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->''"You see Dr. Wen in there? He's explaining to that family that something went wrong and that the patient died. He's gonna tell them what happened, he's gonna say he's sorry, and then he's going back to work. You think anybody else in that room is going back to work today?\\
That is why we distance ourselves, that's why we make jokes. We don't do it because it's fun -- we do it so we can get by...and sometimes because it's fun. But mostly it's the getting by thing."''
-->--'''Dr Cox''', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', "My Big Brother"


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->'''First Guard:''' [earnestly explaining] It's funny the way that it would be if you were killed in battle but then your opponent tripped over you and stabbed himself by accident with his own sword.\\
[longish pause]\\
'''Finarfin:''' And that -- thou deemst diversion?\\
[Nerdanel doesn't comment, but looks rather nauseated]\\
'''First Guard:''' Er... well, it wouldn't make up for being sent here, but -- it would be sort of ironic justice, Sir.\\
[another long pause]\\
'''Finrod:''' One more thing to make a mental note of, Edrahil -- battlefield humour doesn't go over well at all, at home.\\
[his friend shakes his head in grave agreement]\\
'''Teler Maid:''' [thoughtful frown] It would be amusing, if only no one died.
-->-- ''Fanfic/ABoyAGirlAndADogTheLeithianScript''


-->-- '''Monokuma''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''

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->''"Whatever success I've had aside, between you and me? ''This'' [[[StandUpComedy routine]]] right here, I've been doing it since I was 18, this is the difference between paycheck... and medication and bedcheck. And don't get me wrong. I want to hear your pain! For God's sake, just put it in joke form, that's all."''
-->-- '''Creator/ChristopherTitus''', ''Norman Rockwell is Bleeding''

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->'''Matt Higgins:''' [''already dying of lung cancer''] See, after I came in here, I got this really bad problem... [[ToiletHumor couldn't take a shit anymore without it hurting like buggery]], see, felt as though I was crapping out bloody Big Ben. Along comes the doctor, and he prescribes laxatives. Good-oh. Then [[BattleAxeNurse Sister Morgan]] turns up! "Oooh no, Doctor, I suspect something serious, a closer look at Mister Higgins' workings is in order." So I'm still telling her that no thank you, Mister Higgins is only constipated and would prefer the laxatives, when they wheel in this mad-lookin' contraption! [[AssShove Then they shove this bloody tube up me arsehole]]! Turns out it's a sodding camera! They're taking pictures of me ringpiece, would you believe.
->'''John Constantine:''' And...?
->'''Matt Higgins:''' And what?
->'''John Constantine:''' What'd they find? Constipation?
->'''Matt Higgins:''' No.
->'''John Constantine:''' So what was it?
->'''Matt Higgins:''' [[CrossesTheLineTwice Bowel cancer]].
->'''John Constantine:''' HAHAHAHAHAHA! [''wipes tears from his eyes''] God almighty. I'm... I'm supposed to saying goodbye to you and all I can do is be your straight man.
-->--''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}: My Way''

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->''"People always ask me, they go, 'How do you laugh when the news is sad?' I tell people it's not that I find things funny, it's that my mind uses that as a tool to protect me from pain."''
-->-- '''Creator/TrevorNoah''', ''Series/TheDailyShowWithTrevorNoah''

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->'''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]:''' Burn marks on the edges of the holes. That would be that thing you do with your eyes, all right.\\
'''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:''' What are these things?\\
'''Buffy:''' Ghoul demons, most likely. Flesh eaters. They probably went out for dinner, but werenít expecting such a hot meal.\\
'''Supergirl:''' How can you joke about things like this?\\
'''Buffy:''' Because if I didnít, Iíd have gone raving bonkers when I started Slaying.
-->-- ''Fanfic/TheVampireOfSteel''

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->''"Humor is an almost physiological response to fear."''
-->-- '''Creator/KurtVonnegut''', ''A Man Without A Country''


->''"A DrDemento favorite and influence (both direct and indirect) on musical comedians of later years and today, [[Music/TomLehrer (Tom) Lehrer]] remains a cultural icon despite his relatively short performance career and his refusal to write newer songs. While this does mean we are robbed of the sort of topical satire he excelled at, much of Lehrer's songbook remains fresh today, largely due to the gleeful pessimism that is the man's trademark. Yes, underneath the jolly piano vamps and atrocious slant rhymes of his ditties lurks a deep, dark hatred and distrust of humanity, and the bitter tragedy that is modern life: [[HumansAreMorons people are foolish idiots]], [[HobbesWasRight governments are corrupt and ineffectual]], and [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves complete annihilation]] is only one botched political conflict away... With nihilist numbers like this one, it's more than a little surprising Lehrer hasn't turned up in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe in some shape or form: "''

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->''"A DrDemento Creator/DrDemento favorite and influence (both direct and indirect) on musical comedians of later years and today, [[Music/TomLehrer (Tom) Lehrer]] remains a cultural icon despite his relatively short performance career and his refusal to write newer songs. While this does mean we are robbed of the sort of topical satire he excelled at, much of Lehrer's songbook remains fresh today, largely due to the gleeful pessimism that is the man's trademark. Yes, underneath the jolly piano vamps and atrocious slant rhymes of his ditties lurks a deep, dark hatred and distrust of humanity, and the bitter tragedy that is modern life: [[HumansAreMorons people are foolish idiots]], [[HobbesWasRight governments are corrupt and ineffectual]], and [[InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves complete annihilation]] is only one botched political conflict away... With nihilist numbers like this one, it's more than a little surprising Lehrer hasn't turned up in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe in some shape or form: "''

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->''"The best thing to do is laugh. You cannot laugh and be afraid at the same time, and the devil cannot stand mockery."''
-->-- '''Creator/StephenColbert''', ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'', on the 2016 US Presidential Election.


->...look at the blood on the manís hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and heís literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thatís all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, heíd hang himself.

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-->--"Nothing Ever Changes", '''Music/TheWildhearts'''

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-->--''{{Film/Arthur}}'' (1981 film)

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-->--'''Jerome Lawrence''', ''Film/InheritTheWind''

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-->-- '''''ReturnOfTheJedi'''''

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-->-- '''Creator/HermannHesse''', ''Steppenwolf''

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-->--'''George Bernard Shaw'''

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-->--'''Creator/HLMencken'''

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-->--'''Neils Bohr'''

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-->--'''Creator/ChristopherWalken'''

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-->--'''Creator/CarrieFisher'''

->''"One of the things I miss about Gene Siskel is that he's not around to make jokes about my condition... His jokes would have the saving grace of being funny. Here's one I'm pretty sure he would have come up with: 'Well, there's one good thing about Roger's surgery. At least he no longer need a bookmark to find his chin.'"''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''

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->''"One of the things I miss about Gene Siskel Creator/GeneSiskel is that he's not around to make jokes about my condition... His jokes would have the saving grace of being funny. Here's one I'm pretty sure he would have come up with: 'Well, there's one good thing about Roger's surgery. At least he no longer need a bookmark to find his chin.'"''
-->--'''Creator/RogerEbert'''
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-->--Backstage at the 85th Academy Awards

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->''"Some media sites had to throw up a disclaimer that the news isnít a hoax, because as everyone knows, Abe died many times in hoaxes. He was the best sport about it and was in on the gag. He probably said, ďIím not dead yet, bitches,Ē every time he entered a room."''
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2016/01/26/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-abe-vigoda-has-died/ Michael K.]]''', "Itís The End Of The World As We Know It, Abe Vigoda Has Died"

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->''"Some media sites [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer had to throw up a disclaimer that the news isnít a hoax, hoax]], because as everyone knows, [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated Abe died many times in hoaxes.hoaxes]]. He was the best sport about it and was in on the gag. He probably said, ďIím not dead yet, bitches,Ē every time he entered a room."''
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.-->-- '''[[http://dlisted.com/2016/01/26/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-abe-vigoda-has-died/ Michael K.]]''', "Itís The End Of The World As We Know It, Abe Vigoda Has Died"



-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}'''

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-->--'''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG_-8F4zhVs Let's Play]]''' ''Normality''

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-->--'''[[http://www.docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/deep-space-nine-season-six.html Doc Oho]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Rocks and Shoals"

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-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-amazing-true-story-of-my-exploding-balls-1661128148 Drew Magary]]'''

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-->--'''''[[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/08/the_11_most_cynical_tom_lehrer_songs.php Topless Robot]]'''''

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-->--'''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois_Lacenaire Pierre Lacenaire]]''' and '''Victor Avril''', the night before their execution

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-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]

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->...look at the blood on the manís hands. 900 years, countless very selfish choices, and heís literally blown planets up. His own race, you know, thatís all on his hands. Which is why I think he has to make silly jokes and wear a fez. Because if he didn't, heíd hang himself.
-->--'''Creator/MattSmith''', on [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]


-->--'''Jerome Lawrence''', ''InheritTheWind''

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-->--''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Knight]]''

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-->--''Series/BabylonFive'', "The Long Night"

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-->--''Film/TheButler''

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-->--''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Empty Places"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Strange Bedfellows"

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-->--''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Night"

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-->--''Series/GenerationKill''

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-->--'''Birgitte Silverbow''', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''

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-->--''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Breedbook: Corax''

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-->--'''Monokuma''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''

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->''"Laugh at death, and your soul will forever be at peace."''
-->--'''Monokuma''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''

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