While dark humor isn't a new concept, the name was only introduced in 1935 by the French surrealist Andre Breton. Dark humor jokes include themes that are usually considered taboo or hard to discuss, while often including a touch of irony.

Most popular examples would be the writings of Shakespeare himself, who often viewed tragic moments with a lighter side, or the famous works of British comedians Monty Python.

Our brains have to work quite hard to understand irony - sarcastic messages load our craniums with double the computing, compared to usual forms of language. So having the sense of it, basically means, that your brain is more adept in solving creative problems. Though if you use it too much, other people might confuse your dark sense of humor for sociopath behavior.

Mr. Lovenstein, aka J. L. Westover, draws hilarious dark humor comics with the most unexpected endings. Featuring everything from animals to funny tips to random situations - I'm sure they'll help you get through this workday quicker. Check our collection of these dark humor memes below.

More info: mrlovenstein.com | Facebook | Twitter

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

Oh life. I almost thought I'd have fun

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Roselientje
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3 years ago

Yeah your right caterpillar!

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Rana
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3 years ago

holly cow

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Penny Cillin
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3 years ago

CROCKOGATOR: Toad, schmoad. Call yourself whatever you like; I'm calling you Snacky McSnackersons. Now git in mah bellah!!

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Tony Le
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3 years ago

true story

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Catie Brandyberry
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3 years ago

Hahaha!

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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

Like this..You spend endless hours growing a certain plant,buying the right plant foods,watering it and making sure no critters dine out on it and yet on the garden pathway,the yellow blossoming weeds look like they could win prizes without any care at all!!! Arrrgghh...

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Tillie Martinussen
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3 years ago

Aaaw! Hahahhaha

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Penny Cillin
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3 years ago

And by the looks of you now, clearly she made the right choice.

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Constance Hyman
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3 years ago

Sick but funny

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Catie Brandyberry
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3 years ago

Taxi driver looks like Mario

Lauren Kaufmann
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3 years ago

Are you saying... Itsa ISN'T Mario?

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

This is amazing. RIP to the days of fake sleeping in the car so my dad would carry me inside and tuck me in.

Tiny Dynamine
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3 years ago

At first I thought "Awww" then realised the taxi driver doesn't know where he lives so he put him in his own bed.

Jace
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3 years ago

That's a great point. Maybe he doesn't intend any shenanigans.

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Tom van Hardeveld
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3 years ago

this made me warm and fuzzy :)

Matias Petroccello
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3 years ago

Need this now

| TheArtAddict |
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3 years ago

THIS IS FREAKIN' ADORABLE!!!!

Natasha L
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3 years ago

Probably the brightest out of the lot

Koko Sempai
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3 years ago

this made my heart melt

Cuzy123
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3 years ago

Awwww, sweet!

Mirriam Banda
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3 years ago

i guess mario needed some extra coins

Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

But where's Luigi?

Foxyloxylou
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1 year ago

D'aww-o-meter rates this 99999 //10 for d'aww-y ness

Brian Wasinger
Community Member
1 year ago

But....he never told him where he lives. Wait, whose bed it that??

luvya
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1 year ago

gay love

Fridtjof Smith
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3 years ago

Fake taxi

Konrad Jamtoy
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3 years ago

Oh Uber is killing my job!!I gonna throw the CEO into lava!!LETS-A-GOO!!!

Michelle Alexa Myburgh
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3 years ago

I love this!

Riann Vaz
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3 years ago

Who's your (new) daddy?

Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

I mean I don't blame Mario for switching jobs, at least this ones clean one.

Jeff Hubbell
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3 years ago

This was oddly sweet

Misty Dewsnup Dutson
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3 years ago

I love this so much!

Sam McKinney
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3 years ago

Date Rape is a crime

CelSlade
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3 years ago

awwww...

Tracy Baparam
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww

Rob LeBlanc
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3 years ago

He took the unconscious passenger to bed and kissed him... Must be an Uber driver. ;)

Katinka Min
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3 years ago

The artist put in one cute cartoon to see how high it'll make it up the list :-)

Panda Dover
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3 years ago

aw w!

Chris Ausema
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3 years ago

wait... how did the driver know where his house is??

Christopher Lotinga
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3 years ago

It's the driver's own bed...

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atiQah
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3 years ago

This is cute

Jovana Curic
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3 years ago

Aww :D

Andrea Seiden Giroux
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3 years ago

awww

Victoria Nelson
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3 years ago

am i the only one confused about this because how did he know where the guy lived lmao

Curious Cat
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3 years ago

its creepy so it must be an uber.

Rob LeBlanc
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3 years ago

He took the unconscious passenger to bed and kissed him... Must be an Uber driver. ;)

Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

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Gay.....?

Andrew Ramirez
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3 years ago

Just a little gay to get you through your day.

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Penny Cillin
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3 years ago

ZOMG. Mind scientifically blown to bits. So THIS is why we never see a happy snake; biologically they don't even know which end is up. Like Chris Rock as the Zebra in Madagascar when he too had a biological epiphany: "Am I white with black stripes or black with white stripes??" And my own biological epiphany: "Am I just "with" stupid as the infamous T-shirt declares? Or am I actually the stupid one in this duo???" Sadly, there is proof on a near daily basis that I am not just "with" stupid but am, in fact, ate-UP with the stupidness. A check of my Permanent Record shows I think and do more stupid before breakfast than most full-time professional morons do in a lifetime.

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Hans
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3 years ago

This happened to me, just not in hell.

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Roselientje
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3 years ago

Hahaha

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Bridgette David
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3 years ago

Harsh=[]

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The Alchemist
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3 years ago

I've done this before. In middle school and freshman of high school. Made a number of upperclassmen friends this way.

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Jasmine Chen
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3 years ago

When you die.he still takes your money.

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Miriam Praus
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3 years ago

hahahahah

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Penny Cillin
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3 years ago

Uphill! Both ways!! Farking kids with their fancy farking wheels and efficiencies and whatnot. It's just a fad. No way that whole "wheel" thing is gonna take off. No farking way.

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Lilya
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3 years ago

That was the funniest comic I've ever read. 😂

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MandyandMatt Adams
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3 years ago

There's always that one person. 😑

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Hans
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3 years ago

Haha, did not see that coming.

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Hans
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3 years ago

Evil!

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Megan Martin
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3 years ago

Gah! Every effing weekend.

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Alexis
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3 years ago

At least he got a high five eventually...

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Jay-are Carrasco
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3 years ago

Is this the ending of One Piece? Lols

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Maitreyi Pande
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3 years ago

Haha. Genius!

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Roselientje
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3 years ago

Shit. If I only had treated my sims better. I am going to hell. But I dont think I am the only simsabuser

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MandyandMatt Adams
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3 years ago

😭

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Intensive Panda
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3 years ago

soup of the day: sad man's tears

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Monkey D. Luffy
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3 years ago

Sweet.

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Lilya
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3 years ago

Me.

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Rebecca Finnigan
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3 years ago

I get this at Xmas time I wrap all my presents for people to match my decorations then I'm sad when I have to give them away and get assorted colours and patterns that don't coordinate with my tree. I think I may have issues!!

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Sarah Frazier
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3 years ago

So, so true. 😕

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Hans
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3 years ago

Har har, evil.

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MandyandMatt Adams
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3 years ago

Hahaha

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Orkan
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3 years ago

Well my cat died that way, here goes the feelings...

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Nga Kieu
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3 years ago

my head hurts

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Gavyn Allen
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3 years ago

I believe it's alluding to the fact that the older man isn't happy.

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Catie Brandyberry
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3 years ago

The truth hurts doggo

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Hans
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3 years ago

This is slightly disturbing.

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Abraham Betancourt
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3 years ago

That clears the things up.

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Rana
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3 years ago

you evil man

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Annabelle Johnson
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3 years ago

srsly? THAT WAS AN EGG, YOU BIRD BRAIN!! (pun intended)

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Brandon Alberti
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3 years ago

hahaha!!

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Hans
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3 years ago

How could he?!?

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Tillie Martinussen
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3 years ago

There's always that person...

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Hans
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3 years ago

Good trick, need to memorise.

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Monkey D. Luffy
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3 years ago

Ha ha that's creepy.

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Klay Thoring
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3 years ago

I was expecting xylophone

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Catie Brandyberry
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3 years ago

Awww!

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Katie Jamberri Nails
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3 years ago

Adulting.

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Carolina Santos
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3 years ago

That's sad :'(

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Selenlna
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3 years ago

genius

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Hayley Lightcap
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3 years ago

That's pretty deep

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Dorottya Hévizi
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3 years ago

this one's gold

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Elise Marchand
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3 years ago

I need one of those.

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Crystal Fudalik
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3 years ago

Story of my life

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Celia McDaniel
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3 years ago

Dark

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Tillie Martinussen
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3 years ago

Hahahahhahahahahha!

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MandyandMatt Adams
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3 years ago

Life of a parent.

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