Laughter is the Best Medicine: Jokes to Cheer Up Sick Person

Being cooped up in a hospital room can be an incredibly bleak experience. The sterile surroundings, constant poking and prodding, and bland food all make for a less-than-appealing situation. But as it turns out, laughter is one of the best medicines around – even when you’re feeling under the weather.

In fact, there’s scientific evidence behind the old saying that “laughter is the best medicine.” When we laugh, our bodies release endorphins – chemicals that help us feel happy and reduce stress. These endorphins can also help alleviate pain by acting as natural painkillers.

So if you know someone who’s stuck in their sick bed for an extended period of time or just had surgery, don’t underestimate how much a little levity could brighten their day. Here are some jokes that are guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face (unless they’re made of stone).

A Classic Knock-Knock Joke

There’s nothing quite like getting back to basics with a classic j oke:

Knock Knock

Who’s there?


Lettuce who?

Lettuce in already! It’s cold out here!

If this quip doesn’t brings down the house(give me rhyming credit) then I’m not sure what will!

Q: What has four wheels and flies?

A garbage truck!

You might roll your eyes at first—but think about it—what other medium-sized vehicle collects piles upon piles of stinky trash without complaint? Give those trucks some love—they deserve props too.

This joke works so well because it catches you off guard—it sets up an expectation for something serious but delivers something silly instead.

Table Talker Material

Did you hear about…

Table Talker 1
1. Did you hear about the kidnapping at the playground?…They woke up.
2. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!
3. Where does a sick boat go when it’s not feeling well? To the dock!

These one-liners will be great to write down and leave in plain sight, like where your friend or loved can see them.

A Joke About Plants

Why was the math book sad?

Because it had too many problems. So silly right!? Don’t we all know that worksheet from school with so many probs on every page it starts looking similar to a garden’s worth of daisy plants?!

This is such a dumb joke—yet doesn’t that make us love It even more for its cleverness?

Dad Jokes!

There’s nothing quite as special as dad humor, things on this list are perfect examples of classic dad jokes, so get them out there:

  • How do you organize a space party…You planet.
  • I’m reading this book on anti-gravity…it’s impossible to put down!
  • What does music notation wear in swimming pools…A sharp

Normally when people reach out for help with conversation starters they say ‘no boring topics’ but let me tell ya, keeping these lil doozies around should nullify any risk of boredom!

The Importance of Laughter

Jokes aside—we’ve already established how important laughter is—so why limit what kinds we tell? We’re not suggesting anything offensive but once some time has gone by after whatever physical pain(sickness comes along) our laughed-off comment may just become an easy topic of happy memories later on…

Just remember folks: keep ‘em clean and non-insulting.

Laughter is so important because when we’re consumed by stress or worry our ability to think objectively genuinely dwindles—it becomes harder and harder to handle things like proper communication and decision making. Laughing is a problem-solvent, so if someone you care for has fallen down and isn’t bouncing back as quickly as they’d prefer—make sure there’s memes, jokes or SNL re-runs with Keanu Reeves gifs scattered throughout the place.

The Final Word

The power of laughter/crackin’ wise cannot be underestimated. We can’t speak for your affected pal but during tough times humour really does help—and by helping make light out of difficult circumstances we’re finding ways not to let life’s curveballs get us on our heels.

So go ahead(and gracefully avoid those tomatoes) tell some zingers.

And don’t forget, when all else feels impossible—you still have perfectly good punctuation marks are around that you can punch-whichever key strikes yer fancy!