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Zen's avatar

What is funny to you?

Asked by Zen (7743points) April 2nd, 2009

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jrpowell's avatar

This is funny to me. I love cats, and I love watching people fall.

But mostly I find humor in the absurd. Sometimes shit is so fucking insane the only way to deal with it is laughter.

Zen's avatar

@johnpowell I didn’t know we could swear here. Darn.

jrpowell's avatar

“That fucking sucks” is OK.

“You are a fucking idiot” is not. No personal attacks.

And fuck yeah, we can curse.

MacBean's avatar

Dry humor. Dark/morbid humor. Sarcasm/snark, irony, parody, satire.

So, basically nothing that Hollywood brands as comedy anymore.

oratio's avatar

British humor rocks

sandystrachan's avatar

@johnpowell That video wouldn’t load for me :(

What make me laugh is 1guy1jar and other such videos like Mr Hands

Bluefreedom's avatar

Sarcasm is very funny to me and mostly because my sense of humor is primarily made up of that.

saranwrapper's avatar

When something is uncomfortably awkward, when someone farts, and dick jokes.

allen_o's avatar

I’m brittish, so I like to watch others fail

sandystrachan's avatar

@allen_o Are you really British ? Myself i am Scottish and don’t really think there is a Britain or even United Kingdom . So where do you hail from , i too enjoy the failings of others .

MacBean's avatar

@saranwrapper—So, basically anything that Hollywood brands as comedy anymore.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I’m actually taking a class on this specific topic. I just turned in a paper on my personal theory of comedy… I don’t know if I can take anymore of it, haha.

allen_o's avatar

@sandystrachan- I’m from Widnes in north west England, I say brittish because I don’t like the fact that I’m English, I live in a shit area to be honest, where abouts in Scotland are you from?

TheLoneMonk's avatar

Saran said Fart and Dick jokes! Now, that makes me laugh!

allen_o's avatar

Brrrrrr! Bet you it’s cold up there, do you like frankie Boyle?

sandystrachan's avatar

Its rather warm here * looks out the window* , its like spring lol .
Honestly tho it is warm and sunny. So would i only like Mr Boyle because he is Scottish ?
I do find him funny but that may have something to do with his job and he is also Weegie !? I like to laugh at Weegies ! .
Another answer to OP Weegies make me laugh

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

@MacBean, come sit by me! I love irony, and that dark twist.

Plato and a platypus walk into a bar, and he orders both of them a drink. The bartender looks them both up and down, then gestures with head towards the platypus. “What’s up with you and…?” he asks Plato.

“She looked different in the cave,” Plato replied.

Eddie Izzard is always good for a laugh. Also good physical humor. And unintended consequences.

sandystrachan's avatar

A young man was lost in a forest and came to a small house, knocked on the door and was greeted by an ancient Chinese man with long gray beard.

“I’m lost, can you please put me up for the night?” he said.

“Certainly, but on one condition. If you so much as lay a finger on my daughter I will inflict upon you the three worst Chinese tortures known to man” the old man said.

“OK” said the young man.

After dinner they all went to their rooms. The young man was obviously attracted to the beautiful daughter with a fantastic body who kept staring at him during dinner. When everything was quiet the young man snuck up to the daughter’s room for a night of passion. When it was over, he carefully went back to his room.

When he woke up he felt a heavy load on his chest with a note “Chinese torture 1 – Large rock on chest”

The young man just smiled and thought “that’s very crappy” as he tossed the rock out of the window. He noticed a note on the window saying “Chinese torture 2 – rock tied to left testicle”

In a panic he decided to jump out after the rock thinking that a few broken bones were better than castration. On his way down he noticed a large note on the ground that read “Chinese torture 3 – right testicle tied to bed post”

allen_o's avatar

How do you turn a fruit into a vegetible?


Kiev749's avatar

@allen_o i want to laugh… but thats so wrong.

Pain, or sarcasm.

Mr_M's avatar

An off color or dirty joke you have to think about to get, like the humor in “2 and a Half Men” and “Family Guy”.

allen_o's avatar

How do you keep you’re neighbors kids off your front garden?

Rape them! Hahaha!

Zen's avatar

@allen_o I admit, I laughed. Is that so wrong?

dalepetrie's avatar

Pushing the envelope is funny…humor I think is almost something that has to be shocked out of you…it’s what’s not expected. That can come in many forms. I think the greatest commedians of all time are/were George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, Rodney Dangerfield, Redd Foxx (and those are just the dead ones), Eddie Murphy (in his stand up days), Jim Gaffigan, Steven Wright, and early stand up Steve Martin. Each has/had a different approach to comedy, but each could find humor in essentially presenting the familiar (so you could relate to it) in a wholly unexpected way.

I’m into very dark humor as well, but humor doesn’t HAVE to be at someone’s expense, sometimes humor is found in the absurd. You can be just as shocked by extreme silliness as you can by something morbid.

Satire is another thing that makes me laught, again it’s about finding the obvious in a not so obvious way. And of course, SOME humor IS at the expense of others…falling is just pretty damn funny, again, because it’s familiar, yet unexpected.

Mel Brooks put it best when he said, “Tragedy is when I cut my finger, comedy is when you fall down and open sewer and die.”

To that end I’ll leave you with a joke.

A young, semi-literate man graduated from the police academy and was very nervous about having to file his first report because he couldn’t spell worth a damn. So, one day he gets sent to the scene of a horrific accident and he is to take notes.

He sees an arm laying on the street, so he writes down “arm in s-t-r-e-e-t”.

He walks a bit further and finds a leg in the ditch so he writes, “leg in d-i-c…no wait, d-i-t-c-h.”

He walks a bit further and finds a toe in the grass, so he writes “toe in g-r-a-s-s.”

Finally he comes upon a head laying in the middle of the boulevard. So he starts to write, “head in b-u-l, no wait b-o-l, no….”

He’s stuck, so he looks to his left, no one’s looking. He looks to his right, no one’s looking. So, he hauls off and kicks the head, gets out his notepad and writes “head in d-i-t-c-h.”

MacBean's avatar

Thanks to @allen_o, I would like to add “Anything that makes me think ‘You are going to hell’ when I laugh” to my list.

saranwrapper's avatar

@macbean Ouch. But interesting. A friend and I were talking recently about how we actually really enjoy the Judd Apatow brand of humor. We were discussing how we’ve never really had that happen, enjoying main stream comedy movies. So yes, as of right now, anything that Hollywood thinks is funny.
But to be honest I was talking more of tv shows like The Comeback and Curb Your Enthusiasm that are so awkward you want to change the channel. And dick and fart jokes are always always funny.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@dalepetrie: I thought Mel Brooks said “Tragedy is when I fall in a ditch and die. Comedy is when YOU fall in a ditch and die.

dalepetrie's avatar

@TitsMcGhee – look it up, I may have a word or two out of place, but it was that tragedy is when I cut my finger…makes the joke more about the extremes on either end (and in my opinion, more funny).

Zen's avatar

@Blondesjon Nothing is funny to you, dear?

sandystrachan's avatar

One day a guy dies and finds himself in hell. Walking around, he runs into the devil.

Devil: Why are you so sad?

Guy: Why do you think? I’m in hell.

Devil: Hell’s not so bad. We actually have a lot of fun down here. You a drinkin’ man?

Guy: Sure, I love to drink.

Devil: Well you’re gonna love Mondays then. On Mondays, all we do is drink. Whiskey, tequila, Guinness, wine coolers, Diet Tab. We drink until we throw up and then we drink some more.

Guy: Gee, that sounds great.

Devil: You a smoker?

Guy: You better believe it.

Devil: All right! You’re gonna love Tuesdays. We get the finest cigars from around the world and smoke our friggin’ lungs out. If you get cancer, it’s okay — you’re already dead.

Guy: Golly!

Devil: I bet you like to gamble, too.

Guy: Yes, as a matter of fact I do.

Devil: Good, because Wednesday is gambling day. Craps, blackjack, horse races, you
name it. You like to do drugs?

Guy: Yes, I love to do drugs. You don’t mean…?
Devil: That’s right! Thursday is drug day. Help yourself to a great big bowl of crack. Smoke a doobie the size of the Titanic. You can do all the drugs you want, and you’ll never die — you’re already dead.

Guy: Neat! I never realized hell was such a happenin’ place!
Devil: You gay?

Guy: No.

Devil: Oh, you’re gonna hate Fridays.

Dutchess12's avatar

Lots and lots and LOTS of things! Go see the Q I just posted about the soap dispenser!

Clair's avatar

I like to watch people get hurt. I like dry Monty Python. I like awkward moments. I like penis jokes. I like race and culture jokes such as Dave Chapelle. I like complete corn such as The Flight of the Conchords I have a huge range and it doesn’t always work well with other people.

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