You rarely need to look far on Twitter to find the kind of funny jokes that dabble in darkness. Whether the jokes are skewering social norms, trying to cope with an unraveling world or giving some much needed air to internal demons, Twitter can often provide comic relief to, well, everything.
So naturally during the spooky season, Twitter's humour embraces Halloween in all its tacky and satirical glory. Here are some of our favourite Halloween jokes from 2017 that got into the spirit (that spirit probably being 'nothing is more horrifying than 2017 so far').
If someone asks what you are doing on Halloween, earnestly look at the sky and say "I will be getting stronger."— Doth (@DothTheDoth) October 27, 2017
this halloween i'm gonna go out of my comfort zone and dress as someone who has reasonable reactions to everyday situations— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) October 26, 2017
Just realized we're abt 2 weeks away from annual "white people explain why blackface is ok" day.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) October 14, 2017
just saw a guy dressed like batman walk straight into a wheelie bin. that's the hero we deserve— Skeleanor Robotson (@marrowing) October 27, 2017
congratulations to everyone who fucks a Babadook this weekend— the garbage shit boo (@davedittell) October 28, 2017
For Halloween I'm going as sexy we're all going to die— Michael, still here (@Home_Halfway) October 27, 2017
[buying candy]— online hype guy (@TheHyyyype) October 27, 2017
CLERK: for trick-or-treaters?
ME: *launching jolly ranchers at 5-year-olds* get away from my house
Halloween used to be the holiday where you went out of your way to be scared but now we just call that reading the news.— maura quint (@behindyourback) October 29, 2017
When you show up for Halloween, and you're the only one that put in any effort. pic.twitter.com/iimsQJHXuP— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance) October 29, 2017
my actual costume for halloween is someone with social anxiety so I'm just staying home to stay true to the character— TechnicallyRaarrrghh (@TechnicallyRon) October 28, 2017
My Halloween costume is Sexy Civic Engagement (calling my reps in a bikini)— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) October 27, 2017
Fun Halloween prank: conjure Satan— Viktor Winetrout (@Cpin42) October 27, 2017
The scariest Halloween decoration at Walmart is that there's already Christmas stuff out.— mark (@TheCatWhisprer) October 26, 2017
I'm going as Wonder Woman for Halloween tonight but like where does Wonder Woman keep her wallet and keys?!?!? Is this the patriarchy?— Mitch Feltscheer🌈 (@mitchfel) October 27, 2017
There is only one acceptable Halloween costume in 2017 and it's combat-zone Jared Kushner pic.twitter.com/Bdh87QchNI— Spooky Nutritionist (@SortaBad) October 26, 2017
i love seeing people in Halloween costumes at ATMs. hang on The Riddler needs to casually bank for a minute— audrey farnsworth (@audipenny) October 28, 2017