Funny Persuasive Speech Topics

Public speaking can be a lot of fun, especially when humor is included. The use of humor to have an audience agree with your point of view can go a long way in convincing them that your solution is the right one. Let’s break down a humorous persuasive speech, and look at its elements one by one. Keep in mind that the purpose of the speech is to convince the audience to agree with your opinion or ideas.

Funny speech topics

  1. Boys gossip more than girls do.
  2. Should Trix stop its discrimination and make them for everyone?
  3. Blaming your horoscope for why things went wrong
  4. What do I have to do to receive free chicken?
  5. Imagine your life as a grandpa / grandma
  6. How to be lazy like a pro
  7. Breakup insurance policy should be invented
  8. What teachers do when they’re not teaching
  9. Which came first: the chicken or the egg?
  10. ten ways to annoy your parents
  11. What will the world be like in the year 3000?
  12. Why men shouldn’t wear skinny jeans
  13. Being the oldest/youngest sibling
  14. Vegetables have feelings – stop carrot cruelty
  15. Camping: the fun and the not so fun
  16. How to feed your dog your homework
  17. Why kids should make jokes in class
  18. If video game characters were real
  19. Why lying well can be helpful
  20. Why I should marry Cameron Diaz
  21. Why did the duck cross the road?
  22. How to looks smarter than you are
  23. When nothing goes left, go right
  24. A narrow escape from trouble
  25. It was an unusual friendship
  26. Eating things you don’t like
  27. Grown-ups are weird species
  28. Blaming your dog for things
  29. Fear of 12th grade
  30. Getting water from a rock
  31. Vegetables have feelings
  32. Zombie protection
  33. 20 weird-sounding words and what they mean
  34. The worst holiday ever
  35. If you ruled the world
  36. Fun with super glue
  37. How to catch a cold

Once you have chosen a topic, you will need to compose the speech structure. This sample of outline will help you getting started. The example topic is: “How to convince the teacher that a household pet ate your homework.”

Start the talk by introducing yourself. For example, “Good Morning, my name is ____.” Then, go for the “gold.” Hit the audience with a statement or question that will grab their attention immediately. Another example: “Who remembers using the excuse that my dog ate my term paper?”

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The body of the speech: Three points
Hopefully, with the audience waiting with baited breath, the time is ripe to hit them with three good reasons for them to listen to, and agree with, what is being said.

  1. Your sister’s pet hamster died, and she needed a small piece of paper to wrap the body in and used your homework paper.
  2. Your brother was making bedding for his pet gerbil and ran out of newspaper to cut into strips and used your term paper instead.
  3. Your new dog has been trained to pee on newspaper on the floor, and your homework papers had slipped off the kitchen counter, and, well….

Closing argument
More than three points can be made, if indicated. But at least three points should always be used. To close your argument, summarize and end with a strong reason why the audience should agree with you. For example, “With the number and variety of pets available today, one does not have to use the family dog all the time as an excuse for not doing one’s homework.”