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20 Best Shakespeare Jokes & Puns for Kids

Are you looking for some literary LOLs? Say goodbye to bard-dom with these spectacular Shakespeare jokes!

Beano Jokes Team
Last Updated:  November 17th 2022

That William Shakespeare fella had a great sense of humour, and although he's famous for his soppy poems - he loved a good fart joke too! So we hope ol' Billy would be proud of this list of the 20 best ever Shakespeare jokes and puns! So if you're on the hunt for some dramatically funny Shakespeare jokes you can stop looking... because you found them!

But if you're looking for sonnet a bit different (geddit?) then try these laugh-out-loud Latin jokes, these hilarious history jokes, or take a walk on wild side with these bear-y funny koala jokes! And we have plenty more jokes about pretty much every subject ever over on our main jokes page, which you can visit by clicking here.

So without further ado about nothing, let's crack on with this comedy of errors! As you like it!

Shakespeare wrote a tragedy about puns

It was a play on words!

A cat meowing in a theatre

Why do chickens not like Hamlet?

Because they’re scared of murder most fowl!

What do you call a tiny pig reciting Shakespeare?


What do you call a nervous javelin thrower?


I saw some kids having a pointless argument about Shakespeare

In the end it was Much Ado About Nothing!

Me: I'd like to buy a book by Shakespeare. Sales assistant: which one?'

Me: WIlliam, of course!

If Shakespeare wrote a prequel to 'Hamlet', what would it be called?



It’s a play on Word!

What does Shakespeare order from MacDonald's?

A Macbeth!

What’s Shakespeare’s favourite video game?

Sonnet the hedgehog!

On the anniversary of Shakespeare's death

I leave to you my second best joke!

This morning was plays. Next it’s poetry.

Things are going from Bard to Verse!

What Were Romeo and Juliet's Favorite Fruit?


Fruit Jokes
Fruit Jokes

Shakespeare walks into a bar

Landlord shouts "Get out, you're bard!"

Shakespeare was a spy…


Why doesn't Shakespeare use pencils?

He never knows whether to use 2B or not 2B!

What's a peanut's favourite Shakepeare line?

To be or nut to be!

A peanut and William Shakespeare

What's a cat's favourite Shakespeare play?

Romeow and Mew-liet!

William Shakespeare

What did Shakespeare ask his cheesemonger?

To brie or not to brie!

Which Shakespeare play do ghosts like best?

Romeo and Ghoul-iet!