Presidential Joke Day | August 11
Fri Aug 11th

National Presidential Joke Day

On August 11th, National Presidential Joke Day is celebrated annually.


This day honors the humour that is often discovered and yet not so appreciated in the country's highest office. Take a look back at some of our presidents' social blunders with a nod to the blunders. Many of them are uncomfortable. Although the Commander in Chief may not find them so amusing, they might not find them so amusing. However, looking back, they're often ridiculeful mistakes.

  • Everyone loves hot dogs. And there's even a National Hot Dog Day. However, if the President of the United States treats them to the King and Queen of England, it could become difficult. When King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited the United States in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt held a good old-fashioned wiener roast
  • President Richard Nixon appeared on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968. Nixon did give the world a new catch up, although lacking sketch comedy skills, "Sock it to me"
  • In 1988, George H. W. Bush said, "Read my lips: no new taxes" was promised. Bush raised taxes two years ago, two years later
  • Vice presidential gaffes are oftentimes. Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled potato at a Trenton, New Jersey spelling bee in 1992

The scrutiny of the constituency during an election year can be vehement. The presidential candidates should be able to deal with the joking. The citizenry will be paying attention!

How to celebrate presidential joke day on presidential joke day

Share your favorite presidential missteps and jokes. We even have a few to get you off: We even have a few to get you off:

  • What kind of tea did the colonists demand?


  • Which of Washington's cops had the best sense of humor?


  • "There are few things in life that are more difficult to find and more important to hold than love," Barack Obama said. "Well, love and a birth certificate," says the author
  • "My esteem in this world has risen dramatically," Jimmy Carter says. People wave at me now, but they use all their fingers"

Which president makes the best joke? Which president makes the most joke? The best in their missteps is the one who looks after their missteps. Let us know and use #PokeDay to post on social media.

The national presidential joke has a long tradition in national presidential joke history

National Presidential Joke Day began on August 11, 1984. "I'm delighted to inform you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever," President Ronald Reagan joked during a soundcheck for his Saturday evening radio broadcast. In five minutes, we'll begin bombing. Since 1982, the networks had decided that remarks made during sound checks were off the record. However, someone leaked the recording to the general public. CBS eventually broadcast the recording on its Monday evening news, rather than on its Monday evening show. Critics blasted Reagan as unpresidential, while others dismissed the parody under most circumstances.