20 Quick-Thinking Comedians Who Got The Last Laugh

At some point or another, we’ve all experienced that “light bulb” moment – when inspiration and genius collide in a perfect, beautiful explosion of quick-thinking virtuosity. Of course, for most of us, it tends to happen a few hours, or even days, late. We’re always wisest after the fact, after all. But for some lucky people, that stroke of brilliance comes at exactly the right time.

It happens to the best of us. No matter how careful you are, smartphones aren’t exactly the most resilient of objects. One dodgy landing, and hey presto – your screen is shattered, doomed to irritate you until the end of time. Unless you’re as quick-thinking as this genius individual, that is.

Unsurprisingly, our first thought after accidentally putting a hole in our wall isn’t to draw Cookie Monster around it. But if it was, we’d probably be far less annoyed about the damage we’d caused. It’s fortunate for this guy, then, that he had his fast-thinking friend around to salvage the situation.

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While it’s difficult to imagine too many scenarios where you might stumble upon and eat an entire cake, not knowing it was meant to be your dad’s birthday cake, that’s apparently exactly what this hapless guy did. But in the heat of the moment, inspiration struck.

If you don’t know what’s going on in this photo, then it means the mailman’s plan has worked like a charm. Yes, that middle cushion isn’t actually a cushion at all, but a parcel for someone who wasn’t home to take delivery. This guy deserves a promotion.

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Next time you’re sat scratching your head over how to charge your smartphone with a cable that’s clearly too short, just remember: nothing is impossible. Yes, it appears there really is a solution for everything. As long as you’re a fast thinker, that is.

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It’s not just adults who are quick thinkers, it seems. In fact, there are plenty of precocious kids around perfectly able to outwit their elders. And while Jackie here wasn’t quite able to do so, you’ve got to admire the ingenuity of her attempt.

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Sometimes, you’ve just got to think on your feet to save a situation. And that’s exactly what the folks at this local news station did when the weather computer decided it wasn’t going to play ball. Take that, technology.

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This guy apparently couldn’t find a leash for his dog, so turned to the closest approximation he could find. And, we have to say, it’s a true stroke of genius. Unfortunately, we don’t think he’ll be able to control his pup using the joystick, but you never know…

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Sure, we suppose they could have just moved the clock. But that would have been too easy. And, when you think about it, not nearly inventive enough. After all, it takes a special sort of mind to consider this as a reasonable solution.

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If turning the hole in your wall into a Sesame Street mural is too childish for you, you could always consider framing it as a work of art. The hilarious plaque here just tops it off, transforming what could have been a terrible accident into a lifelong memory.

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If you’ve got a grammar fiend for a boss, you’d better be sure you’ve spell-checked every single poster, notice and announcement you ever write. It’s lucky for this employee, then, that their “manger” has a good sense of humor about these things – and his wit is as sharp as his eye for detail.

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If you think dogs can’t be comedians, you may need to think again after seeing this hilarious pup. Sure, you could argue that his owner’s probably just sat him there on purpose. But really, you never know – this could in fact be the world’s first literate dog.

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Have you ever received a letter through your door from a fed-up neighbor? Well, if you’re anything like us, we bet you wish you’d thought up a response as genius as this. We sure wish we had. One day, we’ll be as quick-thinking as this guy, and then the last laugh will be ours. One day.

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You know what they say: two brains are better than one. And that’s certainly true here. After all, it enabled these garbage men to enact their revenge upon this terrible driver, who may have made their job harder, but definitely didn’t have the last laugh.

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This presumably long-suffering wife is only 5’1”, so she should probably have known better when asking her 6’2” husband to hang up a mirror. Clearly, he’s a total jester – something you’d think she’d be aware of if she’s married to him.

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This woman, meanwhile, asked her husband to “put some spaghetti on the stove” in order for her to prepare dinner later. And really, you can’t deny that that’s exactly what he did. She’ll just have to be more specific in future.

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These days, writing your name on your food and drink in a communal fridge often isn’t enough to stop it getting thieved by chancing colleagues. This guy, then, stepped up to the plate magnificently with an absolutely inspired solution to stop people using his coffee creamer. We approve.

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Some people go to extreme lengths to point out the flaws in other people’s grammar. And most of the time, it’s absolutely hilarious – especially when it’s done to deconstruct terrible insults, like this anonymous person’s.

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If you’re going to call your wife a “sandwich maker,” you’d best be sure she isn’t actually making your sandwiches. Luckily for this guy, her act of revenge only extended to leaving the cheese in its plastic wrapping. But just think how much worse it could have been…

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This guy’s wife, on the other hand, took it upon herself to have the last laugh. Before heading off for a business trip, she made sure to leave her vegetarian husband a bacon-flavored surprise in the bathroom. That’s just cruel…

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