Knock Knock; Who's There? The Top 33 Knock-knock Jokes Ever!

Knock Knock Jokes

Is there a more iconic joke set up than 'Knock, Knock?' We don't think so! Simple, but filled with endless possibilities, the Knock-knock joke format can appeal to all ages and all senses of humor. From clever wordplay to surreal situations, a good Knock-knock joke can stay with you for life. Are you ready for a laugh? We've collected 33 of the finest jokes to share with your friends and family. Let's go!

A Quick History

Knock-knock jokes as we know them solidified into the public consciousness by the 1930s, with those living through the great depression particularly eager to raise a smile during hard times. However, some theorize that the format may have origins in The Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Within the playwright's immortal work Macbeth, Act II, Scene III, to be precise, the drunken porter greets three imaginary guests:


PORTER: Knock, knock, knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub? Here's a farmer, that hanged himself on the expectation of plenty: come in time; have napkins enow about you; here you'll sweat for't.

While not a 'joke' in the modern sense, the setup, and use of a comic reply - the (imaginary) farmer the porter refers to hanging himself because he got greedy and stored up grain, only for the price of grain to plummet - is truly a Knock-knock joke in the manner we still use it.

Other theories link back to a Knock-knock joke featured in a 1920's children's game called "Buff." One player would thump a stick on the ground and say,


Knock knock.

Who's there?

Buff.

What says, Buff?

Buff says Buff to all his men, and I say Buff to you again!

Either way, by the 1950s, most children were happily sharing excellent Knock-knock jokes around playgrounds, and today we even have a National Knock-Knock Joke Day, October 31st.

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Our Favorite Knock Knock Jokes


1. Tank

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Tank.

Tank who?

You’re welcome.


2. Luke

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Luke.

Luke who?

Luke through the peephole and find out.


3. Hada

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Hada!
Hada who?
Had a great time, how about you?


4. Burglar

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Burglar
Burglar who?
Burglar’s don’t knock!


5. Europe

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Europe
Europe who?
Europe early this morning!


6. Razor

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Razor
Razor who?
Razor hands, this is a stick up!


7. Jam

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Jam
Jam who?
Jam mind, I’m trying to get in!


8. Fork

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Fork
Fork who?
Fork-get it, I’m leaving!


9. Canoe

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Canoe
Canoe who?
Canoe come out or what?


10. Figs

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Figs.

Figs who?

Figs the doorbell, it’s not working!


11. Dozen

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Dozen.

Dozen who?

Dozen anyone like my jokes?


12. Iran

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Iran.

Iran who?

Iran here. I’m so tired!


13. Annie

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Annie.

Annie who?

Annie thing you can do, I can do too!


14. Cow Says

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Cow says.

Cow says who?

No, a cow says moooooo!


15. Olive

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Olive.

Olive who?

Olive you too!


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16. Leaf

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Leaf.

Leaf who?

Leaf me alone!


17. Police

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Police.

Police who?

Police let me in!


18. Hal

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Hal.

Hal who?

Hal will you know if you don’t open the door?


19. Stopwatch

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Stopwatch.

Stopwatch who?

Stopwatch you’re doing!


20. Nana

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Nana.

Nana who?

Nana your business!


21. Spell

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Spell.

Spell who?

W. H. O.


22. Says

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Says.

Says who?

Says me!


23. Water

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

Water.

Water who?

Water you doing? I'm telling the jokes!


24. Voodoo

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Voodoo.

Voodoo who?

Voodoo you think you are?


25. Honey Bee

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Honey bee.

Honey bee, who?

Honey bee a dear, and get that for me, please!


26. Who

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Who.

Who who?

I didn’t know you were an owl!


27. Yukon

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Yukon.

Yukon who?

Yukon say that again!


28. Noah

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Noah.

Noah who?

Noah good place to eat?


29. Snow

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Snow.

Snow who?

Snow use telling you!


30. Annie

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Annie.

Annie who?

Annie one you like!


31. Armageddon

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Armageddon

Armageddon who?

Armageddon outta here!


32. Hawaii

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Hawaii.

Hawaii who?

I’m good. Hawaii you?


33. Abby

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Abby.

Abby who?

Abby birthday to you!

Casey Wise

About the Author

Casey Wise

Casey Wise is a British journalist, creative copywriter, and music creator with a deep passion for language, travel, and technology. Based in Barcelona, his work extends from local start-ups and newspapers to university radio and the British NHS.