Countries With the Best Sense of Humor
The Top Ten
I voted for this but remember the United Kingdom isn't only England. The English have a good sense of humor but I'd have to say Ireland has the best (plus their accents).
British comedy beats all!
British humor is very clever. American humor is predictable and boring.
The ability to laugh at yourself and do so ironically is the pinnacle of humour- the Brits can do that so well.
U.S. humour too immature and too in your face for my liking. It's just stupid humour that is very unsubtle and therefore boring.
A country with the best comedians, the funniest movies, and the millennial population never ceasing to make each-other laugh... The USA should definitely be considered a top contender. Anyone who has spent time with a group of Americans will find themselves in an environment where every friendly interaction will leave you laughing and joyful. American humor comes in every form imaginable... from immature to witty. Anyone who has seen enough American comedies and stand ups would rate the USA at the top of their list.
American humour is too immature but also a lot of the time they put themselves first and make fun of other people whereas the Brits and the Irish make fun of themselves and they have sarcasm so they make fun of other people but in such a way that every one knows that they are only pulling your leg (british way of saying, taking the mickey but not meaning it. )
There maybe some people that would be hurtful to others but truly america to me is a country of many people and is a country where people are raised differently and Americans can find humor in a lot of things somethings that are hurtful to others but a lot more people in the United states would find humor in there selves if they made a mistake or if something just random happens The united states is occupied with people with different humors and different jokes and personalities that comes from all over the world so to me The united states is very Humorous
I'm Australian and I love to ride my kangaroo in the outback (sarcasm).
The Aussies have a watered-down British sense of humour
Nonsense. We take a lot from the Brits in general, but not our sense of humour. That's uniquely Australian.
English humour but much more crude, has a hint of American humour in there too.
I love Australian comedians like Cal Wilson and Anh Do. They really know how to make their life stories sound really funny and interesting. Their improvisation in a show is absolutely great!
The Irish are jovial and enjoy telling witty stories. They also engage happily with strangers by using humour as an icebreaker. I think this puts them well ahead of the English who are cold and only start expressing their humour if they know you really well. Go to any place where people meet, the pup, rugby pitch or work place and you will hear the Irish chortling. In England you hardly ever hear people joking or laughing only when they are at home. English humour relies very heavily on belittling others. If you want fun go to Ireland.
The most sarcastic people you will ever meet, can take a joke better than any nation I've ever been in.
Hello all. I voted England as well but wanted to give the R.O.I a vote too. I agree about Father Ted, this is so funny. There is nothing I dislike about this fine comedy - plus I do love a lovely Southern Irish accent :-) Tup O' the morning to yer!
My Irish dad is funny as well his father and grandfather. Some of my uncles were the same. I laughed a lot growing up and I miss those days.
It's not really fair to mention just England of their sense of humour, even though it's England that has produced the most successful comedies; the rest of Great Britain has has a fantastic sense of humour, and it's not just comedies and comedians that get paid to be funny; it's ordinary British Joe Public that makes me laugh. The British people on the whole has a very dry, intelligent, subtle and often very sarcastic sense of fun and playfulness.
It's how we ruled the world. You can laugh your way into anything or anywhere. Who can say no to a ship full of pillaging racists if they're armed with one liners?
England. A country which can take the mickey out of themselves. They don't take anything to heart and their sarcasm is funny beyond belief. They have the best stand-up comedians - Jack Dee, Lee Mack, Lee Evans, Tim Vine and too many others for me to mention. England is at its rightful place at number one. They're a funny lot. (I'm an Aussie) and I love The Pom coms.
Pitting the English sense of humour against all other countries is not fair. It's like taking a sledgehammer to crack a walnut! England hands down.
England have the best sense of humour. They can throw a remark at you and keep a straight face (sarcasm). The British do this so well. I love their comedies they make me laugh out loud real hard. England is the funniest country. And I want to go to live there one day. Hello English people.
Of course the Philippines is one of the funniest countries because of our jokes the way we laugh,we smile, we speak english fluently onlike other asian countries.
Filipinos should be the "FIRST" because even if they are in bad situation they their smiles on their faces.
In my opinion Philippines should be number 1,because they have funny humours and always have a smile in their face's, even if their jokes are corny or not it will still make us laugh, some Filipinos make other words funny, and also Filipinos make the best hugot lines especially in romance/love, we Filipinos are kind
Calamities upon calamities that hit this country whether it be by nature or politics people of this country survive it all with their sense of humour. Not a day where man or child not left with a smile no matter what kind of problem this poor country is facing. The people in this poor country survive it all with their good sense of humor.
Serbia, Croatia and the region have the best sense of humor! The United States not generally but the best comedy shows are American. However, Serbia and Croatia, especially Serbia have great comedy shows too. I live in Croatia in case you wonder. by the way British humor is the worst of all. No funny TV shows, and Brits generally laugh at anything and themselves don't have any sense of humor. Just watch the Britain's Got Talent comedy acts or just any british TV "comedy" show and you will see what I mean.
Serbian humour is various: it can be dark, it can be silly and it can be witty. Most characteristically, it is very direct and is unafraid of exposing the main point. The Serbian people know to make a joke at the expense of their own misfortune and they are not PC-sensitive, which is a relief in this era of strict political correctness.
Overall, Serbian humour is bold humour, and not for the sensitive people.
Best in the world! I don't know any country to laugh at themselves and find something laughable during the most difficult times, for instance a destructive war. Watch "Pretty village pretty flame" to convince yourself.
Sometimes, we can be really sarcastic, but our jokes are just so ROFL!
Gotta love the anime humor.
Italy has the best comedians and is so funny once u get to know italian.
The best comedian movies are from comedians like Checco Zalone or other Italian actors. Italy should be first place by far!:)
I think Italians have the best sense of humor anywhere- if you understand Italian you will see what we mean! I am not Italian but appreciate their sense of humor!
One of the funniest countries I have ever been to- once you get to know them, Italians are very funny people.
Italian humor is sardonic and self-deprecating- I find that very appealing.
Russia is 6 sextillion times better than English countries
Russians are very funny, should be higher.
Russia very funny, yes?
Look in the memes russia
It's huge country.. Some parts of India have great sense of humour.. Bengal, Punjab and Kerala to name a few. Though the humour in these parts vary widely from brainy to silly to sarcastic...
The huge impact of movies on Indians is one of the reasons why Indians are quite possibly the only people that could understand sense of humour of any country, any culture, any religion, any lifestyle.
Lion is a group hunter and capability of kill a large prey with thr team, Leopard is most skillfully hunter...Tiger is not only a hunter but also a killing machine...that is only a predator who killing prey for fun.
Despite of being multicultural and multilingual nation, the sense of humor of the Indian people are awesome which you can easily spot here in United states. They must be having good jokes and sarcarsm in their different languages because many jokes are limited by language and cannot be translated with the same fun into other language.
Egypt is by far the funniest countries I have been lived, have many friends, and watch the movie of the all the eleven countries that above Egypt in this website they are not funny at all comparing with Egypt. Simple english
If you talk with Egyptians in any topic even politics they are able to create very funny jokes about almost anything and everything. Such creative jokes that make you laugh from heart. My opinion they are the best.
Egyptians always make a joke of everything, maybe to overcome their everyday struggle in life.
in egypt people are so sarcastic, it is even more harder to do comedy show in front of egyptian people because they raised in people telling jokes families friends..etc
Really! Canada has/is producing some of the greatest comedians. Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, Seth Rogan, Jim Carrey, Rich Little just to name a few.
Canada should be higher in my opinion. Atlantic Canada is very funny
Best comedians come from Canada. Mike Myers, Jim Carrey, Russell Peters, Phil Hartman, Martin Short, John Candy, Howie Mandel, just to name a few.
Best comedians come from here.
I'm canadian myself, and this should be higher up,
American humour is just immature.
If Mexico is not in the number one is because we are extremely clever when it comes to humor and even if you speak Spanish can be challenging to understand our jokes!
As a foreigner it was so difficult for me at the beginning to get the jokes but once I learned spanish I understood how Mexicans joke, I loved it!
Mexican humor is great, they even makes jokes about themselves, which is a think not everybody does.
Mexicans, now those are funny people. They can be funny, loud and sarcastic.
I don't agree, I think Spanish people has the best sense of humor in Europe.
Spanish people know how to make people laugh and they aren't boring
Unlike the Irish, Spaniards wait for others to laugh at their jokes, instead of laughing their heads off when no one else at the table is laughing. Unlike the English, the basis for their sense of humor is not pedantry. having said that, and myself being a Spaniard, we probably have the worst sense of humor in Europe, next to the Germans
They always make you laugh with their sense of humor.
They have the highest number of comedians, of imitators in Europe, as well as the number of comic T.V. or radio shows. And there are taboos, absolutely no. But with respect. Bashing or insulting just to hurt, is no humor.
I love French humor as well as British one, both the best.
I visited Paris and got them fun. Love Paris
I like French humor because it can be dark, ironic and very subtle with a lot of underlying and pun word. There is almost no taboos.And of course self-criticism.
I have been here and the people there know their sense of humour
We don't take ourselves seriously & find humour in so many things. I'm moving to the States soon & know they don't laugh at the same things! Scotland, the finest & most beautiful country in the world! Will I move...NAH! I'll jist bide in Bonnie Scotland! I'll eat ma porridge & ma stovies wi an oatcake & weer ma cosy claes!
Obviously Scotland has the best sense of humour, indeed needs the best sense of humour, as we have England as neighbours...
I LOVE SCOTTISH HUMOR, they're so sarcastic and never take themselves seriously, or think they're better than others. Everyone's up for a laugh all the time, I love it
Best sense of humor by far. Very high standards, because the country itself is the most absurd being a combo of east and west.
With a comedy government and many people pushing the limits of stupidity it's really hard for one not to have a great sense of humor
The humor of this country feeds on its cultural wealth. The deep historical background gives the color to this richness.
As a German I can say that Turks are the most comic nation in the World
We are boring Asians!
South Korea has so much entertainment shows on T.V.!
They have really funny talk shows, it's just that they're not popularised internationally because of their language barrier. but nowadays, a lot of these videos are uploaded to youtube with subtitles and is gaining popularity.
Greece should be higher.
We must be first because we only have humour to pass our crisis
They are the most warm and own to Earth
Hellas should be first, no doubt
Brazil should be WAY higher; their love to socialize, converse, express emotion and sincerity... maybe less aware of stand-up comedy because of Brazilian issues but their capacity to make fun, tease, take and give dark humour is unlimited
Brazil is just so Good, there people make fun of everything and they don't care who is going to be offended. I love Brazil.
South America Memes bro
Brazil has a very dark sense of humour, if you listen to certain podcasts you will see it. They are very sarcastic about things that are considered "Taboo".
When a Brazililian is not in public, they can do jokes about everything, because no one will held them accountable to that, that's what it's good about podcasts and forums(that are considerably underground media here in Brazil)
They are the funniest people on earth especially people from Faisalabad
Pakistan and its people are mostly misunderstood in world unless people visit and see it. They are the most genuinely comic and humoristic with unique presence of mind and wittiest nature. They are optimistic and happy in any situation.
I think Pakistan's nation have an art of laughing there own weaknesses that's the reason they can survive in most devastating conditions..
Pakistani comedy is the best of all
Germans laugh after a child falls down the stairs and destroys all of his sister's Christmas new toys
The german humour is not for everyone... it is pretty dry. The main aspect of german humour is politics, science and dark humour. While all three of those aspects are a little "fragile" they are really good laughing matter once you get used to it. Good thing about german humour is that germans are capable of laughing about their own history. While I can see it is not the best humour, I can not see why it should be the worst either.
Germany 6? Most likely 206...
Germans being on this list? I did Nazi that coming!
... But seriously the German sense of humour is very underrated, it's just incredibly dry and Americans don't really understand subtlety so no wonder they are not appreciated more
This should be first you uncultured swine
Laugh to literally anything
We LOVE black humor.
Argentinians are hilarious and especially if you speak Spanish and you can appreciate their accent and body language
They are lit