17 Real-Life Comebacks That Were Funny, Devastating, Or Both


1. When a young man wrecked a racist:

2. When a Twitter user took down an entire studio:

3. When a Boomer made a stupid (and ableist!) meme and got immediately called out:

A boomer meme about how switching to cursive and stick shift cars would "cripple a generation" followed by a comment saying how they're the ones who raised this generation

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4. When Pizza Hut wrecked an entire soccer club:

5. When a Brit employed a well-timed pun:

Twitter user 1: "British people be like I'm bri ish" Twitter user 2: "After the incident in Boston, we always hide our T's"

6. When the author himself made his way into the thread:

Twitter Books: "Last book that made you cry" Twitter user response: "University Physics with Modern Physics 14th Edition by Roger A. Freedman" Response from Roger Freedman: "No doubt tears of joy"

7. When this person saved everyone $50:

8. When someone spoke for the trees:

9. When not one, but TWO people used Vincent Van Gogh in their comebacks:

10. When a Facebook commenter laid down the law:

Facebook user 1: "Keep drinking the kool-aid on this so-called pandemic" Facebook user 2: "It was super cool that every country on the planet conspired to create a hoax to keep Dan at home for a few weeks"

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11. When Walmart didn’t let a guy boast…about anything:

12. When a podcaster responded after someone tried to mock him for working remotely:

Twitter: @I_AM_WILDCAT

13. When a dad had zero patience for his stepmother:

Reddit comment: "My father was extremely close with his paternal grandmother. At her funeral, my dad was a sobbing mess, and his step-mother told him it was rude to cry at funerals. He replied, Don't worry, I won't cry at yours"

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14. When a bigot got destroyed:

Commenter 1: "I think that's called desperate not bisexual" Commenter 2: "See, bisexuality is that I would have sex with men or women, desperation would be if I had sex with you"

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15. When a microbiologist had the best “get back to the kitchen” comeback ever:

Commenter 1: "This virus was not as bad as advertised, get back to the kitchen" Commenter 2: "My niece also calls my microbiology lab a kitchen, fortunately for her she's four, so she's allowed to be a fucking idiot, what's your excuse?"

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16. When a “your mom” joke got turned into a “you’re a big baby” joke:

Commenter 1 complains about a repost, commenter 2 says "I've seen your mom like 50 times in the last month" and commenter 1 responds "Not surprising, she works in a newborn ICU so she sees big babies every day"

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17. And finally, when an 8-year-old proved that nobody is more devastating with comebacks than kids:

Reddit question: "What's the worst way to respond to I love you?" Commenter: "My 8 year old daughter once responded to my wife I wish I could say the same"

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