Countries With the Best Sense of Humor
The Top Ten
British comedy beats all!
I agree with Bill Bryson, Brits (and, at my peril, I am including the Irish) love to laugh and cannot be in conversation for more than 5 minutes without sharing and laughing at something funny. The humour is different in different parts of the UK, some high-brow and subtle, some much less so, some dry, some very robustly not! Watch two Americans talking, two French, two Germans (sorry, that last was unfair, we all know a German joke is no laughing matter) and they can go hours without a laugh, especially middle-class Americans who can drone on in mock-scientific expertise mode until all around them have lost the will to live. Humour in the UK and Ireland is like tea, it's on offer minutes, sometimes seconds, into any conversation between friends, family or strangers.
Our comedy is incredibly intelligent, funny and shapes us to be the nation we are. Our unique handmade comedy has brought us together as a country much more than the silly rubbish comedy in other countries, which are better at other things.
Nope it's USA guysV 15 Comments
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
Why don't you go yeet a biscuitV 4 Comments
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? - Redss
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.
English people hurt my sides! - UsernameDoesNotBotherMeV 40 Comments
Belgium along French are surely the best concerning dealing with humour, by the way Humour is a French word..
The crossroad of 2 cultures brings inspiring humor... Good example is for example Els De schepper just did a little tour in Canada for the French speaking, while her roots are in Dutch...
There is this show called "Foute Vrienden" and It's absolutely hilarious. I'm Dutch, but my vote goes to Belgium
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.
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
American comedy knows how to get a person to laughV 24 Comments
The Aussies have a watered-down British sense of humour
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!
English humour but much more crude, has a hint of American humour in there too.
Their ascent is funnyV 6 Comments
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
Scotland should be number 1 and the english don't have a sense of humour
Frankie Boyle! Do I have to say anything more?V 3 Comments
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...
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.
PunjabV 22 Comments
Swedish people are extremely sarcastic and witty.
In everything they do a joke is slipped in. And it's all very ridiculous and very camp.
Great sarcasm and irony.
They own scandinaviaV 5 Comments
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.
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! - Britgirl
Don't see how the usa is higher than Ireland Americans can't take a joke
I have seen people from Ireland and other countries that take things too serious that can't even take a joke. You can't judge the whole country based off of someone you have talked to. Many Americans have a great sense of humor and can take a joke, but just like anywhere in the world there will always be that person that takes things too serious no matter what country you're in. I joke around all the time and so does everyone I know
Very funny, I r8 m8V 9 Comments
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.
The best country ever in humor sense and you can touch that in their movies, series and their people in street and everywhere.
Egyptians will laugh and make jokes on their own lives good or bad keeping life full of smiles. It's like keeping critical in a funny way.
Funniest people in the worldV 20 Comments
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!
They make jokes about their own country while they are in war
How can't it be place 1
This awesome countrie with all this sarcasm and funny people
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.
Everywhere you go, you can see people here laugh..and they also have a sense of hospitality despite of the problems they encounter in life..
All other people aren't funny. We have this certain type of humor only we can appreciate too.
Pilipino laugh sometimes because of funny doing funny videos or jokingV 15 Comments
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
The Greeks are well-known for threir hospitality because, among others, have a great sense of humour and laugh a lot, creating instantly a cheerful ambient, even among completely strangers.
It should be higher.
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. - Aknn
We have to have an amazing sense of humor to deal with living next to the States. We don't take ourselves seriously and find humor in everything! We should rant higher!
A lot of the American greats are CanadianV 8 Comments
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
As a German I can say that Turks are the most comic nation in the World
Best sense of humor!V 2 Comments
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.
Italy is the funniest!
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
Germans are really good, ridiculing this stupid, moron, idiot and short Mussolini, that's is the top of humor also after 60 years. Thanks to them.V 6 Comments
I have spent a very little ammount of time in Pakistan but by God the citizens despite being surrounded by millions of problems, are the most vibrant, and the sense of humor is just incredible.
Pakistani comedy is the best of all
The best humor in the world, by far. People in Punjab have comedians called 'bhand'. They are at another level.
Shafaat Ali!V 9 Comments
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.
We have a good sense of humorV 8 Comments
Norwegian humor is so fun we love to make a fool out of ourselves
You should live with them to know how funny they are.
Iranian always laugh and tell jokes I think they are the Best...
The language system is perfect for making you laugh even at things which aren't really that funny logically.
They have very good sense of humor.V 5 Comments
I'm from Australia, and I can tell you for a fact that New Zealand has the funniest people on earth. Honestly prefer them over my own when it comes to comedy. Haha
New Zealand has comedy ingrained into the very soul of the nation.
Kiwis are so funny! Not as in they have a good sense of humour, but the sheep, gumboots, jandals, accent, who couldn't laugh! And they take a joke, unless it's about pavlova being aussie, which it's not by the way.
Kiwis crack the meanest jokes. No one even cares in New Zealand if another country makes a joke about them. Have you seen their pm?V 1 Comment
I England have great sense of humor. But Morocco should be at least in the top three
Moroccans are definitely the funniest!
I think morocco is the best wa drni zbii
I don't agree, I think Spanish people has the best sense of humor in Europe.
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
This country should be def no1 on the list. Great great humor
Bosnia should be #1 they were remembered as the joke producers in Yugoslavia and the dumb funny ones. They even made jokes about theire own war, during the war lol
We are the funniest
The best stand-up comedians!
We have so much fun her in Holland, LOL...
Russia very funny, yes?
China can be a very unfunny place, and you don't really think of it as a country for comedy...but they will sneak up on you occasionally with world-class throw-away lines and gallows humor. I was on a tour bus out in the mountains, and there was a lot of heavy rain, and we were concerned about going off the road and into the ravine. Someone from the group asked if we'd die if we did. Without skipping a beat, the tour guide grimly shook his head and deadpanned, "No, we will bounce first."
Asian people have their own sense of humor, all of you need to show your respect. by the way according to survey, only a small portion of Chinese eat dogs and cats
How is this on the list I used to live here and no one got a single joke.
Fourth largest country and you will not find humor anywhere unless you consider eating cats and dogs is funnyV 1 Comment
Even when they get criticized by the rest of the world, they take it with a laugh - Munkepige
Sit with a group of Lebanese people and you'll laugh your ass off!
That's is true I got my uncle I just laugh out of my ass! :) dirty sexual explict jokes!
They can almost find everything funny
There's a reason why it's called the wkwkwkkk land
Long live wkwk land
Tunisia is number 31 because it is not a well known country but it deserves a place in the top 3 in the world I am telling you
Tunisians can really make funny jokes from everything
Tunisians are so sarcastic about everything, they make jokes about topics that aren't even supposed to be funny. they will also make fun of you while talking to you without you even noticing it.
The evolution of Jewish humor is of course Israeli humor...
Israeli Humor, in its foundation is mixture of Fun and Sarcasm. It all began in the diaspora humor, ghetto humor. and you see this humor last until this days. therefore Israel can be in the top 5
China and Germany before Israel.. so funny! :)))
Israel is the best country.
Donate to Israel
Georgians are incredibly funny, but only those who know Georgian can get it well.
You have to understand Finnish to get finnish jokes but there are only less than 5 million people speaking Finnish. So we have to speak English to appeal the wide audience.
Just listen how funny Ismo Leikola sounds!
We are boring Asians!
No one can joke like we do it
What is there to say? we have funds for days but jokes that lasts for years
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