Get ready to laugh like never before with our collection of over 200 handpicked Hamlet puns that are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Whether you’re a Shakespeare enthusiast or just a fan of clever wordplay, these humorous puns inspired by the famous tragedy are sure to bring a smile to your face. From “To be or not to be… a baker’s delight” to “This play is so uplifting, it’s a real Hamlet elevador,” these puns will have you rolling in the aisles. So, put on your thinking cap and prepare for some delightful wordplay as we unleash the wit of Hamlet in this side-splitting pun-fest. It’s time to dive into the world of Hamlet puns and let the laughter begin!
“To Be or Not to Beef: 10 Hamlet Puns That Will Quack You Up” (Editors Pick)
1. To be or not to be a ham, that is the question!
2. Something is rotten in the state of Hamlet.
3. Ophelia was such a Ham-letdown.
4. Hamlet thought it was a grave mistake to trust his uncle.
5. I couldn’t help but laugh, it was a real “Ham-letdown.”
6. Hamlet’s thoughts were “alas, pun-ishing” to him.
7. Polonius told so many puns, even Hamlet said, “Oh, pun us!”
8. Claudius knew how to ham it up on stage.
9. What did the cheese say to Hamlet? To be or not to brie?
10. Hamlet’s favorite musical genre? Swine-a-rama!
11. Hamlet expected the play to be a porcine success!
12. Hamlet asked the actors, “Can you perform an egg-cellent Ham-less show?”
13. Hamlet’s advice to aspiring actors: “Break a leg…unless it’s a ham leg!
14. When Hamlet walked into a bakery, he said, “I’ll have to think about loaf or knot.
15. Hamlet went to yoga class to achieve inner ham-ony.
16. What do you call a stressed-out actor who plays Hamlet? Ham-letdown.
17. Hamlet couldn’t resist having a piece of ham…lest he seized the meat!
18. To cross or not to cross the road, that is the question for Ham-let.
19. The ham was so salty, Hamlet couldn’t help but exclaim, “Oh, the brine-cest!”
20. Hamlet couldn’t stand the thought of Ham-letting his ham spoil.
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“To Be or Not to Be-funny: Hamlet One-Liners”
1. Why did Ophelia bring a ladder to the play? She wanted to reach new heights!
2. To be or not to be? That is the soliloquy.
3. What did Hamlet say to the ghost? “You’re really transparent!”
4. I heard Hamlet started a gardening club. They call it “To Weed or Not to Weed.
5. How does Hamlet prefer his coffee? To be or not to be roasted.
6. Why was Hamlet always sneezing? Because he was allergic to Denmark.
7. Did you hear about the Hamlet-themed bakery? They make Danish pastries.
8. What did Hamlet say to the fortune teller? “You’re pretty prophetic for low cost!”
9. Why didn’t Hamlet like the food at the palace? It was just too re-gal-licious.
10. Hamlet’s favorite type of math is Trig-gory.
11. What’s Hamlet’s favorite type of music? Ghost rock.
12. Why did Hamlet join the cheerleading squad? He wanted to lead the pom-pomted life.
13. What type of phone does Hamlet use? A To Be or Not to Bee iPhone.
14. How does Hamlet like his steak? To bleed or not to bleed, that is the question.
15. Why did Hamlet bring an umbrella to the castle? He wanted to avoid the falling “to be or not to be” quotes.
16. What’s Hamlet’s favorite type of dance? The skull-et.
17. How does Hamlet like his popcorn? To pop or not to pop, that is the kernel.
18. Why did Hamlet audition for a singing competition? He wanted to be the “Ghost Idol” winner.
19. What’s Hamlet’s favorite type of exercise? Shakespeare-robics.
20. What did Hamlet say to the strawberry thief? “You’re a real berry-ant!”
To Be or Not To Be Punny (Question-and-Answer Hamlet Puns)
1. What did Hamlet say to his guitar-playing friend? To pick or not to pick?
2. Why did Hamlet go broke after starting a tanning business? Because he couldn’t make Denmark tan enough!
3. Why did the ghost of Hamlet’s father join a gym? To work on his haunt-s and g-lutes!
4. How did Hamlet’s sandwich taste? To be or not to beef, that is the question!
5. Why did Hamlet refuse to play cards with his friends? Because he didn’t want to be caught playing solitaire!
6. What’s Hamlet’s favorite fruit? Toot or not toot, that is the question!” (Banana)
7. Why did Hamlet start a flower shop? Because he wanted to give his opponents a bouquet of trouble!
8. What’s Hamlet’s favorite type of music? To be or not to be-bop!
9. Why did Hamlet become a baseball coach? Because he always knew how to give his players a hit!
10. What do you call a ghostly hat worn by Hamlet? A “to-boo”!
11. Did you hear about the Shakespearean bakery? They have a sign that says “2B or not 2B, that is the muffin!
12. How did Hamlet feel after going to the zoo? He was in a state of “den-market”!
13. Why was Hamlet so good at keeping secrets? Because he always knew how to “keep mum-let”!
14. What’s Hamlet’s favorite dessert? To be or not to be ice cream!” (Vanilla or not vanilla)
15. Why did Hamlet become a barber? Because he always knew how to lend a “razorable” solution!
16. What do you call Hamlet’s favorite exercise? To be or not to be-che’s” (Pilates)
17. Why did Hamlet bring a ladder to the theater? He wanted to reach new heights in acting!
18. What’s Hamlet’s favorite game to play at the amusement park? “To be or not to be-go-round”!
19. How did Hamlet feel about his new bed? He thought it was “the feather, or not the feather, that is the mattress!
20. Why did Hamlet go to the garden center? He wanted to get some “to be or not to peat” for his plants!
“To Punn or Not to Punn: A Playful Stroll through Hamlet’s Double Entendre”
1. To be or not to be? That is the erection.
2. Ophelia was quite fond of tasting the Danish.
3. Poor Hamlet, he couldn’t keep his sword in the scabbard.
4. Hamlet was a big fan of “laying” down the law.
5. Polonius learned the hard way that sometimes you have to show your true colors.
6. Gertrude enjoyed the King’s royal scepter.
7. Hamlet knew that a “dagger” could solve many problems.
8. Claudius had a lot of “ghosts” from his past haunting him.
9. Laertes was quite the “pointy” talker.
10. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern liked to play with Hamlet’s “sword”.
11. The skull in the graveyard seemed to have a “bone” to pick with Hamlet.
12. Hamlet made sure to properly “bury” his feelings.
13. The play within the play had a lot of “dramatic” thrust.
14. Hamlet always kept a “sharp” wit about him.
15. The bedroom scene was quite the “sword” fight.
16. Hamlet’s soliloquies were his way of “expressing” himself.
17. Hamlet knew that avenging his father’s death was quite a “stab” in the dark.
18. Polonius thought that Hamlet’s madness was all “acting”.
19. The poison-tipped sword made for a “killer” ending.
20. Hamlet’s pursuit of revenge was definitely “shaking” up the kingdom.
Hamlet’s “To Pun or Not to Pun”: Puns in the Trag-i-comedy
1. To be or not to be, that is the theatre-in-hamlet.
2. I wanted to make a joke about Hamlet’s favorite drink, but it’s too tea-rrible.
3. Ophelia didn’t like her date with the Danish prince because he was a real Hamlet-down.
4. When the actors performed a terrible version of Hamlet’s play, he said it needed a polon-ition.
5. Hamlet received excellent customer service at the Danish prince store – they were always ready to help with soli-lotion.
6. The Danish prince learned how to make smoothies and exclaimed, “What a smoothie ser-treble.
7. Hamlet was great at playing poker because he always had an ace up his soli-sleeve.
8. Ophelia loved gardening, but she was particularly fond of using Hamlet compost for her plants to add some Danish-princely charm.
9. Hamlet said his favourite pastime is watching horses race because he always cheers for the King Neigh.
10. When Hamlet can’t decide what to wear, he says, “To cloak or not to cloak, that is the question!”
11. The Danish prince got a job as a tailor but realized he couldn’t sew, so he said it was “a real Hamlet’s needle-case.
12. Hamlet’s favorite game to play was chess because he appreciated a good Danish-mate joke.
13. They say Hamlet ran the Danish bakery because he had a way with rolls, particularly the soli-roll.
14. The ghost in Hamlet’s story said he was glad he had unfinished business so he could haunt-let for the rest of his afterlife.
15. Hamlet started a Danish pie company, but people didn’t like the taste and said it was “to tutelage for their palates.
16. When Hamlet found out his father was murdered, he vowed to avenge his death, saying, “I’ll turn the world Dan-ish and make it rotten!”
17. When the Danish prince became a chef, he mastered all the recipes, especially the ones with soli-pork.
18. After the play, Hamlet liked to go for a stroll outside, but he always made sure to wear his so-lite hat.
19. Hamlet joined a therapy group and said, “I came here to face my demons, to be or not to be heal-ed.
20. When Hamlet needed a good homecooked meal, he always referred to the Danish cooking book – the key to a soli-meal.
To Be or Not to Be (Pun Juxtaposition): Hamlet’s Hilarious Puns
1. To be or not to be—ham-fisted.
2. To thine own self be ham-bery.
3. Something is definitely ham-iss.
4. Hamlet was feeling quite ham-tastic.
5. Ophelia was ham-pletely infatuated.
6. Polonius found himself in a ham-dilemma.
7. The ghost’s appearance was quite ham-pening.
8. Hamlet’s revenge was a real ham-burger.
9. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were ham-enemies.
10. The play within the play was a ham-performance.
11. Hamlet’s soliloquy was ham-usic to the ears.
12. The gravedigger dug a ham-tastic hole.
13. Hamlet’s madness was ham-vincible.
14. Hamlet’s father was a ham-dorable king.
15. Hamlet’s love for Ophelia was ham-pressive.
16. Claudius was a ham-bitious villain.
17. Hamlet’s thought process was ham-peccable.
18. The tragedy of Hamlet was ham-hushedly unforgettable.
19. Hamlet’s witty comebacks were ham-azing.
20. Hamlet’s procrastination was ham-sational.
To Be or Not to Seize (Hamlet Puns)
1. Ophelia Phish
2. Ham Le’Ttuce
3. Claudius Can’t
4. Gertrude Gouda
5. Polonius Pineapple
6. Laertes Lettuce
7. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Soup
8. Yorick Yogurt
9. Horatio Hotdog
10. Fortinbras French Fries
11. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Toast
12. Marcellus Marble Cake
13. Bernardo Banana
14. King Ham-Cheddar
15. Queen Gertrude Guacamole
16. Laertes Lemonade
17. Ophelia Orange Juice
18. Polonius Pancakes
19. Horatio Hash Browns
20. Ham-let’s Wrap
Hamlet’s Ham-packed Spoonerisms
1. Lamb of hogs
2. To be or not to bleed
3. Fool’s grease
4. Tricky crack
5. Ghost toor
6. Royal hip
7. Slays outside
8. Shrub of denim
10. The blame of thrones
11. Mutton’s span
12. Nasty rook
13. Painted rog
14. Weed and spilled’s dew
15. Kinglier than peace
16. Death of grate
17. Hallow’s sleek
18. Corrupt firclown
19. Lime is of the absence
20. Fated float
Bard and Hilarious: Hamlet Tom Swifties
1. “To be or not to be, that is the question,” said Hamlet gravely.
2. “I’m done with politics,” Hamlet declared parliamentarily.
3. “I don’t think I’ll ever recover from this heartbreak,” Hamlet sighed brokenheartedly.
4. “You can’t escape fate,” Hamlet muttered fatally.
5. “Let’s go see a play,” Hamlet suggested dramatically.
6. “Is it better to live or to die?” Hamlet pondered existentially.
7. “I don’t trust him,” Hamlet whispered suspiciously.
8. “This revenge scheme isn’t going as planned,” Hamlet confessed unhappily.
9. I can’t believe my own mother betrayed me,” Hamlet exclaimed unsurprisingly.
10. “I should’ve listened to the ghost,” Hamlet regretted spectrally.
11. “Is it possible to find peace in madness?” Hamlet wondered crazily.
12. “I’ll make my enemies regret crossing me,” Hamlet vowed bitterly.
13. “Love is a powerful force,” Hamlet declared passionately.
14. “To kill or not to kill, that is the question,” Hamlet deliberated murderously.
15. “I never thought I’d find love in this darkness,” Hamlet confessed romantically.
16. “I refuse to be manipulated by anyone,” Hamlet declared defiantly.
17. “I need to confront my own demons,” Hamlet resolved internally.
18. “I can’t escape the kingdom’s secrets,” Hamlet lamented guiltily.
19. “These palace walls hold too many lies,” Hamlet whispered conspiratorially.
20. “The time for action has come,” Hamlet announced resolutely.
Dramatically Delightful Puns (Oxymoronic Puns)
1. “To be or not to be… in a hurry”
2. “Something is rotten in the ham sandwich”
3. “Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him well-done”
4. To sleep or to eat? That is the hamlet”
5. “Being indecisive is Hamlet’s forte… or not”
6. “To be or not to be is pretty overrated… I’d rather have a hamlet”
7. Ophelia should have known better than to fall for a Danish prince
8. Hamlet’s soliloquy: ‘To bite or not to bite, that is the ham’
9. Polonius, the greatest master of deception… or maybe not”
10. “To thine own hamlet be true”
11. “The play’s the thing, wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the ham”
12. “Claudius, the king of contradictions… and Denmark”
13. Hamlet’s favorite dessert: to be or nutella
14. “The ghost of Hamlet’s father: a frightfully delicious apparition”
15. “Laertes, the expert fencer… and hugger”
16. “Hamlet, the prince of procrastination”
17. “The gravedigger’s favorite type of humor: deadpan”
18. “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, the dynamic duo of hilarity”
19. “Hamlet, the king of brooding… and broths”
20. “Horatio, Hamlet’s loyal friend… or not so much”
To Hamlet or Not to Hamlet (Recursive Hamlet Puns)
1. I tried to recite all of Hamlet’s lines from memory, but I ended up feeling like I was just fal-terring.
2. Polonius decided to take up baking, but he had a hard time making Danish.
3. I told my friend that I was going to see a production of Hamlet, and they replied, “To be there or not to be there, that is the question!”
4. Laertes was really into woodworking, but all he ever made were foam-etoes.
5. The director of the play kept telling the actors to “be more ham-letic!”
6. Ophelia opened up a floral shop, but she had a tendency to give everyone wilted daisies.
7. “What’s your favorite scene from Hamlet?” I asked my friend. They replied, “Well, that’s just something I can’t let go of!”
8. When the ghost of Hamlet’s father appeared, everyone screamed, “That’s so unspirited!”
9. Horatio opened a carpentry business specializing in custom made ghost-sizes.
10. The King’s advisors always told him to “be throne-like” in his decisions.
11. Hamlet missed his yoga class and said, “I guess I’ll never be able to reach my solilo-oms.”
12. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern decided to start a delivery service called “To Be or Not To Bee.
13. When Hamlet couldn’t find his keys, he screamed, “Alas, poor-Yor-key!”
14. Gertrude wanted to start a fashion line, but all she ever made were black dresses. When asked why, she said, “There’s something rotten in the state of fashion!”
15. Hamlet’s advice to his friend who wanted to lose weight was, “Don’t over-die it!”
16. I heard that Hamlet joined a band, but they could never decide on a setlist. They were always saying, “To play or not to play, that is the gig!”
17. The gravedigger got into trouble for burying too many people in the same plot. When asked why, he said, “I believe in reducing, reuse, and dying!”
18. When Hamlet was offered a snack, he declined and said, “No thanks, I’m Danish-ous!
19. The costume designer for the play decided to use only black fabric, saying, “I wanted to give it a somber-shade!
20. Hamlet went rock climbing, but he couldn’t get to the top. He exclaimed, “I’m truly cliff-hampered!”
To Be or Not to Bee: Buzzworthy Puns on Hamlet Clichés
1. To be or not to be, that is the ham question.
2. All’s well that ends Hamlet.
3. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, maybe it’s just leftover ham.
4. To thine own Hamlet be true.
5. It’s a piece of cake, or should I say, a piece of Hamlet.
6. All that glitters is not Hamlet.
7. The play’s the thing, especially when it involves ham.
8. A penny saved is a penny earned, except when you spend it on a delicious ham.
9. Actions speak louder than words, unless those words are about ham.
10. You can’t make an omelet without Hamlet.
11. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it’s possible to eat an entire ham in one sitting.
12. When life gives you lemons, make ham instead.
13. The early bird gets the worm, but the early ham gets eaten.
14. You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge ham by its delicious aroma.
15. When in doubt, just add ham.
16. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, count your hams instead.
17. The grass is always greener on the other side, especially if they have better ham.
18. If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try Hamlet.
19. Every cloud has a silver lining, but it looks even better when it’s filled with ham.
20. When the going gets tough, the tough get ham.
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