: A Comfortable Transition
  • Proving Pigs Can Fly: An Uplifting Analysis
  • Fairies as Electricians: A Magical Power Source
  • Toilet Paper as a Form of Art: A Roll in Creativity
  • Using Roller Skates for Efficient Office Movement
  • Wizards as School Teachers: A Magical Curriculum
  • Rainbows as the New Fashion Trend: A Colorful Spin
  • Dragons as Eco-Friendly Transport: A Fiery Proposition
  • Building Tree Houses for Adults: A Wooden Haven
  • Using Shampoo as a Drink: A Bubbly Brew
  • Living in a World Ruled by Children: A Tiny Transition
  • Giants as Construction Workers: A Massive Proposal
  • Allowing Ice Cream for Breakfast: A Frosty Start to the Day
  • Lollipops as a Solution to World Peace: A Sweet Strategy
  • Cows as Lawn Mowers: An Eco-Friendly Trim
  • Turning Every Day into Halloween: A Permanent Trick or Treat
  • Owls as Night Watchmen: A Hoot of a Job
  • Using Fairy Dust for Instant Cleaning: A Magical Solution
  • Living Life According to Fortune Cookies: A Crunchy Future
  • Using Dreams as Television Shows: A Surreal Entertainment
  • Swapping Houses With Celebrities: A Starry Proposal

Informative Funny Speech Topics

  • Amusing Evolution of Breakfast Cereal Mascots
  • Unbelievable Animal Misconceptions: Debunking Fallacies
  • Light-Hearted Journey through Dance Move History
  • Wacky World of Pun-Infused Jokes: Linguistic Delights
  • Marvelous Art of Comedic Improvisation
  • Surprising Science Behind Laughter: Unveiling Mechanics
  • Quirky Origins of Bizarre Phobias and Irrational Fears
  • Giggle-Inducing Secrets of Memes and Internet Hilarity
  • Unusual Traditions From Across the Globe: An Amusing Exploration
  • Bizarre and Hilarious World of Parody Music: Weird Al Yankovic
  • Entertaining Experiences With TV Sitcom Moments
  • Unexpected Side of Stand-Up Comedy: Tales From the Stage
  • Peculiar Habits of Eccentric Geniuses Throughout History
  • Whimsical Artistry of Cartoons: Doodles to Masterpieces
  • Hysterical History of Practical Jokes and Hilarious Pranks
  • Curious World of Competitive Air Guitar: A Musical Farce
  • Playful Science of April Fools’ Day: Deconstructing Hoaxes
  • Comical Evolution of Internet Slang and Abbreviations
  • Side-Splitting Stories of Famous Comedy Duos
  • Hilarious Trials and Tribulations of Becoming a Stand-Up Comedian
  • Witty Wonders of Satire: Journey into Irony
  • Amusing Art of Nonsense Poetry: Crafting Rhymes That Baffle
  • Laughable History of Ridiculous Inventions
  • Silly Secrets of Clowning: Balloons, Makeup, and Slapstick
  • Laugh-Out-Loud Chronicles of Classic Comedy Films

Public Funny Speech Topics

  • Hilarious Insights on Parenting: Nurturing Little Laughter Machines
  • The Quirks of Online Dating: Searching for Love in a Swipe-Right World
  • Laughing Our Way Through Office Politics: Surviving the Cubicle Jungle
  • Side-Splitting Travel Mishaps: Adventures in Lost Luggage and Missed Flights
  • Comedy in the Kitchen: Mastering Culinary Catastrophes With a Smile
  • Chuckles in the Classroom: How to Survive Teachers With a Sense of Humor?
  • Unforgettable Wedding Disasters: I Do’s, Oops, and Hilarity Ensues
  • The Ups and Downs of DIY Projects: When Your Home Improvement Dreams Become Comedy Acts?
  • Roaring With Laughter: Taming Wild Pets and Their Mischievous Antics
  • Laughing Out Loud at Awkward Family Gatherings: Lessons in Love and Laughter
  • Finding Humor in Fitness Fails: Embracing the Gym Life With a Big Smile
  • From Catwalk to Cat Fails: Unveiling the Comical Side of Fashion
  • Guffaws and Gags in the Gaming World: Mastering Virtual Adventures With a Sense of Humor
  • The Chronicles of Awkward Social Encounters: Turning Red Faces Into Belly Laughs
  • The Comedy of First Dates: Awkward Moments, Epic Fails, and Endless Laughter
  • Laughter Therapy: How Humor Can Heal and Unwind Our Daily Stress?
  • Stand-Up Comedy Survival Guide: Making People Laugh Without Breaking a Sweat
  • The Comedy of Technology Fails: Embracing Glitches and Technical Difficulties
  • Chuckles and Chaos in Traffic Jams: The Commuter’s Guide to Keeping Sane
  • The Hilarity of Pet Ownership: Furry Friends and Their Unpredictable Antics
  • The Funny Side of Exercise: Turning Sweating Into Smiles
  • Comedy in the Corporate World: Breaking the Ice and Building Bridges With Humor
  • Navigating Awkward Conversations With Grace and Wit: Turning Tension Into Laughter
  • Laughing Through Financial Woes: Finding Humor in Money Matters
  • The Jokes on Us: A Light-Hearted Look at Everyday Blunders and Mistakes
  • The Power of Puns: Unleashing Wordplay for Maximum Chuckles

Motivational Funny Speech Topics

  • Unleashing the Hilarious Power of Positive Thinking
  • Embracing Laughter: The Key to Unlocking Success
  • Climbing the Humorous Mountain of Personal Growth
  • Mastering the Art of Juggling Life’s Challenges
  • Roaring With Confidence: The Funny Path to Self-Discovery
  • Laughing Your Way to the Top: Success With a Smile
  • Embracing Imperfection: Finding Joy in the Quirks
  • The Comedic Journey of Overcoming Obstacles
  • Hilarious Strategies for Boosting Productivity
  • Sparking Creativity With a Side of Humor
  • Finding Balance Through Belly-Laughter
  • The Humorous Path to Self-Motivation
  • Chuckles and Triumphs: Laughing Your Way to Victory
  • Hurdling Barriers with a Comic Twist
  • The Funny Fuel for Reaching New Heights
  • Embracing Failure: The Comedic Road to Success
  • The Power of Hilarity in Building Resilience
  • Laughing in the Face of Fear: Conquering Challenges With Humor
  • From Giggles to Greatness: Unleashing Your Full Potential
  • Harnessing the Joyful Energy of Funny Inspirations
  • The Laughter Workout: Flexing Funny Muscles for Success
  • Poking Fun at Procrastination: Proven Techniques to Get Things Done
  • Quirky Confidence: Embracing Your Unique Awesomeness
  • Tickling the Funny Bone of Creativity

Demonstration Funny Speech Topics

  • Unforgettable Adventures: Skydiving With a Hilarious Jester
  • The Hysterical Science of Flatulence
  • An Outrageous Guide to Wild Pillow Fights
  • Training Your Pet Octopus to Perform a Comedic Dance Routine
  • The Art of Pranking: Mastering Classic Gags and Tricks
  • Laughter Therapy: The Professional Tickling Revolution
  • The Epic Clash: Socks vs. Sandals Showdown
  • Conversing With Inanimate Objects: The Absurdity Unveiled
  • Finding Humor in Unconventional Sports: The Comedy Olympics
  • The Secret Life of Pigeons: Tales From the Avian Comedy Club
  • The Great Breakfast Rebellion: Pancake Mayhem
  • The Smiling Deception: Navigating Awkward Social Encounters
  • Exploring the World of Corny Dad Jokes
  • The Musical Bathroom: Singing Showers and Dancing Toothbrushes
  • Embracing Your Inner Clown: Lessons From the Circus Academy
  • Awkward Dance Moves: The Science Behind the Laughter
  • The Adventures of the Superhero Sock: A One-Footed Comedy Crusade
  • Animal Impersonations: Unleashing the Inner Beast
  • Surviving as a Stand-Up Comedian’s Heckler: Trials and Tribulations
  • The Comedy of Mistakes: Embracing Fails and Blunders
  • Rubber Chicken Chronicles: A Life Less Ordinary
  • Laughing at Yourself: The Unexpected Benefits
  • The Mime’s Handbook: A Quirky Guide to Silence and Gestures
  • Conversations With Plants: Unveiling the Botanical Comedy Scene
  • The Prankster Gnome’s Unbelievable Journey
  • The Science of Laughter: Making an Entire Room Snort

Humorous Speeches Ideas

  • Laughing Lessons: How to Master the Art of Hilarity?
  • Roaring Robots: When Artificial Intelligence Tells Jokes?
  • Tummy Troubles: A Comedic Exploration of Digestive Disasters
  • Hilarious Hobbies: Unconventional Pastimes for a Good Laugh
  • Fumbling Fiascos: Tales of Awkward Moments and Misadventures
  • Giggle Gurus: Seeking Wisdom From Professional Comedians
  • Pranks and Pandemonium: Navigating the Fine Line of Practical Jokes
  • Jovial Jargon: Decoding the Language of Comedy
  • Comedy Cuisine: Spice Up Your Cooking With Laughter
  • Witty Wonders: Unraveling the Science Behind Humor
  • Tickling the Ivories: The Musical Side of Comedy
  • Mischievous Memoirs: Tales of Childhood Mischief and Mayhem
  • Chuckle Chronicles: Memorable Moments from Stand-Up Comedy History
  • Side-Splitting Surprises: Unexpected Laughter in Everyday Life
  • Hilarity on Wheels: A Humorous Journey Through Transportation Woes
  • Light-Hearted Learning: Lessons in Laughter From the Classroom
  • Silly Superheroes: Unveiling the Comedic Side of Caped Crusaders
  • Laughing Legends: Iconic Figures Who Defined Comedy
  • Giggling Geography: Discovering the Funniest Places on Earth
  • Quirky Quotations: Unearthing the Wittiest Lines in Literature
  • Laughable Laws: Exploring Bizarre Legalities Around the World
  • Hysterical History: Forgotten Tales of Laughter From the Past
  • Jokes on Screen: A Cinematic Celebration of Comedy
  • Stand-Up Secrets: Behind the Scenes of a Comedian’s Routine
  • Comedy and Crime: When Humor Collides With the Law?
  • Hilarious Health: The Benefits of Laughter for Well-Being
  • Comic Conundrums: Solving Riddles and Puzzles With Humor

Comedy Speeches

  • Hilarious Adventures of a Rubber Duck
  • The Absurdity of Unicycling Hippos
  • Laughing Through Life’s Little Mishaps
  • Peculiarities of Pogo Stick Races
  • Mirthful Mayhem: Clowns vs. Monkeys
  • Tickling the Funny Bone: Stand-Up Comedy Secrets
  • Chuckles and Chortles: An Ode to Silly Walks
  • The Unforgettable Fiasco of a Synchronized Swimming Competition
  • The Quirks and Quips of a Penguin Convention
  • Rib-Tickling Antics of Mischievous Kittens
  • Guffaws and Giggles: Exploring the World of Prank Calls
  • Comedic Capers of a Salsa-Dancing Granny
  • The Hilarity of Accidental Gymnastics
  • Laughing in the Rain: Umbrella Etiquette Lessons
  • The Side-Splitting Saga of a Talking Parrot
  • Unraveling the Wacky World of Competitive Pie Eating
  • Giggle Factory: Behind the Scenes of a Comedy Club
  • The Comedy of Errors in a Haunted House
  • Belly Laughs and Slapstick: A Study in Physical Comedy
  • The Wonders of Juggling Chainsaws (Safely, of course!)
  • Hysterical High Jinks at a Toy Store
  • The Hilarious Misadventures of a Bungling Magician
  • Finding Humor in Traffic Jams: Car Horn Orchestra
  • Quizzical Quacks: A Duckling’s Stand-Up Routine
  • The Amusing Art of Balloon Animal Sculpting

Improvised Speeches

  • Benefits of Engaging in Outdoor Physical Activities for Mental Well-Being
  • Enhancing Creativity Through Music, Art, and Expression
  • Significance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Development
  • Exploring the Potential of Renewable Energy Sources for Sustainability
  • Promoting Gender Equality in Educational Institutions
  • The Impact of Social Media on Interpersonal Connections and Relationships
  • Implementing Sustainable Practices for a Greener Future
  • Embracing Cultural Diversity in a Globalized Society
  • Fostering Collaborative Teamwork in the Modern Work Environment
  • Promoting Mental Health Awareness and Support in Educational Settings
  • Strategies for Effective Time Management in the Digital Era
  • The Influence of Literature on Society and Personal Development
  • Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Mindset for Innovation and Success
  • The Importance of Critical Thinking in Decision-Making Processes
  • Addressing Cybersecurity Threats in the Digital Age
  • Strategies for Building Resilience in Times of Change and Uncertainty
  • Encouraging Volunteerism and Active Community Engagement
  • Promoting Financial Literacy for Personal Economic Stability
  • Exploring the Potential of Virtual Reality in Enhancing Learning Experiences
  • Enhancing Global Cooperation for Effective Climate Change Mitigation
  • The Influence of Music on Mood Regulation and Emotional Well-Being
  • Strategies for Effective Conflict Resolution in Personal and Professional Relationships
  • Leveraging Technology for Inclusive and Accessible Education
  • Overcoming Stereotypes and Bias for a More Inclusive Society

Parody Speeches

  • Hilarious Ways to Conquer the Couch Potato Syndrome
  • Whimsical Strategies for Mastering the Art of Procrastination
  • Unconventional Techniques to Achieve World Peace Through Sarcasm
  • Outrageously Effective Methods for Becoming an Unrivaled Internet Troll
  • Amusing Secrets to Transforming Into a Highly Successful Underachiever
  • Comical Approaches to Becoming a Professional Overthinker
  • Ridiculous Steps to Becoming a Champion in the Sport of Napping
  • Satirical Techniques for Acquiring an Advanced Degree in Procrastination
  • Laughable Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Without Breaking a Sweat)
  • Absurd Strategies for Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence in Everyday Life
  • Hysterical Tips for Mastering the Skill of Talking Nonstop About Nothing
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  • Surviving the Grocery Store: Mission Impossible Edition
  • Vegetables: Nature’s Tiny Comedians
  • Life Hacks for Lazy Living: An Unmotivated Guide
  • Misadventures in DIY: When Craft Projects Attack?
  • Decoding Cats: Understanding the Furry Enigmas
  • Fashion Faux Pas: The Hilarious Horrors of Style
  • Joyful Journey Through Jungle Gyms: Playground Perils
  • Bizarre Baking Blunders: Tales From the Kitchen
  • Pigeons: The Unappreciated Comedians of the Bird World
  • Dogs’ Dramas: The Hidden Soap Operas in Pet Parks
  • Houseplants: Silent Saboteurs of Home Decor
  • Dancing Disasters: My Life as a Two-Left-Footed Dynamo
  • Parenting Paradoxes: Navigating Through Toddlers’ Logic
  • Adventures in the World of Online Dating: Swipes, Likes, and Misfires
  • Caffeine Chronicles: When Coffee Becomes a Lifeline?
  • Gym Fails: The Secret Life of Exercise Equipment
  • Hunting for the Remote: A Living Room Odyssey
  • Commuter Chronicles: Tales From Public Transit
  • Office Pranks: The Art of Workplace Shenanigans
  • Food-Fight Fiascos: A Tribute to School Cafeterias
  • Sneakers: Tales of Unruly Footwear and Their Laces
  • Awkward Elevator Encounters: A Study in Silences
  • Parking Lot Perils: An Ode to Parallel Parking

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  • Unexpected Outcomes of Eating Super Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Unbelievable Adventures of My Sleepwalking Dog
  • Bizarre Incidents in the Supermarket Aisles
  • Reimagining Traffic Lights: The Rainbow of Chaos
  • Impersonating Vegetables: Lessons From a Carrot
  • Deciphering Teenager Text Messages: An Insider’s Guide
  • Invasion of Socks: The Everlasting Mystery of the Missing Pair
  • Failed Attempts at Becoming a Yoga Master
  • Alien Abductions: My Hamster’s Story
  • Extreme Sports for Couch Potatoes: Remote Control Relay
  • Surprising Insights: The Secret Life of Refrigerators
  • Battle of Wills: Training the Untrainable Cat
  • Hilarious Misadventures on My First Camping Trip
  • Navigating the Perils of DIY Haircuts
  • The Comical Mishaps of Online Dating
  • Introducing the World’s Laziest Superheroes
  • Life According to Toddlers: The Wisdom and Wackiness
  • Spontaneous Combustion of Common Kitchen Disasters
  • Funny Lessons From My First Job Interview
  • The Intriguing Dilemma of the Forever Singing Parrot
  • Uncovering the Reality Behind Perfect Instagram Lives
  • Captivating Chronicles of a Terrible Cook

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  • Bizarre Encounters With Extraterrestrial Fast Food
  • Curious Chronicles of Coffee Connoisseurs
  • Unraveling the Mysteries of a Procrastinator’s Brain
  • Peculiarities in the Evolution of Parenting Styles
  • Socks: The Great Domesticated Disappearance
  • Pets Who Believe They Are People: An Investigation
  • Misadventures of a Meticulous Meal Planner
  • Intriguing Incidents Involving Imaginary Friends
  • Hilarious History of Hairdos and Hair Don’ts
  • Trials and Tribulations of a Toddler Teacher
  • Unique Use of Umbrellas in Unexpected Situations
  • Navigating the Treacherous Terrain of Teenage Trends
  • Wacky World of Whistle-Blowers at Work
  • Frenzied Fiascos of Family Road Trips
  • Entertaining Escapades of an Online Shopaholic
  • Remarkable Revelations Regarding the Tooth Fairy
  • Puzzling Popularity of Pineapple Pizza
  • Laughter Lessons From Llamas in Love
  • Daring Deeds of a Drama Queen’s Dog
  • Comical Confessions of a Closeted Comic Book Collector

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  • Unraveling the Mystery of Missing Socks
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  • Implementing Teleportation in Everyday Chores
  • Investigating the Secret Lives of Pets
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Below are twenty topics related to funny speeches for school .

The goal of a funny speech is to make the audience cheerful, not angry. So follow the Best Speech Topics guidelines below to  prepare a humorous speech without offending anyone.

Never deliver a speech with the intent of disparaging another person. Hurting someone is bullying, and not funny.

Guidance to Deliver a Humorous Speech

Consider the audience when preparing funny speeches for school to avoid offending anyone. Consider the students' age, background, and sensitivities, and avoid jokes or humor that could be hurtful or inappropriate. Your first block of text...

If your speech includes a particular group or person, run the idea by them before working on it. Or, seek feedback before giving your speech from a trusted friend or mentor to ensure that your jokes and humor are appropriate and inoffensive.

In addition to considering the audience, consider avoiding any controversial or sensitive topics or avoid making jokes about controversial or sensitive topics, such as race, religion, gender, or politics. These topics can be divisive and may be offensive to some people.

Instead, consider using self-deprecating humor. It's often safer to make fun of yourself rather than others. You can use self-deprecating humor to make light of your own mistakes, quirks, or feelings about the topic without hurting anyone's feelings.

It is obvious, but it is worth restating. Avoid offensive language and jokes about people or groups that could be discriminatory or hateful. When in doubt, err on the side of caution.

With these guidelines in mind, below are twenty funny speeches for school meant to entertain and get the audience laughing.

Remember, the goal of a funny speech is to entertain and make people laugh, not to offend or hurt anyone's feelings. By being mindful of your audience and avoiding controversial or sensitive topics, you can give a funny, enjoyable speech that is appropriate for everyone.

Twenty Topics for Funny Speeches for School

  • The top 10 most ridiculous excuses for being late to class
  • The funniest prank calls I've ever made (or received)
  • A parody of a popular TV show or movie set in my school
  • The top 10 most embarrassing moments of my life
  • The funniest memes and internet trends of the year
  • A humorous take on the "stereotypes" of different school subjects or extracurricular activities
  • The funniest moments from a school field trip or sporting event
  • A mock awards ceremony for my classmates, complete with ridiculous categories and acceptance speeches ( example mock awards for students )
  • A humorous retelling of a classic fairytale or children's story set in a school setting
  • The top 10 things I would do if I were in charge of the school for a day
  • A parody of a school assembly or graduation ceremony
  • The funniest things I've overheard in the school hallway or bathroom
  • A humorous take on the daily struggles of being a student
  • A mock infomercial for a ridiculous school supply or classroom gadget
  • A parody of a school talent show or variety show
  • The top 10 most absurd rules or policies at my school
  • A humorous retelling of a historical event or famous figure set in a school setting
  • The funniest moments from a school play or production
  • A mock "advice column" for students seeking guidance on school-related issues
  • A humorous take on the different types of students and teachers in my school

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300 Funny Speech Topics to Tickle Some Funny Bones!

Funny speech topics are usually difficult to turn up with. Yet, presenting this kind of speech might put you in trouble if you do not decide on the topic properly.

Better research on the topics motivating starting point. You will be happy to see smiles and laughter on your audience’s faces when you share the funny speech.

Besides, presenting a speech is challenging, and adding humor makes your speech interesting. Successful humor will entertain the listener.

It can break down professed barriers between you and the audience. This article gives some ways to use humor to your advantage while delivering the speech.

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A funny speech recommends a joyful response from the audience from the start of the speech. Here every tone and gesture prognosis the significance with the audience.

The general belief and preference appear from the funny speech topic you choose. This type of speech also helps to differentiate you from others in a similar area.

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Indeed, public speech is full of fun usually when humor is added to them. The main usage of humor is to convince the audience with your overview. This can move a long way convincing your solution is the correct one.

For most people, delivering a speech can be like sitting on the cactus plant. It is a great responsibility and with intense pressure.

Due to nervousness, we do not desire to deliver a speech in front of a crowd of audiences.

A speech helps to communicate with an audience allowing them to understand a specific side of a topic. The language, volume, confidence, and body language matter while delivering the speech.

Adding a little humor both in your speech and topic will help to cut the stress. The article deals with funny speech topic ideas for every type of speaker. Relevant to the age group of your audience, better select the topic and carry out the proper research.

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1. Research and find the topic

2. consider and understand your audience, 3. decide the type of speech you are going to deliver, 4. decide your ideas and goal, 5. think about your main points, 6. deliver the speech clearly and understandably, 7. use vivid and particular adjective, 8. get inspired, 9. record the speech you practice, persuasive funny speech topics, informative funny speech topics, impromptu funny speech topics, funny speech videos, how to deliver an effective funny speech.

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While deciding on the topic, think about the quality of your speech. It should not only depend on the topic you choose.

Better think about and make a list of the things you enjoy talking about the most. Point out the topics which you understand better and can be funny at the same time.

This might exclude some topics which are difficult to deliver a funny speech. Such topics are poverty, funeral, domestic violence, and much more. Better make proper use of the list and decide on the prospective topic.

Before working on the speech, remember who you are going to deliver the speech. It will be better if you consider and understand your audience. Here are some questions to think about:

  • What is the common age of your listener?
  • What does your audience have in general?
  • What kind of speech do they desire to hear?
  • What kind of funny speech did they expect to appreciate?

There are two types of speech. They are humorously informative and humorous speeches. You have to choose among them

A humorously informative speech delivers the information to the audience making them laugh. Besides, a firmly humorous speech aims to make the audience laugh.

Suppose, you are delivering a speech whose main aim is to deliver information or ideas. Here, you might desire to integrate humor while thinking about the ideas you want to deliver. Better draft the revealing part of your speech initially, then include jokes and humor.

After you decide on the topic, you have to focus on the main points of the speech. Think about the key message you desire to get across.

Do not forget to select a particular topic. If the foremost topic is extremely wide, your speech might not be fruitful. These types of speech are hard to complete in a short time.

Think about the main points and use the devising procedure to turn up prospective points. This helps to discuss and support your main idea. Get rid of anything that does not match the topic. Better do not speak on the points that you do not feel comfortable talking about. You can also pick up your strongest points and choose which ones to comprise.

Most of us get 25% of what we learn by hearing . Since your audiences listen to your speech, make sure your language is clear and simple. Unlike writing, speech deals with delivering speaking on the relevant topic.

Here, the audience will be less agreed with the details of sentence structure. They will be more agreed to your complete message.

Also, pay more attention to the expressions while presenting the speech. Avoid too long and complicated sentences. Since these types of sentences will be difficult to follow.

Clear and direct sentence structures are improved the way you express words. These words should be as vivid as possible. The more expressive a word is, the fewer needed to converse a similar concept.

It is much east to talk about humor when you are in a humorous mood. It is much east to talk about humor when you are in a humorous mood. So, earlier than presenting the funny speech, be inspired by the things you find humorous and entertaining.

You can also:

  • Make some time for funny movies, television shows, or comedians.
  • Read the work done by your favourite entertaining writers.
  • Focus more when you make people round you laugh. Note the things you do or say that entertains people and the way you do it.

It is better to video record when you practice the speech. Doing this allows you to observe and tweak both your vocal and physical performance.

But if you are unable to take video, and audio recording can be useful as well.

Observe or listen to the recording to look for the points where the speech lags or where your tone goes down.

Assure you are not presenting too quickly or too slow. Make sure you do not jiggle or say “um” excessively. It can be uncomfortable to listen to yourself. Yet, doing this helps to improve your presentation.

270 Funny Speech Topics 

Find here the list of funny speech topics. Read the topic and make sure you practice more for a good result.

  • Why you should never participate in a food challenge
  • Describing a yo-yo to an alien
  • Practical guide to a toothache
  • How do I fire my boss?
  • Breakup insurance policy: A must have
  • Life should come with a soundtrack
  • A petition for comfortable lingerie.
  • How to Kill Your Goldfish
  • How to Lose the Guy of Your Dreams
  • Bad pick up lines are better than good pick up lines.
  • Sometimes I talk to myself because I need intelligent conversation
  • If failures are a stepping stone, I’ve built myself a ladder to heaven
  • Never start a diet on a Monday
  • Netflix is a hobby
  • My birthday should be a national holiday
  • Shoes tell a lot about a person: Crocs for all!
  • Why braces are cool
  • The Strangest Person I Ever Met –
  • Eating things you don’t like
  • Children’s Nursery Rhymes: The real meaning behind them
  • Internet dating: The best way to find love
  •  Why the Barbie Doll is an icon
  • Why Mom knows best
  • A man’s right to wear skirts
  • If I were the Lord of Misrule…
  • Mistaken identity: Why I am commonly confused with a movie star.
  • Is the ‘Force’ with you?
  • My best chat-up lines
  • The worst chat-up lines ever
  • Why I prefer dogs over people
  • Homer Simpson for President
  • How to Flunk Out of College
  • Why Good Girls Love Bad Boys
  • Shifting the blame: the only way to handle difficult situations
  • Talk Shows: Airing Our Dirty Laundry
  • Taylor Swift: A Role Model For Today’s Youth
  • Jared, the Subway Guy: His Rise to the Top
  • Bollywood movies and Illuminati
  • We Are the People Our Parents Warned us About
  • Everything I Needed to Know in Life, I Learned in Kindergarten
  • Guaranteed Ways to Ruin Your Credit
  • Blaming your dog for things
  • Blaming your horoscope for why things went wrong
  • Protection from Zombies
  • People with mediocre talents have success and high talented people haven’t.
  • How teachers spend their time when they are not teaching.
  • Coffee tastes bitter, but we want it anyway.
  • Are the final exams in schools rigged?
  • Why are Dads so weird?
  • Reasons why I love doing nothing around the house.
  • Internet surfing is a workout.
  • Every child should get a cootie shot.
  • The funniest amusement parks.
  • How to deny reality.
  • Wine/beer/cocktail of the month.
  • Why I don’t want to be a millionaire.
  • When I resign, I will …
  • For her/him who doesn’t have to do it, nothing is impossible.
  • Once a month, the school should allow kids to host a food fight.
  • Short guys are closer to your heart.
  • Halloween shouldn’t be the only holiday when we get to wear costumes.
  • My younger/elder sibling(s) should treat me like a king/queen.
  • Men should never wear skinny jeans.
  • Why older women do not want to admit their age.
  • Why women say they hate sports.
  • Why casino players actually are sad people.
  • Why smart people don’t know they have the wrong ideas.
  • Women marry much younger men.
  • What if plants had feelings?
  • Your guide to life.
  • Who runs the world? No really, who’s in charge?
  • Eating flowers is possible.
  • Happy puppies make humans happy.
  • Urban running acrobatics.
  • Personal bloopers are great funny topics for a speech.
  • What women really say when they talk to men.
  • Answers on the meaning of life.
  • A true story that isn’t true in the end.
  • How to pass the blame like a pro
  • Why men like action and women like romance movies.
  • Five requirements to be called a bestie by girlfriends.
  • Why rose is the best flowers’ fragrance many women like.
  • The power of foot reading
  • Chasing idle dreams is a good habit.
  • Rare speed limits and the reasons why.
  • What women really say when they talk to men?
  • In a fight between superheroes, who will win the battle?
  • Life with Harry Potter.
  • Calorie counts should be listed on all foods.
  • Cleaning your room is overrated.
  • Why men are proud of themselves.
  • Ways to remember birthdays.
  • My most profitable mistake.
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  • How to bunk college
  • How to do make up like a joker
  • Why is cheating not included in the course curriculum?
  • What to do on a desert island.
  • Things to do in the traffic jam.
  • How to cope with troubles at a family reunion.
  • Why I don’t need money or cash.
  • The Ten Commandments in a restaurant boys and girls room.
  • Why people look like their dogs.
  • Top 5 bad business slogans.
  • How lazy students still survive and succeed in life.
  • Why my – any fun speech topic – looks cooler than the … of my neighbor.
  • Why you need to lie.
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  • A guide to efficient lazyness
  • How to juggle
  • How to carve a pumpkin
  • How to catwalk
  • How to apply face paint
  • Offending your parents: The proper way to do it.
  • Why exercise is a scam
  • What to say on a first date
  • What not to say on a first date
  •      How to sell yourself: A guide to proper prostitution
  • How to survive a blind date
  • How to survive as an incompetent person
  • How to cheat at Monopoly
  • The 3 biggest lies at school
  • How you can tell when you’re drunk
  • Why the chicken crossed the road: An analysis
  • Questions not to ask people
  • The worst jokes ever
  • The best jokes ever
  • The art of making cereal
  • How to give your dog a pill
  • How to cheat at poker
  • How to dance the twist
  • What to do with cold custard
  • What Not to Say on a Date
  • What Not to Wear on a Date
  • Divorce: The escape you’ve been seeking
  • How to Screw up a Job Interview
  • How to Ruin a Good Thing
  • How to Fail at Dieting
  • How to Change a Baby’s Diaper (Use a doll)
  • How to Succeed in College Without Attending Class
  • How to Get Out of A Speeding Ticket
  • How to Survive on Minimum Wage
  • America’s Dumbest Criminals
  • Celebrities Behaving Badly
  • An Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Frozen Dinners
  • Is this a sign? Learning sign language.
  • Get Rich Quick
  • Marketing tactics and why they work
  • How to Succeed as a Freeloader
  • How to Catch a Cheater
  • Mastering the art of passive aggressiveness
  • Napoleon Dynamite: An American Hero
  • American Idol
  • The McDonald’s Diet
  • Adam Sandler
  • Best Excuses For Missing Work
  • How to Cheat on a Test
  • Unique uses for duct tape
  • Fun with super glue
  • Quote Shakespeare like a pro
  • Yodel like a professional
  • Eating well on $5.00 a day
  • My apology for global warming
  • How to grow grits for fun and profit
  • Getting over your fear of speech making
  • Plausible conspiracy theories
  • Thanksgiving dinner in three easy steps
  • How to be a charming host at any event.
  • The art of being unbearable
  • 10 ways to irritate a telemarketer.
  • 10 ways to freak out your roommate.
  • What are dentists truly after?
  • How to drive the baby-sitter crazy.
  • How to cheat poker the nice way.
  • How to Lose the Guy of your dreams
  • The secret to a successful Thanksgiving dinner
  • Tips for merging two households.
  • Why modern art is a scam.
  • Do’s and Don’ts for a first pregnancy
  • Five ways to keep a boring conversation going at a cocktail party.
  • Bare funny facts about men.
  • Funny facts about women.
  • Small things to appreciate for a happy life.
  • How to perform a convincing fake laugh.
  • Crazy rules men wish women knew. 
  • How to give your dog or cat a pill.
  • How to determine you are addicted to the Internet.
  • How to throw a paper airplane in class.
  • What really happened to the toothfairy.
  • Ten things you’ve learned from your pet.
  • How to become a rat and make a fortune.
  • 10 ways to order pizzas.
  • Why do rock stars break their guitars on stage?
  • The secret behind the most popular tattoos.
  • Worst birthday presents ever.
  • Why must I clean my room every day
  • What magicians don’t want you to know: Magic’s biggest secrets.
  • A handy list of excuses to get out of doing things
  • How to learn from your parent’s mistakes.
  • How to get – more – Valentine’s Day cards next year.
  • How to turn the Academy Awards ceremony into funny event
  • Why do most mainstream songs make no sense at all?
  • What you can’t say in public.
  • Making a mud pack facial
  • Tips for buying gifts everybody wants.
  • Disney theme songs to suit your life.
  • Unexpected disasters that can happen.
  • Ten fun things to do during an exam.
  • Ten ways to order a pizza.
  • What are your dreams trying to tell you?
  • Worst marriage counseling advice.
  • Interesting ancient remedies
  • How to get fired in three easy steps.
  • How to not promote your products online.
  • Do all pop songs sound the same?
  • Three elements to creating the next catchy hit.
  • Odd foods that you have to try.
  • Is tiktok a legitimate career?
  • Cheating: The proper way to do it
  • If I ruled the World…
  • My most effective hangover cure
  • My Most Embarrassing Moment
  • Are white lies ok?
  • How I ran away from home
  • Unhappily Ever After
  • Funny job applicant stories.
  • Being the older child and depression: Coincidence?
  • Why the youngest child deserves her own holiday!
  • Which celebrity would you like to meet and why?
  •      How I choose friends.
  • The one time I made my parents proud
  • Humor or intelligence: What is the preferred trait?
  • Favourite cartoon characters
  • My American Idol audition
  • A ghost that you want to hang out with
  • Last day at school/college
  • The party that went wrong
  • The joke that backfired
  • If I had a time machine
  • Out of the Mouth of a Child
  • Speech topics are tough
  • Funny Names to call your tutors
  • Are uniforms necessary?
  • My first day at school
  • My worst nightmare…
  • My best April Fool’s prank
  • Funniest Childhood Memory
  • My worst day ever
  • The perfect television advertisement
  • How I ruined a good date.
  • How real love is different from movies?
  • Caught in a Compromising Position
  • Tales From Scribbles on the Bathroom Wall
  • A Time I Got Arrested
  • My 15 Minutes of Fame
  • The end justifies the means
  • Your most hated household chore
  • Cancel all the seasons other than summer.
  • Men behaving badly
  • Women behaving badly
  • Practical Jokes
  • April Fool’s Day
  • The Bogeyman
  • Blind Dates
  • Demonstrate tasting wine in a humorous way.
  • If I was my boss, then …
  • Funny computer terms and phrases.
  • Funny holidays in other countries.
  • My most embarrassing moment
  • The strangest thing I’ve ever met anyone
  • Procrastinators unite! ..Tomorrow?
  • Funny first date experiences.
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Last Updated: April 18, 2024 Fact Checked

This article was co-authored by Patrick Muñoz . Patrick is an internationally recognized Voice & Speech Coach, focusing on public speaking, vocal power, accent and dialects, accent reduction, voiceover, acting and speech therapy. He has worked with clients such as Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, and Roselyn Sanchez. He was voted LA's Favorite Voice and Dialect Coach by BACKSTAGE, is the voice and speech coach for Disney and Turner Classic Movies, and is a member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association. There are 8 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been fact-checked, ensuring the accuracy of any cited facts and confirming the authority of its sources. This article has been viewed 171,098 times.

Writing a speech is already a challenge, so why bother adding humor? Successful humor will relax the audience, making them more attentive and receptive. It can break down perceived barriers between you and the audience, fostering a sense of camaraderie with the audience. Read on to learn how to use humor to your advantage when giving a speech. [1] X Research source

Choosing Your Topic

Step 1 Find a topic.

  • Think about -- and then make -- a list of things you know a lot about or enjoy talking about. Single out the topics you’re knowledgeable about but also know you can be funny about. This might rule out topics that are hard to joke about, like poverty, domestic violence, etc.
  • Use this list (in combination with the next step) to select a potential topic.

Step 2 Consider your audience.

  • What’s the general age of your audience?
  • What do your audience members have in common?
  • What kind of speech are they expecting to hear?
  • What kind of humor are they likely to appreciate?

Step 3 Determine whether the speech should be humorously informative or just humorous.

  • If you’re writing a speech whose primary goal is to convey information or ideas, you’ll want to integrate humor while focussing on the ideas you want to convey. So draft the informative parts of your speech first, then integrate jokes and humor.
  • If you’re writing a speech whose primary goal is humor -- perhaps a satire or parody -- then you’ll want the humor center stage from the beginning. Choose a topic that lends itself to your sense of humor as well as to what the audience is likely to find amusing.

Writing Your Speech

Step 1 Decide your “big idea.”

  • Remember to choose a specific topic -- if your main idea/topic is too broad, you won’t do it justice in a relatively short speech. Choose something that you can describe in reasonable depth in the time allotted.
  • For example, if you’re writing a humorously informative speech about early American cinema, your main idea might be, “the advent of sound in film hurt rather than helped the medium by detracting from its visual potential”. This is specific enough not to be overwhelming while still leaving you room to develop substantial supporting points.
  • If, on the other hand, you’re writing a satirical speech, say, about reality television, your main idea might be, “nothing has contributed more to the cultural and intellectual richness of American society than reality television”.

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Mine your own unique experiences for inspiration. "It's always good to take something that's happened in your life and make something of it comedically."

Step 2 Decide your main points.

  • Write down your main idea.
  • Below it, write out everything that comes to mind when you think about that idea. Use whatever visual or textual brainstorming method you prefer (eg, clustering, listing, freewriting, etc.).
  • Eliminate anything that’s too far away from the topic, that you don’t feel comfortable discussing, or that would require too much time and depth to cover.

Step 3 Outline your speech.

  • I. Introduction (where you state your main topic and the points you’ll make)
  • II. Main point one
  • III. Main point two
  • IV. Main point three
  • V. Conclusion (in which you sum up the main points, re-state your main idea, and issue a call to action from the audience, if appropriate)

Step 4 Begin with a “hook.”

  • Effective hooks include humorous personal anecdotes, surprising or entertaining examples, or direct questions to the audience that invite their participation and give them a chance to laugh at themselves. [10] X Trustworthy Source University of North Carolina Writing Center UNC's on-campus and online instructional service that provides assistance to students, faculty, and others during the writing process Go to source
  • For example, if you’re writing a speech about studying abroad, you might start by asking if anyone has ever wished they had an accent or intentionally faked one. You can then suggest they do it right and live somewhere they’ll actually have a legitimate accent.

Step 5 Write simply and clearly.

  • Err on the side of clarity over style, subtlety or artistry. Unlike a written piece, a speech is as much about delivery as it is about content, and the audience will be less attuned to the intricacies of sentence construction and more attuned to your overall message and the expressions as you give it.
  • Avoid overly long and complicated sentences. Long and difficult sentences will be hard to follow. Simplify your point and/or break complicated sentences into smaller, more easily digested ideas.

Step 6 Use vivid and specific adjectives.

  • For example, a word like “incendiary” is both more vivid, specific, and aurally interesting than a word such as “controversial”. “Incendiary” communicates the idea of something explosively provocative, while “controversial” is a more general term for something that generates disagreement.

Incorporating Humor

Step 1 Work humor into the text, once you have the foundation of your speech.

  • Consider generational differences with humor -- use references and jokes that address topical issues for that age group. For example, if you’re writing a speech about volunteering to an audience of high school students, relate the information in your speech to specific things and events relevant to teenagers. You might make a joke about volunteering versus staying home and trying to be Jimi Hendrix on Guitar Hero. Or you might pick a guitarist more recent than Jimi!
  • Know what the audience members have in common. Use it when writing jokes oriented around those shared elements, which are more likely to hold the audience’s attention. Doing so is invariably a crowd-pleaser. For example, if you’re addressing teachers, you might make a humorous reference to students’ most bizarre homework excuses.
  • Situational and observational humor that’s tailored to its audience is often particularly effective.

Step 2 Get inspired.

  • Watch your favorite funny movie, television show, or comedian.
  • Read works by your favorite humorous writers.
  • Don’t hesitate to take cues from their delivery -- learn from what they do to make a joke successful. (But don’t plagiarize!)
  • Pay attention when you make people around you laugh. Note the things you do or say that make people laugh and how you do it.
  • If, for example, your friends can’t stop laughing when you humorously re-enact stressful situations or conversations, try to incorporate similar elements into your speech.

Step 3 Keep the humor responsible.

  • Targeting particular people or groups is not only inconsiderate, it can alienate members of your audience.
  • Avoid jokes that are made at the expense of one side or another in a contentious issue, like jokes about one side of a political or religious debate.
  • Don’t make jokes about experiences you don’t understand. A good general rule is to write what you know. So if you, for example, have a learning disability, you might make a joke about the difficulties of dealing with standardized tests. But if you don’t have a learning disability, don’t make jokes about those who do -- you don’t share their specific experience, so you may unintentionally be making jokes about sensitive, potentially even hurtful, issues. [13] X Research source
  • Also take the taste level of your audience into consideration when deciding if a joke is going to be offensive. If you’re giving a speech to a room of educated adults, you’ll probably want to avoid overly bawdy or sexual humor.

Step 4 Keep the humor relevant.

  • The more relevant your jokes are to the specific matter at hand, the more likely they are to be successful with and entertaining.

Step 5 Be self-deprecating.

  • But don’t go to extremes of self-loathing, as that will have the opposite effect. The audience won’t know whether to laugh or what you’re trying to accomplish.

Step 6 Maintain focus.

  • Remember just what information it is you need to convey and ensure that it’s clear.
  • Don't let the humor become distracting. Humor can be a great tool for enhancing the information you’re conveying, as long as it doesn’t become a larger focus than the informative content itself. [15] X Trustworthy Source University of North Carolina Writing Center UNC's on-campus and online instructional service that provides assistance to students, faculty, and others during the writing process Go to source

Step 7 Edit and revise -- multiple times.

  • Give yourself enough writing time so that you can go through and revise multiple times.
  • The more attentive you are to the details, the more successful your speech is likely to be.

Delivering Your Speech

Step 1 Practice.

  • Read the entire speech aloud until you’re comfortable enough with the material that you don’t need to read directly from your script but can simply use it as a prompt when needed.

Step 2 Vary your tone and expressions.

  • If you watch comedians and humorists closely, you’ll find that they tend to lead in to their jokes in a particular, deliberate way. Specifically, they’ll use a combination of slower speech, significant pauses, and punctuated emphasis. So when you’re leading up to a joke, cue your audience by slowing down your delivery, pausing slightly before delivering the punchline, and emphasizing key words within the punchline. [18] X Research source
  • Emphasize important words, but not to the point that it becomes distracting. Practice how you would naturally speak the lines, paying attention to specific places where your tone rises, falls, or becomes more expressive. Keep those inflections in your speech and play them up enough to be animated, but stop short of being continually exaggerated, which will likely distract the audience from the content of the speech itself.
  • Watch and listen to speeches you admire. Pay attention to how the speaker manipulates their tone and pacing to enhance the speech and try to apply those same techniques to your own speech.

Step 3 Record yourself.

  • It can be somewhat uncomfortable to watch or listen to yourself, but doing so will help improve your presentation enough to be worth the momentary discomfort.

Step 4 Use large physical gestures.

  • Think of being somewhat theatrical, you want your gestures to be visible and distinct from a distance. Favor several broad gestures over a series of small ones. [20] X Research source

Step 5 Have fun.

  • Allow yourself to feel nervous. Accept that you’re going to feel that way and decide not to worry about it.
  • The more confidently you act, the more confident you’ll eventually feel.
  • You have a chance to share your humor and ideas with an interested audience -- enjoy it!

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188 funny topics for a demonstration speech

By:  Susan Dugdale   | Last modified: 11-22-2023

Give us some funny how-to speech topics! None of your bore them to snoring speech ideas. We want funny, chucklesome ones. Ones to make them smile.☺

And you've got them: 188 funny how-to speech ideas, plus a printable outline document to help you efficiently plan your speech, and a completed example of a funny how-to speech outline to show you how it might be done.

Use the page index links to jump to the section you want.

What's on this page?

  • Defining funny and choosing a topic
  • How to yarn bomb with aplomb and 25 more topic ideas
  • How to dance like no one is watching and 27 other suggestions
  • How to enter hobby horse riding competitions and win and 27 more
  • How to make pumpkins feel OK about being carved for Halloween and 25 more funny how to speech ideas
  • How to be a hero to your children and 24 more
  • How to interpret the decor of a room. What does it say about a person? and 25 more speech topic suggestions
  • How to speak fluent emoji and 27 more funny how to speech ideas
  • Printable funny how-to speech outline document
  • Example of a funny how-to speech outline
  • Links to more demonstration speech resources
  • Links to onsite resources for working with humor

Defining 'funny' and choosing a topic

Funny doesn't necessarily mean laughing out loud, helpless giggling or crying because something is just so, so hilarious. 

Funny can also be quiet smiles and a chuckle of appreciation.

You'll find opportunities for all shapes and sizes of it here from pure slapstick through to ridiculous absurdism. 

As you move through the topic suggestions look for possibilities to play with and extend strengths you may already have. 

Do you move well? What about a topic like, " How to dance like no one's watching"? You could teach some exaggerated dance moves and get your audience up and moving.

Or "How to master the art of silly walking". That too offers audience involvement opportunities.

Can you do straight face? Or dead pan? Yes? What about a totally daft topic that you take utterly seriously? One like: "How to take a perfect selfie: share funny tips on posing, lighting, and editing for Instagram-worthy photos."

Or "How to make pumpkins feel OK about being carved for Halloween". I can see the pumpkins being counselled, spoken to gently, being listened to... ☺

Some are soft skills , and some are hard.  Whatever you choose, I hope you have fun! 

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Title of speech : How to write perfect excuse notes.

General purpose : to entertain or amuse while giving a 'soft skill' * , 'show and tell' or demonstration speech.

Specific purpose : to demonstrate, with humor, how to write an effective excuse note. 

Central idea (thesis statement) : to show how putting some thought and time into preparing an excuse note can lessen the fallout or damage caused by not doing whatever it was that you were expected to.

For example: come to school or work, come at the required time, hand in an assignment, or arrive with the right equipment and wearing the right clothes.

* Soft skills -also known as power skills, common skills, essential skills, or core skills, are skills applicable to all professions. For more this Wikipedia definition and explanation .

Speech introduction - what's your hook?

There are quite a number of ways to hook an audience - to make them sit up and want to listen from moment you open your mouth. These include using a startling statistic, asking a rhetorical question, sharing a compelling story, using an apt quotation or showing an interesting visual aid.

Which attention grabber will you use?

Attention grabber(s)

Rhetorical question:

How effective do you think these excuse notes were?

3 examples of notes:

  • "Jimmy will be absent from school on Mondays until further notice. Adding an extra day to the weekend will lower his stress levels, as well as ours. We believe mental health is important." 
  • "Stephanie had to stay at home yesterday because she had to wash and dry her hair."
  • "Brook's kid brother barfed on her book. We couldn't clean it and had to throw it out." 

The next section is about establishing your authority or right to talk on your chosen subject. Why should your audience listen to you? How much do know about the topic? What experience have you had?

Credibility builders:

I taught teenagers for many years, and these are examples of excuse notes that were given to me.

I got literally 1000s and some were way more effective than others.

The majority of them were very ordinary: with nothing distinguishing them at all. They served their purpose. I filed and forgot them.

However, sometimes parents, caregivers or the student unintentionally excelled themselves. Their very funny notes were meant to be taken seriously no matter how cliched, far-fetched or ludicrous they were to me.

There is a definite limit to the number of grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, best friends... whose final act of kindness and consideration is to conveniently and suddenly die, how many times a person can be smitten by a horrible stomachache, a throbbing headache, or the dog can eat the homework.


So, what is a perfect excuse note? One that is believable. One that is concise, respectful in tone, and shows a responsible attitude: i.e. an understanding of the possible impact of not turning homework in, missing classes or not coming into work. It has also been proofread to pick up lapses in logic, spelling or grammatical errors, is formatted well and handed over prior to being prompted for it.

This, dear audience, is what you're going to find out more about today: how to craft an effective excuse note. One addressing why it was you failed to submit an assignment on time. 

Or one to help smooth over an absence, whether caused by genuinely unforeseen circumstances out of your personal control or by the simple desire to 'bunk off' - to not be where you are supposed to be, just because. And let's face it, who hasn't been tempted to do that occasionally?

An excuse note prepared well helps maintain mutual trust and respect while hopefully minimizing any possible negative consequences. Knowing how to write one is a valuable essential skill.

The next section, a transition, takes us into the body of speech. The body is the heart or main part of the speech where you fulfill its primary purpose: to show or teach your audience how to write perfect excuse notes - step by step.

(The remaining parts/steps of this outline are mostly in note form. They'll need additional fleshing out to make them into a followable, interesting, funny speech.)   

Transition : Are you ready? Let's get on with it.

Body of speech

Step One: Know your audience

Understanding who you are addressing in your note is essential if you want the note to work for you, rather than against you. Example.

  • What does the person receiving the note need from you? - a believable reason for either your absence, or not handing in your assignment - an assurance that whatever duties etc. you were supposed to fulfil and didn't will be made up for. Examples. 
  • Depending on the circumstances, a doctor's certificate, to verify what you say in your note. 
  • What do they expect in an excuse note from you? - honesty, accuracy, respect, understanding of the possible implications of the event on them.
  • When do they need the note? - as soon as possible.


Step Two: What NOT to do The majority of funny excuse notes are funny by accident. Their writers did not intend them to be amusing. They knew no better. Literally. 

Here's a list of common pitfalls to avoid.

  • Oversharing - Whoever is on the receiving end of your note does not need to know all the intimate-up-close-and-personal details of what happened. Or who said what to who about it and how. What's needed is a concise, clear summary or account. Example of over sharing and the same example rewritten concisely.
  • Vagueness - using language that avoids naming or giving the reason necessitating an excuse note. Examples of vagueness - due to unforeseen circumstances, events beyond my control
  • Fake information - deliberately providing false information for whatever reason. Once lying is found out it can be difficult to rebuild trust. 
  • Informality - blurring boundaries between positions, for example, student and teacher, parent of student and teacher, employee and employer, by using colloquial language that is generally used between friends and acquaintances. It shows a lack of understanding about the nature of the relationship. Examples - Hey bro, etc., ...
  • Lack of proof-reading - reading over to pick up typos, words that have been left out by accident, inconsistencies - details that don't logically line up as they should, missing information - signature, contact details, dates etc. Examples.
  • Poor presentation/formatting - the note should be easily read. Choose a clean clear font, black ink, white paper and space it properly. Examples showing poor v good.

Transition: While it might be amusing to get inadequately prepared excuse notes the consequences for the writer may not be so funny. To dodge that possibility, let's prepare two good excuse notes which you can use as guides. 

Step Three: Crafting the perfect note

Prepare example excuse notes:

  • from a parent to a teacher to cover their child not handing in an assignment
  • from an employee to an employer to cover unexpected absence from work
  • Gathering necessary information - name of the person the note is to go, reason for the note: illness, family emergency, severe weather event (flooding, snowstorm...), transport breakdown, appointment with medical specialist, lawyer, dentist..., specific dates it covers, contact details
  • Outline of what will/has been done to minimize impact - delegation of tasks, rescheduling of meetings, arrangement made to catch up on completing the assignment...
  • Content, Tone and Proofreading/formatting check   Is the note clear and concise? Does it cover everything it should? Is the tone of the language appropriate? Are there any spelling errors, word omissions or lapses in logic? Has the note been formatted well?  

Example of note from parent to teacher

Example of note from employee to employer

Transition: The final results of this process will never be as ridiculously silly as some of the reasons I've been given or the ones we can find online:  "Someone stole all my shoes." or "My dog is depressed, and this morning he finally summoned the courage to tell me about it. I have to stay at home to support him.".

We won't be rolling in the aisles reading them. However, they'll achieve much more than a laugh at some else's expense will ever do. 

Conclusion: Wrapping it up

Part one: summary

Writing a perfect excuse note is an essential and learnable skill.

Part two: benefit recall

A well-crafted excuse note demonstrates professionalism, maturity, and the ability to take responsibility. It shows respect, creates continuity, and builds mutual trust. 

Part three: call to action

The next time you need to write an excuse note make sure you go above and beyond the joke!

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85 Funny Persuasive Speech Topics For High School Students

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people”

These words by the renowned comedian Victor Borge clearly highlight the power of using humor to bring people together. When it comes to persuasive speeches, incorporating a touch of humor can make all the difference. Humor captures the attention of people and connects with them on a personal level which helps make a lasting impression, fulfilling the purpose of a persuasive speech. 

In this blog post, you’ll find a list of funny persuasive speech topics for high school students to help them learn how to use the power of humor to engage the audience while giving a presentation or a speech. Get ready to unleash your inner comedian, challenge the status quo, and inspire laughter while making a compelling point. Remember, my fellow mischief-makers, humor is the secret weapon that can transform any persuasive speech into a rip-roaring adventure. So buckle up, hold onto your funny bones, and let’s embark on this laughter-filled journey of persuasive mischief!

Funny persuasive speech topics for high school students

  • Why cats make better pets than dogs
  • The benefits of procrastination
  • The art of being awkward
  • Why pizza should be considered a vegetable
  • The joys of being a couch potato
  • Why Mondays should be eliminated
  • The secret to being a professional video game player
  • The importance of napping in school
  • The perks of being short
  • The art of taking the perfect selfie
  • Why chocolate should be its own food group
  • The benefits of wearing mismatched socks
  • The science behind laughter
  • How to win an argument even when you’re wrong
  • The best excuses for not doing homework
  • The joys of eating dessert first
  • How to become an expert at taking naps
  • The magic of duct tape
  • The importance of wearing pajamas to school
  • The secret to being a professional procrastinator
  • The art of making funny faces in the mirror
  • Why school should start at noon
  • The benefits of laughing at your own jokes
  • The joys of eating breakfast for dinner
  • The science of funny pick-up lines
  • How to survive a boring class
  • The importance of having a good sense of humor
  • The perks of being a class clown
  • The secret to winning an argument with your parents
  • The art of making funny noises
  • Why wearing pajamas all day is fashionable
  • The benefits of watching cat videos on YouTube
  • The joys of talking to yourself
  • The science behind funny dance moves
  • How to become an expert at using emojis
  • The importance of having a funny ringtone
  • The perks of having a messy room
  • The secret to writing a funny persuasive speech
  • The art of telling cheesy jokes
  • Why sarcasm is the best form of communication
  • The benefits of having a funny nickname
  • The joys of eating dessert for breakfast
  • The science behind funny internet memes
  • How to survive a zombie apocalypse with humor
  • The importance of laughing at your own mistakes
  • The perks of having a funny voice
  • The secret to making your teacher laugh
  • The art of creating funny prank videos
  • Why bad puns are actually good
  • The benefits of using funny GIFs in conversations
  • The joys of making funny faces behind people’s backs
  • The science behind funny YouTube videos
  • How to become an expert at making funny animal sounds
  • The importance of having a funny alarm clock
  • The perks of having a funny email signature
  • The secret to making people laugh without saying a word
  • The art of writing funny captions for Instagram photos
  • Why awkward moments make the best memories
  • The benefits of using funny memes in school presentations
  • The perks of having a funny voicemail message
  • The secret to making funny faces in class without getting caught
  • Why laughing at yourself is a sign of confidence
  • The benefits of having a funny signature move
  • The joys of eating ice cream in the winter
  • The importance of having a funny desktop wallpaper
  • The perks of having a funny profile picture
  • The secret to making people laugh through written communication
  • The art of delivering a funny introduction
  • The benefits of starting a laughter club in school
  • The joys of creating funny doodles in class
  • How to become an expert at telling funny anecdotes
  • The secret to making funny faces in photos without looking awkward
  • Why telling jokes during presentations can improve your grades
  • The benefits of using humor to diffuse tense situations
  • The joys of making funny voices during storytelling
  • The science behind why puns are universally funny
  • How to become an expert at creating funny social media posts
  • The importance of using humor to cope with stress
  • The perks of having a funny ringtone for each of your friends
  • The art of creating funny skits for school events
  • Why laughing at your own mistakes is a sign of self-acceptance
  • The benefits of using humor in persuasive writing
  • The joys of organizing a school-wide prank day
  • The science behind why funny videos go viral
  • The importance of using humor to connect with others

How to choose the best topic?

Humor has a remarkable ability to engage an audience, break down barriers, and make your message memorable. Whether it is quotes for seniors , lunch box notes , or reunion quotes , infusing humor can effectively communicate your ideas while ensuring a delightful experience for your listeners.

Now, let’s explore the key pointers to help you choose the best persuasive funny topic:

  • Consider your audience: Take into account the preferences, interests, and sense of humor of your audience. Tailor your topic to their tastes to maximize engagement and enjoyment.
  • Find relevance: Look for topics that have a connection to your audience’s lives. Explore everyday situations, common experiences, or current events that can be presented in a humorous and relatable way.
  • Combine unexpected elements: Think outside the box and combine unrelated ideas or concepts to create a humorous twist. Unleash your creativity and embrace the unexpected to generate laughter and intrigue.
  • Balance humor and persuasion: While humor is essential, ensure that your topic still serves a persuasive purpose. Find a balance between entertaining your audience and effectively conveying your message or call to action.
  • Test your ideas: Share your potential topics with friends, family, or colleagues with a similar sense of humor. Gauge their reactions and seek feedback to determine which topics elicit the most laughter and enthusiasm.

Humor has the remarkable ability to captivate an audience, break down barriers, and make our messages unforgettable. By infusing our speeches with wit and comedic charm, we can effectively communicate our ideas while leaving a lasting impression. 

Remember, the key to a successful funny persuasive speech lies in understanding our audience, finding relevance in our topics, and striking a balance between humor and persuasion. Now, go forth, and discover a myriad of funny and quirky topics discussed above, challenging the conventional and inviting laughter into your persuasive endeavors. Let your persuasive speeches resonate with humor and charm.

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20 Funny Homework Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Hard

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20 Funny Quotes About Homework

Many students hate homework, right? It can be really bothersome to spend time home finishing tasks for school when we can have fun and enjoy the time spent out of school. Whether you love studying or not, there must have been some time when you hated doing your homework. These funny homework quotes will remind you of the homework struggles and make you laugh with their wittiness.

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Homework is a prolonged school “torture”.

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Some students choose not to do their homework at all.

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Time passes so slowly when we do our tasks.

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If you want to be bored, do your homework.

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One of the best perks of baseball.

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Google doesn’t always know everything.

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Everything is simple when you are younger.

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How many times did your dog chew on your homework papers?

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The trash can is a place where many homework assignments ended.

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Copy-paste is one of the widely known techniques.

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Everything is better than doing homework.

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It is the right time to finish your homework when you are bored.

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Some homework is just too difficult.

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Homework is time-consuming and exhausting.

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Sometimes you just can’t manage to finish all tasks on time.

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Answers are not important, as long as we have the assignment finished.

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Nobody thinks about homework in summer.

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No matter what, I don’t want to do my homework.

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It is better to finish our homework when we are smarter.

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12 of the Funniest Excuses for Not Doing Your Homework

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Homework is something that a lot of students choose not to do, even though they know they can get into a lot of trouble for skipping it. If you’re an educator, you’ve probably heard an unlimited number of excuses from your students, and some of them might have been absolutely hilarious.

From a student’s perspective, homework can be a serious obstacle to doing things they love, such as meeting with friends, playing video games or watching their favorite TV shows. In fact, a Chinese study found that more than 70 percent of schoolchildren don’t like homework .

Who’s going to want to do that math homework or write college papers when a new Marvel comic book has just been released, right?

So, when students begin to realize that they won’t complete the homework in time, they try to come up with believable excuses, which can be extremely creative, weird or funny.

So, to celebrate the inventive excuses students use to get out of homework, we’ve gathered some of the best from across the internet in the list below, enjoy.

1. “My brother’s friend , who came to our house yesterday, said he could eat paper, and I didn’t believe him. So he decided to show how much paper he could eat and grabbed my homework right out of my desk. I didn’t see that it was my homework and realized that it was too late.”

2. “ My dad needs a paper shredder for work, and it was delivered to our house yesterday. He wanted to show us how it works and mistakenly took my homework and destroyed it.”

3. “ My mom once said that she wanted my best homework framed. When I completed all the work yesterday, I said to her that it was the best because I did everything right, even the tasks for extra credit. Today, I couldn’t find it so I went to my mom. She said she had to have it framed because it was my best homework!”

4. “ I didn’t do my homework because I figured I’d do it tomorrow, because I’ll be older, and therefore be wiser, then.”

5. “ Yesterday, I didn’t have time to complete the homework because I was at the rally all day. The rally was calling for an increase to teacher pay, so I had to be there.”

6. “ To be honest, I didn’t do my homework because I know how heavy your current workload is and I didn’t want to add to it. I thought that I could give you some more free time.”

7. “ Well, incredible story. I was going to school this morning and it was very windy. I carried the homework in my hands, but it slipped out of them and blew away. I tried to chase it for a couple of blocks, so that’s why I’m late to class.”

8. “ While I was getting ready for school this morning, I was putting some books inside my backpack. When it was time for my homework, my mom said she needed to see me in the kitchen right away. I went there, and when I came back, my homework wasn’t there. Clearly, my dad accidentally took it to work because his briefcase was next to my backpack.”

9. “ I was in the school yard when I heard some student saying bad things about you. I felt like that should let him know that he was wrong. It would be wrong to hurt him, so I thought a good way was to throw something at him. I quickly looked through my backpack, but the only thing I could find was the homework I had to submit today. After hesitating a bit, I let him have it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find it afterward; someone must have taken it.”

10. “ My grandpa was on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” yesterday, so he asked me if I would be available for a call if he didn’t know an answer and had to call a friend. I absolutely had to be there for him, so I didn’t have any time to complete today’s homework.”

11. “ After completing my essay yesterday, I looked at my assignment once again and realized that it was so good that it could make other students in the class feel bad about theirs. I decided not to hurt their feelings and left it at home. What can I say, I’m a great essay writer .”

12. “ I was sunbathing near the pool yesterday and doing the homework at the same time. When I was about done, something pushed me forward and I dropped my work right into the pool. It was so wet I couldn’t put it together, so I don’t have it right now.”

Just a Drop in the Ocean

The amount of homework is steadily increasing , so more and more students are finding creative excuses to avoid it. We collected just a small amount in this article, but there are literally thousands of excuses like these, and students keep coming up with new ones.

Hope these excuses brighten your mood right for the rest of the day!

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Funny speeches for kids

Public speaking is an important skill for everyone to develop, including children. Giving funny speeches can be a great way for kids to develop their public speaking skills while also having fun. However, creating funny speeches for kids can be a challenge. In this article, we will analyze the problem of creating funny speeches for kids, discuss solutions, and provide ideas and tips for creating engaging and entertaining speeches.

The main problem with creating funny speeches for kids is that humor can be subjective. What one child finds funny, another might not. Additionally, creating a funny speech that is appropriate for all ages can be difficult. Children have different levels of maturity and different ideas of what is appropriate. Finally, children are not always confident in their public speaking abilities. They may feel nervous or intimidated when speaking in front of a group, which can make it even harder to be funny.

To create a funny speech that appeals to all ages and abilities, there are several solutions to consider. One solution is to use humor that is universally appealing, such as silly puns, physical humor, or funny voices. Another solution is to make the speech interactive. Kids love to participate and be involved, so including audience participation can make the speech more engaging and memorable. A third solution is to use props or visual aids. Props and visual aids can help to illustrate a joke or add humor to the speech.

Content Ideas

Now that we have discussed solutions, let’s look at some content ideas for creating funny speeches for kids. These ideas can be adapted to suit different age groups and abilities.

  • The Animal Kingdom Kids love animals, so incorporating animals into a speech can be a great way to get their attention. You can create a speech about a particular animal, such as a monkey or a kangaroo, and use physical humor to act out their movements. Alternatively, you could create a speech about a group of animals, such as the jungle animals or the farm animals, and use silly voices to bring them to life.
  • The Wonders of Science Science can be a great source of humor. You can create a speech about a scientific concept, such as gravity or electricity, and use funny examples to illustrate the concept. You could also create a speech about a famous scientist, such as Albert Einstein, and use physical humor to act out their discoveries.
  • The World of Sports Sports can be a great source of humor, especially when things don’t go as planned. You can create a speech about a particular sport, such as basketball or soccer, and use physical humor to act out the game. Alternatively, you could create a speech about a famous sports figure, such as Michael Jordan or Serena Williams, and use funny examples to illustrate their achievements.

Tips for Creating Funny Speeches

  • Know your audience When creating a funny speech for kids, it’s important to know your audience. Consider their age, interests, and sense of humor. This will help you to tailor your speech to their needs and create a speech that is both entertaining and appropriate.
  • Use humor that is appropriate for all ages When creating a funny speech for kids, it’s important to use humor that is appropriate for all ages. Avoid jokes that are too complex or require a lot of background knowledge. Instead, use humor that is simple, easy to understand, and universally appealing.
  • Practice, practice, practice The more you practice your speech, the more confident you will feel when delivering it. Practice in front of a mirror, family members, or friends. Get feedback and adjust your speech accordingly.

Creating funny speeches for kids can be a challenge, but with the right approach, it can also be a lot of fun. By using humor that is universally appealing, making the speech interactive,and using props or visual aids, you can create engaging and entertaining speeches that appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities. By considering your audience, using appropriate humor, and practicing your speech, you can boost your confidence and deliver a memorable speech that will make your audience laugh and learn at the same time.

Creating funny speeches for kids requires creativity, practice, and a willingness to adapt. By using the solutions and content ideas discussed in this article, and by following the tips for creating funny speeches, you can help children develop their public speaking skills while also having fun. Remember, a funny speech can be a powerful tool for engaging and inspiring kids, and can help them develop confidence and communication skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.

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101 Funny Persuasive Speech Topics

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Humor can be a powerful tool when it comes to delivering persuasive speeches. It can help engage an audience and make a point more memorable. Here, we’ve compiled a list of funny persuasive speech topics that you can use to get your audience laughing and thinking. 

Whether your goal is to make them laugh, think, or both, these humorous topics are sure to be a hit. So grab a microphone and get ready to make your case in a funny and persuasive way!

  • Cats Are Secretly Plotting to Take Over the World
  • The Government Should Mandate That All Citizens Must Take a Weekly Nap
  • Chocolate Is a Necessary Food Group
  • People Should Be Allowed to Bring Their Pets to Work Every Day
  • Pajamas Should Be Acceptable Office Attire
  • The Moon Landing Was Faked
  • All Restaurants Should Have a “Nap Room” for Customers
  • Gravity Is Just a Theory, and It’s Time to Consider Other Possibilities
  • Video Games Should Count as Exercise
  • School Should Start at Noon Every Day
  • Bacon Should Be Its Own Food Group
  • Vacations Should Be Required by Law 
  • Everyone Should Have a Pet Rock
  • Why Everyone Should Be Required to Learn How to Play a Musical Instrument
  • The Benefits of Being a Cat Person vs. A Dog Person
  • The Importance of Wearing Pajamas All Day, Every Day
  • Why Pineapple Does Not Belong on Pizza
  • Coffee Should Be Considered a Basic Human Right
  • Why We Should All Have a Personal Robot
  • Why We Should All Get Paid for Doing Chores
  • The World Would Be a Better Place If All Politicians Had to Take a Lie Detector Test
  • Why We Should All Have a Three-Day Weekend Every Week
  • Why Everyone Should Have a Dog as a Best Friend
  • Why We Should All Become Professional Superheroes
  • The Benefits of Doing Nothing for an Entire Day
  • Why We Should Abolish Daylight Savings Time
  • Why We Should All Start Doing Yoga
  • The Benefits of Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast
  • Coffee Should Be Freely Available Everywhere
  • Fantasy Football Should Be Considered an Official Sport 
  • Ice Cream Should Be the National Food of the United States
  • The Government Should Provide Free Internet Access to All Citizens
  • Taxpayers Should Receive a Financial Reward for Doing Their Civic Duty 
  • Everyone Should Have to Take a Road Trip Every Year 
  • Cheese Should Be Its Own Food Group
  • Schools Should Teach Parents How to Parent
  • The Government Should Provide Free Bubble Wrap to Everyone
  • Coffee Should Be an Essential Vitamin 
  • The Internet Should Be Tax-Free 
  • Exercising Should Be Fun and Not a Chore 
  • A Universal “Snooze” Button Should Be Installed on All Alarm Clocks 
  • Going to the Dentist Should Be a Fun Activity 
  • Schools Should Offer More Extracurricular Activities in the Arts
  • Couch Potatoes Should Receive a Medal of Honor 
  • Office Meetings Should Be Held at a Local Bar
  • Yoga Is the Key to World Peace 
  • Parents Should Get a Day Off Every Week 
  • Everyone Should Have to Do Karaoke at Least Once in Their Lives 
  • All Students Should Receive a Trophy Just for Showing Up 
  • Schools Should Require All Students to Take a Cooking Class
  • Video Games Should Replace Homework
  • Humans Should Take the Day Off Every Week to Play
  • Schools Should Teach Life Skills, Not Just Textbook Knowledge
  • The Government Should Offer Free Comedy Writing Courses 
  • Schools Should Offer Credit for Watching Movies and TV Shows 
  • Everyone Should Be Required to Learn a Foreign Language 
  • All Movies Should Have a Sing-Along Version 
  • Why Cats Are Better Pets Than Dogs
  • The Benefits of Eating Dessert First
  • The Importance of Being a Little Bit Clumsy
  • The Benefits of Procrastination
  • Why Going to Bed Early Is Overrated
  • The Benefits of Being Forgetful
  • Pizza Is the Most Nutritious Food
  • The Moon Is Made of Cheese
  • Santa Claus Is Real
  • The World Would Be a Better Place if Everyone Wore a Tutu
  • Chocolate Milk Is the Best Milk
  • Why Toilet Paper Should Be Dispensed From the Top, Not the Bottom
  • Why Wearing Crocs Is Actually a Fashion Statement
  • Why It’s Time for a Ban on All Types of Hats
  • Schools Should Have a Taco Tuesday Every Week
  • All Couples Should Take a “Relationship Sabbatical” Once a Year
  • A Chicken Nugget Should Be the Official Currency of the World
  • The Government Should Create a National Holiday Dedicated to Napping
  • It Should Be Legal to Make Your Own Beer at Home
  • Schools Should Offer Puppy Petting Breaks
  • Parents Should Not Be Permitted to Criticize Their Children’s Fashion Choices
  • Ice Cream Should Be Served for Every Meal
  • Coffee Should Be Considered a Nutritious Beverage
  • The Best Way to Stay Healthy Is to Eat Fast Food
  • Parents Should Have to Take a Test Before Having Kids
  • Marriage Should Be Abolished 
  • Junk Food Should Be Taxed 
  • Schools Should Serve Pizza for Breakfast Every Day 
  • The United Nations Should Declare World Peace
  • Fried Chicken Should Be Considered a Vegetable
  • The Best TV Show Ever Is The Office
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies Should Be the Official Currency
  • Dogs Should Be Allowed to Vote
  • It Should Be Illegal to Not Laugh at Your Own Jokes
  • Cheez-Its Should Be Considered a Health Food
  • Kids Should Be Allowed to Stay Up Past Bedtime
  • All Family Vacations Should Include a Trip to the Moon
  • Finger-Pointing Should Be Banned
  • Every Home Should Have Its Own Sloth
  • Grocery Shopping Should Be a Contact Sport
  • Kids Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Own Bedtime
  • Texting Should Be Its Own Official Language
  • Everyone Should Have to Take a Dance Class

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, funny persuasive speech topics can be a great way to have a little bit of fun while still making a persuasive argument. They can help to engage the audience and make them more interested in the topic at hand. No matter what funny persuasive speech topic you choose to use, remember to be creative and make sure that your argument is compelling and well-supported.

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These Oh-So-2018 Homework Excuses Will Make You LOL

We’ve come a long way since blaming it on the dog.

Funniest Homework Excuses of 2018

“My dog ate my homework” is, like, so yesterday. While the times they are a-changin’, so, too, are students’ homework excuses. Today’s digital natives have come up with some pretty inventive reasons for avoiding academic responsibility. Here are a few of my personal favorites, and by favorites I mean, here are just some of the reasons why I’m banging my head on my desk.

“My smart TV hacked my computer.”

I bet the voice recognition remote told the TV to do it.

“Alexa gave me the wrong answers.”

Inadvertent admission of cheating is almost as good as the assignment itself.

“I didn’t realize those hyperlinks would print.”

If you’re going to copy and paste, at least show some pride in your plagiarism.

“Google Docs saved everyone else’s work but mine!”

Look me in the eyes and say it again.

“The alert on my phone didn’t go off.”

The ol’ AM and PM are tricky. May I suggest a planner, a sticky note, a string around your finger …

“My computer got a virus.”

Had your computer’s three previous viruses not coincided with the due dates of our three previous assignments, I might have believed you.

“I didn’t know I couldn’t text you my paper.”

How many paragraphs in were you before you realized that texting a five-page research paper wouldn’t work out?

“Our Wi-Fi was down.”

Allow me to introduce you to the library .

“You didn’t get my assignment? Weird. I emailed it.”


And of course, an oldie but goodie that continues to stand the test of time:

“I didn’t know we had an assignment—you didn’t remind us.”

And, let me guess, neither did Siri?

What are the funniest homework excuses you’ve heard this year? Come and share in our  WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group  on Facebook.

Plus, check out our list of funny student test answers . 

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Funny Graduation Speeches

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Graduation speeches infused with humor bring life to these traditional celebrations and speak to the nature of the youth in attendance. If you're not a natural comedian, these funny graduation speech ideas provide a great starting point to customize your speech.

Funny High School Graduation Speech #1 - Finding Out Who You Are

Who are we? That is a great question. We've spent the last 13 years of our lives trying to prepare for that, but it isn't something that you can Google. Well, you can Google it, but make sure that you turn on the safe search first. There is no telling what your results might be.

  • 4 High School Graduation Speech Samples That Inspire

It's Okay to Not Know

However, Google won't tell us where our passion lies. It won't tell us who we are. And while some of us know, (your parents are breathing a deep sigh of relief right now), others of us don't, (sorry Mom and Dad). We don't know what we want to be when we grow up yet, and that is okay. Well, your parents might not think so when you are on your fourth major and they're paying your tuition, but it is still okay.

A New Chapter and Finding Your Passion

High school was fun, but we have turned a page in our life. We have moved from childhood into adulthood and now is the time to find our passion. It's time to learn what we want to be if we haven't figured it out, or follow our dream if we have. So parents, open up your wallets because studying philosophy isn't cheap.

Thank You All

Teachers, your passion and dedication has helped us to realize that being first in line isn't a life or death situation. And thank you for understanding that dogs can eat anything from homework to gym shorts. True story. Faculty, thank you for putting up with us from our nose picking days to raging hormonal breakdowns. Through it all, you have been our rocks. So as we take this final walk out of this school, we thank you all for helping us to answer the question of who we are.

Humorous Sample Speech #2 - Learn From Your Mistakes

We all make mistakes. I know that I have. Stealing Shelly's boyfriend in 3rd grade was definitely a mistake, but I think I did her a favor. Staying up the night before ACTs was a mistake, but I'm standing up here so it wasn't that bad. I have made mistakes. Hundreds, no thousands, okay maybe millions, of mistakes within my short 18 years, including that funny student council speech I made sophmore year that turned out more stupid than funny.

Mistakes Help You Grow

Have I learned from all of them? Probably not. But more often than not mistakes helped me to grow. I mean I learned that volunteering to give a graduation speech was probably not my best choice 13 hours and four speeches later. But then again, I'm killing it right now, so time well spent. I also learned that I'll probably never volunteer for this again. So as you can see, mistakes are all about learning.

New Adventure - New Mistakes

As we bust through this new adventure in our lives, some call being a grown up, I call the end of freeloading, we will make mistakes. We will choose the wrong major and have to pay thousands extra in student loans, but we will learn to be more frugal. Honestly, we will probably just learn how to live on Ramen, but who knows. We will miss deadlines and be late, but all these things will make us grow and change. Our mistakes will become as important as our successes because they will define us.

So, don't aim for perfect, instead, it is better to be flawed. So, thank you, parents and teachers, for letting us make mistakes. Thank you for molding us into the imperfect creatures we are today. And most of all thank you for allowing us to learn from our mistakes as we move forward.

Customization Options for the Funniest Graduation Speech

Each sample speech is general enough to be used for most school graduations. If you want to create an original speech, you can modify both samples by:

  • Changing out terminology with words like high school or senior class
  • Adding in personal stories or examples
  • Including funny sound effects and facial expressions where they make sense
  • Changing the greeting or closing statements

Tips for a Great Speech

Giving a speech in front of a large crowd, especially in front of people you know well, can be a challenge if you plan to give an unexpected surprise like a funny speech. These suggestions and ideas will help you prepare so your speech gets the positive reaction you hope for.

Bits of Humor

You don't have to be known for your humor to add it into a speech, but there is a right way and a wrong way to give a humorous speech. Funny graduation speeches command an audience's attention and involve them in the ceremony. However, adding humor that is well-timed, appropriate, and funny can be tricky. Keep the following points in mind as you plan your speech.

  • Timing is everything. Take a look at your speech ahead of time and decide where humor will be most appropriate.
  • Stories of classmates and faculty members are your best sources for funny stories. Think about funny moments that included others at the school.
  • Search for funny quotes , jokes , sayings , poems , song lyrics or even newspaper headlines that could be related to the ceremony. Be sure they complement the moment.
  • Don't be afraid to talk about yourself, especially any embarrassing moments you might have experienced during your academic years.
  • Tell stories. Even without trying to inject humor, you might find that your stories about your graduating class, the faculty, and the administration are funny.
  • Refer to subjects that everyone is familiar with, such as politics or especially pop culture. Think about popular TV shows, bands, movie stars, etc. Remind the audience about fads that have been popular while your graduating class has been in school. If you know a funny story relating to this theme, tell it.

Practice Pointers

Before the actual ceremony, you'll want to practice your speech several times. You'll also want to:

  • Give a copy of your speech to the principal and any other faculty members involved in the ceremony. Be sure you get their approval before you give your speech.
  • Practice your speech in front of several friends and ask for their honest feedback.
  • When adding humor to a speech, it is important that you stress certain words to add emphasis to the funny parts of the speech.
  • Don't just focus on stories that relate to you and your friends. It's important to include as many of the groups in your school as possible. You want to reach all of your audience, not just some of them.
  • Funny graduation speeches should not be rude or cruel. Do not use this time to ridicule a teacher or principal who is disliked by you or your friends. Be sure your speech material is appropriate.
  • Sometimes, there is a fine line between poking fun at something or someone and being offensive. Use tact and consideration in your speech.

A Fun Way to Say Goodbye

Your graduation speech is the perfect time to sum up your experiences over the past years and close this chapter of life. Infuse the speech with a youthful spirit, ingenuity, and humor to make it an experience others will never forget. Now all you have to do is figure out your graduation thank you speech to give to your loved ones at your party.

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80 Funny Debate Topics

By Med Kharbach, PhD | Last Update: May 23, 2024

Debates are structured discussions where participants express varying opinions on a given topic. The importance of debate lies in its ability to foster critical thinking, enhance communication skills, and build confidence among participants. In today’s post, I compiled a wide variety of funny debate topics to spark lively discussions and laughter in the classroom. But before we dive into the topics, let’s explore some of the skills that children develop through debating.

I compiled all the debate questions in this post into a single PDF available for free download. It’s a handy resource for sparking engaging and fun discussions in your classroom.

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Key Skills Developed Through Debating

Debate is a key practice for kids, incorporating it into their activities helps them develop various skills. The following are the key skills that children gain through debating:

  • Improve Critical Thinking : Help kids reason, analyze arguments, and question evidence effectively.
  • Enhance Self-Expression : Teach kids to articulate thoughts clearly and confidently in public.
  • Build Confidence : Overcome public speaking fears and improve communication skills.
  • Expand Knowledge : Encourage deep exploration of various topics and perspectives.
  • Boost Communication Skills : Emphasize the importance of delivery, emotions, and body language.

Funny Debate Topics

Funny Debate Topics

Now, let’s dive into the fun part! Below, you’ll find a carefully selected list of funny debate topics that are perfect for lightening the mood while still providing a fertile ground for critical thinking and public speaking practice. Whether you’re looking to spice up your classroom discussions or just want to bring a smile to your students’ faces, these topics are sure to do the trick. Let the debates begin!

1. Is a hot dog a sandwich?

  • This classic debate is sure to bring out passionate arguments from both sides, and it’s light-hearted enough to keep the mood fun.

2. Should pineapple be allowed on pizza?

  • Another food-related debate that people have surprisingly strong opinions about.

3. Are cats or dogs better pets?

  • A timeless topic that gets everyone involved, especially pet lovers.

4. Should cereal be considered a soup?

  • This one can get quite creative as students try to define what constitutes a soup.

5. Is it better to be a superhero or a wizard?

  • Great for engaging students’ imaginations and bringing out their inner nerds.

6. Should we replace all teachers with robots?

  • This can lead to some interesting (and funny) thoughts about the future of education.

7. Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button in your life?

  • A fun way to get students thinking about the concept of time and life choices.

8. Are video games a sport?

  • Perfect for gamers and athletes to hash out their points of view.

9. Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

  • A ridiculous but hilarious debate that tests students’ creativity and logic.

10. Is it better to be really smart or really funny?

Encourages students to reflect on different qualities and what they value more.

11. Is it acceptable to wear pajamas in public?

A light-hearted topic that can spark discussions about fashion and social norms.

12. Should homework be banned?

A perennial favorite among students that’s sure to get them talking.

Related: Examples of Critical Thinking Questions for Students

13. Would you rather always have to sing instead of speaking or dance everywhere you go?

This topic adds a fun, performative element to the debate.

14. Is it better to have an extra arm or an extra leg?

This one is great for getting students to think about practical and imaginative scenarios.

15. Should you eat dessert before dinner?

A sweet debate that challenges traditional meal structures.

16. Would you rather be able to talk to animals or speak every language in the world?

Engages students’ interest in animals and languages, making for a fun discussion.

17. Is it better to be a night owl or an early bird?

A relatable topic that can lead to humorous anecdotes and strong opinions.

18. Should students be allowed to grade their teachers?

Flips the usual dynamic and lets students think critically about education.

19. Would you rather have a constant itch or always feel like you have to sneeze?

Gross and funny, this topic is sure to elicit some strong reactions.

20. Is it better to always be 10 minutes late or 20 minutes early?

A topic that can lead to humorous examples and personal stories.

21. Should you put ketchup on a hot dog?

Another food-related debate that can get surprisingly heated.

22. Would you rather have unlimited pizza or unlimited ice cream for the rest of your life?

A deliciously tough choice that can lead to a fun discussion.

23. Should all cars be self-driving?

This can lead to funny scenarios about the future of transportation.

24. Is it better to have the power of flight or the power of invisibility?

A classic superpower debate with endless humorous possibilities.

25. Should people have to take a test to become parents?

A light-hearted take on a serious topic, sure to provoke interesting arguments.

26. Would you rather live in a world where everyone can only whisper or where everyone can only shout?

Imagining these scenarios can lead to some hilarious debates.

27. Is it better to be a dragon or have a dragon as a pet?

A whimsical topic that sparks creativity and fantasy.

28. Should we ban all reality TV shows?

This one can lead to funny critiques and defenses of popular shows.

29. Is it better to be always cold or always hot?

A relatable topic that can bring out personal preferences and funny stories.

30. Would you rather have a tail or wings?

A silly yet imaginative debate that encourages creative thinking.

31. Should toilet paper hang over or under the roll?

A surprisingly divisive topic that’s also light and fun.

32. Would you rather have the ability to teleport or the ability to time travel?

This topic allows for creative scenarios and funny “what-if” discussions.

33. Is it better to be super strong or super fast?

Another superpower debate that can lead to interesting arguments and humor.

34. Should you eat spaghetti with a spoon or a fork?

A simple yet surprisingly contentious topic.

35. Would you rather never have to sleep or never have to eat?

This can lead to amusing considerations of daily life without these necessities.

36. Should unicorns be the national animal?

A fantastical and funny topic that can lead to creative national pride.

37. Is it better to have a robot maid or a robot chef?

Encourages students to think about their daily lives and preferences.

38. Should everyone have a clone of themselves?

This can lead to hilarious discussions about the pros and cons of having a clone.

39. Would you rather always have to wear clown shoes or a clown wig?

A funny and silly debate topic that can lead to lots of laughs.

Funny Debate Topics

40. Is it better to always be hungry or always be tired?

A relatable debate that can lead to humorous anecdotes and preferences.

41. Should we replace all human jobs with robots?

A funny yet thought-provoking topic about the future of work.

42. Would you rather have to sing every word you speak or dance every time you move?

A playful debate that can lead to amusing scenarios.

Related: 50 Icebreaker Questions for Kids

43. Is it better to have a constant itch or a constant hiccup?

A gross and funny debate that’s sure to get strong reactions.

44. Should students be required to wear uniforms in school?

A classic topic that can lead to funny and creative arguments.

45. Would you rather live in space or underwater?

A fantastical debate that encourages imaginative thinking.

46. Is it better to be famous or rich?

A thought-provoking yet light-hearted topic that can lead to interesting discussions.

47. Should we have a national day dedicated to napping?

A funny and relatable topic that most students will enjoy debating.

48. Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet alien?

A whimsical debate that sparks creativity and fun.

49. Is it better to live without music or without movies?

A challenging choice that can lead to passionate arguments.

50. Should we eliminate all sports and replace them with eSports?

A modern and funny debate topic that can lead to interesting points of view.

51. Should we have a law that requires everyone to take a daily nap?

A funny and relaxing idea that could spark interesting discussions.

52. Would you rather live in a world made of LEGO or a world made of gingerbread?

A whimsical debate that can lead to imaginative and humorous scenarios.

53. Should weekends be extended to three days?

A topic that most students will likely have strong (and humorous) opinions about.

54. Is it better to have a rewind button or a fast-forward button in life?

Encourages creative thinking about time and life experiences.

55. Should all movies be musicals?

A light-hearted debate that can lead to funny considerations of popular movies as musicals.

56. Would you rather have an endless supply of your favorite food or never gain weight from eating it?

A delicious debate that can lead to amusing arguments and personal preferences.

57. Is it better to always have perfect hair or perfect teeth?

A fun topic that can lead to humorous discussions about appearance and priorities.

58. Should superheroes have to register with the government?

A playful take on a serious topic, sure to provoke interesting (and funny) arguments.

59. Would you rather be able to talk to plants or understand animal languages?

Encourages creativity and fun discussions about communication with nature.

60. Is it better to be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?

A thought-provoking topic that can lead to interesting personal stories and preferences.

61. Should everyone be required to learn how to juggle?

A humorous and skill-based debate that can lead to funny scenarios.

62. Would you rather have a magical remote control that can pause or mute people?

A fun debate that encourages imaginative thinking about everyday life.

63. Is it better to have a pet dragon or a pet unicorn?

A fantastical debate that sparks creativity and humor.

64. Should all buildings be made of glass?

A whimsical and slightly absurd debate that can lead to funny considerations.

65. Would you rather always have to wear a superhero costume or a fairy tale character costume?

A playful topic that can lead to amusing discussions about daily life in costumes.

66. Is it better to be able to breathe underwater or fly in the sky?

67. Should we replace all currency with chocolate coins?

A deliciously funny topic that can lead to interesting and creative arguments.

68. Would you rather always have to skip everywhere or dance everywhere?

A light-hearted debate that encourages funny mental images and scenarios.

69. Is it better to have an elephant-sized cat or a cat-sized elephant?

A whimsical and funny topic that can lead to creative and humorous arguments.

70. Should school start later in the day and end later in the evening?

A topic that many students will likely have strong (and humorous) opinions about.

71. Would you rather have a personal robot or a personal chef?

A fun debate that encourages thinking about daily life and convenience.

72. Is it better to always know the time or always know the weather?

A thought-provoking yet light-hearted topic that can lead to interesting arguments.

73. Should we have a holiday dedicated to playing video games?

A modern and funny debate topic that many students will enjoy.

74. Would you rather always speak in rhymes or sing everything you say?

A playful topic that can lead to amusing scenarios and discussions.

75. Is it better to have a superpower that only works on your birthday or one that works every day but only for an hour?

Encourages creative thinking and humorous considerations of superpowers.

76. Should we eliminate all homework and replace it with fun projects?

77. Would you rather live in a treehouse or a houseboat?

A whimsical debate that sparks imagination and fun discussions.

78. Is it better to have a head the size of a watermelon or the size of a tennis ball?

A silly and humorous debate that encourages creative thinking.

79. Should everyone be required to learn a musical instrument?

A fun topic that can lead to interesting arguments about music and education.

80. Would you rather have the ability to make plants grow faster or heal animals?

A thoughtful and imaginative debate that encourages consideration of nature and kindness.

Related: Spring Would You Rather Questions

Final thoughts

I hope you have found these funny debate topics both entertaining and valuable for fostering engaging discussions in your classroom. As I mentioned in the introduction, debates are not only an opportunity for students to express their opinions but also a chance for them to sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills. Embrace the practice and watch as your students grow both intellectually and personally.

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‘Things can only get wetter’: The best Rishi Sunak memes as PM is drowned out during election speech

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Not another one! Rishi Sunak ’s big election announcement was something of a washout as the prime minister swapped the £2.6 million Downing Street press briefing room for the Great British Outdoors.

Standing outside No 10, Labour’s 1997 theme Things Can Only Get Better by D:Ream was blasted from Tory arch nemesis Steve Bray’s amplifier - sheltering under the dignity of an EU umbrella.

As the first verse kicks in and the penny drops as to what is about to happen, Mr Sunak tries to raise his voice to boast of his inflation achievements.

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He said: “For some it may still be hard to look at your bank balance... but this is only the beginning.”

Of course social media users leapt on the moment and with a general election, Euro 2024, Glastonbury and Love Island coming up, the memes are going to be in full flow this summer.

Here are some of the best jokes, memes and quips so far.

Conservative peer and former party chairwoman Baroness Warsi tweeted a photograph of a drenched Rishi Sunak, saying: “Drowned and out.

“Not good look to kick off a #GeneralElection campaign.”

The general election represents a chance to change the country for the better, Sir Keir Starmer said.

Labour insiders are reportedly aghast the Conservatives allowed Rishi Sunak to announce the election in those conditions.

Responding to the announcement of an election, Sir Keir Starmer said: “Tonight, the Prime Minister has finally announced the next General Election, a moment the country needs and has been waiting for and where, by the force of our democracy, power returns to you.

“A chance to change for the better your future, your community, your country.

“It will feel like a long campaign, I am sure of that, but no matter what else is said and done, that opportunity for change is what this election is about.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Presents Funny Clip of What Trump's 'Speech' at Son Barron’s Graduation Would Look Like

Former President Donald Trump didn’t speak at his 18-year-old-son Barron’s high school graduation ceremony last week. However, recently, late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel took the opportunity to imagine the kind of speech Trump might have given had he taken the stage. Trump was able to attend the event after Judge Juan Merchan canceled court for the day in Trump’s hush money trial in New York. Kimmel’s team edited together some of Trump’s 'most inspirational moments' for a hypothetical speech that concluded with Trump’s chilling declaration, “The American dream is dead.” It was a satirical take on what Trump might have said.

Kimmel quipped, “Trump did not speak at the ceremony, which is a shame because never mind [the] circumstance, no one is more full of pump than Trump. And when it comes to wisdom he has a lot to offer to these young graduates. But since he didn't, we took the liberty of cobbling together some of his more inspirational moments to make this speech for his son's graduating class.”

Then, a clip begins in which Trump is seen saying, “Let me begin by saying to each member of the graduating class: congratulations. You can do things that stupid people can't do. As we pursue this bright future we must hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world, China. You all see the future the future is bleak. How are your eyes because they won't be good in 5 years? Hot dogs... let's talk about hot dogs I just had one actually."

In the video, Trump went on, "You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than hitting a whale with your boat. The late great Hannibal Lecter is a wonderful man. If you'd like to see a nice bird cemetery, walk under a windmill sometime. Never ever call Chris Christie a fat pig ever. And look 100% I wish you a lot of luck, work hard, do the best you, can and remember what I said: no drugs no alcohol. Have a good life. The American dream is dead.”

On another note, Kimmel also took Trump and his supporters to task over a controversial video shared on Trump’s Truth Social platform, which referenced creating a 'unified Reich' if Trump were to win back the White House. The comedian stated, “What else does this man have to do for people to see what he is? Grow the mustache? What if he grew the mustache? What if he grew a little blond Hitler mustache? Started strutting around with his arm out straight? You think it would have any effect?”

Kimmel added. “How many of his supporters do you think would say, ‘Alright that’s too much for me.’ I guess maybe 10.” Kimmel even gave Trump a new nickname , “Reich Tyson,” blending his penchant for giving nicknames with a pointed critique.

As per HuffPost , Kimmel has always been swift in mocking Trump, and these are not the only instances. Earlier, in his dramatic monologue, during Trump’s hush money trial , he quipped, “I guess Teddy Doze-evelt is tired from all the winning because he nodded off in court again today…CNN reported that Trump was slumped back in his chair with his eyes closed which is what some call sleeping. Why is this not on TV, by the way? I want to see the drool! The good news for Trump is that one of his family members finally showed up at court today. The bad news is it was Eric.” As per The Guardian , Kimmel further added, “If Eric was on trial, do you think Trump would be there in court for him? Best-case scenario, he pulls up in a limo, yells ‘witch-hunt!’ out the window, and drives back home for a taco bowl.”

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‘rumours’ review: cate blanchett and alicia vikander play clueless world leaders in guy maddin’s very funny, truly silly dark comedy.

Canadian directors Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson satirize the ineffectual meagerness of global summits and draft resolutions in their Cannes-premiering romp.

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World leaders at a G7 conference politely bicker, copulate in the bushes and work on wafty, content-free speeches while a worldwide apocalypse commences — politicians, they’re just like us! — in collaborating Canadian directors Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson’s frequently hilarious latest feature.

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For those who like to keep score on these sort of things, this is also the first film directed by Maddin, let alone brothers Evan and Galen Johnson , that’s been programmed in Cannes’ official selection. Apart from the fact that it’s a welcome rib-tickler that breaks up this year’s festival’s monotonous procession of poverty porn and disappointments by fading auteurs, Rumours’ path to the Croisette was almost certainly smoothed by the presence of major names in the cast including Cate Blanchett , Alicia Vikander , Charles Dance and French star Denis Ménochet ( Beau Is Afraid , Peter von Kant ). That cast and the festival showcase won’t do any harm to the film’s commercial prospects. Bleecker Street recently announced they’ve acquired the rights for U.S. distribution.

The film’s most consistent running joke — worked so hard it goes from guffaw-inducing to stale to weirdly suddenly hilarious again, as if through attrition — concerns how seriously the seven world leaders take the process of drafting a joint statement full of platitudes, corporate-speak, psychobabble and song lyrics as they sit in a little woodland gazebo. So absorbed are they in their work, broken up into subgroups like high-schoolers assigned a class project, that they don’t even notice that their aides and servers have all mysteriously disappeared, leaving them alone in the woods.

In other ways, the leaders resemble middle-managers enjoying their annual conference with its catering, photo opportunities and time off from troublesome spouses — a particular concern for Canada’s prime minister Maxime Laplace ( The Forbidden Room ’s Roy Dupuis, rocking a man bun with an undercut like an aging pop star). Broad hints are dropped that Maxime had a fling with the United Kingdom’s otherwise goal-directed prime minister Cardosa Dewindt (Nikki Amuka-Bird). This year he’s caught the thirsty eye of host-country Germany’s elegant Chancellor Hilda Ortmann (Blanchett, showing off strong comedy chops, even in the way she Germanicizes her vowel sounds).

Rounding out the democratic world powers, Ménochet’s French President Sylvain Broulez is a grandiloquent blowhard who probably talks more than Japan’s reticent Tatsuro Iwasaki (Takehiro Hira) and Italy’s bumbling beta-male Antonio Lamorte (Rolando Ravello) combined. Both of the latter two, however, are aces as slow burns and understated reaction shots, especially Ravello.

Alicia Vikander, speaking only in her native Swedish for a change, shows up halfway through the film as the president of the European Commission, Celestine Sproul, when Maxime stumbles across her in the woods with the aforementioned giant brain, which you’ll have to watch the film to understand.

Not that understanding is really the point here. Rumours operates on a surrealist plane of its own, making up the rules of its universe as it goes along. Shall we have millennia-old boneless bog people who come to life and menace the guests, it asks itself, and the answer is yes, why not? What if the non-source music swells and bursts like the melodramatic score of a soap opera at times? Sure!

The whole thing sometimes feels like a skit show that just barely holds together until the filmmakers and cast bring it all home for a terrific climactic closure, in which all the buzzwords and banalities get to be rolled up into one triumphant speech shouted into the void as world burns. Like the best comic fantasies, Rumours has more than a grain of tragic truth to it.

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