Life has been super heavy lately. Perhaps it was the observance of Lent. Perhaps it was the death throes of winter. Perhaps it was the abundant stress that seems to be following us around like a dark cloud over our heads. Regardless of the reason, I will say that it is beyond time for a little bit of levity.
With that in mind, I’m joining up with Mrs. Disciple to bring a few laughs this April Fool’s Day because who couldn’t use a laugh or two?
1.) Jimmy Fallon – Games with Guests
Can I just say that this man consistently brings the funny? I watched him a little on SNL and caught his previous talk show in bits, but I’d say that he has definitely found his stride on the Tonight Show. I don’t watch regularly and I rarely watch the guests or performances, but the games! Seriously, I’ll wait a bit and then hit up You Tube and just binge watch all the games with guests. A few tend to fall flat depending on the guest (like, Whisper Challenge with Blake Shelton or anything with Kristen Stewart) but there are others (like Nonsense Karaoke with Chris Pratt, Catchphrase with anyone, Egg Russian Roulette) that I will watch over and over. Perhaps I just have the sense of humor of a 12-year old, but I can’t help it. He gets me EVERY. TIME.
2.) Relevant Magazine – Relevant Podcast
Okay, I’ll admit that I’m more of an “Oh, that’s funny,” type person rather than a Laugh Out Loud person. It takes a LOT to actually make me laugh. This podcast does it on the reg. I cannot think of a time when I have not just cracked a smile, but actually laughed, loudly and often. Cameron Strang, Eddie Kaufholz, Jesse Carey, Jeremiah Dunlap, and a steady rotation of Shauna Niequest, Joy Eggerichs Reed, and Tiffany Brunson deliver every week. True to form, there are some weeks that are funnier than others, but after having listened for over a year (and binge listening older episodes), I can say that there hasn’t been a show yet that hasn’t garnered a chuckle or guffaw. Bonus: Interesting and informative interviews with authors, musicians, theologians, actors, and more (but we know what’s really up).
3.) This Knock-Knock Joke (best if read out loud or used on another person):
A Little Old Lady
A Little Old Lady who?
I didn’t know you could yodel?
4.) Puns and Dad jokes
Yeah, I can’t help it. I love a good pun. There’s something about the more intellectual ones that just send me over the edge. And I feel that Dad jokes just fall into the same category. There are so many good ones out there and with the ability to search for funny things on the internet, it’s hard to find new ones, but they are out there. Here’s a great way to stay on top of all things punny:
5.) Cat Videos.
Let’s just be honest, there’s a reason why cats rule the internet. They are funny. Look! That cat just fell off a table! This one is walking like Nosferatu. That one was scared by a dog! Seriously a friend posted a video of a cat attacking green apples on a bed. I watched it 3 times. There’s just something about those silly felines that get me and I think most of humanity. It may be the best test on how to tell if someone is a sociopath.
What about you? What makes you laugh out loud? Head over to Mrs. Disciple to get a few laughs today.