Are you ready to laugh? April is National Humor Month and to celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the funniest podcasts and audiobooks that will get the whole family giggling - and that’s no joke!
20 laugh-out-loud audio stories for kids 3-12
From silly to weird and everything in between, these funny podcasts & audiobooks are perfect for kids and tweens.
1. HiLL-LaRRy-uS Joke of the Day
Love "dad jokes"? Start your day with a daily joke - all year long! Listen to 366 days of jokes, knock-knocks, puns, and more with silly BFF’s Hillary and Larry. You can start from the beginning with April 1st, and celebrate fun and odd holidays along side the pair or tune in in any order to get a daily fix!
Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award
2. Hero Hotel
In this adventure comedy, Chet Zebrowski works at his Grandma Zee’s hotel for superheroes. When trash monsters, glam-rock singers, and static-electric villains invade the hotel – all while the heroes are on vacation and unwilling to lift a finger – it’s up to Chet and his super-powered cat Boomer to save the day. But will catering to the needs of these demanding supers push Chet too far?
Parents' Choice Recommended
3. This Podcast has Fleas
What happens when rival pets have dueling podcasts? Find out as Jones (Jay Pharoah), a slick cat with a taste for auto tune, faces off with Waffles (Emily Lynne), a dog who can’t help chewing her microphone. This comedy series for kids features original music, and a cast of household pets, including Benny the gerbil (Eugene Mirman) and the sage-like goldfish, Mr. Glub (Alec Baldwin). In each episode of This Podcast Has Fleas, Waffles and Jones navigate a daily drama, such as a chaotic sleepover party, a trip to the vet, and the dreaded cone of shame.
4. Don't Break the Rules
Tune in for laughs, burps, and the occasional unicorn as four voice actors create new characters for every episode of this comedy-improvisation gameshow. Hosted by Carly Ciarrocchi.
A Parents' Choice Recommended Award Winner
5. Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog
When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can't wait to devour it. But then along comes a sly duckling who wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?
6. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat
The famished old lady swallows a bat, a ghost, an owl, a goblin, and other "tasty" treats in this silly classic story.
7. The Adventures of Captain Underpants
Fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins are a couple of class clowns. The only thing they enjoy more than playing practical jokes is creating their own comic books. And together they’ve created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school: Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is! The Captain Underpants series is perfect for listeners of all ages and is sure to be hours of fun!
8. Leonard the Terrible Monster
Leonardo is terrible at being a monster. He can't seem to frighten anyone. Then he comes up with a plan to find the perfect nervous little boy and scare the tuna salad out of him.
9. Miss Nelson is Missing
Ignored by her misbehaving class, Miss Nelson mysteriously disappears one day, and the very strict Miss Viola Swamp takes over. When the students conclude that Miss Nelson was really okay after all, they begin an all-out search to find her.
10. Giggle Giggle Quack
Farmer Brown goes on vacation, leaving his brother Bob in charge. Little does Bob know that Duck has gone around and changed all of Farmer Brown's instructions on how to take care of the animals.
11. Secrets of a Lab Rat
Part inventor, part daredevil, and part mischievous student, Scab McNally is determined not to let anything or anyone stop him from getting a dog.
12. Arnie the Doughnut
Arnie Looks like an average doughnut, made by one of the best bakeries in town. When Mr. Bing buys him and brings him home to his breakfast table, however, Arnie realizes his carefree days are about to end.
13. Diary of a Worm
Meet a worm not that different from you or me, except that his head looks a lot like his tail!
14. Hi Fly Guy
Join Buzz as he searches for a smart animal to take to The Amazing Pet Show. His father says flies can’t be pets, but Fly Guy is not your ordinary fly! Winner of a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor.
15. Bink & Gollie
These two girls are marvelous companions who often do not agree...on socks...or goldfish...or venturing to the Andes. This humorous story relates how compromise helps these two very different individuals remain the best of friends. Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal.
16. Seriously, Norman!
Why, why are grown-ups so insane? That’s exactly the question that Norman, Anna and Emma (the twins), and I, Leonard, try to answer. And with the help of Norman’s new tutor, Balthazar Birdsong (also fairly nuts), we nearly do it, too. No, seriously!
17. Hey Story Go!
Get ready to giggle, clap, and move! Storytellers Carly C and KB are here to take you on a wild, musical, fantastical story adventure. But they can't do it alone – they need your help to keep the story moving. So get up on your feet and get in on the action with Hey Story Go!
18. Crime Origins: A Hero Hotel Investigation
In this prequel to Hero Hotel, Glowis Glaine is a podcaster and an investigative reporter for the Global Gazette. With her recorder in hand, Glowis hits the streets of Cityberg investigating criminal origins, the small crimes that lead to bigger crimes... stealing candy from a baby, getting caught in the cookie jar, or liar liars whose pants are on fire.
19. Food Crimes
Ever snagged one of your kids chicken nuggets while they weren’t looking? Or perhaps you’ve overheard your oldest kids conspiring to dip into the youngest’s candy stash? You may have committed or been witness to a Food Crime. Listen as REAL kids bring their REAL stories to the Food Court. If you have been the victim of a Food Crime get justice by emailing email@example.com for your case to be heard.
20. I, Crocodile
An Egyptian crocodile who catches the fancy of the esteemed Emperor Napoleon becomes an instant celebrity in a fancy fountain in Paris. But when someone in the kitchen starts singing the praises of crocodile pie, the resourceful and very hungry reptile escapes by sewer.
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