Dark humor

Culture concept

Humor that makes light of taboo and/or depressingly serious subjects to entertain, cause discomfort, and/or provoke serious thought on the subject.


Alternate names: Black comedy, morbid humor

The first video game about Dark humor was released in 1975.

Electronic Arts, Telltale Games and TinyBuildGames has published most of these games

A mainstay of darkhumor is provoking the audience to laugh precisely when the audience believes it is wrong for them to so.

To make a normal person laugh, a comedian dresses up as a little old lady and falls down a manhole. To make a comedian laugh, it needs to be an actual little old lady.