Dark comedy is not for the light of heart or the easily offended. Dark jokes remind us to not take life too seriously and to remember that touchy subjects are not above laughter if the joke is well written. Here are 15 dark jokes to read quietly to yourself, and then decide whether or not to share them with others.

Anthony Jeselnik

Anthony Jeselnik

Netflix

“You don’t know anything about pain until you’ve seen your own baby drowned in a tub… and you definitely don’t know anything about how to wash a baby.”

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald

Netflix

“He has the disease of alcoholism. And he came to me and he told me, and I'm the kind of guy that likes to look at the bright side of things. So I told him, I said, ‘Richie, it's true that you have a disease and everything, but I think you got the best one.’”

Jim Jeffries

Jim Jeffries

Netflix

“The bible, that’s God's book, as far as I know the devil hasn’t brought out a book yet, haven’t heard his side of the argument. God’s just writing sh*t about him, and the devil’s being the bigger man and saying I’m not even going to comment, talking sh*t about me like that.”

Daniel Tosh

Daniel Tosh

Comedy Central

“I saw a guy wearing a "What Would Jesus Do?" bracelet and a Lance Armstrong bracelet, and he went up to this blind kid and rubbed his eyes, and the kid could see. But he wasn't used to the light, 'cause it was bright, and he walked into traffic and was killed instantly. Okay, the people that are laughing right now? I'm gonna call you guys half-full. Because you're focusing on the important part of the story: the bracelets are working.”

Dave Attell

Dave Attell

Netflix

“Remember when you were young and you think your dad is Superman? And then you grow up and realized he's just a drunk who wears a cape.”

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