If you’re no stranger to social media (does that even qualify as a dad joke?), you know very well that comments can be both a curse and somewhat of a blessing. Written from the comfort of your private IP address, they can range from needlessly mean to inspirational and mood-lifting. On some occasions, they offer better content than the post itself. Especially if we’re talking jokes.

Thanks to the subreddit “The Real Joke,” which, as their description reads, is “dedicated to those of us who find the better joke in the comments section of any subreddit or other medium,” we now have the best comedy bits that come right from the backlines of any given post.

Created two years ago, the community with 244k members offers a hand-picked selection of screenshots that serve as evidence that you don’t need to look far for a good one. Scroll down a bit, and then some more, to see what fun things they had to comment on.

#1

Trump Is Really Hood, Who Knew?

Trump Is Really Hood, Who Knew?

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

lmao

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#2

Just A Relevant Joke

Just A Relevant Joke

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
5 months ago

I laughed twice

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#3

Nice Pun There

Nice Pun There

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Leslie Burleson
Community Member
5 months ago

Forest doggo

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To find out more about the r/TheRealJoke subreddit and the community behind it, Bored Panda reached out to its creator and moderator RichterRicochet. He explained that the community was formed because of a recurring meme in the r/jokes subreddit “wherein, if someone made a joke in the comments section of a joke that was posted (and the comment's joke was better), then someone would reply with 'The Real Joke is in/is always in the comments.'"

“This gag persisted for quite some time,” so redditor RichterRicochet took it upon himself to open the r/TheRealJoke subreddit as “something of a highlight reel for these comments.”

It turns out, the community is extremely active. “With over 240k subscribers, the subreddit exploded over the course of the last year,” said RichterRicochet and added: “while there is an upside in that there's a greater influx of content, the downside is the lacking moderation.”

There are only two active moderators making sure the subreddit goes according to the rules. “Needless to say, there's a lot of dirt to sift through to get to the gems of the community.”

#4

Manbat

Manbat

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Ninja Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

pfft

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#5

My Wife Left Me Because I Am Insecure

My Wife Left Me Because I Am Insecure

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
5 months ago

Who's a good boy?

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#6

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

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Pamela24
Community Member
5 months ago

Impressive.

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When asked what the title “The Real Joke” refers to, RichterRicochet simply said that the real joke is always found in the comments and that sums up the essence of the subreddit.

A fan favorite of RichterRicochet is one in their top (of all time) section titled "Oof." Another good one according to him is from this past week, called "Bro, really tho..." “It plays on the stereotypes of people from Alabama having bad hygiene/being coupled with family.”

In the end, Richter Ricochet concluded that “Something to bear in mind is that since the subreddit started, it's essentially become something of an anarchy nightmare.” Thus, he invites anyone who “feels that they can bring order to this mess we call home.”

#7

This Made Me Eoomn (Exhale Out Of My Nose)

This Made Me Eoomn (Exhale Out Of My Nose)

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

this joke is so bad i love it

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#8

Poor Robert

Poor Robert

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Adele Milligan
Community Member
5 months ago

true

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#9

Will You Marry Me?

Will You Marry Me?

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Dark
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait a minute *visible confusion*

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#10

Web Designer

Web Designer

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

ooh i like this one

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#11

Trj Education Edition

Trj Education Edition

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E Menendez
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

LOL - handwriting is a dying art. That is why there are so many jokes about "my signature vs. my parent's signature". It's going to be weird when we start seeing signatures that are printed. It's interesting to also note - the U.S. Constitution was all hand wriiten. That is something a lot of people don't realize here. It is a beautiful document in regards to handwriting as are many older documents.

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#12

With That Belly, Sure We Are!

With That Belly, Sure We Are!

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm so dad, laughed way too hard.

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#13

We’re Gonna See This On A “Top 10 Pranks Gone Too Far” Video In 10 Years

We’re Gonna See This On A “Top 10 Pranks Gone Too Far” Video In 10 Years

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
5 months ago

Cleaning out our new house in 2006 (previous owners trashed it) I found a huge roll of plastic with sandals sticking out of it, under the stairs. Went to my hubs and said, "OK, so I know there's not a body under the stairs, but it totally looks like there's a body under the stairs..." He went to move it and a skeleton Halloween decoration fell out. Scared the living sh!# out of us both! 😆

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#14

When You Tell A Joke

When You Tell A Joke

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
5 months ago

Worked on me.

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#15

Priorities

Priorities

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Red
Community Member
5 months ago

Only if theyd gotten it sooner.....

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#16

I Love Democracy

I Love Democracy

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Vivi
Community Member
5 months ago

Who is cardi b?

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#17

Cell Sea Us

Cell Sea Us

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
5 months ago

Just, stay away from Kelvin. Okay?

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#18

Wrong Kong

Wrong Kong

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Mishka Katira
Community Member
5 months ago

Just no.

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#19

Pew Pew Pew

Pew Pew Pew

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birdie asf
Community Member
5 months ago

dang- they're not wrong though you can literally buy guns at the walmart near my house-

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#20

Hmmm

Hmmm

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
5 months ago

And the fact that Bing is just about the worst search engine you can use. Try searching "windows error code: 1326" in Bing. The first hit is an ad for malware. Now try searching with Google. The first hit tells you what the problem is.

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#21

Hold Up!

Hold Up!

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

me too...

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#22

My Names Kyle So Yeah

My Names Kyle So Yeah

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Random Person
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I feel very bad for people actually named Karen who are not Karens.

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#23

I’m In?

I’m In?

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Johnny Rodriguez
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

12 cm didn't sound much impressive.. EDIT: Thanks for the replies-I got it now.. I have my bright moments, and my...not so bright moments

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#24

An Interesting Title

An Interesting Title

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BananaJo
Community Member
5 months ago

haha

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#25

Another Covid Joke

Another Covid Joke

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
Community Member
5 months ago

classic..

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#26

One Hell Of A Pun

One Hell Of A Pun

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Random Person
Community Member
5 months ago

I don't get it.

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#27

Exhaled Hard At This One

Exhaled Hard At This One

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Red
Community Member
5 months ago

We need to lock these Armed toddlers up i saw one in my kitchen last night

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#28

A Whole Lot Of Jokes

A Whole Lot Of Jokes

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
5 months ago

Cheeky sh*ts

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#29

Refreshing

Refreshing

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Night Owl
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

So now we know that Dr. Pepper lives in Flint

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#30

Pretty Good

Pretty Good

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

oh oh no

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#31

Today, We Will Only Do Squats!

Today, We Will Only Do Squats!

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Night Owl
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, sex can be a good workout too

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#32

Water In The Future

Water In The Future

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Anthony Goldstein (female)
Community Member
5 months ago

*sad noises*

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#33

Hearing Aids

Hearing Aids

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

thats mean, smart but mean

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#34

At Least He Found The Point

At Least He Found The Point

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Jelly the Bean
Community Member
5 months ago

Lol

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#35

I See What You Did There

I See What You Did There

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

And she even lost weight really quickly at the end of it too.

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#36

From The Space Launch

From The Space Launch

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LENNON GRAF
Community Member
5 months ago

(Insert comment here)

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#37

I Think Wii Can All Agree It's Better.

I Think Wii Can All Agree It's Better.

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Red
Community Member
5 months ago

And whos gonna stop me...?

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#38

It's Pointless

It's Pointless

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Guinny
Community Member
5 months ago

well i am quite divided, i think fractions are only half as good as decimals, the point i want to make is that decimals tend to line up with most equations and fractions never quite add up we should try and convert people

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#39

Better

Better

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Confused Flamingo
Community Member
5 months ago

Lmao i wanna see balconZ

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#40

Bruh

Bruh

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Adriana Coppage
Community Member
5 months ago

I snort-laughed at this

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