"It's all fun until someone gets hurt. Then it's hilarious." –Bill Hicks
Bill Hicks had a way with words, and I'd like to think that one day there will be an iPhone app dedicated solely to him. Until then, we'll have to make do with the current bunch of funny apps to lift us out of the drudgery of daily life and make us chuckle, giggle, and guffaw along the way. Without further ado, here are my top 5 funniest iPhone apps.
5. Best Jokes 500
Joke collections can be a mixed bag, with a few thigh-slappers and a lot of filler. Best Jokes 500 provides you with the crème de la crème of jokes from some of the finest comics of recent years. It includes classics from Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, Rodney Dangerfield, and more. Tap the screen, swipe your finger, or shake your iPhone for the next joke.
4. iFart Mobile
Flatulence is funny! Whether you are at a dinner party or a company meeting, giggles and titters are sure to follow. This best-selling app provides you with 30 fart sounds, a timer-induced "Sneak Attack" feature, and the ability to record your own "backfires." You can even access an online store to buy more toots! Until we reach a more mature stage in our evolution, iFart Mobile will remain one of the funniest apps of all time.
This simple and addictive app displays a virtual cartoon mouth that moves in time with the words you speak. You have a range of mouths to choose from, including cat mouths, dog mouths, and scary ones like the aptly named "Helloween" mouth. Film yourself using MouthOff and post it to YouTube for a chance to be listed on the MouthOff website (iphone.ustwo.co.uk/iphone/apps/showus yourmouthoff). Be sure to tag your YouTube clips with "showusyourmouthoff" or they won't get to the site.
Have you ever wondered what you'd look like with a full beard? What about a handlebar moustache on your brother… or your girlfriend? You can make your daydreams a reality with Stachetastic, a hilarious photo editor app that lets you take a photo or select one from your library and add a moustache, beard, hairdo, and other facial enhancements. You can resize, rotate, crop, and color your creations, and Tweet them or post them on Facebook.
It may not be the most PC concept, but Jack Black and other actors and comedians have built entire careers based on talent and the size of their bodies. This hilarious and popular iPhone app adds pounds to photos stored in your iPhone's library. It turns the skinniest girl or slenderest boy into a chubby version of their former selves. The app provides hours of fun… and serves as a chilling warning to those who like to snack between meals!
Drop by the App Store
Well, there you have it—the top 5 funniest apps. If these don't tickle your fancy, you can do an App Store search on "humor" or "jokes" to find a lot more, most of which are in the free-to-99 cent range. What are you waiting for? Drop by the App Store today, download one or more of these apps, and start laughing.
Remember: If your sides start to hurt, it's hilarious!