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It's no secret that having a sense of humor is crucially important in life. A healthy sense of humor allows you to fill your days with positive emotions, heal you when you're feeling under the weather, and even nourish you with some health benefits. The simplest way to get your daily dose of dark humor is, of course, a nice list of dark humor memes.

There are times when we're not feeling our best selves, which is when something laughter-inducing could come in handy and shift our focus from the overwhelming thoughts. However, sometimes watching a comedy show is simply not hitting the right spot, so people turn to the one and only salvation — dark humor memes. 

It's a controversial genre, as quite a few folks loathe it. Yet it acts as somewhat of an emotional release in times of need. Instagram page DarkerSideHumor collects dark humor memes, and we've gathered the very best ones for you to look at. 

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What Qualifies As Dark Comedy?

To put it simply — dark comedy and dark memes, in essence, are jokes that laugh about taboo subjects. To put it even simpler, these are the jokes that laugh at things that shouldn’t be funny in the first place or are hard to discuss. However, as we all know so well, laughing at our hardships and misfortunes makes them so much easier to bear! 

The term black comedy itself isn’t so old as it was first used in 1935 by French Surrealist theorist Andre Breton who used it to describe the writings of Jonathan Swift. Later, in 1940, Breton combined and then published an Anthology of Black Humor, citing works of over 40 famous writers. And the rest is history because now, we probably cannot even live a day without some twisted humor in it!

What Are Some Good Dark Humor Memes? 

There’s always a fine line between truly good dark humor and something subpar. So, what makes some examples of this style stand out, is a truthful approach to the subject matter while offering a piece of absurdity based on our reality. 

As you’ll see, plenty of dark humor memes on this list offer just that — they don’t cross the line to vulgarity but rather give you a fresh perspective of everyday woes, making them seem smaller and less significant. 

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Is Having A Dark Sense Of Humor A Good Thing?

Despite all these possible explanations, being funny is truly a blessing. Folks that are so unintentionally witty don't only enhance their own lives but also allow others to experience a positive wave of emotions. After all, a dark sense of humor is like your mind's immune system — it protects you from all these harmful feelings and allows you to live a healthy and carefree life.

Moreover, there are a few physical benefits triggered by laughter. For instance, the physical action of actively laughing burns quite a few calories and unmistakably makes your day better. How cool is that?

Does Everybody Get Dark Humor Memes?

While the basic humor is appreciated by the most, not everyone is fond of extremely dark humor memes. Many folks use dark humor to deal with stressful or unpleasant situations. While it's understandable that some might not find it appealing — it's also very clear why many prefer this type of comedy.

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Life is hard, and you never know what obstacle will encounter during your time on this planet. Hence, the least you could do is lower your stress levels with a couple of jokes. Whether it's a distraction, a coping mechanism, or a way of helping you accept the situation or event, the only thing that matters is that you feel better.

There will always be someone who'll disapprove of your character or hate your liking of dark humor memes. But, in reality, there's no way you could satisfy everyone — even if you changed. There'll always be someone who will find your behavior offensive. However, as long as you know you're not hurting anyone, why not squeeze in a few dark jokes?

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Are Dark Humor Memes Appropriate?

It seems like dark humor is actually quite popular nowadays. Whether it's because we've been through a couple of life-changing events and our minds are coping and trying to recover this way, or it's simply something that people find relatable – dark humor jokes like that often empower folks to open up and talk about sensitive and serious subjects.

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Whether you're a fan of the funniest dark humor memes or not, it's important to give ourselves permission to laugh or joke about the negative parts of our lives. After all, our existence doesn't only consist of beautiful and colorful things — but laughing could definitely get you a little bit closer to experiencing life at its fullest.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait other people don't get the back of throat feeling when they have to cry?

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know you're smart if you can procrastinate for a week then submit a 7-page essay the night before it's due, and still get a passing grade.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Works well for us "conspiracy nuts" too. I've never once said "OMG really?!" only ever "I told you they were gonna do that."

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For me it was fifteen. I started waking up an hour before my alarm and panicking until I had to get up.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah....like the math story problems about trains passing speed and all that.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If u are not into chess u won’t get it lol so I’ll explain. The knight (horse piece) can only move in L shapes and since it is in the middle it can do nothing at all

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sometimes I wonder if the depression caused them to paint so well or depression was caused because they were not appreciated!

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m always suspicious of people that have more letters after their name then their actual name. Like who are you trying to impress?

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Ladies and gentlemen and everyone else, may I present: the functional depressive.

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