Maybe it's [[Franchise/StarWars a protocol droid hardwired to be neurotic.]] Maybe it's [[ShortCircuit a malfunctioning AI]] who happens to do a mean [[TheThreeStooges Shem.]] Maybe it's got a few screws loose. However it happened, it's ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ([[AccidentalPun no pun intended]]).

In works of fiction, a robot can serves as comedy relief because of its basic inability to understand humanity, often ComicallyMissingThePoint or [[LiteralMinded taking things too literally]]. These fundamental misunderstandings can poke fun at the general incomprehensible nature of human interaction in the way only a true outsider can . . . or maybe it's just the funny voice, the clunky walk, or the random gizmos they can sometimes produce. Humor can also soften the risk of a RidiculouslyHumanRobot descending into the UncannyValley.

Often overlaps with RobotBuddy, and can be a subtrope to AmusingAlien.


[[folder: Anime ]]

* Nono, the robotic SmallAnnoyingCreature from ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}''.
* Orbital 7, Kaito's RobotBuddy in ''Anime/YuGiOhZexal'' doesn't ''intend'' to be funny, but he often winds up the comic relief anyway, becoming a ButtMonkey more often than not. (For example, when he switches to "combat mode", he's a clumsy fighter, getting the drills he uses as weapons jammed and winding up in embarrassing situations more often than not.)


[[folder: Comic Strips ]]

* More like a "Funny AI System" than a Funny Robot, but {{Garfield}}'s frequent nemesis is his talking bathroom scale, a DeadpanSnarker who constantly makes fun of his weight.


[[folder: Film ]]

* B.E.N. from ''TreasurePlanet'' is a bit scatterbrained from being marooned on a desert island. He constantly yelling at random moments which gets his friends in trouble in a few cases.
* [[TheScrappy Skids and Mudflap]] from ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' are two bumbling jiving-talking robots. They're characterized by their cowardice and stupidity in contrast to the other heroic Autobots. Their faces in robot mode look like early 20th century portrayal of African-Americans buck teeth, bulging eyes, and large ears. One of them has a gold tooth. They bust out ghetto slang constantly, and even threaten to "pop a cap" in someone's ass.
* [=R2D2=] and [=C3PO=] from ''Franchise/StarWars'' are likely to be Trope Codifiers. [=C3PO=] is somewhat more funny than R2, but they both have a lot of comic relief moments.
* Johnny 5 of the ''ShortCircuit'' films is a [[AIIsACrapshoot malfunctioning A.I.]] who reprograms himself in large part by watching late-night television.
* WesternAnimation/WallE's fundamental misunderstanding of human cultures is often as humorous as it is heart-breaking.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is, sadly, [[CannotTellAJoke not programmed with a sense of humor,]] which doesn't stop him from often being [[SoUnfunnyItsFunny the funniest character on the show.]]
* K9. Originally from classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' and eventually spinning off to [[Series/{{K9}} his own short-lived series]], K9 was plucky, brave, and well-nigh indestructible--a combination that made him both adorable and frequently hilarious.
* [[RobotBuddy Alpha 5]] from the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' (and later ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'') was more often than not comic relief for the team. ([[CatchPhrase "Aye-yi-yi-yi-yi!"]])


[[folder: Music ]]

* The members of the band SteamPoweredGiraffe play as robots onstage. They frequently break into comedy routines between songs.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Lopez from RedVsBlue acts as a comic relief as the OnlySaneMan. This is further pushed by the fact that he can [[LanguageBarrier only speak Spanish]].


[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Pintsize from QuestionableContent has A.I. advanced enough to have mastered making jokes about body parts he doesn't even possess and spends quite a lot of time lurking in the depths of 4Chan.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Karen from ''SpongebobSquarepants'' is Plankton's [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] robotic wife, who criticizes and points out flaws in Plankton's schemes (not that it stops him from going through with them).
* GIR from ''InvaderZim'' is extremely hyperactive, eats just about anything (edible or not), often spouts out random nonsense, and wears a green dog suit. His behavior isn't normal for a robot of his make since unlike the other SIR Units his brain consists of pocket lint, a paperclip, a penny, and a marble.
* Rosie the Robot from ''TheJetsons''. A domestic-bot in a futuristic world, her humor often came from often being more rational and cool-headed than her human owners.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges''. They're TheThreeStooges as androids. Self-explanatory.