Countries With the Best Sense of Humor

The Top Ten

1 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. more.

British comedy beats all!

Two words Ricky gervais

It makes no sense because Ireland, England and Scotland are all uk

Gotta give it to 'em.
brits never cease to make me laugh

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2 England England

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.

We make fools of ourselves just to have a laugh. It's a great pastime. - Britgirl

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3 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

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.

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 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. )

America has the most funniest videos on youtube

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4 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

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.

Funniest country in the world! So much humour #STRAYA

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5 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

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. - lili117

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6 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.


7 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.

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.

I think India should be in top 5 because it has many people excluding the comedians and all.People in the villages are simply awesome at doing comedy.I think every second person in india is a comedian.

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8 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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

Frankie Boyle! Do I have to say anything more?

hell yeah

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9 Belgium Belgium

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

10 Republic of Ireland

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

A bad, kitschy, Irish joke is as funny as a good one. - Swellow

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The Contenders

11 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

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 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.

The best country ever in humor sense and you can touch that in their movies, series and their people in street and everywhere.

They are a bloody funny people,they can make fun of every thing along the day even the darkest moment they have there own black comedy,uk! They are silly in comparing

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12 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

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!

Hell yeeaaah <3 I <3 Serbia

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13 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

This awesome countrie with all this sarcasm and funny people



14 Senegal Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . more.
15 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

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.

The philippines is the most funniest ever! number 1

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16 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece should be higher.

They are the most warm and own to Earth

Hellas should be first, no doubt

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.

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17 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, more.

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!

Letterkenny and trailer park boys are proof of canadas amazing humor

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18 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

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!

19 Mexico Mexico

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.

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20 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

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.

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