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14/06/2018 18:47 SAST | Updated 15/06/2018 15:18 SAST

30 Funny Dads Share The Truth About Fatherhood

'Most noticeable difference since becoming a dad: I’ve cried hard TWICE at "America’s Got Talent" this season.'

Kids can be messy, whiny and all-around challenging. They can also be great fodder for jokes. Comedians and other witty celebrities have certainly found this to be true.

In honor of Father’s Day, here are 30 quotes about fatherhood from some famous funny dads.

  • 1On Bedtime
    On Bedtime
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    "The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support. And I’ve gotta read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!" — Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2On Having Two Kids
    On Having Two Kids
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    “Two kids are easier than one because they play together. When you have one, you have to be the show. When you’ve got two, you’re just an usher. ‘Right this way ladies!’ They can play in the park while you’re reading the paper. ‘Hey, hey, hey! Get off her hair!’ Then you go back to reading ... One kid is horrible. Have a bunch of kids or have none at all.” -- Chris Rock
  • 3On The Messy Reality Of Parenting
    On The Messy Reality Of Parenting
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    “Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” — Ray Romano
  • 4On The Emotional Changes Of Fatherhood
    On The Emotional Changes Of Fatherhood
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    “Most noticeable difference since becoming a dad: I’ve cried hard TWICE at ‘America’s Got Talent’ this season.” -- Seth Meyers 
  • 5On Kids' Perceptions
    On Kids' Perceptions
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    "Someone asked my son what his father does for a living. He said, 'He plays basketball and changes his shorts.'" -- Taye Diggs
  • 6On Inconsistency
    On Inconsistency
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    “You have to be adaptable because they constantly keep changing. They’ll do something that blows your mind and then they’ll spit all their food out on the carpet.” — Neil Patrick Harris
  • 7On Newborns
    On Newborns
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    “I’ve never had more poop on my person.” — Justin Timberlake
  • 8On Paranoia
    On Paranoia
    Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
    “I want my son to wear a helmet 24 hours a day. If it was socially acceptable I’d be the first one to have my kid in a full helmet and like a cage across his face mask.” — Will Arnett
  • 9On Patience
    On Patience
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    "I really love my kids for about six minutes a day." -- Michael Ian Black
  • 10On Parenting Teens
    On Parenting Teens
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    "Teenagers should be an affliction." -- Will Smith
  • 11On Kid 'Talents'
    On Kid 'Talents'
    Carlo Allegri / Reuters
    "My daughter's only 6 months old and already drawing. I'd hang it on the fridge but honestly, it's absolute garbage." -- Ryan Reynolds
  • 12On Making Kids Laugh
    On Making Kids Laugh
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    “If I can walk around in my underwear and pull it up super high so it’s just gross-looking and then try and be very serious with them. I like to do that ... pretend to be very mad and have my underwear hiked up ... really high.” — Paul Rudd
  • 13On The Difficulty Of Parenting
    On The Difficulty Of Parenting
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    "I would say that the hardest thing about being a parent is these goddamned kids." -- Andy Richter
  • 14On Children's Books
    On Children's Books
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    "Side effect of 'Go, Dog, Go,' the best book ever: Your son WILL tell total strangers on the bus that he does not like their hat." -- Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • 15On Low Points
    On Low Points
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    “I didn’t know you could get mad at kids to the point where you want to fight. Kids are assholes. My daughter is an asshole. We argue — she can’t even talk.” -- Kevin Hart
  • 16On Christmas As A Dad
    On Christmas As A Dad
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    "Thinking about telling my kids Santa doesn't exist so I can get credit for some of this shit." -- Adam Scott
  • 17On The Transformation Of Parenting
    On The Transformation Of Parenting
    Mike Pont via Getty Images
    “Parenting is a cult. And as a cult member, you can try to explain it to other people, but we just appear like lunatics.” -- Jim Gaffigan
  • 18On Not Alienating Your Kids
    On Not Alienating Your Kids
    Danny Moloshok / Reuters
    "I'd better go easy on Bieber. I could see my kids loving him in the future. I don't want them hating me for hating him." -- Ken Jeong
  • 19On Being A First-Time Parent
    On Being A First-Time Parent
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    “I just wake up hoping that I don’t screw up today.” — John Krasinski
  • 20On Baby Fluids
    On Baby Fluids
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    “They vomit a lot. For a second I thought I needed to rename my first Linda Blair and hire a priest, because she was spitting up so much.” -- Jimmy Fallon
  • 21On Kid Humor
    On Kid Humor
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    “Kids are hilarious. They say the darnedest things, but that’s just because they don’t really know what they’re saying, and that just makes much more funniness happen.” -- Kenan Thompson
  • 22On 'Free Time' For Parents
    On 'Free Time' For Parents
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    “There are no time-outs, really. Weekends, you think you can catch up on rest, and it’s the opposite. It gets even busier. It’s a different kind of busy.” — Mario Lopez
  • 23On The Truth About Kids
    On The Truth About Kids
    Phil McCarten / Reuters
    “[Kids] are just like annoying short people.” — Hank Azaria
  • 24On Parenting Fails
    On Parenting Fails
    Jason LaVeris via Getty Images
    "My daughter just turned 4, so she loves visiting aquariums and going to the beach -- anything related to water. I'll sometimes try to get her to wash my car, but she's not into that kind of water activity." -- Randall Park
  • 25On Teaching Responsibility
    On Teaching Responsibility
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    "Buying your kid a goldfish is a great way to teach them about responsibility for 24-36 hours." -- Conan O'Brien
  • 26On The Opportunity In Fatherhood
    On The Opportunity In Fatherhood
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    "Fatherhood is great, because you can ruin someone from scratch." -- Jon Stewart
  • 27On The Tooth Fairy
    On The Tooth Fairy
    Phil McCarten / Reuters
    “My daughter Hannah, my 7-year-old, lost her first tooth, and the tooth fairy came. And then the next day we were taking a video, ‘Hey, Hannah, the tooth fairy came, oh, my gosh,” and our 4-year-old ― I panned down to her, ‘Hey, Harper, the tooth fairy came!’ And she goes, ‘Someone was in our house?’ And I go, ‘The tooth fairy was in our house,’ and she’s like, ‘Someone was in my room? While I was sleeping? And you guys are cool with this?’” -- Bill Hader
  • 28On Going Out In Public With Kids
    On Going Out In Public With Kids
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    “We took the kids to Disney World, and everybody at the park is yelling, ‘Rick James, bitch!’ Hey man, you mind not calling me a bitch in front of my kids? Even Mickey Mouse did it.” -- Dave Chappelle
  • 29On Parenting Advice
    On Parenting Advice
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    "Parenting Tip: If your child is crying, hold it close & whisper 'You don’t have a clue what horrors this world holds.'" -- Rob Delaney
  • 30On Taking Care Of A Toddler
    On Taking Care Of A Toddler
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    “He’s looking for danger at all times. We’re just trying to keep him alive.” -- Jason Sudeikis