Why Did the Drummer Cross the Road? Because It's National Tell A Joke Day!

Posted by Drew Stoga on August 15, 2011


What did the drummer get on his I.Q. Test?

Everyday musician jokes like this one are traded backstage at gigs and in tour vans around the world. They are usually very mean (and occasionally quite blue). For some reason drummers always seem to get the worst of it.

For example:

What do you call a drummer with half a brain?

As a drummer myself, all I can say is "Ouch." And fire back with a few for the rest of the band in honor of National Tell A Joke Day.

First, bass players:

How many bass players does it take to change a light bulb?
Only one - but the guitarist has to show him first.

But before guitarists get all high and mighty...

How many lead guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. They just steal somebody else's light.

And for you piano players out there:

Why did they invent keyboards?
So musicians would have someplace to put their beers.

Finally, vocalists deserve to be taken down a peg too. Here's a good one (even if it is just a modified drummer joke):

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians?
A vocalist.


I could go on all day with these. What are some of your favorite musician jokes? Leave a comment and let us know!

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