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100 Dark Humor Jokes That Will Crack You Up!

Dark humor jokes cover topics like death, disease, depression, trauma, grief, discrimination, sexuality and Racism. Dark humor, also known as black comedy, is a comedic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. While dark humor isn’t for everyone, it can allow us to find humor in otherwise bleak situations and help us cope with the harsher realities of life.

In this blog post, we’ve rounded up 100 of the best dark humor jokes that are guaranteed to make you laugh, cringe and think. Be warned – these jokes definitely cross some lines, so read at your own risk! We’ve also included an FAQ at the end to cover some common questions around dark comedy.

Top 100 Dark Humor Jokes

  1. I asked my North Korean friend how it was there, he said he couldn’t complain.
  2. What’s the difference between Jesus and a picture of Jesus? It only takes one nail to hang the picture.
  3. What’s funnier than a dead baby? A dead baby in a clown costume.
  4. My granddad has the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from the local zoo.
  5. I hate Russian dolls, they’re so full of themselves.
  6. What’s the difference between a fridge and a child? A fridge doesn’t scream when you pack your meat in it.
  7. My friend thinks he is so smart, he told me an onion is the only food that makes you cry. So I threw a coconut at his face.
  8. I asked my daughter if she’d seen my newspaper. She told me that newspapers are old school. She said that people use tablets nowadays and handed me her iPad. That fly didn’t stand a chance.
  9. They say there’s safety in numbers. Tell that to 6 million Jews.
  10. Why can’t orphans play baseball? They don’t know where home is.
  11. A little boy’s dad was in prison. To make it better, his mom painted the bars on his crib to look like prison bars!
  12. What do you call a dog with no legs? Doesn’t matter, it’s not going to come anyway.
  13. What’s red and bad for your teeth? A brick.
  14. My friend thinks he is smart. He told me an onion is the only food that makes you cry, so I threw a coconut at his face.
  15. I got fired from my job at the bank today. An old lady asked me to check her balance, so I pushed her over.
  16. What’s the difference between a poorly dressed man on a tricycle and a well-dressed man on a bicycle? Attire.
  17. Why don’t blind people skydive? It scares the dog.
  18. What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.
  19. Hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu: You get what you deserve.
  20. Did you hear about the actor who fell through the floorboards? He was just going through a stage.
  21. Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut? He just needed a little space.
  22. Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.
  23. Did you hear about the cheese factory that exploded in France? There was nothing left but de Brie.
  24. Want to hear a joke about paper? Nevermind it’s tearable.
  25. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.
  26. What do you call a dog with no legs? Doesn’t matter what you call him, he’s not coming.
  27. I got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take a day off.
  28. I went to a seafood disco last week… and pulled a mussel.
  29. Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He didn’t get hurt because it was a soft drink.
  30. Why do Marxists only drink herbal tea? Because proper tea is theft.
  31. What’s the last thing that goes through a bug’s mind when it hits the windshield? Its butt.
  32. What do you call a deer with no eyes? No eye deer.
  33. Did you hear about the hungry clock? It went back four seconds.
  34. Did you hear about the cheese factory that exploded in France? There was nothing left but de Brie.
  35. 5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.
  36. What’d the cannibal get when he was late for dinner? The cold shoulder.
  37. My friend’s bakery burned down last night. Now his business is toast.
  38. How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for fresh prints.
  39. Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
  40. I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me.
  41. I used to have a handle on life, but then it broke.
  42. Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bagels!
  43. What concert costs just 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback.
  44. Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers? He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.
  45. Why do crabs never give to charity? Because they’re shellfish.
  46. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says, “Dam!”.
  47. Dad, did you get a haircut? No I got them all cut.
  48. What’s the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One’s really heavy, the other’s a little lighter.
  49. Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Today, while they’re asleep suffocate them with a pillow.
  50. What does a zombie vegetarian eat? “GRRRAAAIINNNSSS!”
  51. What’s red and smells like blue paint? Red paint.
  52. What concert costs just 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback.
  53. What does a nosey pepper do? Gets jalapeno business!
  54. Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He didn’t get hurt because it was a soft drink.
  55. I don’t trust stairs. They’re always up to something.
  56. What do you call a cow with two legs? Lean beef.
  57. I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey… but I turned myself around.
  58. Did you hear about the hungry clock? It went back four seconds.
  59. Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired.
  60. What did one traffic light say to the other? Stop looking, I’m changing!
  61. What rock group has four men that don’t sing? Mount Rushmore.
  62. Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut? He just needed a little space.
  63. Why don’t eggs tell jokes? They’d crack each other up.
  64. Did you hear about the new restaurant called Karma? There’s no menu: You get what you deserve.
  65. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta.
  66. I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.
  67. The shovel was a ground-breaking invention.
  68. What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up his own incision? Suture self.
  69. Why do seagulls fly over the sea? If they flew over the bay, they’d be bagels!
  70. My wife told me to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.
  71. I ate a clock yesterday, it was very time-consuming.
  72. A ghost walks into a bar and asks for a shot of vodka. The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve spirits here.”
  73. I was wondering why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
  74. How do you drown a hipster? Throw him into the mainstream.
  75. What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1Forrest1
  76. Did you hear about the guy who got hit in the head with a can of soda? He didn’t get hurt because it was a soft drink.
  77. Why did the picture go to jail? Because it was framed.
  78. What do you call a bee that can’t make up its mind? A maybe.
  79. Last night, I dreamed I was swimming in an ocean of orange soda. Turns out it was just a Fanta sea.
  80. Why don’t skeletons ever go trick or treating? Because they have nobody to go with.
  81. Why don’t eggs tell jokes? They’d crack each other up.
  82. I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.
  83. Did you hear about the Italian chef that died? He pasta way.
  84. What concert costs just 45 cents? 50 Cent featuring Nickelback.
  85. Why was the grave smiling? It was having a coffin fit!
  86. Did you hear about the bacteria that went on a date? He really liked her culture.
  87. What do you call a dictionary on drugs? HIGH-Definition.
  88. If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.
  89. What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho Cheese.
  90. I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
  91. Did you hear about the actor who fell through the floorboards? He was just going through a stage.
  92. What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish? You can’t tuna fish.
  93. Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? They say he made a mint.
  94. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
  95. Did you hear that David lost his ID in prague? Now we just have to call him Dav.
  96. Why do fathers take an extra pair of socks when they go golfing? In case they get a hole in one!
  97. What do you call a dictionary on drugs? HIGH-Definition.
  98. I’m emotionally constipated. I haven’t given a sh*t in days.
  99. How do they figure out the price of hammers? Per pound.
  100. I couldn’t figure out why the baseball kept getting larger. Then it hit me.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dark Humor

Here are answers to some common questions people have about dark humor:

What is dark humor?

Dark humor, also known as black comedy, is a style of comedy that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss. Examples include death, disease, depression, grief, discrimination, sexuality and racism.

Why do people find dark humor funny?

There are a few theories as to why people find dark humor funny. One is that it allows us to find humor in otherwise bleak situations as a coping mechanism. Laughing at something we’d normally consider “off limits” relieves tension. Dark jokes also allow us to push boundaries and violate social norms in a socially acceptable way. Many people also enjoy the thrill of laughing at something edgy or inappropriate.

Is dark humor offensive?

Dark humor often crosses the line which makes it offensive to some people. Jokes about sensitive issues like race, gender, sexuality, disease, and death can come across as insensitive. However, the intent is not usually to offend – dark humor uses uncomfortable topics to expose truths and challenge norms. Whether or not it goes too far depends on the specific joke and the audience.

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When is dark humor inappropriate?

Dark jokes made about those directly affected by tragedy are almost always inappropriate. Cracking jokes about a terminal illness to someone who has just been diagnosed, for example, would be in very poor taste. When the humor targets and belittles marginalized groups, it can reinforce harmful stereotypes. In general, the context and timing matters greatly.

Is dark humor bad for you?

Studies show that small doses of dark humor are harmless for most people. Finding humor in dark topics doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a disturbed person. However, a constant dependence on dark jokes to cope with life may indicate deeper issues. If dark comedy starts to negatively impact relationships or mental health, it may be time to scale it back. Moderation is key.

Dark humor certainly isn’t for everyone. But for most of us, a well-crafted dark joke can push boundaries and reveal truths in a way other humor can’t. Just be mindful of limits, read the room, and don’t take a joke too far into truly offensive territory.

Hopefully these dark humor jokes gave you a few chuckles or helped relieve some tension! Let us know in the comments if you have a favorite dark joke we should add to the list. And remember – comedy is subjective, so what crosses the line for some may be funny for others. If it makes you laugh, go for it!

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