Circus Jokes

I had my first visit to a circus this week in many years, so here are some circus jokes to mark the occasion. As normal, they come with no guarantee of hilarity or originality…



Did you hear about the clown who ran away with the circus? They made him bring it back.


Why are circus performers often stressed? Because their job is in tents.


Why did the clown cross the road? To get his rubber chicken.


I’m surrounded by pickled vegetables in jars.  It’s like Piccalilli Circus here.


Information on how to kill a circus. Go straight for the juggler.


A clown held a door open for me the other day. I thought, “what a nice jester”.


Friend of mine is an expert in making clown shoes. It’s no small feat.


Another friend has just got a steady job.  He’s a tightrope walker in a circus.


What material is a clown’s costume made from? Poly Jester.


I had a friend who was a clown who performed on stilts. I always looked up to him.


Saw a group of pheasants & partridges dressed as clowns. I thought, “they’re game for a laugh”.


A friend worked as a trapeze artist until he was let go.


My friend worked in a circus who did a human cannonball act. Never replaced him when he retired, couldn’t find anyone else of the same calibre.


Why did the clown leave the cheese circus? He couldn’t get his Stilton.


Met my wife on the net.  We were both rubbish at trapeze.


Why do clowns wear loud socks? To stop their feet falling asleep.


Went to the circus and saw some clowns with tightrope walkers. Oddest flavour of crisps yet.



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