2020 is still far from over but a lot of people think that it’s one of the worst years in recent modern history. So much so that they’re using humor to cope with just how bad things got. People are posting hilarious jokes about 2020 that a lot of us can relate to, and Bored Panda has collected some of the best ones.

Scroll down, upvote your fave 2020 jokes, and share how you’re dealing with all the stress this year, dear Pandas. When you’re done enjoying this list, have a look through our earlier post about people making “my plans vs. 2020” memes.

This year has been a huge challenge so far: Brexit shenanigans ensued, we nearly had WW3, Australia was on fire, the coronavirus pandemic shut down the world, and racial tensions over police brutality in the US reached a breaking point. It’s been rough. But people find that a bit of humor helps keep their spirits up in difficult times. Bored Panda reached out to speak about 2020 memes with comedy writer and comedian Ariane Sherine. Scroll down for our interview with her.

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kasa alex
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5 months ago

omg MASKS

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Francis
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5 months ago

i was so f*cking sure, that this is going to be an awesome year.. well nope..

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I can't remember how many decades were in May.

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Comedy writer Ariane told us that her fave jokes this year are "definitely" the "my plans vs. 2020" meme. "It just sums up the craziness of this year so perfectly."

She believes that people will still mention 2020 occasionally in the future. "2016 was also a bad year and people still talk about it. But it [2020] will ll slowly fade from memory and be mentioned less and less."

Ariane thinks that the bad news will continue in 2020. "Sadly, I expect we’ll see second waves of coronavirus deaths. I’d love to see a vaccine but I’m not sure that’s going to happen this year."

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

No. According to Donald Trump, it's bleach.

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Alioan Patea
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5 months ago

Haha lol

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kasa alex
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5 months ago

Her facial expression exactly the same as the Pope

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Some of the 2020 jokes are related to us thinking about how we and future generations will look back at this year. While other social media users are joking about how we’re still not even halfway through the year and there are probably lots of messed up things waiting for us in the near future. Like alien invasions and zombie plagues. Or something more serious but just as scary.

Staying positive in 2020 when negative things keep hitting us over and over (and over…) again is easier said than done. However, small changes that you make to your lifestyle can have huge effects.

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luna lovegood
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5 months ago

does it eevn really deserve 1 star? What about 1/2 or 0?!

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Bob Belcher
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5 months ago

Childish Gambino goes hard. His stand up is funny too. He was almost black Spider-Man, almost.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago (edited)

How about we name 2020 “the year that must not be named”. Once it is over we never speak of it again.

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Like taking some time off from social media and the news, brewing yourself a steaming mug of tea, and sitting down with a good book. We all need to recharge; following the news is important but doing it nonstop will lead to burnout and, eventually, apathy.

Getting plenty of movement, some sunshine, lots of rest, and having a good diet are also very important. The world’s always much grimmer when we’re exhausted.

On the other hand, when we’re full of energy, we have all the tools that we need to change the world into a better place. 2020 is far from over but is it going to be like the first half of the year or can we turn this year around? That’s for each and every one of us Pandas to decide.

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Ilir Ajdini
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5 months ago

And we have 6 more months to go...

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

The last normal day was Friday the 13th!

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Tracey Hirt
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5 months ago

What is happening in the lower right corner? Is that a guy hiding behind a fort made of cardboard boxes?

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Koalamonster
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5 months ago

We're getting the remnants of a tropical depression in the midwest, only the 4th time that has happened. Just... seriously what the hell.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

Put us out of our misery and come together.

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Lauren Caswell
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5 months ago

Lmao the Davey six toes comment is spot on! I can almost see it sheepishly submerging back into it's lake

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

You should be sacked, as comic book guy would say WORST.MOVIE.EVER.

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

The 2020 mug. You don't want to see what's coming next.

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

"Many scholars have pieced together information from this civilization based on its records and artifacts..."

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visvalin Vamadevan
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5 months ago

No Dad, I’m not going to the Opera House in Sydney, I’m going to the drying rack in the kitchen.

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Ami Temi
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5 months ago (edited)

One positive thing (but sadly after seeing atrocious acts of injustice towards innocent people) I learned is that we have a voice and that we can do something about the racism and injustice by supporting eachother, even with adversaries like Trump and his racist gang, we can make a change by holding on. Secondly, even with social distancing, you can become closer as a community. A third positive note is that hundreds of millions of people have been saved due to lockdown measures. I hope you're all doing well and that you're safe!

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

We might be safe in... Portugal? Or... Lichtenstein!

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crazyswede
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5 months ago

That relates to literally EVERY SINGLE Event in 2020

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Francis
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5 months ago

is there a name for the phenomen, that we all feel like the march was extra long and april and may just went over in like seconds?

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FurryManiac
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5 months ago

where did you get those photos?

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Nymphadora Tonks
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5 months ago

Oh my gosh....

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

Literally the worst flavor possible for one of the worst years.

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Tracey Hirt
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5 months ago (edited)

2020 history is going to read like a kindergartner’s attempt at fiction. “Um, so first an entire continent was on fire. But then there was this disease, and everyone forgot about that. So then the whole world had to stay home. And school was cancelled for the year. And a bunch of people got real mad about stuff. And, um....um...BAM! Murder hornets!”

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

Too bad it isn't a black sharpie. We'd all rather forget this year happened.

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

Why would they? This is what they've spent their whole lives preparing for.

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ElusiveIntrovert
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5 months ago

May be, may be if we survive 2020, we will be immortalized :p

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Alioan Patea
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5 months ago

Hehe

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5 months ago

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Xavier Wescott
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5 months ago (edited)

don't jinx us! (I mean, anymore than we already are :P)

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Freya the Wanderer
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5 months ago

Yeah - radioactive tornadoes, a supervolcano going off, rabid velociraptors, Klingon invasion--

PhotoJenic12
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5 months ago

Shall we lay bets on what's next??!?

Bacony
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5 months ago

Let's hope aliens arrive soon and they're chill.

Sher Kelly Strombos
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5 months ago

right

Dr Teddy
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5 months ago

Tbh, I don't think it will stop in 2020

mindfkr
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5 months ago

I’m tellin you guys... the earth is ready to shake, rattle, roll... and erupt.

Tessa Thompson
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5 months ago

People just need to STFU and stop tempting the fates to make things worse.

the second one
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5 months ago

I read his face like “oop sh*t”

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Jeff Diamond
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5 months ago

Here in my state, we're doing both!

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Pillowhead
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5 months ago

I read that in his voice :^D

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5 months ago

GET MY PLASMA RIFLE!!

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キミ
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5 months ago

Unfortunately the dog she was strangling while calling the cops, that was a rescue and that had been taken from her following this event has been given back to her...

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Ryleigh
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5 months ago

We don't talk about that ever son.

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Remliel
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5 months ago

Wait, what? Time to stock in baby wipes.

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LivLlama
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5 months ago (edited)

"Go back to sleep."

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Bob Belcher
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5 months ago

So chemical X must be chronic depression.

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