The knock-knock joke is a very popular joke which most times ends in a pun, or play on words. These jokes are said to be very simple to tell. As long as you know the standard format of reciting this joke, you can randomly mix-up some words and punch-lines.
STEPS IN WRITING OR TELLING A KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE
START BY SAYING “KNOCK-KNOCK” TO THE OTHER PERSON
The knock-knock joke scenario is about a person knocking on the front door entrance to a house.
The joker starts first with the word “knock-knock!” And then a response comes from the hearer or recipient saying _ (“who’s there?”),
The joker say’s something like (“DAN”) or uses any other noun.
The listener can respond by asking for more details or identities like “DAN who” and then the puns finally comes in together with a name by the joker either saying (“DAN you care for some chips”)
The formula of the joke is usually followed strictly, though there are cases where it is subverted, it goes this way
“KNOCK-KNOCK” (said by the joker)
“WHO’S THERE” (said by the recipient)
MENTION A NAME OR A THING (by the joker)
NAME/THING WHO? (Says the recipient)
The PUNCH-LINES comes in.
As shown below, some of these jokes do look like some simple puns on the given names.
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Thomas. Thomas who? Thomas open, I just thought I’d drop by!
PLAYING WITH THE RECIPIENT’S EXPECTATIONS A good part of this funny joke is the act of playing around to flow against what the recipient expects. In the process of doing this, you can easily create an atmosphere for fun.
FOR EXAMPLE –
After the knock, immediately the recipient says “Who’s there?”, you can say “Fire” and after they have asked “Fire who?” you can restart the joke from the beginning and when they re-ask you the same question say WOW!, I did it again.
OR when they ask “Who’s there?” reply by saying “Opportunity” and when they ask “Opportunity who?” just say “Opportunity is not knocking twice!”
WRITE OR TELL A GRAMMAR BASED KNOCK-KNOCK JOKE
A grammar-based knock-knock joke is a great way of disappointing your recipient’s expectations by correcting them grammatically.
When you say KNOCK-KNOCK!
And then the recipient Says “WHO’S THERE?”
You can answer by saying “IT IS WHOM AND NOT WHO”.