Leave it to dads when it comes to delivering the most embarrassingly awful jokes.
There is just something about them that even if they tell the funniest jokes or puns in the world, it would still sound awkward. Perhaps it’s the lack of humor or the actual delivery, but nonetheless, a dad joke won’t be a "dad joke" if it doesn’t illicit an annoyed response from its audience.
Here are some dad jokes we gathered around that will make you ask yourself whether fatherhood comes with a book of corny jokes.
*One night while having dinner, we were discussing what movie we were going to watch*
Me: ‘Deadpool’ na lang.
Mama: Ano ba yung ‘Deadpool’?
Papa: (dead serious) Patay na tubig.
-Maxine Lagman, 20
*Kaming dalawa lang [ni Dad] sa bahay nung umaga, and the night before sinabi niya sa ‘kin na maaga siyang aalis kinabukasan. Nung ginising niya ko, mukhang nagmamadali na siya*
Dad: Uy, aalis na ko ha! If may maghanap sa ‘kin sabihin mo hinahanap ko rin siya.
-Jernille Gonzales, 21
Me: Dad, paki-abot nung chili powder.
Dad: Wala na.
Me: Ugh, I want to eat spicy food!
Dad: Kawawa ka naman, hindi na chilicious yung food mo.
-Bianca Go, 21
Me: Ano ‘tong prito, galunggong?
Papa: Oo, pero iba ang klase.
Me: Bakit, may iba pa bang klase ng galunggong?
Papa: Oo. Galunggong na babae, galunggong na lalaki.
Me: Lahat naman ng isda may kasarian.
Papa: Bakit, yung dalagang bukid? May dalagang bukid ba na lalaki?
-Maybelle Gormate, 25
Papa: Kilala ko yung nanay niya.
Papa: Nanay niya yung babae.
-Karen Manuel, 26
*Mom shows us her new glasses*
Mom: Sale ito, 50 percent off! Mura! Tingnan mo yung brand.
Dad: Patingin nga... Calvino Klein! Kaya pala mura!
-Ida Anita Del Mundo, 30
Me: Dad, tell me your best joke.
-Michael Hernandez, 32
*Ed's note: Responses were edited for cohesion and clarity
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.