13 Dark Humor Jokes and Moments from Andy Daly
It’s hard to find a comedian with a more disturbingly chipper voice than Andy Daly — and he’s made a multi-decade comedy career because of it. Daly’s dark, disturbing wit plays in perfect contrast with his naturally bright and vibrant line delivery. If you have a role of a nebbish “beta male” with a sinister streak, he’s the first person you seek out.
For more than 30 years, Daly has been able to forge several lighthearted, yet deranged characters that brought us big laughs alongside the depravity lurking beneath the surface. Which is what led us to collect some of the best dark humor jokes and moments from Daly’s deeply diverse career...
As a Terrified Bob’s Big Boy Statue
Daly revealed the dark side of the cheerful fast-food mascot, who armed himself to the teeth after hearing that Confederate statues were being torn down. Frankly, he should be torn down for creating the song “Despacito” alone.
As Krombopulous Michael on ‘Rick and Morty’
Playing into his affability, Daly provides an uncanny cheerfulness to his role as an alien assassin who frequently buys weapons from Rick. He just really loves killing.
Andy Daly as Dalton Wilcox
As Terrence Cutler in ‘Eastbound & Down’
Getting Trapped in a Marriage on ‘MADtv’
Asking the Questions That Everyone Is Really Thinking
As Johnathan P. Scroat, Superintendent of Public Schools
As Reed Newport, 1980s Game-Show Host
Daly had a goofy time on Conan as a talk-show host/stroke victim whose show was canceled 30 years ago and hears the voice of his mother.
UCB Improv: Trying Crack During a Family Trip
As Chip Gardner, the Satanic Candidate Running for Mayor of Hollywood
Gardner is a game-show host vying to become honorary Mayor of Hollywood that hosted a series of grisly game shows and thanks the Dark Lord Satan for rescuing him from despair after his face got run over by a Jeep.
As Dr. Crawford on ‘Silicon Valley’
As Don Dimello, Theatrical Director
Touted as probably the vilest of Daly’s characters, Dimello was Daly at his most skeevy and sinister. This popular Comedy Bang! Bang! character was known for his shady theatrical productions and horrifying treatment of young actresses.
Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes from ‘Review’
The crowning achievement of the criminally underrated series Review, the episode “Pancakes, Divorce, Pancakes” is a masterpiece of dark comedy. As only he can, Daly turned something as ridiculous as eating 30 pancakes into a somber tale of despair and ennui.