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Definition of joke

All of us are fond of listening to jokes and consider it a great form of entertainment. Some of the most amusing forms of jokes include blonde jokes, fishing jokes, golf jokes, Q/A jokes, etc.

What Is A Joke?

A joke is a brief story, observation, or thought that has a definite narrative structure and a punchline and triggers the physiological response in a person – laughter. It is intended to make people happy and laugh.

In most cases, the funniness culminates at the end and it finishes after the listeners feel entertained.

A Brief Look At The History

The earliest surviving jokes date back to 1900 BC. However, if we study basic human nature, we come to know that jokes must be as old as the human himself.

The oldest identified joke is an ancient Sumerian proverb from 1900 BC containing toilet humor.

The earliest joke book is Philogelos, written in the fourth century AD in the Greek language by Hierocles and Philagros.

More data was gathered in the 15th century after the printing revolution. One example is the publishing of a joke book in 1470 written by Italian Poet Poggio Bracciolini.

The first humor magazine is The New Yorker that was published in 1925 for the first time.

Who Writes Jokes?

Comedians are the people who write jokes or perform them. They amuse the audience by giving curious, comical, whimsical, laughable, odd, droll, humorous, witty, and eccentric performances on the stage.

They watch everything from the aspect of humor and convert it into jokes. Some of the examples include fishing jokes, Blonde jokes, Q/A jokes, golf jokes, etc.

It would be right to say that comedians cover various aspects of life and the humerus form.

Examples Of Comedians

Charlie Chaplin and Mr. Bean are considered the most famous and world-renowned comedians while Steve Martin and Judd Apatow have also made it to the top of the comedy world.

The list of comedy performers and comedians is never-ending.

However, it is worth mentioning that jokes are often not only for amusement but sometimes they serve greater purposes. This is something that can be observed in the performances and books of legendary comedians.

What Are The Characteristics Of A Good Joke?

A good joke seems like a combination of storytelling and social commentary. In other words, it not only entertains but also broadens the vision and lets the people think about the world from a different perspective.

There are various forms of jokes (such as blonde jokes, Q/A jokes, fishing jokes, etc) and a great joke must be surpassing the expectations.

A good joke is something that no one should be able to predict before listening to it. In other words, the element of surprise is the most important in jokes.

See the following examples of fishing jokes.

  • Why is it so easy to weigh fish?
    Because they have their own scales!
  • Mother to daughter advice: Cook a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
    But teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.

What Are The Types Of Jokes?

Although all the jokes revolve around the basic setup of punchline and overall amusement, they are classified into various types.

Here are the most popular types of jokes.

Observational: These jokes cover the most trivial events of life and are often related to daily observations and experiences. For example, Blonde Jokes relate to the blonde people.

Anecdotal: They reveal the personal life experiences of the comedian.

Situational: They describe the funny moments of an event, place, or set of characters.

One-liners: These are the brief and concise forms of jokes that convert the punchline into the succinct form.

Character: Some comedians stay particular during the show or performance. Such hilarious and amusing performances are part of character jokes.

Ironic: These are the jokes that convey the meaning opposite to what is said. They are usually in the form of witty statements.

For example, look at the following Q/A Jokes.

  • How is ‘Communism’ one of the most ironic terms? It is capitalized.
  • What can be the most ironic name for a chubby person? Jim.

Farcical: These jokes involve the creation of humor using exaggerated stories.

Self-deprecating: These are the jokes in which comedians make fun of the other people they know.

For example,

“I went to the psychiatrist, and he said ‘You’re crazy.’ I tell him I want a second opinion. He says, ‘Okay, you’re ugly too!’”

Slapstick: It is a physical form of comedy in which the comedian often gets slapped or hit by something in a humorous manner.

We hope you have enjoyed this guide on funny jokes!

Latest Jokes

Control freaks

Three men are at a bar, and two of the men are talking about the control they have over their wives, while the third remains silent.

After a while, the first two men turn to the third and ask, “What about you? What kind of control do you have over your wife?”

The third man turns to the first two and says, “Well, I’ll tell you, just the other day I had her on her knees.”

The first two men were dumbfounded.

“Wow! What happened next?” they asked.

The third man takes a healthy swig of his beer, sighs and mutters, “Then she started screaming, ‘Get out from under the bed and fight like a man!’”

Taking a Lover

Grainne Halloran takes a lover during the day while her husband is at work. Her 9 year old son comes home unexpectedly, so she puts him in the press and shuts the door. Her husband also comes home, so she puts her lover in the press with her son. The little boy says, ‘Dark in here’ The man says, ‘Yes it is.’Her son says – ‘I have a skateboard

Man – ‘That’s nice.’
Son – ‘Want to buy it?’
Man – ‘No thanks.”
Son – ‘My Dad’s outside.’
Man – ‘How much?’
Son – ‘$500.00.’

In the next few weeks it happens again that the boy and the lover are in the press together
Son – ‘Dark in here.’
Man – ‘Yes, it is.’
Son – ‘I have a helmet.’
The lover remembering the last time, asks the boy, ‘How much?’
Son – ‘$200.00.’
Man – ‘Fine.’

A few days later the father says to the boy, ‘Get your skateboard and helmet and show me how you can ride..
His son says, ‘I can’t, I sold them.’
The father asks, ‘How much did you sell them for?’
Son – ‘$700.00.’
The father says, ‘That’s terrible to overcharge your friends like that, that is way more than those two things cost. I’m going to take you to church and make you confess.’

They go to the church and the father makes the little boy sit in the confession booth and he closes the door.

The boy says, ‘Dark in here.’ The priest says, ‘Don’t start that shit again.’

The blonde and the iron board

What is the difference between and ironboard and a blond?

The legs of an iron are hard to open.

Claps at Christmas

What do you call a man who claps at Christmas?
Santapplause!

OS Knights

In the realm of the Mighty King Gates who has pulled the sword from the stone and slaughtered everyone with it, comes the knights of the MS Table:

Sir DOS: Plain complexion and no armor. Rides very stably on his mare. He very rarely falls, but knows only the most basic combat tactics and is very difficult to talk to, since he speaks and understands no more than eight-letter words. King Gates plots to murder him.

Sir Windows 1.0: Sir DOS’s twin brother with a bad toupee. He falls off his horse quite frequently and knows no more than Sir DOS. Just as difficult to communicate with due to his obsession with eight-letter words. He was killed in his first battle. King Gates pretends this one never existed.

Sir Windows 3.x: Sir Windows 1.0’s best friend. He is a wee bit more stable on his horse than Sir Windows 1.0, yet not as good as Sir DOS. He’s got some really neat designs on his shield but still does not know much more than Sir DOS. Sir Windows 3.x has yet to overcome his devotion to eight-letter words. King Gates is always asking, ‘Why can’t you be more like that nice Sir Windows95?’

Sir Windows95: Sir Windows 3.x’s Brother. He’s got the same designs on his shield, but his armor is very shiny. Knows advanced combat skills, but never really puts them to use. Not confined to eight- letter words anymore, but it depends who he’s talking to. Claims to be able to converse with many people at once, but if he tries to coverse with too many, he’ll fall right off his horse and land on top of somebody. King Gates is proud of this one.

Sir Windows NT: Sir Windows95’s tough-guy uncle. He’s got duller designs on his shield, but the same shiny armor. His armor is virtually impenetrable, but a pain to get into and impossible to get out of — all he can do is add more layers. Falls off his horse every once in a while, and everyone else goes right with him. Can converse with many people at once without falling off. He knows advanced combat skills and uses them when necessary. Has the same problems with eight-letter words as Sir Windows95. This is King Gates’ favorite thing to show off. Now we leave the realm of the Mighty King Gates and find the wandering swordsman of the land:

Sir UNIX: Does not do battle and wears only chain mail. He finds all the information he can and his only goal is to distribute it to others who ask. Knows games and will play them, but likes work better. King Gates has sent Sir Windows NT out to kill and mutilate this knight.

Sir MAC OS: Started the fad of the shiny armor and claims the knights of the realm of King Gates stole his ideas. Lately his popularity has declined. And recently he has made an alliance with King Gates. He does not know any useful battle skills and will tell you only what he thinks you should know. The good thing about him is that he has no problem with long words.

Sir OS/2: Spied on Sir Windows 3.x and Sir Windows95 and copied them. He was popular for a time, but now many refuse to acknowledge his exsitstence. There is a rumor that he has a son named Warp.

King Gates reigns high over all that is his and destroys or consumes all that is not. And these are the OS Knights.