Top 10 Countries with the Best Sense of Humor

The Top Ten
1 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read more

The British are so bloody funny. I love their accents and sense of humor, I love British shows, The way they cuss is hilarious and the accent makes it even better

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.

2 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... read more

Americans are hilarious. We have so many stupid people as well, but we laugh and smile all the time. We are a diverse nation and we are so much fun

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.

One area where Americans are truly exceptional is humor. We're irreverent, sarcastic, and have successfully exported our sense of humor far and wide. The American Dream everyone talks about is really a quality of life that allows relaxation, humor, and fun. Perhaps sometimes we're seen as too funny, too informal, and not serious enough. But Americans also have a very serious workaholic side. So, I'd say we know how to work hard and play hard.

3 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent,... read more

Aussies are bloody funny. Love their accent, dark sense of humor, sarcasm, they are just great. Americans love Aussies but they are so far away

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!

Depends on how you answer the question. Yes, the Brits probably have better comedians historically, but the Australian people themselves (I.e. regular people) are more widely known for our sense of humour.

4 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

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 Irish have the best sense of humour going. They just get it, and they never seem to take offense from anything that is an actual joke unlike some Americans.
The greatest humour in the world has to go to Ireland, have you heard them speak haha

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.

5 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed Wales and in 1603 shared a Monarch with Scotland, which eventually led to the Unification of the two... read more

Always bloody funny. Us Americans know a lot of British celebs and they are great. The Brits have done bad stuff historically, but I am obsessed with them

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.

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.

6 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Philippines is bounded by the South China Sea to the west, the Philippine Sea to the east,... read more

Filipinos love to laugh and smile, super friendly, love life! I'm amazed at how friendly and loving Filipinos are, and I love their food.

For me the Philippines—where I live is one of has the most humorous personalities. Amidst of every problems we face like typhoon, volcanic eruption, poverty and many more, most of the people here just face and smile it.
And you see in social media? There is a lot of filipino entertainer who got been famous, one of the reason is because of their humors. I have lot of known person here who is so humorous, in school there will always be, in the neighborhood, in my relatives every where, even a stranger can make you smile. I can't describe it completely but swear to you Filipinos are really good in humors.

"Philippines must be at the number 1" because filipinos always smile, laugh and even cry with a tears of joys, they also always feel the hurt in the abdomenal muscles because they laugh a lot, sometimes even if it's corny you will feel like laughing out loud because of the corniest feeling you'll also feel happy. But the funniest thing is being nasty and making vine videos. So the Philippines has the greatest sense of humour ever because they don't feel any offense when you crack a joke, anytime you can tell or crack a joke because they have a highest sense of mumore. So they must at first.
P. S. Don't search funny movies in the philippines because kinda bit corny instead of friending a filipino is much better.

7 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.

Japan has a huge capital city called Tokyo, other cities in Japan include Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nagoya and Sendai. It's close to South Korea,... read more

From everyday life, drama, comics and animation, you name it they are undoubtedly the greatest when it comes to having a great sense of humor!
Japanese are not only nice and polite they're funny too.

They have a funny sense of humor, their comedy shows are great. They can be cold and shy sometimes though.

Gotta love the anime humor.

8 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a landlocked country in Southeastern and Central Europe, situated at the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkans. It shares land borders with Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, and Montenegro to the southwest, and claiming a border... read more

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.

9 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome... read more

Italians are really funny and friendly. They love to laugh and smile, tell jokes, super dramatic with the hands. Italians are super dramatic in general, and love life

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.

10 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world... read more

Russian people do not laugh; they take almost every thing seriously. They do not joke at all.

Russians are very funny, should be higher.

Very funny people. With a lot of jokes.

The Contenders
11 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. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Gaza Strip (Palestine) and Israel to the northeast, the Red Sea to the east, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. The Gulf of Aqaba in the northeast... read more

Since I was a kid, I have been traveling a lot to different countries, but Egypt always wins because it is close to my heart. Fortunately, he was born in Egypt. I even learned the Arabic language, especially the "Egyptian dialect" only because I love living there next to its people, and the Egyptian jokes and the jokes of its people excited me, and how its people are kind and you feel that you are in it. Your country wherever you are in Egypt, as in the very interesting Egyptian Pharaonic history, in short everything in Egypt is very beautiful how they made everything funny out of nothing, and made life wonderful. Even when they are at their worst.
You will fall in love with Egypt permanently.

I am a person who travels around the world try to meet new people and learn about the different cultures an I must admit they are truly the funniest people I have ever met.

If you talk to Egyptians on any topic, even politics, they are able to create very funny jokes about almost anything and everything. Like these creative jokes that make you laugh from the heart. My opinion that they are the best Egypt is by far the funniest country in which I have lived, and has many friends, and watched the movie eleven countries above Egypt in this site is not funny at all compared to Egypt.

12 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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages... read more

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.

In India, humour is our another language. The only country where you can see a variety of humour, let that be witty comments, different sounds, sarcasm etc. Whereas English and Americans are famous only for sarcasm and explicit vulgar humours.

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.

13 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 by area (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, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince... read more

Canadian culture holds sarcasm as a main form of communication from a very young age, when generally brain development prevents young children from being able to comprehend sarcasm. Maybe we're just not rude enough (like dry sarcasm from the brits, or obnoxious like the aussies and americans) but rest assured, we are passive aggressively leading the world in sarcasm.

"Jim Carrey, Norm MacDonald, Mike Myers, Seth Rogen, John Candy, Will Arnet.. to name a few. These iconic names are revolutionary in american comedy culture, with the likes of Carrey and Rogen being prolific influences in some of the best known comedy flicks around.

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!

14 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

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.

15 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas... read more

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

I don't agree, I think Spanish people has the best sense of humor in Europe.

They always make you laugh with their sense of humor.

16 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million... read 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 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.

Some french jokes were hard to understand, but when my sister taught me them, I loved it!

17 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth largest metropolis in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. more.

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.

18 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The... read more

Best sense of humor by far. Very high standards, because the country itself is the most absurd being a combo of east and west.

The humor of this country feeds on its cultural wealth. The deep historical background gives the color to this richness.

Only people in Turkey can understand. for other people it may be difficult.

19 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.

Obviously Scotland has the best sense of humour, indeed needs the best sense of humour, as we have England as neighbours...

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!

I am a natural born scot, and man does everyone I know from scotland have a HILARIOUS sense of humor!

20 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. more.

Norwegians are one of the funniest and nicest people in the world.

Norwegian humor is so fun we love to make a fool out of ourselves

21 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and... read more

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.

Greece should be higher.

We must be first because we only have humour to pass our crisis

22 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; as well as the most populous more.

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.

23 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany... read more

They don't have a good sense of humor, but they are stupidly funny.

They have a really dark sense of humor, that I actually enjoy.

They are really funny

24 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union... read more

Hilarious people, tough-minded, love to joke around and see the funny in life.

25 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are located in Pakistan.

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 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.

I think Pakistan's nation have an art of laughing there own weaknesses that's the reason they can survive in most devastating conditions..

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