For the best dark humor there can be nothing better than a good Jerry Seinfeld dark comedy. Jerry Seinfeld is known for his thoughtful comedy but also created his own unique brand of dark humor that wasn’t always appropriate for television. Even if you’re watching his show on television, it’s hard to miss his sense of humor. But did you know that dark humor is actually a very effective mood enhancer? Dark jokes and humor can provide an even greater emotional release by sitting in on a comedy show.
During the World Series one year ago, during the fourth quarter, a foul from referee blows the top off George Springer’s beer mitt. George, furious at the call, goes on to blast the ref, his teammate and his parents before exiting the game. He takes his equipment and goes back into the game, where he promptly has an outburst in front of his team mates and fans, calling the ref a “pig,” a “garbage son-of-a-bitch,” and several other crude and derogatory words. When the cameras caught this moment, there were all sorts of dark humor jokes being told. Everyone in the crowd, including the Boston Globe’s sports department, laughed at this hilarious meltdown.
This just goes to show how offensive and powerful some of these dark humor jokes can be. The ability to offend or shock can have a powerful effect on many people, and the ability to find and say something is often more rewarding than watching or reading the content in magazines or newspapers. The ability to use words like “fat,” “unloved,” “queer,” and so many other labels that most people would find repulsive has its own appeal. Lighter topics, on the other hand, like love and marriage, are often avoided because they are considered too morbid, thus not worth experiencing.
In recent years, some mainstream comedians have incorporated some dark humor jokes into their routines. This has led to a rise in audience members enjoying the ability to send a light-hearted message to those who may find the subject matter offensive, or simply upset. An example of this can be found in the hit comedy, Mr. Show, which spoofs many Hollywood movies and actors: For example, there is a glee club joke about the character of psychiatrist Phil Donaghy (actor Michael Caine), who is constantly trying to break free of his addiction to cocaine by going on a road trip with his friend Frank (Philip Seymour Hoffman). In the closing credits, Donaghy sits in a car seat that resembles the one used by the character of Donnie Donaghy in the movie, The Game. In one episode, Donaghy even cracks a few jokes about the fact that he is now certified to drive, but he refuses to take the test because it is to take him back to his home country of Ireland. The jokes don’t take advantage of the insensitive nature of the subject matter, but instead are light-hearted examples of a comedian going to great lengths to make a point.
However, there are also times when a performer makes dark humor jokes about people of different races, religions, or sexual orientations. There have been plenty of occasions when a joke about a person being straight, gay, or bi-curious has gone on to become a major trending topic. However, it is important for a comic to realize that just because a joke is offensive to one group doesn’t mean that they would necessarily go over well with another. jokes about Jews, Muslims, or other ethnic or cultural groups are likely to elicit a strong negative reaction, as are jokes about disability, smoking, eating disorders, or other topics that can be offensive to different groups. As such, a comedian seeking to draw a crowd with dark humor jokes needs to consider carefully how the audience will perceive the jokes. In this respect, the jokes need to be presented in a manner that is not only grammatically correct, but also that is culturally sensitive.
There is no single formula for coming up with dark humor jokes, but there are many things that can be taken from certain situations. One of the most popular techniques is to take something that is offensive and twist it into a funny dark sense. For instance, if a man slaps a woman and then say some dark humor words to her, he will have succeeded in his goal. However, he may still have some defenders who would not find the phrase funny and therefore will not be included in the crowd.
In addition to using current events to come up with dark humor jokes for a crowd, anyone can simply choose any kind of topic that everyone gets a kick out of. Memes are a great way to share certain types of information with everyone. The best dark humor jokes fall under a category known as “meme.” A popular example of this type of joke is one that has been adapted from the “hot dog” situation. The “hot dog” incident occurred when a waiter asked a lady to put her order on a table while she was holding a hot dog. To make matters even more absurd, the waiter cut the dog in such a way that it accidentally fell into the woman’s lap.
Other examples of dark humor jokes fall under the category of “personality.” Everyone knows jokes about women are often about women. In fact, there are entire categories of jokes about women. In addition to using current events to get everyone cracking up, the comedian might choose to tell a story about something that only the two of you can relate on. This is often used as a means of touching on the personal relationship between the two of you and as a means of getting the audience to identify with the characters in the story.