Clean Comedy Day

Comedy fans can be divided into two separate camps: those who think that comedy has to be clean and shouldn’t contain any profanity, and the camp that is alright with varying levels of bawdiness. A holiday that celebrates the former instead of the latter is Clean Comedy Day.

This holiday is observed every April 28th and has been since the mid-1990s. It celebrates “clean comedy,” whatever that may mean to the individuals celebrating it.

After all, what’s an innocent comedy to one person might be absolute filth to another, so it seems each person is going to have to decide for themselves what they consider to be clean comedy on this holiday. And we’re looking forward to the debate.

The History of Clean Comedy Day

This holiday was invented by the Comedy Barn Theater in Tennessee in 1995. They wanted to create a comedy show that could be enjoyed not only by adults but also by children.

They believed that performing clean comedy allowed their work to appeal to a broader audience and helped to bring back people who may have been put off by the rise of more profane humor. Ever since then, Clean Comedy Day has been observed by people who are looking to avoid raunchy humor.

Observing Clean Comedy Day

On this day, people can take the time to find a comedy venue that is observing Clean Comedy Day and presenting an act that is suitable for the entire family. It’s also a good day for people to come up with their own clean jokes.

And, of course, people can spread the news about this holiday by using the hashtag #CleanComedyDay on social media. Clean comedy is a genre that is free of racism, ribaldry, profanity, obscenity, off-color humor, toilet humor, and explicitly sexual content. It might seem like it’s a genre of comedy that’s hard to find, but we predict that if people actually look for it, then they will find it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 28 Sunday
Next year (2025)
April 28 Monday
Last year (2023)
April 28 Friday
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