39 Banana Puns And Jokes That Will Make You Go Ape!

Naomi Mackay
Dec 12, 2023 By Naomi Mackay
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2020
Person holding a bowl of bananas

Bananas are probably the funniest fruit, so it's no surprise there are so many banana puns, jokes and one-liners to get you laughing out loud.

See if the best of our favourites ap-peel to you and your friends. If you find these puns about the common or garden banana funny, you'll be thanking us a bunch for these fabulously funny best banana jokes!

Bright yellow bananas with sliced banana pieces on white background

Banana puns

It's fun to play with words - just watch you don't slip up! There's a banana pun to please everyone.

1) I can peel it in my bones.

2) These banana puns make me peel ill.

3) I peel my age.

4) Peel the burn!

5) I like that girl, she is very ap-peeling.

6) I'm ap-peeling to your better judgement.


Peel off these one-liners to your audience and you'll get a whole bunch of applause! We hope you like them.

7) Today I have learned that humans eat more bananas than monkeys. Mind you, I can't remember the last time when I last ate a monkey!

8) Did you hear the one about the man who ate bananas whole? He didn’t peel at all well!

9) Did you hear the one about the banana that was a prosecutor? He won the conviction but slipped up on the ap-peel.

10)  My friend said, "What rhymes with banana?" I replied: "No it doesn't".

11) My friend asked me why I was walking around with bananas on my feet. I said they were my slippers.

12) Isn't it hard to make lemonade out of lemons when the world has gone bananas? That's why I made banana bread.

Question and answer banana jokes

You'll find some classic old banana jokes in this collection, as well as some newer ones. We hope they ap-peel to you and your friends!

13) Why did the banana go to the hospital? Because it wasn't peeling very well!

14) Why do bananas have to wear suntan lotion? Because the banana's peel!

15) How do bananas answer the phone? They say yellow!

16) Why did the plantain get sent to the headmaster's office? Because it went bananas during class!

17) Why couldn’t the banana yell high? Because it could only yellow.

18) What do you call two banana skins? They're a pair of slippers!

19) What do you call a load of solid gold bananas? A whole bunch of money.

20)  Why did the banana go to the restaurant with the prune? Because he couldn't find a date.

21) How do you make a banana split? You cut it in half.

22) What do you call the bananas who are friends with monkeys? They're a bunch of idiots.

23) Why did the man lose his job at the fruit packing factory? He was throwing the bent bananas away.

24) How did the Mummy Banana spoil the Baby Banana? She left him out too long in the sun.

25) Why did the banana go to the barbers? Because it had split ends!

26) What did the banana do when it saw the chimp? The banana split!

27) What do you call a fruit that's in charge of the company? The top banana.

28) Why don't bananas snore when they sleep? Because they don't want to wake up the rest of the bunch.

29) Why would you eat a banana with the skin on? Because I know what's inside.

30) What's yellow on the inside and green on the outside? A banana disguised as a cucumber!

31)  How do you get King Kong to sit up and beg?  Wave a two-tonne banana in front of him.

32) What would you do if you saw a blue banana? Try to cheer it up.

33) What is yellow and writes? A ball-point banana.

34)  What did the banana say to the chimpanzee? Nothing, bananas don't talk!

35) What kind of a key can open a banana? A monkey!

36) What's worst than a chimp eating bananas? A chimp going bananas!

37) What is yellow and always points to the north? It's a magnetic banana.

38) What is yellow and goes buzz? An electric banana.

39) How do monkeys go downstairs? They slide down the banana-ster!

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Written by Naomi Mackay

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Naomi MackayNCTJ Proficiency Certificate in Journalism

Raised in the Home Counties, Naomi is an enthusiastic explorer of London, Beds, Herts, and Bucks, frequently accompanied by her husband and son. In addition to this, she is an avid driver, often traveling to various skateparks around the UK. Naomi is always looking for new opportunities to explore or try new activities as a family.

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