14 Hall of Fame Jokes About Fans and Fandom
To love is an essential part of the human condition; hence everyone being a fan of something, whether it be a sport, hobby, movie franchise or comedian. Mix that with another human condition — socializing — and you have fandoms. Such fandoms, of course, can unlock extraordinary shared experiences because of the passionate sense of community fostered, but also be terrible for the exact same reason.
Yet whether positively exuberant or tragically troglodytic, fandom is an amazing breeding ground for comedy. Because the serotonin can hit just as hard mocking something you love or mocking those who don’t.
Here are some of the best jokes and mint-on-card moments ever recorded regarding the good, the bad and the ugly of fan life...
Bill Burr Loves Seeing Pro Athletes Fighting Fans
Stephen Colbert Shows Off His Tolkien Fandom
On The Late Show, Colbert revealed his deep affection for everything Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and every scrap of paper J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote on. It wasn’t to brag but to help defend a Turkish man from going to prison (okay, and to brag).
River Butcher Understands Why No One Loves Baseball But Them
“Baseball’s my favorite sport, and I love it for a couple of reasons. I love it because it’s old, it’s slow and nobody likes it. I’m an only child; I like to be alone. This is why people don’t like baseball; a perfect game in baseball is when nothing happens.”
Key and Peele Explore Steampunk Fandom
Look, sometimes people love a particular aesthetic. Besides, even the hardest men can enjoy a good top hat along with gears all over the place.
Gabriel Iglesias’ Fans Keep Getting Him Racist Gift Baskets
At first, Iglesias thought it was cute that his fans kept giving him “Mexican racist gift baskets” until he kept getting them all the time. Things came to a head when one fan from Alabama was hell-bent on bestowing him a gift during his show.
Jenny Slate Thinks Football Is Cute
“I love football. I don’t like to watch it at all, but I love to imagine things about it. What I like to imagine is that all the men decided to be on a team, of course, because they’re best friends. And they love to be best friends, and that’s why they wear the same outfit. And get on a strict schedule to wear the same outfit and rush after the toy.”
Kids in the Hall Are Fans of… Oh, God, What’s That Movie Called?
Look, the Kids love classic films, especially this one particular movie, but we just can’t put our finger on it. It had that guy. You know the guy. He’s from that one other movie. God, we almost have it…
Key and Peele Gushing Over Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer
‘Robot Chicken’ on ‘Star Wars’ Conventions
Even George Lucas can’t handle some of the more passionate fans that enjoy his creations.
Patton Oswalt on His Daughter’s ‘My Little Pony’ Fandom
On Conan, Oswalt discussed how he tried not to infect his daughter with his Star Wars fandom, yet oddly her My Little Pony fandom has slowly infected him.
Jackie Kashian Promotes Dating Fanboy Nerds
“I tell people to go out with a guy who plays video games, go out with a guy who collects action figures and reads comic books. Go out with that guy and marry that guy because that guy is home. Right now! He’s got a curio shelf, and he’s gotta organize his action figures; it keeps him off the pipe, it keeps him off the pole. It’s nice.”
Ron Funches Defends His Pro Wrestling Fandom
“I love wrestling; it’s the best. People try to make you feel stupid for liking it. They’re like, ‘Hey, you know the thing that you love with the pageantry and the fireworks and the golden belts? It’s fake.’ What type of psychopath would I have to be if I wanted it to be real? Oh, you mean the thing where people have minor disagreements, so they bodyslam each other? And there’s a guy that carries around a snake in a bag that he uses to bite his enemies, but it won’t work against The Undertaker because he ain’t got no blood? You’re telling me that’s not on the up-and-up?”
Brian Posehn on Heavy Metal Fans
“Metalheads are awesome because they have this amount of passion for their music that no other music fans have. We’re so crazy for our music. You never see a guy with his shirt off going, ‘R AND B!’”
‘Saturday Night Live’ Can’t Agree on the Best Weezer Album
I mean, come on, it’s Weezer. I know it’s Christmas, and we’re neighbors, but people have to know about how Weezer has been trailing since 2001. And anyone who thinks otherwise is dumb!