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How old were you when you first made a joke?

Asked by gondwanalon (22864points) September 5th, 2022 from iPhone

I was about 5 and my Mother was giving me a bath. When it was time to dry off, Mom gave me the towel. I put one foot on the edge of the tub and dried it. Then I put the dry foot back in the water and put the other foot on the edge of the tub to dry. I repeated this a couple times until my Mom started laughing.

How about you?

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rebbel's avatar

My father, apparently, was laughing uncontrollably the moment he laid eyes on me at birth.
So that’s at 3 seconds old?

elbanditoroso's avatar

I think I was good at knock-knock jokes, probably age 4 or so.

janbb's avatar

When I was two, my mother ha said, she was holding me over the table and i said, “Don’t drop me or I will be supper!”

JLeslie's avatar

I have no idea how old I was, but it was very very young. Probably before age 5 even if it was just a knock knock joke, but it might have been from my own wit. My family has a good sense of humor. I started kindergarten when I was 4, so I think I was already learning some sarcasm and ways to make people laugh by then.

I don’t remember a specific instance where I got a laugh for the first time and thought, oh wow I need to do that again. I hear people tell stories like that.

Very young there were boys who thought they were funny, but they weren’t, and actually I’d say they were mean.

raum's avatar

Having been around kids a lot, I would bet good money that you probably made a joke way before age five. Babies are legit hilarious.

ragingloli's avatar

I do not remember what my first joke was, but I do remember fireworks during a class trip, and me making a challenger space shuttle joke based on it.

rebbel's avatar

@ragingloli Primary school?
Was it ‘too soon’?

ragingloli's avatar

I believe it was around 2000.

ragingloli's avatar

Either way, there is no “too soon”.

rebbel's avatar

I agree.
And fourteen years after the fact is for sure not too soon.
I’m trying to find out what age group you’re in…

ragingloli's avatar

I mean, people are still upset about 9/11 jokes, and I was into the memes as soon as they started popping up immediately after the event.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t remember me. But when my son was 5 The Very Hungry Catapiller (a children’s book) was on my coffee table.
I told my son to take it in his bedroom.
“Why?” He said. “There’s nothing to eat in there.”
Oh lord!

Smashley's avatar

When I was baptized as an infant, I shat on the priest.

Does that count?

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