Is it offensive to laugh at your own jokes?

Is it offensive to laugh at your own jokes?

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This is a discussion on Is it offensive to laugh at your own jokes? within the General Chat forums, part of the The Cafe Lounge category; I am curious as to whether anyone has considered this to the point that I have.I have been criticized it ...

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    Is it offensive to laugh at your own jokes?

    I am curious as to whether anyone has considered this to the point that I have.I have been criticized it would seem for enjoying myself too much I guess when others didn't feel as inclined to laugh when I thought I said something funny.I realize when one is the butt of a joke it perhaps isn't as funny to you as the one telling it,but I on the other hand tend to appreciate a good joke even at my own expense and usually will laugh with the joke teller, if I think it is funny of course.It could be argued that I am not funny, or that I am ,but just not in terms of telling jokes.Either way whether I am funny or not isn't the central issue I am looking into.I want to know if you are offended if a comedian or cut down artist laughs after they tell what they consider a really funny one, it is offensive?Please weigh in.





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    If the joke actually is funny yes. But they're taking an awfully big risk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevermore View Post
    If the joke actually is funny yes. But they're taking an awfully big risk...
    Hey what's up stone man.Since you say so,why is it,to you,they risk offending others.I think maybe we are onto perhaps a difference in human personality or something.I think you should laugh at your own jokes as long as you don't go at it for too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameno1had View Post
    Hey what's up stone man.Since you say so,why is it,to you,they risk offending others.I think maybe we are onto perhaps a difference in human personality or something.I think you should laugh at your own jokes as long as you don't go at it for too long.
    Absolutely. So long as other people are laughing with you (ie., the joke is actually funny). And a lot of your jokes might be hilarious. In that case, I say go for it. I laugh at my own jokes all the time. But laughing at your own jokes when no one else is? When they're just bad and you're trying too hard? Then it's just annoying. I'm thinking of that unfunny person at parties who keep telling terrible jokes and just doesn't get the fact he's not funny (normally that doesn't bother me, but when the jokes are also offensive it does...don't get me wrong I love black comedy when it's actually funny, but unfunny and offensive is the biggest comedy sin).

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    Nah. I don't think it's offensive. I do it myself sometimes. Like I'll think of something really random and laugh. Sometimes, I laugh even before a joke is finished because I can sense where the joke is headed at and I agree.

    I think it would only be offensive if the joke was at the expense of someone else and I kept laughing (ex- a group situation and someone gets picked on in front of everybody). I usually laugh at myself when I joke, especially when I compare and contrast personalities, and how even though someone can be the total opposite of me and how ridiculous I look? I think it's funny. I usually laugh in private bc no one really gets it.

    I hope I was understanding the question accurately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberryLola View Post
    Nah. I don't think it's offensive. I do it myself sometimes. Like I'll think of something really random and laugh. Sometimes, I laugh even before a joke is finished because I can sense where the joke is headed at and I agree.

    think it would only be offensive if the joke was at the expense of someone else and I kept laughing. I usually laugh at myself when I joke, especially when I compare and contrast personalities, and how even though someone can be the total opposite of me and how ridiculous I look? I think it's funny.
    I'll start laughing out loud ,at work usually, almost uncontrollably sometimes and others with get a big grin and just say something like,"o.k.,what is it now?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameno1had View Post
    I'll start laughing out loud ,at work usually, almost uncontrollably sometimes and others with get a big grin and just say something like,"o.k.,what is it now?"
    LoL. I just laughed at myself right now.. I know watchu mean. My manager used to tell me to simmer it down, but at least it made her smilee...

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    My manager tried to tell me when I first started there that I wouldn't pick on her.Nowadays she just says something like she'll get even later.The other day she told me I crack her up and I coyly replied, "me too" and she said "you crack yourself up?" and I snapped back "all the time" she just shook her head and kept walking.

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    It depends on the joke and the laugh. It if genuinely makes you laugh, then you can probably do it. If, on the other hand, the laugh is forced or faked, then that's just being pretentious.

    One of the comedy greats, Red Skelton, laughed at his own jokes all the time.

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    I am laughing at one of my own jokes....here is is...Is it cool to like your own thread,I mean by checking the box that says be the first of your friends to like this if your the one who made it?To me that is sort of like laughing at your own joke when you shouldn't.I wasn't laughing that hard by the way.I think I am feeling the effects of what my signature describes about me right now.


     
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