If you’ve ever been told you have a dry sense of humor, you may question if your jokes are actually funny.
This is mainly because we associate dry with being bare or lacking.
Dry humor is known as English or British humor, which is different than American humor being that American humor shows more emotion. Dry humor is more sarcastic in nature, and less emotive.
In dry humor, the listener must look for humor in the contradiction between words, the delivery and the context to find the joke funny.
Some people really like a dry sense of humor, and others don’t understand it well.
“It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.”
This above joke was said by the famous Steven Wright who is a deadpan comedian (deadpan being another word for dry humor, or dry wit).
The movie Napoleon Dynamite is also very dry in nature or deadpan, as well as Curb Your Enthusiasm featuring the famous Larry David.
I’ve been told I have a dry sense of humor, which is what prompted me to write this article. I however believe my humor is more semi-dry than dry.
I personally love a dry sense of humor, and think it’s pretty cool.
Here are 6 Signs You Have a Dry Sense of Humor:
1. Your humor is dark or sarcastic
2. You say funny things with a serious, calm expression
You keep a straight face at all times throughout your jokes. Your expressions are monotone, and sometimes you’ll give a smirk here and there. But for the most part you look mad, or depressed.
3. Your jokes are extremely clever
You leave people thinking “Wow, I would have never thought of that, but it’s so clever.”
4. There is no punchline needed to your jokes- you make the rules
People often fail to recognize your joke as a joke because there is no punchline. Meaning no exact point that you would think Aha, and then start laughing.
5. People often wonder if you’re joking or are serious
Because your jokes have no punchline, and often don’t sound like jokes, people will question whether you are serious or not.
6. You have people laughing at your joke minutes later
Once people realize or register to their brains what you just said, they will be laughing for minutes later..
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