Posted: March 24, 2014 in Articles

Have you ever heard this joke? Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: To get to the other side.
Chances are, you have heard this joke many times before. In case you didn’t know, this kind of humor is called anti-humor. According to Wikipedia, “Anti-humor is a type of indirect humor that involves the joke-teller delivering something which is deliberately not funny, or lacking in intrinsic meaning. The audience is expecting something humorous, and when this does not happen, the irony itself is of comedic value.”
For example:
  • Q: Why did the girl drop her ice cream cone? A: Because she got hit by a bus.
  • Q: What did one lawyer say to the other lawyer? A: We’re both lawyers.
  • Q: Why couldn’t the boy hold his ice cream cone? A: He had no arms.
I personally think that anti-humor is pretty funny. Just the fact that the answers are so obvious makes it funny, at least for me. I have to admit, though, I have never thought that the chicken crossing the road joke was funny, probably because I heard it all the time when I was little. That was before I knew what anti-humor was, so I didn’t even know that it was a joke. Anyway, we thought this was interesting, so we wanted to share it. If you know any other anti-humor jokes, you can leave them in the comment section if you want, because we like them.

by Dink

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