It's no secret that humor is a crucially important aspect of 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. 

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 – dark humor. 

It's a controversial genre, as quite a few folks loathe it, yet it certainly acts as somewhat of an emotional release in times of need. This Instagram page collects dark humor jokes, and we've gathered the very best ones. 

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Meridith
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2 months ago

that.. that really. hit me.

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There are nearly 8 billion people on this planet and each and every single one of us has their own definition of "good humor". Now, let's start from the beginning. This mysterious quality that allows folks to provoke laughter and provide amusement has previously undergone a few studies to offer some kind of explanation regarding its origin and purpose.

As of now, there are three main theories; the relief theory suggests that laughter and humor are ways to release the physical tension that we might've acquired, the superiority theory that was proposed by Plato and Aristotle suggests that by laughing at someone's misfortune we show our dominance, and lastly, the Incongruity theory that suggest that humor appears when two contrasting ideas are combined.

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Me too.

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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, 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 that are triggered by laughter. For instance, it improves the function of blood vessels and increases your blood flow, and it increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies which betters your body's resistance. How cool is that?

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lydiasaur
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2 months ago

bold

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Random Person
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2 months ago

ehhhh...

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While the basic humor is appreciated by the most, not everyone is fond of the dark genre. A lot of folks use dark humor to deal with stressful or unpleasant situations, and while it's understandable that some might not find it appealing – it's also very clear as to why many prefer this type of comedy. Life is hard and you never know what obstacle you're going to come across during your time on this planet, so the least you could do is lower your stress levels with a couple of jokes.

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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2 months ago

Be sharpest with thy wit

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Random Person
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2 months ago

me: 💵💰🤑

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Whether it's a distraction, a coping mechanism or a way of helping you to reach that acceptance of the situation or event – the only thing that matters is that you get to feel better. There will always be someone who'll disapprove of your character, won't be satisfied with your looks or will hate on your humor but, in reality, there's no way you could satisfy every single person – even if you changed. There'll be always someone who will find your behavior offensive, but as long as you know that you're not hurting anyone, why not squeeze in a joke or two?

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Random Person
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2 months ago (edited)

100% guaranteed to cure depression \s

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HarriMissesScotland
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2 months ago

Sadly, I know that feeling.

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R Carson
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2 months ago

YEP

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Besides, it seems like nowadays dark humor is actually quite popular. 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 – jokes like that often empower folks to open up and talk about sensitive and serious subjects.

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Hear ya.

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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2 months ago

It will

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R Carson
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2 months ago

No sense of humor?

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Whether you're a fan of dark humor or not, it's important to give ourselves the 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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R Carson
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2 months ago

HA!

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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2 months ago

Seriously? You don't?

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Sad but true.

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Space Whale
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2 months ago

Good advice

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KitFrey
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2 months ago

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

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Funny

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Meridith
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2 months ago (edited)

small* hahaha. Hilarious! ahhhh if only.

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Generally, yes.

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Lulxby
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2 months ago

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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Space Whale
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2 months ago

Honestly I can relate to most of the second one

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Yes it is tiring.

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lydiasaur
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2 months ago

that hit too close to home...

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Meridith
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2 months ago

11:30 totally dread/regret from waking up

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Mega Gay
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2 months ago

Who took a picture of my life?

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Sounds about right.

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Rage of Aquarius
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2 months ago

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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Madeleine Flowers
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2 months ago

El muerto, we try. We always try.

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Rage of Aquarius
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2 months ago

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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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
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2 months ago

Even the tent looks evil/menacing.

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ohjojo (you/your's)
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2 months ago

How many limbs does he have left?

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R Carson
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2 months ago

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

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Emerald Ocean
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2 months ago

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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R Carson
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2 months ago

Until...... the credit card bill comes.

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R Carson
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2 months ago

Good old venn diagram.

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Brian Bennett
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2 months ago

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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Tracy Danis
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2 months ago

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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Russ Kincade
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2 months ago

Better living through chemistry!

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NsG
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2 months ago

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

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