Like any musical instrument, the clarinet has its fair share of jokes dedicated to it.
Clarinet jokes are often aimed at the fact that there are quite a few members of the clarinet family that no-one but the die-hard clarinet fan has heard of; others refer to the sometimes obsessive search by clarinet players for the perfect reed.
And others are just variations on general musical instrument jokes with clarinet substituted for any other instrument.
Below are some of the more popular jokes about the clarinet that have been doing the rounds of music camps, orchestras and bands.
Q: What's the definition of a nerd?
A: Someone who has his or her own alto clarinet.
Q: Why do alto clarinetists leave their cases on the dashboard?
A: So they can park in the handicap zones.
Q: How do know a clarinet player is playing loud?
A: You can almost hear them.
Q: How do you get a clarinet player to play louder?
A: You can't!
Q: How many clarinetists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but he'll go through a whole box of bulbs before he finds just the right one.
Q: How do you know when a clarinet player is at your house?
A: They don't know where to enter and what key to use.
Q: How do you stop an oboe from being stolen?
A: Put it in a clarinet case.
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