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Think about the last time someone paid you a compliment, and it felt pretty good, right? Now, imagine being the one to make someone else feel that way. That’s what giving compliments is all about!

Unfortunately, compliments can sometimes be tricky to give. We might worry about sounding cheesy or getting the wrong message across. If you want to know more about that topic, head to our guide and get to know everything you need about compliments.

But there’s no need to worry! These 20 funny compliments will surely put a smile on anyone’s face. And who knows, you might make their day.

Tips on how to compliment someone in a fun way

Everybody loves a funny compliment. And why wouldn’t they? It feels good to be appreciated and recognized for our accomplishments, qualities, and traits. But sometimes, giving compliments can be hard. You might not know what to say or worry about sounding insincere.

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Here are a few tips on how to give funny compliments that will definitely brighten someone’s day:

1. Keep it simple and specific.

Funny compliments don’t need to be over-the-top or elaborate. In fact, sometimes, the simplest compliments are the best. For example, you could say something like, “If it was legal to marry food, I would still choose you over pizza”, or “Your face makes other people look ugly”.

2. Be creative.

The most fun part of giving funny compliments is being creative with your words. Think outside the box and come up with something that will make the person laugh. For example, you could say, “Aside from food, you are my favorite.” or “I’m not sure what your superpower is, but it involves making people smile”.

3. Be genuine.

When you give a funny compliment, make sure it’s something you actually believe. The last thing you want to do is make the person feel uncomfortable or like you’re just trying to be funny. Even if the compliment is ridiculous, as long as it’s something you actually believe, the person will appreciate it (well, depending on their sense of humor).

4. Use puns.

Puns are always a great way to make someone laugh. They’re clever, creative, and, most importantly, they’re FUNNY. For example, you could say, “You’re the best thing since sliced bread”, or “Are you a beaver, because damn!”.

5. Timing is everything.

Another important thing to keep in mind when giving funny compliments is timing. Make sure the compliment is appropriate for the situation and that you’re not interrupting or cutting anyone off. The last thing you want to do is make the person feel like you’re not listening to them or that you’re trying to make a joke out of their situation.

20 funny compliments

Use any of these funny compliments the next time you want to make someone chuckle and feel good at the same time. They work great in casual conversation, over text, or even as a way to break the ice.

1. Honestly, you have impeccable taste in friends. Just look at me.

Just blurt it out one day when you’re hanging out with your friends. See how quickly the mood in the room changes.

2. Congratulations! Out of all my friends, you are the best at being single.

Got a friend who’s sad about a breakup? Or feeling down that they haven’t met the person-of-their dreams? This compliment is a good pick-me-upper for super-close friends having a bad day.

3. You are my favorite person to annoy.

Who doesn’t like being somebody’s favorite, right? This funny compliment is perfect for any person in your life. Say it to your crush, parents, siblings, significant other, best friend, or even your colleagues.

4. You’re the first person I feel I can share my passwords with.

Wouldn’t you just feel so special hearing this? It’s the modern-day equivalent of being assigned someone’s emergency contact.

5. You will never look ugly to me. But then again, I wear fanny packs and sport a mullet.

Giving compliments about someone’s looks, then admitting that you (the compliment-giver) have absolutely the worst taste, is a classic.

This isn’t for everyone. People you’re not close with might not get your sarcasm, so just use it to tease your life partners when they ask if their new haircut looks banging or if a dress, jacket, jeans, or any other item would look good on them.

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6. You are my favorite brother/sister.

Compliment your only brother or only sister by telling them they’re your favorite. As if you had any other choice. It’s a cute little jab among siblings.

7. You are the best drunken karaoke partner in the world.

If you have someone in your life who is always ready to go drinking and sing karaoke with you, I’m sure they deserve this title, even if you both know they’re not the best singers.

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8. Even if you didn’t shower for days, I would still hang out with you.

It’s like saying, “Even at your worst, I will always have your back”, in a gross way. Only friends who have known each other for years would accept wholeheartedly.

9. You are the Spongebob to my Squidward.

This compliment won’t work with anyone who didn’t grow up watching Spongebob. But for those who did, they’ll understand that the love-hate relationship between these famous cartoon characters is pretty iconic.

Are you the bubbly, always-happy-bordering-on-annoying Spongebob in this relationship? Or are you the always-grump-somewhat-snobbish Squidward? Either way, they can’t live without one another, so this compliment is still pretty sweet.

10. The more I get to know you, the more I believe mermaids might be real too.

Pick the right person to compliment using this line. It’s a heart-warming compliment for the girl who loves everything mythical. But not so much for your band of brothers or colleagues.

11. Being normal is overrated. Your weirdness is one-of-a-kind.

When a friend is doubting their awesomeness and wishing to be just normal, this compliment might just be that quick one-liner to brighten up their day.

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12. You have an interesting mix of useless talents.

Perfect for a best friend, significant other, or family member, this compliment can give out a loud laugh, especially if it’s true.

Think magic tricks using a coin, singing the alphabet song backward, quacking like a duck, balancing a spoon on your nose; you get the point.

13. Thanks for being the reliable problem-solver in a team of crazies.

Just finished a project your team has been killing themselves with for the past month or so? Then compliments are in order for the person (or people) who made the entire experience bearable.

This doesn’t have to be an appreciation statement for your boss; you can acknowledge anyone who took charge and dealt with the mess, then turned it into a workable solution.

14. God, I hated your corny jokes… but not anymore.

One of the best compliments a person can receive is from someone who changed their mind about you, from bad to good. It means their first impression of you has changed the more they got to know you.

This funny compliment is versatile as well. You can tell it to your longtime friends, colleagues, or significant other, but never say it to someone you just met.

15. You have the longest, most beautiful eyelashes, dude!

This compliment works best for hetero-men buddies. It will definitely get a funny reaction from your closest guy friends if you blurt this compliment out of the blue.

16. You look like an anime character.

If you have never watched anime before, this compliment may come as something adorable. Who wouldn’t want to look like an animated character, right?

But if you know your anime, this remark can either be flattering or hysterically insulting, especially if the compliment-giver specified which anime you look like.

Either way, out of all the people in the world, it’s still pretty cool you are the one who popped into someone’s mind while they were watching anime.

17. You smell like bananas.

Compliments that catch you off guard are always the funniest. If you want to catch the attention of a colleague or a person you’re getting to know better, praise them on how they smell by comparing them with your favorite fruit.

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Use bananas, strawberries, or any other sweet-smelling fruit. Just stay away from infamously-stinky food like durian or dragonfruit.

18. You’re pretty hot, even if you have a dad bod.

If you’re in your late-20s through your 30s, you probably have been hearing this compliment a lot. Welcome the dad bod comments with open arms; at least you’re still considered hot… but just at another level of hotness.

19. You are, weirdly, the most tolerable person I know.

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell your friends how much you appreciate them. If you’re not the most expressive person, joking about it can be the perfect method to get your feelings across.

It’s always good to know where you stand in a person’s life. Even if you deliver this funny compliment in a teasing way, the receiver will still appreciate being one of “the most” in your life.

20. Oh my, you’re way smarter than I thought.

Wait, what? Did you think I wasn’t smart before? You’ll probably get caught off guard by this compliment. Is the person REALLY praising me or actually insulting me?

In cases like these, it’s always better to look on the brighter side and don’t take the remark too seriously. At least they changed their impression of you and acknowledged it to your face, right?

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We hope you enjoyed our list of funny compliments to brighten someone’s day. Whether you use them on your friends, family, or co-workers, we’re sure they’ll appreciate the effort and good humor.

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