33 Funny Writing Prompts

Humor is most often what makes us laugh and it provides a wonderful connection between people.

Making a joke can bring people together with laughter and defuse awkward situations.

We believe that you can find humor in most situations, so let’s write about them!

How to use:

All you have to do is pick a prompt and start writing!

You can use a timer, write until you meet a word count, or choose a prompt at random and write until you can’t anymore.

Just remember that these prompts are aimed to make you laugh and get you writing!

The prompts:

  1. What is something that always makes you laugh?
  2. What do you do when you think something is funny?
  3. Write a funny story about you and a friend finding a talking dog.
  4. Answer the age-old question: why did the chicken cross the road?
  5. Write a story about your first stand-up comedy routine. How does it go?
  6. Write about Doctor Duck and explain why his patients think he is a “quack.”
  7. Write a story about the classic joke “Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven eight (ate) nine,” and tell what happens next.
  8. Write your best dad joke and a story of you telling it along with it.
  9. Write about the time you laughed hardest in your life. Why do you think it was so funny?
  10. Who is the funniest person that you know? What makes them so funny?
  11. Write about the funniest thing a pet or animal has done. Why was it so funny?
  12. Write about waking up as a clown, and having to perform at a birthday party.
  13. Why do you think people think clowns and mimes are funny?
  14. Do you prefer funny movies or action movies? Why?
  15. Write about a time when something was a little funny, but someone’s laugh made it funnier.
  16. Write a story about someone who thinks everything is funny.
  17. Do you think it is important to find humor in your everyday life?
  18. Have you ever had a funny teacher? Did their humor make the class better or worse?
  19. Write about a time when you said your go-to joke and made others laugh.
  20. Write about a time when you laughed so hard your stomach hurt, or you had tears in your eyes.
  21. Do you think that a joke can be told so much that it is no longer funny? Why or why not?
  22. Do you think people are born funny or is it learned over time? Why?
  23. How would life be different if we weren’t allowed to laugh at funny things? Give an example and write about it.
  24. Put yourself in your favorite funny cartoon and write about your day.
  25. Write about Fred the Funny Bone and why he’s so funny.
  26. Take something that you have learned in the last week and make it funny. It can be a math problem or a news headline, get creative!
  27. Imagine you get to school and all of your clothes are on backwards. But so are your classmates! Write about whether you keep your clothes reversed.
  28. Write about the funniest thing a classmate has said. Was it the timing, the person, or the joke that made it so funny?
  29. Write a story about a funny unlikely animal duo, like a bird and an alligator.
  30. Describe your laugh in detail. Is it loud or quiet?
  31. What is the funniest food you can think of? (ex: jiggling Jell-o or smiley face pancakes)
  32. What is something that will never fail to make you laugh?
  33. Write a story about a person who wants to become a clown and does everything they can to make people laugh.

Looking for more?

While it’s always great to have a laugh, we provide a variety of other writing and educational content on our website.

For some more inspiration, try writing about video games next, or maybe write a story about a pet.

If you have any questions or suggestions for us, please reach out, we would love to hear from you!