It’s been seven years—sorry, seven months—since we compiled Bored Panda’s very first list of coronavirus jokes. At that time, it all seemed slightly surreal. The first COVID jokes and puns reflected reality and aimed at educating people. Soon, though, with the viral threat snowballing into one of the greatest public disasters of modern history, the absurdity level skyrocketed.

A new kind of comedy was born. COVID humor turned out to be as savage as the virus itself, and no meme, pun, or one-liner was out of the question. Throwing COVID jokes around became a new kind of weapon against the collective trauma and misery we live in.

And since we've rolled into the second wave of this viral turmoil and everyone is getting a little philosophical and sentimental, the COVID jokes are on fire just like they were the first day. Just better. They matured like a collectible wine, which will get us all the way through 2020. So, roll up your sleeves for this very gourmet compilation of the freshest COVID-19 humor. For dessert, check out more corona jokes here, here, here, and here.

#1

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

This Paper Sign At Our Local Sandwich Shop

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Falcon
Community Member
4 months ago

Actually a good point, any choices you make have consequences.

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#2

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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Patti Brock
Community Member
4 months ago

Sad but true!

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#3

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

Protect Yourself, Protect Others!

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Falcon
Community Member
4 months ago

Hmm 🤔 might want to substitute "light on" with "mask off", unless the person is against masks.

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It’s not only you who noticed that corona jokes have become darker than they used to be at the start of the year. The fact that the pandemic has gotten way worse and it’s nowhere near the end has surely escalated the darker sense of humor.

In a recent interview with comedy writer Ariane Sherine, we talked about the effect the pandemic has had on our lives. The woman from London, United Kingdom told us that she, like many others, tries to limit the flow of corona-related news daily to limit the psychological pressure.

"I get my news in bite-sized chunks from Twitter. I read the news articles they recommend, but I never watch the television news as I find that a lot more emotive and distressing than written news," she said.

#4

Mask-Wearing

Mask-Wearing

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Monday
Community Member
4 months ago

Think there's any correlation between the people who wear masks incorrectly and the people who use contraceptives incorrectly?

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#5

Mask Stops Covid-19

Mask Stops Covid-19

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Mike Crow
Community Member
4 months ago

This could work.

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#6

“It’s Easy, Losers”

“It’s Easy, Losers”

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
4 months ago

18 days

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On the other hand, the sense of community we all share these days is stronger than ever before. “On the upside, there’s also a shared sense of camaraderie and getting through tough times together,” Ariane commented.

This sense of community is also key to corona humor, which has become a universal subgenre transgressing all social media platforms, cultures, and backgrounds. Memes, puns, and one-liners hit us hard in a similar way that the virus does. It’s not selective and speaks to everyone.

In every absurd corona joke, there’s a sense of empathy in the things we are all going through. And since the grounds of optimism seem to be depleting daily, there’s only one thing we can do. Sit back, relax, and poke fun at the world which hasn’t been so nice to us lately.

#7

Incompetent

Incompetent

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

This speaks to me lol

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#8

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

The Denver Broncos Have The Entire Town Of ‘South Park’ In The Stands For Today’s Nfl Game

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

That's just so darn funny! 😂😂😂

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#9

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

I Sure Hope That The Corona-Virus Doesn't Catch A Case Of Malignant Narcissism

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Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

I ❤ George Takei.

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#10

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

When Trick Or Treaters Get Within 6 Feet Of My Door

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

😂😂😂 This should be first!

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#11

Working Hard

Working Hard

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Valentina Lattante
Community Member
4 months ago

well, it all started with a bat!

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#12

Yup, That Sounds About Right

Yup, That Sounds About Right

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karla Meixnerová
Community Member
4 months ago

5 km distance...

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#13

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

Macaulay Culkin's Face Mask

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Haha. 😂

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#14

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

It Doesn't Get Any Better Little One

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CLG
Community Member
4 months ago

I just love this photo so much.

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#15

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

I Wonder How Dense The Population Is?

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Falcon
Community Member
4 months ago

😂 stealing this image. So true.

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#16

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

If I Cover My Eyes And Ears Long Enough, The Corona Virus Will Magically Disappear...

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Alex T
Community Member
4 months ago

people need to listen to the facts, and trust scientists who have dedicated their life to their study instead of believing every Karen, Kyle, Chad (and Trump) on the internet.

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#17

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

Best Thing I Saw On Facebook Today....

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
4 months ago

Time for me to move to New Zealand

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#18

Not Wrong

Not Wrong

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Kel Gal
Community Member
4 months ago

Love this!

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#19

First Post

First Post

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Monday
Community Member
4 months ago

That's something I've wondered about in recent years...do you HAVE to be old to be a politician in America?

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#20

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

Panic, Courtney White, Digital, 2020

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

Bleach

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#21

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

Don't Be Afraid You Said?

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

An orange one.

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#22

100% Effective

100% Effective

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Clara Knaub
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s really cool to see!

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#23

Corona

Corona

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David K
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, the risk of laptop getting broken is too high here.

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#24

Zozo

Zozo

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

its even worse with my handwriting

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#25

That's 100% Truth

That's 100% Truth

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
4 months ago

Same here, kid. Same.

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#26

The Best Mask Guide

The Best Mask Guide

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Adorable doggo does what is good for everyone. 🐶

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#27

Corona Joke

Corona Joke

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Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

January, February, quarantine, December 2021.

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#28

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

Heroes Of The Reich, Casually Keeping Corona At Bay

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Rainbow Panda
Community Member
4 months ago

Good seagull. 🐦

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#29

Detector Goes Shhhhh

Detector Goes Shhhhh

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Tr*mp: “I let 200k+ Americans die to avoid causing panic” Me, a constituent of Jacinda Ardern, who did what Dr Bloomfield et al said and then made a video online to address our panic because IT’S NOT AN EITHER-OR THING: *I can’t quite describe the facial expression I made*

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#30

The Four Covid-Personality Types

The Four Covid-Personality Types

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
4 months ago

So... by natural selection, only science believers live?

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#31

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

Nah, Santa Died From Covid

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

Things WILL get better Rudolph, I promise

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#32

Case Solved

Case Solved

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
Community Member
4 months ago

Also, she spelled Karen wrong in her profile

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#33

Corona

Corona

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Tara Brooks
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes!

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#34

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

Coming To A Store Near You Very Soon

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

😂😂😂😂

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#35

Cursed Photo

Cursed Photo

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Hubertus Touché
Community Member
4 months ago

Who could have guessed it would be the exact opposite... dang!

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#36

Oh Crap..

Oh Crap..

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Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh s**t.

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#37

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

One Of The Only Times Where Deadpool Is A Role Model

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

lol

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#38

Its True...

Its True...

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Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

What is this place?

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#39

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

A Picture Of My Brother In P.e Class Today

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Truth Monster
Community Member
4 months ago

I approve

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#40

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

We Didn't Make It To The Moon Choosing The Easy Way Out

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

;-;

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#41

Where Can I Get A Purse

Where Can I Get A Purse

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Tabitha L
Community Member
4 months ago

It isn't "gay" to carry a purse. I get the point she is making, but implying that purses make someone gay is a weird leap.

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#42

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

Berlin Gives Middle Finger To Anti-Maskers In Tourism Ad

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Jo
Community Member
4 months ago

The officials in Berlin are going bananas about this. I think it's good!

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#43

Mistakes Were Made.

Mistakes Were Made.

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

Just the tip...

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#44

Some People Don’t Learn

Some People Don’t Learn

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David K
Community Member
4 months ago

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#45

Alex Jones On Covid-19

Alex Jones On Covid-19

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Falcon
Community Member
4 months ago

This went from 0 to a 100 real quick 🤔

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#46

Covid Is Covid

Covid Is Covid

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Dalton Dickerhoof
Community Member
4 months ago

The irony

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#47

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

He Did It Boys, Covid Is No More

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

Tremendous recovery! huuge

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#48

Email Etiquette

Email Etiquette

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David K
Community Member
4 months ago

Every work e-mail starting with: Dear, I hope you are still alive...

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#49

Pandemic Time

Pandemic Time

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CLG
Community Member
4 months ago

Think they got the second headline wrong there.

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#50

2020 Has Been Wild

2020 Has Been Wild

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Your Local Lizard
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait its Halloween already??

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