FANDOM


Here is a list of all of the different types of humour along with their definitions.

Types

  1. Dry Humour/Deadpan Humour: "Humere", from Latin, means "I am Moist" or "To be Moist". This type of humour is told in a expressionless mater-of-fact presentation.
  2. Wet Humour: "Umere", from Latin, means "I am Wet" or "To be Wet". This could refer to the origin root word associated with literally laughing at something or to imply the very laughing scale associated with the joke being told. This type of joke is debated and discussed by researchers.
  3. Physical Humour/Slapstick Humour: Commonly known as Slapstick, Physical humour implies physical expressions such as Clowns, pulling funny faces and doing pratfalls (basically falling over in a funny way).
  4. Self Deprecating Humour: This type of humour is basically where you make yourself the joke from your own misfortunes. A perfect example are Memes.
  5. Surreal Humour: This type of humour is weird, often nonsense and silly jokes. The best example of this type of humour are some of the comedy sketches from the TV Shows of "Monty Python".
  6. Improvisational Humour: This type of humour is comedy without a plan. An excellent example is the TV Show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".
  7. Witty Humour/Wordplay Humour: Commonly known as Puns and Dad Jokes, this type of humour is about twisting the words around into a funny and often cheesy way.
  8. Topical Humour: This type of humour is about making fun of everything that's focused on current events and trends. This involves having an excellent knowledge in everything happening around us from news, etc.
  9. Observational Humour: This type of humour is about making fun of everyday life.
  10. Bodily Humour: This type of humour is the home of toilet jokes and fart jokes. This type of humour involves making body noises.
  11. Dark Humour: This type of humour involves dark and depressing underlying jokes.
  12. Blue Humour/Risque Humour: This type of humour involves telling risky (Risque is from French meaning "To risk") and indecency jokes.
  13. Broad Humour: This type of humour is about telling unrestrained and coarse jokes during relationships with partners/spouses.
  14. Droll Humour: This type of humour is about eccentric jokes.
  15. Epigrammatic Humour: This type of humour is about telling sayings in a witty way. Masters of this type of humour are Benjamin Franklin and Oscar Wilde.

Add more here (note to self)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.