40 Funny MLK Jokes That Could Make Martin Luther King Jr. Laugh

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Jessica Amlee

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day isn’t just a day off from school or work; it’s a celebration of a man who had more dreams than a Netflix series has episodes! Think of it: a day dedicated to a guy who was so good at dreaming, that they named a whole day after him. It’s the day when we honor Dr. King’s incredible contributions to civil rights and remember his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which was so moving that even statues felt like standing up and clapping. Now, while Dr. King was all about serious business, fighting for equality and justice, it’s also a day when we can share a lighter side of things – yes, I’m talking about MLK jokes.

Continuing the spirit of MLK Day, these jokes are like a burst of laughter in the middle of a history class – unexpected but totally welcome. MLK jokes are a fun way to lighten the mood and remember that while history is important, it doesn’t always have to be serious. They’re like adding a pinch of humor to a profound legacy, ensuring that we can smile while we pay tribute. So, as we tip our hats to this incredible man, let’s not forget that laughter is also a way to bring people together, just like Dr. King’s enduring message.

Best Martin Luther King Jr. Jokes

Why did Martin Luther King Jr. get an A in math?
He was good at finding solutions to inequalities.

Why did the chicken cross the road?”
Martin Luther King Jr: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads without having their motives called into question.

Aren’t you jealous of Martin Luther King Jr?
Nobody ever wants to hear stories about your weird dreams.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr walk into a bar.
They get a few shots.

What did Martin Luther King say to his wife while proposing?
“Will you be my Martin Luther Queen?”

He: What are you planning on doing on MLK day?
Sher: I plan on sleeping all-day.
He: …Why?
She: I want to have dreams too!

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What’s the difference between St. Patrick’s Day and Martin Luther King Day?
On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody wants to be Irish.

What’s the easiest way to condense milk?

Who was the most successful man who was a doctor and held the title of royalty?
Dr Martin Luther King.

Why do people of color only have nightmares?
Because they tragically lost the one who had a dream.

What do bras have in common with Martin Luther King?
Both focus on uplifting the downtrodden masses!

Why is MLK so bad at laundry?
He won’t separate the whites from the colors.

A man dies and goes to Heaven.
As Jesus is giving him the tour, he notices something: “Why so many clocks?”
“Those are sin clocks.” Jesus explains, “Their movement represents every sin ever committed by everyone, every lie, fraud, and other untoward act, and each stops once they die. Fortunately, you’re a good man of faith, so yours hasn’t moved too terribly much.”
“Those ones over there haven’t moved at all!”
“Those represent people such as Gandhi and MLK; righteous and pure as they were, that’s to be expected.”
“And those ones over there? They’ve moved a lot.”
“Criminals; Bundy, Dahmer, those types…”
“Some are missing from over there.”
“Those clocks represent Congress; Father’s using those as air conditioning.”

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There are extreme biases everywhere you look these days.
For example, it’s totally okay for everyone to paint red freckles on their face for Saint Patrick’s Day, but when one wears dark face on MLK Day it’s a hate crime.

What would MLK be if he was white?
Alive. He would be alive.

Did you know that King got a C in public speaking at a seminary school?
Look where it got him.

Why would people always stand still to hide from Martin Luther King Jr.?
His vision was based on movements.

Why did Martin Luther King dislike the color purple?
He stood for non violets.

A collector of rare books ran into an acquaintance who told him he had just thrown away an old Bible that he found in a dusty, old box. He happened to mention that Guten-somebody-or-other had printed it.
“Not Gutenberg?” gasped the collector.
“Yes, that was it!”
“You idiot! You’ve thrown away one of the first books ever printed. A copy recently sold at auction for half a million dollars!”
“Oh, I don’t think this book would have been worth anything close to that much,” replied the man. “It was scribbled all over in the margins by some clown named Martin Luther.”

This boy was volunteering in the library on MLK Day behind the help desk when a black person asked where the colored printers were.
He said, “It’s MLK Day 2024, you can use whichever printer you want!”

A Local store is having an MLK day sale.
Everything is 2/5ths off!

What do MLK, Elvis, and the Houston Oilers have in common?
They all died in Tennessee.

Martin Luther dies and goes to see Jesus.
He asks, “How come the most important events in Christianity are always determined when someone has too many nails and a hammer?”

What was Martin Luther King Junior’s favorite drink?

Frank is on vacation in an oceanfront town, and lucks into a parking spot right near a pier. After taking in the view for a few minutes, he wanders into the small town and looks at the touristy shops. One antique shop catches his eye, so he walks in. Most of the stuff is pretty dusty and useless, but a tall, thin cat statue catches Frank’s eye. He looks around the shop and keeps coming back to the cat statue. He leaves the shop and walks down the rest of the block, but can’t stop thinking about the cat statue.
He goes into the shop, where the proprietor says to him, “Back for the cat statue, ain’t ya? Well, it’s $50 for the statue, and $100 for the story.”
“The story? I just want the statue,” says Frank, thinking of all the tequila that extra hundred will buy him. The proprietor shakes his head, laughing, but sells the statue to Frank. Frank walks out with the oddly shaped statue under his arm. His car is a couple of blocks away, and he starts walking toward it.
Just outside the antique shop, Frank almost trips over a cat. He looks left and right at the first stop, and notices about six cats looking at him, all of which move to follow him.
At the next corner, there are 50 cats following Frank, all staring at the statue. As Frank approaches his car, he sees that the car is covered in cats and that cats of all sizes are following him, probably a couple of hundred cats in all. The cats are all staring at the statue.
“This is crazy,” says Frank to himself, “How am I gonna get in my car with all these cats all over it?” He can’t think of a way, and after a few minutes he takes the statue and throws it over the pier (by which he is parked) into the ocean.
All the cats follow! Hundreds of cats drown!
Frank is astonished! He hauls ass back to the antique shop, where the proprietor now stands outside the shop, doubled over in laughter. “I told you you’d want the story!” hollers the proprietor, barely able to speak from laughing.
“Fugg the story!” says Frank, “Do you have a statue of MLK?”

Why do some take a nap on MLK day?
So they could have a dream.

You know, it’s funny how MLK only has a day while sharks get a whole week.
It’s probably because they’re great whites.

What do Jesus, Columbus, Washington, Lincoln, and MLK have in common?
They were all born on holidays.

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Martin Luther was amazing at writing essays
He was known to NAIL them.

Best Buy’s Martin Luther King Day sale leaked.
50% off all black speakers.

Why did Freddy Kruger kill Martin Luther King?
Cause he had a Dream.

Have you heard about the new biopic about Martin Luther?
It’s called 95 Things I Hate About You!

What’s the difference between Martin Luther King and Donald Trump?
Martin Luther King had a dream and Donald Trump is a nightmare.

People overlook Martin Luther King Senior because of his son. But they forget his greatest contribution.
He created the blueprints for his revolutionary microwave…The Martin Luther Ding.

What do MLK and Michael Jackson have in common?
Both were dreaming of the children.

Do you have a funny joke about MLK? Write down the 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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