60 Funny April Fools’ Day Jokes for April 1

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Jessica Amlee

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April Fools’ Day is a time for pranks, jokes, and hoaxes. It’s a day when people can let their hair down and have a little fun. Whether you’re looking to play a practical joke on a friend or just want to have a good laugh, there are plenty of ways to celebrate April Fools’ Day.

The origins of April Fools’ Day are unclear, but it is believed to have started in France in the 16th century. One popular theory is that it was originally a celebration of the spring equinox, which falls around the same time.

Whatever the origins, it has become a popular holiday around the world, with people coming up with increasingly elaborate pranks and April Fools’ Day jokes every year.  From fake news stories to elaborate pranks, there’s no shortage of ways to get in on the fun.

Best April Fools’ Day Jokes

What is Mr. T’s favorite month?
April, fools.

Did you hear about the grandma who likes to prank her family by pretending to choke on her food?
It’s an old gag.

Do you know that April Fools’ day is canceled?
As no made-up prank could match the unbelievable shit going on right now.

Yo mama so cold, she made April Showers turn into snow clouds.

What is the most hilarious prank you can think of on April 1st?
Make people study for 18 years and don’t give them a job.

Knock, knock!
(Who’s there?)
(Sue who?)
Sue-prise! It’s April Fools’!

What did the first person to get “April Fooled” say?
“Jesus! I thought you were dead!”

Why is World Autism Day after April Fools’ Day?
Because it takes longer for them to get the joke.

Did you hear about the man who played an April Fool joke on my parkour team this morning?
They all fell for it.

“Sir, I’m gonna’ let you off with a warning…”
“Thank you so much offic—-“
“April Fools….sign here.”

What monster plays the most April Fool’s jokes?

What did the victims of a month-delayed April Fool’s prank feel?

Did you hear that James Bond is going to be played by a woman?
As a woman, James Bond’s name will be Fools, April Fools.

What’s the worst part about April Fools?
Jokes without punchlines.

Knock, knock!
(Who’s there?)
(Beak who?)
Beak careful that you don’t get pranked on April Fools’ Day.

Why do News Channels love April Fools Day?
Because it’s socially acceptable to do what they already do every day of the year.

Do you know that in a couple of weeks, all gas stations are going to cut prices in half for a whole day?
April Fuels!

Son: Dad, have you seen “The Matrix”?
Dad: Is that the sequel to April Fools?

Why is everyone so tired on April 1st?
They just went through a grueling 31 day March.

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Did you hear about the high school kid who was born on April’s Fool and his dad missed his birth?
Because when his mom called to say she was in labor he laughed and hung up on her.

A young girl runs over to her mother and exclaims, “Mummy, daddy hanged himself in the basement!”
When the mother learns the news, she bursts into sobs and stumbles down the basement.
When they get there, the woman cannot see the father’s corpse. The little girl then exclaims, “April fools! Daddy did it in the garage.”

What do you call the people born in April who aren’t particularly intelligent?
April fools.

What do you call a hammer bought on April 1st?
April tool.

What kind of flowers do you give to people on April Fool’s day?

An elderly woman winds up in court for murder.
Defense barrister: Will you please state your full name?
Agatha: Agatha Louise Hewson.
Defense barrister: Will you please state your age
Agatha: I am 94 years old.
Defense barrister: Will you tell us in your own words what happened on the night in question?
Agatha: I was sitting on my garden swing on my front verandah. It was a warm spring evening. when a young man crept up on the verandah and sat down beside me.
Defense barrister: Did you know him?
Agatha: No, but he was really friendly.
Defense barrister: What happened after he sat down?
Agatha: He started to rub my thigh.
Defense barrister: Did you stop him?
Agatha: No, I didn’t stop him.
Defense barrister: Why didn’t you stop him?
Agatha: It felt so good and nobody had done that since my husband George died almost 35 years ago.
Defense barrister: What happened next?
Agatha: He began to rub all over my body.
Defense Attorney: Did you stop him then?
Agatha: No, I didn’t stop him.
Defense barrister: Why didn’t you stop him?
Agatha: Because he made me feel all alive and excited. I haven’t felt that good in so many years!
Defense barrister: What happened next?
Agatha: Well, by this time I was feeling so excited that I just laid down and told him to take me, young man, take me now!
Defense barrister: And tell me, did he take you?
Agatha: Lord no!….. He just yelled April Fool and that’s when I shot him, the little bastard.

Did you hear about Billy’s colleagues who took April Fools Day pretty seriously this year?
Over a month and a half of going into the office and they’re all still hiding from him.

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How do deer celebrate April Fool’s day?
They pronk each other.

Where do you go on vacation on April 1st?
Niagara Fools.

A man pays a visit to an old father and meets his three daughters.
He’s staying the night, and each of the girls approaches him to offer their hospitality in turn.
The first informs him her name is June because she was born in the month of June. She is an expert at fortune telling and provides him with predictions for the future.
The second informs him that her given name is August because she was born in August. She is a doctor and performs a full physical on him.
The third informs him that her name is Maple because she was born in a nearby town. She informs him of a massive treasure hidden beneath the family stables.
After digging for an entire night, he returns empty-handed to the house covered in dirt and animal excrement. He complains to the wise man about Maple’s deception.
The wise man replies, “Oh you must have met April. April fools.”

What did the tree say when April began?
What a re-leaf.

What is a monkey’s favorite day of the year?
The first of Ape-ril.

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Howard who?)
Howard you like to be fooled on April Fools Day?

What do you call it when an African person is born on April 1st?
A dark joke.

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Who wants a day just for fools?
When you’re surrounded by them all year.

Which is the most major difference between Thanksgiving and April Fools’ Day?
On one day, you’re grateful, and on the other, you’re prankful.

A woman goes into labor and is transported to the hospital.
She is in labor for hours and the birth is agonizing, but the baby is eventually delivered. The doctor taps the baby’s bottom in an attempt to make it cry, but nothing happens. The doctor then applies additional power and smacks the baby’s bottom harder, but nothing happens. The mother is becoming very concerned. The doctor then loses his cool and smacks the infant hard on the bottom, but nothing happens. The mother is now anxious and crying. The doctor then slams the baby onto the floor like a wrestler, kicks it across the room, picks it up, and throws it out the window.
The mother is hysterical and screaming when the doctor says to her, “April fools, your baby was dead already!”

Did you know the first Easter and the first April Fools Day coincided?
The founder of both was a real trickster… He faked his own death!

What do you call a doctor that pranks his patients?
A sike-ologist.

A boy is born blind, never knowing his mother’s face, never knowing colors, and never knowing anything other than what he can feel, smell, hear, or touch.
One night, the boy is in his bedroom when his mother enters and sits beside him on the bed, saying, “Sweetie, I have some very good news for you.” The mother explains to her son that if he gets down on his knees and prays to God as hard as he can and truly believes in what he is praying, in the morning when he wakes up for the first time, he will finally be able to.
The boy is immediately excited and immediately gets on his knees and prays to God as hard as he can, he prays and prays for hours and hours until his body can no longer take it and he falls fast asleep, the next morning the boy awakens and to his complete horror lets out a terrifying scream, his mother quickly runs into the room to her son and says “Baby what’s the matter!”
“Mother, it didn’t work!” exclaims the boy. I prayed as long and as hard as I could, but I still can’t see, says the boy’s mother as she approaches her kid, wraps her arm around his shoulder, and whispers, April Fools Dumbass!”

What is it called when shapes play pranks on each other?

Do you miss childhood pranks on April Fools’ Day like leaving flaming bags of dog poo on people’s porches?
That shit was lit.

Why do scientists suck at pulling pranks on April 1st?
They lack the element of surprise.

A wife told her husband that she was pregnant because of the mailman.
“Really?” the husband asked her.
“No, April Fools!” she replied, “I got an abortion.”

Why should you never play a practical joke on an egg on April Fool’s Day?
Because they might crack up.

What happens to corny jokesters who get jailed on April Fools’ Day?
They go to the pun-itentiary.

Doctor: I’m sorry to say you’ve got lung cancer.
Patient: [tearing up] Oh god, no!
Doctor: Sorry to say it because it’s not true, lol April Fools!
Patient: [angry] What the hell?
Doctor: Yeah, pranked you, the cancer’s in your pancreas.

What did the mayo say after being pranked on April Fools’ Day?
“What the hellmann!”

What do you call a leprechaun’s prank?
A St. Pat-trick!

What do you call a streetcar that plays pranks on people?
A troll-ey.

Why does Loki’s brother dislike his April Fools jokes?
Because he is a Thor loser.

On April 1st, the court jester decided to pull a prank.
Then he went to the blacksmith and acquired a bucket of coal dust and fixed it over a doorway.
Sir Lancelot soon appears in his gleaming silver armor. He’d spent the entire morning cleaning it to a gleaming sheen. A trip wire throws a pail of coal dust over him as soon as he steps through the entryway, turning his gleaming armor a dirty black. Needless to say, he was enraged and caked in dirty black dust.
It was a dark and stormy knight.

What would you call a repeated prank?
A shenan-again.

Why does Batman hate April Fools’ Day?
Because the Joker might be out!

How do you prank a blind kid?
Put a plunger in the toilet.

Joe’s department was sent on a work trip on April Fools’ Day by the corporation.
Joe and his colleagues decided to pull a prank on one of their colleagues before returning home by putting a pack of condoms in his suitcase. When he returned home, his wife started unpacking his stuff and noticed the ‘present’.
“We were all handed packs of condoms when we came,” he explained, “I just haven’t used mine!”
The joke is now on Joe and his friends, because their wives constantly ask, “Where are yours?”

Did you hear about the plane prank?
The twin towers fell for it

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What do you call it when you prank a person on Sunday?

What do you call a prank that lasts 9 months?
A miscarriage.

When’s the best time to prank a Jew?
When they’re in the shower.

Do you have a funny April Fools’ Day joke? Post your own April Fools’ Day puns in the comment section below!

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

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