knock knock jokes

What are Knock Knock Jokes and How to Create Your Own

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Justin. Justin who? Just in case you don’t want to open the door let me know. Have you ever tried knock knock jokes on your friend? I am sure you did. What was that? Did your friend laugh? This category of jokes is outstanding and widely enjoyed by everyone. The expressions you get from the other side are priceless. Moving on!

There are lot of other questions people ask. Are knock knock jokes puns? How old are knock knock jokes or how long have knock knock jokes been around? How knock knock jokes work or who invented knock knock jokes? I have tried to give all the answers in this page itself. Knock-Knock jokes are one of the funniest and evergreen jokes to make pun. The history of these jokes is also very interesting. It tells us how these jokes were evolved with time and goes international in 1953. Moving on!

What are knock knock jokes?

The knock knock jokes are ‘Call and Response joke‘ that usually end with a wordplay.

How to crack a knock-knock joke?

So this is the procedure. Suppose you are the one who is going to crack this joke.

You will start by saying “Knock! knock!”, the person at the other end would respond ‘Who’s there?’ Now you’ll say a name, say, ‘Dumbell’. The other person will ask your surname, ‘Dumbell who?’, to which you will deliver a pun ‘Dumbell isn’t working so i had to knock’.

knock knock jokes

Who’s there jokes for kids and adults.  If you haven’t already, it’s time to knock then! We have listed the best knock knock jokes that are hilarious and clever at the same time. So without wasting any time, let’s jump to knock knock humor for kids and grown-ups.

How to create a Knock Knock Joke?

Ever wondered how to build your original Knock knock joke spontaneously? Well, we are going to tell you exactly how.


Step 1: 

Deciding the name.

First thing that is mandatory in a knock knock joke is a name. You have to say a name/word when you knock on the door. For this, you need decide a name. The name could be yours, your friend, your common friends or any other popular names.

Example: Chicken

Step 2: 

Choosing a category.

As now you have selected a name. You need to create humor around that word to make a pun. For that, there are several categories of knock knock humor. You can choose your own as you like, according to different suitable situations.

We have divided it into 4 widely used categories

  1. Animals
  2. Celebrities
  3. Fruits and Vegetables
  4. Other popularly used words

Example: Now chicken could fit in two of the above categories, animal and the fourth one, popular. 

Step 3:

Word Pronunciation, Ambiguity. 

As now you have decided the name that you are going to say when you knock and you also have picked your category around which you will make the joke. To make your friend giggle, you need a strategy. The next step would be to find out what’s so funny about that name? Is it the word itself weird or it’s pronunciation or its has multiple meanings.

Example: Chicken is surely a commonly used word. If you love non veg, you love chicken. Almost every other day, we use this word. ‘What are you cooking mom? It’s chicken today, Robert.’ 

Guess what? You can use the way it is pronounced. Chicken or Check-in or Checking. See the pattern?

And our original joke is ready now.

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Chicken who?
Just Checking you out!

It’s that simple. Cool. Isn’t it.

Now go and create you own hilarious Jokes that will blow your friends mind.

By the way- No one is making fun of these steps. This was the best i could explain with an empty stomach.

Where are my cookies Becky? (shouts)
Becky: Why are you shouting?
Me: My cookies. They were on the table..
B: Yes, they were.
Me: So?
B: They were on the table, they are in my stomach now.
And btw the cookies were damn tasty. Bring some more next time.

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