Does Reddit provide the best dark jokes on the internet?
Did you know that in the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud had a hypothesis: that humor was a safe escape for people’s repressed emotions, sexual urges, aggressive tendencies, and the like? More recent research has actually shown that people who appreciate a dark sense of humor or have one are likely on the higher end of the IQ scale.
Even though it feels more obvious to assume that the grumpy recluse characters in your life would enjoy dark humor, it’s actually the chirpy, emotionally stable ones in the group who are likely to crack an inappropriate joke or laugh at one unapologetically.
We just want to make you feel good about all the times you chuckled at inappropriate times in social gatherings thinking of a really dark joke that would make everyone hate you. If you want to find your kind, Reddit might just be the place for you. Dark humor-lovers come in abundance there. Don’t believe us? We come with proof. Read on.
The kid, the shovel, the dark night
We’ve all come across some version of the joke with a kid, shovel, and dark night combination. All versions end — or begin, depending on how you see it — with the realization that the kid’s about to be . . . murdered? Hey, we’re just gonna get on our Craig Ferguson voice and say “it’s just a joke, come on.” Here’s how it goes.
A man and a little boy are walking through the woods one night. The boy turns to the man and says “Mister, I’m scared.” “You’re scared?” replies the man. “I’m the one who’s gonna have to walk all the way back to the car by myself.”
50 of the most offensive jokes from funny
Offensive to the offended
Here’s an entire Reddit thread of jokes that are likely to offend a lot of people. A lot. From Ethiopians to cancer patients, from the Japanese to the jews, no one is spared. If this were a stand-up set, the entire audience might have walked out. Reddit, we aren’t so sure about this one.
Apparently, Reddit black humorists have made pedophile jokes quite popular. Which is why one of the jokes on the list reads, “What is a pedophile’s favorite part about Halloween? Free delivery.” You’re going to think twice before letting your kid go around trick-or-treating, aren’t you?
There are plenty of digs at feminism & feminists too. All in good humor, they’d say.
The pedophiles are at it
Like we said before, pedophile jokes are popular on Reddit. Some of these are also crafted well. Like this one: “Say what you will about pedophiles, at least they drive slowly through school zones.”
Dark humor on dark subjects
Racial injustice breaks our hearts, and dark humor can be a strategy to spread awareness about police brutality. Like in this one jokes, “How many policemen does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They arrest the bulb for being broke, and beat the room for being black.”
Consider this joke explained with the whole setup: Where did Susan go after the bomb fell? Everywhere. Often followed by: Knock Knock? Who’s there? Not Susan.
It isn’t the most well-crafted one, but you get the idea. It’s a re-usable idea. Just make it better.
Death, the darkest of them all
Death seems to be a popular theme of morbid jokes (pun intended). Consider this one: Why did the child cross the road? Because he didn’t wear a seatbelt
Bet you didn’t see this one coming. Well, neither did the kid.