International Joke Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate and 10 Best Comedies to Watch
International Joke Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate and 10 Best Comedies to Watch
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International Joke Day, celebrated on July 1st every year, is a perfect opportunity to spread joy and laughter through humor. Laughter is known to have numerous health benefits, so why not take this day to indulge in some of the best comedies of all time while sharing jokes and funny stories with friends and family? 

Here are 5 ways to celebrate the day, even though we highly recommend you to celebrate it not just once a year, but at least once a week. Why not, if laughter is something that makes us happier! 

1. Host a Joke-Telling Session 

Invite your friends and let everyone get a chance to share their funniest jokes. This can be a great way to bond with others and enjoy a light-hearted moment together. You can even challenge your friends or family to a joke contest and have a friendly competition to see who can come up with the best punchline. The winner can be awarded a silly prize or simply bragging rights. 

2. Support Local Comedians 

Show your appreciation for comedians in your community by attending their shows, buying their merchandise, or sharing their work on social media. Laughter is an art form, and supporting local talent is a great way to celebrate International Joke Day.

If you have a local comedy club nearby, attend a live comedy show. There's nothing quite like the energy and atmosphere of a live performance to lift your spirits.

3. Spread Joy on Social Media

Share funny memes, jokes or videos on your social media accounts to spread laughter and positivity online. You never know who might need a good laugh on International Joke Day (and on other days, too!).

4. Create Your Own Jokes 

Try your hand at crafting your own jokes. Who knows, you might discover a hidden talent for comedy and bring smiles to those around you. Friends, family, colleagues and even strangers on the street – let them all enjoy your sense of humour! Find out if the comedy club in the neighbourhood has open mic opportunities and consider sharing some jokes of your own with a bigger audience.

5. Watch Comedy Movies 

Spend the day watching your favorite comedy movies. Whether you prefer classic comedies or the latest releases, there's no shortage of hilarious content to enjoy. For inspiration you can use our list below. 

Here are ten timeless classics that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone: 

1. "Some Like It Hot" (1959)

Iconic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon which is a hilarious tale of two musicians who disguise themselves as women to escape the mob.

2. "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975)

This British cult classic is a satirical take on the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, packed with absurdity and clever humor.

3. "Airplane!" (1980)

A spoof of disaster films, "Airplane!" is a fast-paced comedy filled with memorable one-liners and slapstick humor.

4. "Groundhog Day" (1993)

Starring Bill Murray, this comedy-drama follows a weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again, leading to hilarious and heartwarming moments.

5. "The Big Lebowski" (1998)

A quirky comedy directed by the Coen brothers, "The Big Lebowski" follows "The Dude" on a bizarre journey involving mistaken identity, bowling, and a ransom plot.

6. "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004)

Will Ferrell shines in this comedy about a clueless news anchor in the 1970s, filled with absurd humor and memorable quotes.

7. "Superbad" (2007)

A coming-of-age comedy that follows two high school friends on a wild night of misadventures, "Superbad" is a hilarious and heartwarming film.

8. "Bridesmaids" (2011)

This female-led comedy starring Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy is a riotous look at the ups and downs of friendship and wedding planning.

9. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014)

Wes Anderson's whimsical comedy follows the adventures of a quirky hotel concierge and his lobby boy in a visually stunning and hilarious film.

10. "Deadpool" (2016)

A meta superhero comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool" breaks the fourth wall with irreverent humor and action-packed sequences. 

To celebrate International Joke Day, you can host a movie marathon with friends or family featuring these comedies. Take the time to enjoy the humor and wit found in these timeless movies and make International Joke Day something to remember.