50 People Share Clever Comebacks

by Damjan

There's nothing more satisfying than roasting someone online with comebacks so witty and so brutal, they make grown men cry. The "Clever Comebacks" subreddit is dedicated to sharing those awesome replies that deserve to be remembered forever.

But let's face it, they wouldn't be able to give such comebacks if they weren't first provoked by some stupid statement. So, we do have to give praise to those people too. Let's give them a big applause.

We have compiled a list of the most on-target and amusing comebacks they posted ever. Take a look – maybe you'll get inspiration for your next reply.

1. Makes things easier

1. Makes things easier

2. Go where?

2. Go where?

3. It’s the thought that counts

3. It’s the thought that counts

4. "What have you done?"

4.

The comedian added that the line between a normal and an awesome comeback is clear for everyone to see. "It needs to be very fast, well-timed, and take people by surprise as well as being clever, witty, and immediately understandable."

The beauty of comedy, Ariane said, is that (sometimes) our subconscious mind surprises even us and takes the audience along for the ride. "But that's relatively rare in my experience. I'm sure many other comics are more natural than I am!"

5. Observing

5. Observing

6. Shrek won

6. Shrek won

7. Colonel

7. Colonel
via: Dry-Net

8. We always hide our "T"

8. We always hide our

9. Makes sense

9. Makes sense

10. Sad but true

10. Sad but true

11. Rather go to Hell

11. Rather go to Hell

12. Potato sack

12. Potato sack
via: playhy

13. "That is why we are not parents"

13.

14. This is disturbing

14. This is disturbing

15. People who serve

15. People who serve

16. Our fault

16. Our fault

17. One piece at a time

17. One piece at a time

18. Rage Against Dishwasher Machines

18. Rage Against Dishwasher Machines
via: Camotoe

19. Diapers

19. Diapers

20. Boomers and Millenials

20. Boomers and Millenials
via: buss123

21. Useless oxygen

21. Useless oxygen

22. Illegal

22. Illegal

23. It will be dead soon

23. It will be dead soon

24. Depression and asthma

24. Depression and asthma

25. Not from around here

25. Not from around here

26. Nail gun

26. Nail gun

Ariane Sherine, a comedy writer and author of "How to Live to 100," says that, in her opinion, clever comebacks can be both intuitive and planned out.

"I've definitely come up with comebacks that are spontaneous. For instance, I told my daughter that if she didn't behave, I'd give her inheritance to a donkey sanctuary. She said, 'You wouldn't', and I came back, 'You bet your ass!' But though I hadn't used that comeback before, I clearly had knowledge of the pun and might have used something similar in the past."

She also pointed out that "when it comes to stand-up, a lot of boo putdowns are written and shared amongst comics." This is actually shocking for many people.

27. I love flat earthers

27. I love flat earthers

28. Stay safe

28. Stay safe

29. Very easy. Just wear the mask

29. Very easy. Just wear the mask

30. British Museum

30. British Museum

31. MIT

31. MIT

32. Never misses it...

32. Never misses it...

33. Thor vs Batman

33. Thor vs Batman

34. Fair enough

34. Fair enough

35. Quite impressive

35. Quite impressive

36. Good analogy

36. Good analogy

37. Multiverse

37. Multiverse

38. Right

38. Right

39. Villains

39. Villains

40. Left and Right

40. Left and Right

41. Formal invitation

41. Formal invitation
via: ykafia

42. You must be the problem

42. You must be the problem

43. The same

43. The same

44. I pledge...

44. I pledge...

45. No games

45. No games

46. Awesome reply

46. Awesome reply

47. Good pun

47. Good pun

48. He wrote the book

48. He wrote the book

49. Smart as a genius cat

49. Smart as a genius cat

50. No time in history

50. No time in history

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