Calling someone a clown is another way of saying someone is a straight-up moron. And even when you are not doing or saying anything funny to amuse people, being called a clown is commonly accepted as an insult.
You shouldn’t just absorb that and take it casually. When someone calls you a clown, the statement may launch you into a very annoying state.
If you are not the walk-away-in-silence kind of person, then you should equip your arsenal with these snappy comebacks that will help you with the best verbal self-defense.
Meanwhile, when using any of these phrases, you must put the situation into context and see how best it would apply.
Also, you want to pay attention to the status of the person throwing such an insult for the best result.
List of the Best Comebacks For Someone Who Calls You A Clown
1. “Then you must be the joke”
When someone calls you a clown, one of the smartest moves you can make to turn the table around and make the person the laughing stock is to make him or her the object of the supposed insult.
You were called the clown, how about the person being the joke that you give to people? That’s it!
2. Whenever you get to look in the mirror, say hi to the clown you see in there for me, would you?
If the insult did not get to you, one of the ways you can surprise the person is by rephrasing the sentence and showing him or her that you are better at the game.
He or she was too lame to make you break, now absorb the insult, refine it, and give it more constructively. They’ll have a hard time taking this one in!
3. I will ignore you so hard you will start doubting your existence
Silence, I know, is the greatest answer you give to a silly person. But a fool will look more foolish when you let them know you are intentionally giving them the silent treatment to confirm their foolishness.
By using this sentence as a comeback, you are establishing the fact that they did not succeed to get under your skin by calling you a clown.
4. Good story, but in what chapter do you shut up?
This is another snappy comeback you want to carry along with you every day. It does not only apply when someone calls you a clown.
The person had said to probably make others see you as a clown. That’s a super story, but now, you are letting them know it’s time to shut up and move on.
5. Please, save your breath. It’d be useful to blow up your next interview.
Some people insult with bitterness, and they think so hard to come up with remarks that will make you feel bitter.
Giving this response after someone calls you a clown shows that you are in authority and not moved by his or her pettiness. Hence, he wasted his breath calling you a clown.
6. Are you always an idiot, or just when I’m around?
If you felt disrespected by the remark, then you can express that by giving this response.
The two critical things you will be able to establish with this comeback are that, first, the person is fond of fooling around, and second, you are in the best position to discipline them if they go overboard with you.
7. You’re not as bad as people say. You’re a whole lot worse
Comebacks are essential to gain your ground firmly even when you feel hit by any insult or shade.
Someone calling you a clown can make you emotional. But don’t express that in a defeated manner. This response makes the insult look like a boomerang!
8. If I ever said anything to offend you, it was purely intentional.
Chances are, the person called you a clown because you said someone that made them feel bad (which might be the truth).
So, calling you a clown might have been their comeback for the joke you said about them. But guess what? There is a comeback for every Comeback and this is an example.
9. You look like something that I would draw with my left hand
One interesting thing about giving this response is that you are not only brutalizing the person’s ego, but you are also taking everyone’s mind away from the original intention of the insult in the first place.
You were called a clown for a reason, now own it and make the person the subject of ridicule at that point.
10. I’d tell you how I feel, but I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers to express myself in this case.
Here is a brilliant way to use the F word without saying F and without making gestures. It is a witty way of saying even if you had the opportunity, you wouldn’t give a f*ck about what he or she feels about you.
11. Are you always so stupid or is today a special occasion?
If the person was stupid enough to call you a clown unreasonably, he or she should be stupid enough to realize that it was far-fetched.
It is fantastic to let people know that calling you a clown, coming from the person, is not a new thing, and that is their nature.
12. If I wanted to commit suicide, I’d jump down from your ego to your IQ.
Send the person to a land of imagination as he or she battles to imagine the disaster in his personality and thinking capacity for calling you a clown. It is a popular insult but applies pretty much to this situation
13. Shock me, say something intelligent
Indirectly, you have just told the person that calling you a clown is one out of the many other unintelligent things the person has been saying before calling you that.
By saying this as a response, you are also passing the impression that it would be a thing of shock if the person manages to think intelligently.
14. No, not you again
Some of the best comebacks do not need too many words to be effective. By giving this response, it sends the impression that the person is fond of giving senseless remarks.
People feel bad when they see that they are disappointed and do not appeal to others. Hammer on that psyche using this comeback.
15. You’re so ugly Hello Kitty said goodbye to you
Again, instead of looking for a response that is relative to clowning, you can take the whole thing out of context so that you disarm the person of any annoying words he might want to come up with.
Everyone knows HelloKitty will never change to Goodbye for anything. But by saying this, it means his ugliness is nothing to be compared with and the person would be better off having the clown face after all.
16. Ordinarily people live and learn. You just live.
Another impressive comeback you can tell to someone who insults you by calling you a clown is to remind the person or make him or her feel that they are only living and not learning.
17. That’s pretty to say, pretty stupid.
This makes the person stupid for calling you a clown. Very simple. However, you are not just doing that, You are also passing the impression of your mastery in using contrast as a literary device to insult the person.
18. Earth is full. Go home
One of the prominent cravings of every human is to feel among. Let the person know that calling you a clown is the height of disrespect and stupidity that the earth can no longer accommodate. The symbolism in this expression is amazing.
19. Please tell me you don’t home-school your kids.
you may be sailing off course by giving this response because it does not have any connection to being a clown.
However, the impression you’d be passing by giving this response is that the person made a stupid remark for calling you a clown and it would be a tragedy if the person schools stupidity to their kids. It applies if the person has kids though.
20. Don’t piss me off today, I’m running out of places to hide bodies
This sends the insinuation that you can react in physical combat if the person doesn’t take caution. It makes you ward off bullies and sends the impression that you have something spooky. Giving this response is one way to incite fear in the person trying to insult you.
21. If I had a dollar for every brain you didn’t have, I’d have one dollar
The essence of giving a comeback when someone calls you a clown is to make the person (and the joke) look inferior and no deal breaker.
So, subjecting the person’s thinking capacity to zero means that what he or she said about you holds no water, and as such, doesn’t make any sense.
22. You must have a very low opinion of people if you think they are your equals
If it is obvious that you are years ahead of the person, but for some reason, the person has the will to make jest of you by calling you a clown, this is a witty response to give as a comeback.
It sends the person back to the drawing board to think about his position in life, rather than judging other people with vile.
23. And you are the depressed clown
It may be painful to be called a clown, but is it heart-tearing when you are called a depressed clown?
If the person who called you a clown knows the impact of such a remark, then giving this comeback would probably break the person into pieces.
24. I’m a better clown than your parents. They made a horrible joke
If you are in a position to take things to the extreme, then you can go for this response. It is outright provocative, but it is to match the level of insult you absorbed when you were called a clown by the person.
When using this response, how you communicate matters. You want to show that the initial insult did not get to you.
25. At least, I have a personality
When someone calls you a clown, another thing you can say to serve as an impressive comeback is to leverage the situation, turn the remark to a positive note, and flaunt that on the face of the person who insulted you.
By saying this, you are passing the impression that the person does not have a personality to even talk about. It makes you feel good about yourself and makes the person bad.
Other comebacks for when someone calls you a clown
- Art lies in the eyes of the beholder
- Thank God I’m not as basic as you.
- It’s funny that you struggle to fit your entire vocab into one sentence
- How long did it take you to come up with that?
- You are too boring to make a joke!
We have seen an extensive list of things you can say to whoever calls you a clown. With these phrases, you can never run out of witty ideas no matter what the situation is.
You may not be able to accurately remember all, so you should pick out the ones that apply to the context within which the person insulted you and give it to the person in a snap.
Meanwhile, the way you communicate these comebacks also matters. Some have more effect when exclaimed, while others do not require too much energy when saying them.
Get the tone right, get the wordings right, get the emotional balance right while saying these phrases, and there you have a great comeback for someone calling you a clown.