Dad jokes are a special type of humor. They can be corny and cheesy, but they always deliver a laugh. They are the kings of puns and one-liners that make your eyes roll faster than a roller coaster. Unlike some other types of humor, they don’t need to have a deeper meaning or be politically correct. Rather, dad jokes are simply funny because they are so not-funny.
While many professional comedians used to traffic in dad jokes, they went out of fashion as stand-up got more sophisticated. However, they are making a comeback and it is no surprise why. Dad jokes are the perfect jokes to use during a family gathering, on road trips or when you need a good laugh. They are also very universal and do not rely on any cultural, societal or political context.
According to an expert researcher, dad jokes may do more than just get a groan and an eye roll from children. He argues that these jokes play an important role in father-child bonding in adolescence. By teasing their children, dads show them that they can handle embarrassment and teach them how to do the same. In turn, it teaches kids how to regulate their emotions and develop resilience. So next time your child responds to a dad joke with a groan and an eye roll, don’t stop them. Instead, encourage them to be more open to these types of humorous teasing and see how they can get their own laughs.