Fashion is a funny thing. We all show off various styles, colors and fabrics for items originally invented for two simple tasks: 1) keeping us warm; and 2) covering our genitals. Which is probably why comedians, whether they’re into fashion or a schlub-a-dub sporting a basic T and jeans, have a walk-in closet full of funny takes on clothing and the fashion industry as a whole.
Here are some of the funniest jokes, sketches and moments that they’ve dressed up for us...
Bobby Hill: Savings Diva
On King of the Hill, Bobby discovers the thrill of fashion savings in the most Bobby Hill way imaginable.
K-Von on H&M
“That’s why it’s called H&M. Put them on, and you’re like, ‘Hmmmm…’”
Adele Givens Is Against Designer Clothes
Givens hates designer clothing because of the attitudes of the store workers who sell them. They don’t need to know that you’re not actually buying anything.
Scotchtoberfest on ‘The Simpsons’
Groundskeeper Willie’s lesson on the history of Scottish fashion is marred by betrayal.
Derrick Stroup on Carhartt
Stroup dressed like he had a blue-collar job while he was a high schooler.
Ian Bagg on Yoga Pants
“In 2009, a man named Lulu Lemon came up with these pants for yoga, and not one of you ladies wore them to yoga since. Wear them to do anything but yoga.”
Key & Peele & A Demon at the Tailor’s
Key and Peele know that going to the tailor can be awkward, but it’s even more awkward when a being from another plane of existence resides within a person’s inseam.
Demetri Martin on Dog Clothes
“I saw a dog wearing a sweater, and I thought that it looked ridiculous. Because dogs don’t have arms. If you’re gonna put clothes on a dog, you should put two pairs of pants on it.”
‘Saturday Night Live’s Winter Children’s Clothes
The folks at SNL know the truth: Winter clothing for children is terrible for everyone involved.
‘Baroness Von Sketch’s Jeans
Baroness Von Sketch breaks down all the different types of jeans available for all the different women throughout the world in various life stages and ages. Just be wary of the ex-husband jeans.
‘Saturday Night Live’s Fashion Coward
Sometimes, all you need is a very safe option because you don’t know what you’re into fashion-wise. Nothing is better than Fashion Coward.
John Witherspoon Followed the Dress Code
Tan France Dresses John Mulaney
Queer Eye’s France helps Mulaney dress a bit more stylishly but gets a little bit more than he bargained for.
Jim Gaffigan Isn’t Into Fashion
“I’m aware that not being into fashion is a fashion choice. How annoying is that? ‘Oh, you’re not into fashion? That means you’re into normcore.’ Why can’t I wear clothes to cover my disgusting body?”
The Puffy Shirt on ‘Seinfeld’
As a little kid, when being forced to wear certain clothing, each and every one of us has said some version of “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!” in a crybaby whine.