29 Clown Puns That Are Too Funny For Words

Georgia Stone
Dec 12, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Sep 28, 2020
Fact-checked by Isobel Murphy
A kid dressed as a Circus Clown is juggling colorful balls in hand

Kids just love clowns.

With their big noses and feet, bright colors and slapstick gags, they're brilliant at bringing a laugh or two. And here at Kidadl, we're helping to keep the circus fun alive, from skills you can learn at home to how to make balloon animals.

And for the comedy section, why not check out these hilarious and cute clown puns?

Clown One Liners

You'll laugh from the top of your wig to the tip of your huge shoes with these silly clown puns.

1. I'm going to send a clown to deliver flowers to my wife... will she think that's a romantic jester?

2. My Mom bought me a clown shaped lollipop at the circus, but it sure did taste funny!

3. I think I'm going to start a clown shoe business. But it’s no small feat!

4. My Dad was the head clown at the circus, until he passed away. I guess I have some pretty big shoes to fill!

5. My Mom was a clown who performed on stilts. I always looked up to her!

6. My Dad worked as a trapeze artist - until he was let go!

7. I saw a group of pheasants and partridges dressed as clowns the other day and, I thought, “they’re game for a laugh!”

8. I quit my job at McDonald’s yesterday... Because the boss was a clown!

At The Circus

Entertain the family with these circus puns.

9. What do you call a circus clown who's covered in egg? A yolker!

10. Why was the lopsided circus clown looking for another piece of cheese? He only had one stilt-on!

11. Did you hear about the naughty clown who ran away with the circus? The ringmaster made him bring it back!

12. I’m absolutely surrounded by pickled vegetables in jars. It’s like Piccalilli Circus in here!

13. My friend worked in a circus as a human cannonball and when he retired, they didn't replace him: they couldn’t find anyone else of the same caliber!

14. I met my husband on the net. We were both terrible at trapeze!

15. Did you hear about the really dramatic circus clown? His act was always in tents!

Clown Puns

Show your family a 'nice jester' with these funny clown puns.

16. How did the clown write his jokes? He jest put pun to paper!

17. Why are clowns always going to the doctors complaining about bad necks? Because they sleep funny!

18. I went to the fancy dress shop to buy a clown outfit, but I couldn't decide on the accessories. I let the salesman pick my nose.

19. What's the best way to protect yourself, if you're attacked by a gang of clowns? Go for the juggler!

20. Why don't we eat clowns? Because they taste funny!

21. Today I went out with only half of my face painted like a clown. Not everyone saw the funny side!

22. I was heading into a shop when a clown held the door open for me. It was such a nice jester!

23. My parents hired a clown for my birthday party. But he was a real Bozo!

24. What do you call a clown who went to jail? A sili-con!

25. What material are clown costumes made of? Poly Jester!

26. Why do clowns always wear loud socks? So their feet don't fall asleep!

27. Why was the clown so sad? He broke his funny bone!

28. What do you get when you boil a clown? A laughing stock!

29. What's the funniest fish? A clownfish!

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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Fact-checked by Isobel Murphy

Bachelor of Arts specializing in History

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Isobel MurphyBachelor of Arts specializing in History

With a love for exploring cities and finding outdoor spaces to enjoy, Isobel has spent her life exploring various cities in the UK, from her hometown of Surrey to Birmingham where she studied history for three years. She is passionate about sports and enjoys watching and playing, as well as baking and spending quality time with her loved ones.

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