40 Of The Freshest Jokes About The Pandemic To Make You Laugh Or Cry (More New Pics)
There are now over 13.1 million confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus worldwide and the situation looks dire. However, people haven’t given up yet and are doing what humans do in hard times: they poke fun at the crisis to laugh and boost their spirits.
The Bored Panda team has collected some of the funniest and freshest jokes about the ‘Coronapocalypse’ floating on the net to show you that there’s plenty of humor around even in the darkest times. So scroll down and upvote your fave jokes, dear Pandas. When you’re done chuckling your way through this list, we’ve got plenty more coronavirus jokes for you to enjoy: check out our freshest lists here, here, and here.
Bored Panda reached out to Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt Schimkowitz and spoke to him about the best coronavirus memes of 2020 and to what extent it’s all right to joke about serious topics. Read on for Matt’s insights!
This post may include affiliate links.
Seriously, Is This Even A Tough Decision?
But Hey, I'm Sure That Was Just A Fluke
The first thing that we wanted to know was which meme about 2020 stood out for Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt personally as the most accurate and funniest so far.
“This is a tough question. The first one to come to mind is ‘Tested Positive for Missing the Homies,’ which is something that I think had very wide appeal during the coronavirus quarantine. I have to admit, I am also suffering from this affliction. What can I say? I miss my homies. I think about that meme a lot,” Matt told Bored Panda.
However, the topic of humor during a deadly pandemic can be touchy. On the one hand, humor and laughter always go hand in hand and help people keep their hope burning strong during times of crisis. On the other hand, the Covid-19 pandemic has affected a lot of people who might not think that the coronavirus is something to take lightly.
She Used Your Own Logic, But Against You
A Good One
“I think I need to take this on a case-by-case basis,” Matt explained. “There are plenty of great coronavirus memes and plenty of bad ones. I think when it comes to a situation like that, one that affects everyone on a global scale, it's kind of fair game. Of course, there's a line, I think, when you start mocking other people's experiences with the virus.”
He added that nearly anything can be funny but the context surrounding a joke makes all the difference. We were also interested to know if Matt thought there was any way that the different sides of the aisle could find common ground.
Kind Of A Political Post
People Running Around
How can something so simple be so hard for so-called grown ups.
I've Got You
“There's not any reconciling this point. People will always offend and others will always be offended. I think that most people should just be conscious about what they're meme-ing and what the subtext of the meme is. If people do take offense, try and understand why. It's possible to make jokes about sensitive topics, but you have to listen to your audience in order to get there.”
Let's Talk About Where The Priorities *actually* Are
We Can Smell The Hypocrisy And It’s Bad
Men Who Wear Masks
Finally, we wanted to get Matt’s take about the second half of 2020 and whether he thought the global situation would improve. Unfortunately, he wasn’t too optimistic. “Sorry to say, it's not looking good. We're currently in the middle of a global pandemic that's killed more than 400,000 people, so I think for many people it's probably going to continue being pretty painful.”
He added: “Oh, and there's a US election coming up, which are usually calm, orderly events with no problems, partisanship, or societal ruptures. Sorry to be a bummer!”
Disney Opening Parks
To The Karens That Can't Wear Masks. I Have Asthma And Work 13 Hour Shifts In This
I have asthma and I ALWAYS wear a mask. No one wants to listen to you excuses Karen!
I Believe I Have Created The Perfect Mask
A New Kind Of Covid-19 Political Poster Seen In My Neighborhood
Carry multiple masks. When you start having trouble breathing, caused by vapour in your breath building up in the weave of the mask, swap masks.
The Us Looks Like A Bunch Of Fools
Recycling In 2019 vs. Recycling In 2020
Staying in bed in 2019: Lazy bastard Staying in bed in 2020: Responsible citizen
Well, Well, Well..
Still Got Time
Maybe Coronavirus Was Made To Kill People Like These
"she heard"...says it all, really. 'Heard today I should stick my head up my ass. Mmmfpfmhpf.'
Orange You Glad?
Paying people to stay at home is socialism and socialism is worse than dying from an incurable virus infection. /Sarcasm = off/
Ain't no dang way I'm eating at that or any restaurant that doesn't have primarily take-out.
Trump Is Playing 4d Chess
I don't know what's worse- him pulling this shit or people actually falling for it.
Shes Not Wrong..
Ohhhh! I was staring at this for a while before I realized that they can't taste because not tasting is a symptom of the coronavirus
Keep Schools Closed
I'm No Rocket Surgeon But...
Bored With Covid
All Lives Matter. Except When They Don't
"Ok kids! Welcome back and did you all do your homework assignments I gave last week? Yes? Good. Lets take a look at those Last Will and Testaments shall we... Hmmm Timmy, are you sure you want to leave your favourite blue crayon to Lucy? I mean, its a nice crayon... very nice... so blue"
Pub Installs Electric Fence To Stop Drinkers Getting To The Bar
That not actually a joke though - they did install the fence.
The Virus Will Not Last Long
She won't die till Charles does. She'll be full of embalming fluid, but no Charles!
Driving To Another State To Avoid Using A Mask
Who Else Plans To Do The Same?
Publix Have A Mandatory Mask Rule.
Oh, man. He's staring right at the camera. Do you think this was the last thing the camera man saw?
'Please scream inside your heart.' - I do this everyday
Dr. Fauci, You're Fired .... Soon!
Worse, for calling Donnie an ignorant bloated fool in public. Verbally and non-verbally.... Corona-mor...3e8bdc.jpg
Going To Disney World During A Pandemic
OMG, I saw that Disneyland opened and I am like WTF. What an absolutely STUPID thing to do, especially with so many new cases everyday, the current cases and the Covidiots who don’t give a shit about anyone else. That is a very very bad idea.
This Just Doesn’t Make Sense
As we all know, Lisa is very smart girl. So, maybe she's right again and we have to listen to her. Who knows.
You Wanna Keep Going, Pal?
I am actually curious to know the statistics of how many covidiots are also pro-plaguers.
Stop Smoking Crack, People
Our schools can't control lice. How are they going to control Covid?