With all the puns intended, dank memes, and surreal jokes surfing around these past few months, it’s fair to say corona jokes are a kind of humor in their own league.
And if you think of the virus as an invisible and inanimate target, it surely deserves some mockery. Baby boomers and Gen Z-ers gravitate towards relatable and observational humor, like “Anyone else starting to get a tan from the light in your refrigerator?” Many corona jokes give a sense of absurdity in the misery by assuring us that "we’re all in this together." And honestly, this is all we need.
So let’s dive deep into the best corona comedy bits and skits this week compiled by Bored Panda. These are just as good, if not better, than when this whole punapocalypse began. And if you just now joined the bandwagon, be sure to check out part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, and part 9.
Corona humor has been lifting up our spirits online for the past few months. But that doesn’t mean that all quarantine-related jokes are equally fun and harmless. From what we’ve seen in recent examples, cracking corona jokes live can backfire big time.
And Ellen DeGeneres knows this first-hand. The 62-year-old comedian, who hosted her show from home like many others, upset many fans by comparing her quarantine time to being in jail.
During her opening monologue, the star joked: “This is like being in jail is what it is.” She continued: “Mostly because I’ve been wearing the same clothes for 10 days and everyone in here is gay!” She soon received a lot of critique.
Another corona humor faux pas came from the K-pop star Kim Jaejoong, who announced on his Instagram account that he was in hospital after contracting COVID-19. He soon admitted it was an April Fool’s joke gone wrong and apologized. The BBC reports that Kim has a long history of pranking fans. He previously pretended to faint during a concert and announced a false marriage as part of his April Fool’s jokes.