70 Funny Death Jokes to Find Humor in the Inevitable

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Jessica Amlee


Death, the grand finale of life, has been a universal and inevitable part of the human experience since, well, forever. The Grim Reaper, with his dark robe and menacing scythe, is often envisioned as the silent, looming figure waiting in the shadows. Yet, throughout history, cultures worldwide have held diverse views about death, ranging from reverence and ritual to fear and uncertainty. It’s an existential phenomenon that forces us to confront the profound, ponder the afterlife, and question our very existence.

Turning such a somber subject into jest might seem odd to some, but death jokes have a peculiar charm. They allow us to confront our deepest fears with a chuckle, making the weighty topic slightly more bearable. Morbid humor, a genre that thrives on the darker side of life, brings out jokes like, “Why did the Grim Reaper go to the cafe? For the soul food!” Such quips give us permission to laugh in the face of mortality, reminding us that humor can be found in even the most unlikely places. After all, if life’s a joke, death is the punchline we’re all waiting for.

Dark Death Jokes

A man stabbed a vampire, beat zombies to death, and killed the devil itself.
His wife rushes through the room and shouts, “YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THEM CANDIES, FRANK!”

Why should you hope that death is a woman?
That way it will never come for you.

When shouldn’t you challenge Death to a pillow fight?
Unless you’re prepared for the Reaper cushions!

Knock, knock.
(Who’s there?)
(Death who?)
Death comes for us all [whispers to self], but seriously why is it taking so long?!

Why did the artist suffocate to death?
Lack of inspiration.

Did you hear about the Japanese man who faked his death?
His wife didn’t bereave him.

What do you do to a dead scientist?

What do Millennials and Tarzan falling to his death have in common?
“I miss Vine.”

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Yo mama so stupid when she got locked in the grocery store, she starved to death.

Hear about the blonde who froze to death at the Drive-in movie?
She went to see “Closed For The Winter”.

What is the difference between marriage and death?
When you’re dead you don’t wish that you were married.

What did the mathematician say about the death of his pet parrot?
“Polynomial (Polly no more). Polygon.(Polly gone”

What’s the difference between death and taxes?
Congress doesn’t meet every year to make death worse.

On his deathbed, an old jew says to his wife, “Oh, Sarah, when the shop burned down you were right beside me, no?”
“Sure I was, Moshe.”
“When the Nazis drove us out of our beloved Deutschland you were beside me again, no?”
“I was, Moshe.”
“And now you’re at my deathbed, aren’t you?”
“I am, darling.”
“I’m starting to think you’re bad luck, Sarah.”

What’s the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for dental hygienists?
One too many brushes with death.

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How do we know that Death is a man?
He always comes quicker than expected.

Yo mama so nasty, she took a shit and the toilet choked to death.

What’s the biggest problem with the death humor and jokes?
Its execution.

What do you call someone who writes Death Metal music?
A Decomposer.

Who’s the only organization with a higher death rate than PETA?
The Make-A-Wish foundation.

A boss asks his employee, “Do you believe there is Life After Death?”
The employee replied, “Certainly not Sir, there’s no proof of it.”
The boss said, “Well, there is… After you left office early yesterday to go to your cousin’s funeral, he came here looking for you.”

Why did the blind fly starve to death?
Because it couldn’t see shit.

Yo mama so fat, she uses dead sheep for tampons.

Which rock group has four men, one named George and another who was shot to death?
Mount Rushmore.

Why did Death fall in love with his victim?
He just couldn’t get enough of demise.

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Death: Jack! Your time is up. I’ll take you now.
Jack: Not today please, I have a lot more to do.
Death: Oh no, you’re the first on the list to die.
Jack: Alright, I’ll finish what I’m doing first. Even better, I’ll make you some coffee while you wait. And after I’m done, we can leave.
(Jack put sleeping pills in the coffee and when Death fell asleep, Jack erased his name and placed it at the end of the list)
Death: Woah! My friend, I slept well. You’re a good person, Jack, you treated me very well. Because of that, I’ll just start with the last one on the list.

Where do cats go after death?

Why could you never starve to death in the desert?
Because of all the sand which is there.

Yo mama so old, she remembers when the Dead Sea was just sick.

What do you call Emotional Baggage after someone’s death?
A griefcase.

A lawyer was interviewing a doctor about the death of a patient.
“When you examined the patient, did you check his pulse?” asked the lawyer.
“I didn’t,” said the doctor.
“And did you listen for a heartbeat?” said the lawyer.
“No, I did not,” the doctor said.
“So in other words,” the lawyer said, “When you signed the death certificate you had NOT taken adequate steps to confirm he was dead.”
“Well, let me put it this way,” said the doctor- “At that point, the man’s brain was in a jar on my desk. But for all I know I guess he could’ve been out practicing law somewhere!”

What do you call a death by someone kicking your butt?

What is an elderly person’s favorite music genre?
Near-Death Metal.

A woman is accused of beating her husband half to death with his guitar collection.
The judge looks down at her and asks, “First offender?”
The woman replies, “Nope, first a Martin, then a Gibson, then a Fender.”

Why did the Buddhist coroner get fired?
He kept listing the cause of death as birth.

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A 911 operator receives a panicked call.
The caller says that he just shot and killed his hunting companion and doesn’t know what to do. The operator says, “Calm down, sir. The first thing you need to do is make sure he’s actually dead.” Then he hears a gunshot and the caller says, “Okay, what next?”

What do you call it when all your mother’s sisters gather at a funeral to avenge your death?
Vigil aunties.

How do you avoid death?
You stay in the living room.

What part of the body stays alive longest after death?
The eyes. They Dilate.

Is it possible to bore someone to death?
It depends how big the drill is.

Did you hear about that deathly ill frog?
He ended up croaking.

An emaciated man was found dead in his bathtub.
The apparent cause of death was starvation. Oddly, he still had enough food in his fridge, and no apparent mobility problems that would prevent him from getting to it. His relatives did not know of any mental problems either.
The best investigator in the city was called to the scene. She takes one look at the bathroom and asks the relatives,
“Was he a programmer?”
“Yes, why?”
She wordlessly shows them a large shampoo bottle with an instruction: “1. Apply the shampoo. 2. Rinse. 3. Repeat the procedure.”

How are deaths in space announced?
In the orbituaries.

Where does a pilot go after death?
To another plane of existence.

What’s the leading cause of death in the world?

What did the pastor say when a man choked to death on his salad?
“Lettuce prey!”

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What is death’s favorite frozen treat?
A Pop-sickle.

How do two snails fight to the death?
They slug it out.

Three nurses working in a morgue discover a dead body with a hard on.
The first nurse says, “Damn, can’t let that go to waste,” and rides him.
The second nurse does the same.
The third nurse hesitates and explains that she’s on her period, but still rides him.
Then the man sits up. The three nurses apologized profusely and say that they thought he was dead.
The man replies, “I was, but after two jump starts and a blood transfusion, I feel fuckin great!”

What do you call a hairdresser who stones people to death?

What do you call a compulsive auctioneer obsessed with death?
More bid!

What does a liar do when he’s dead?
He lies still.

Would you like a dead battery?
They’re free of charge!

Why’d the dead chicken cross the road?
To get back from the other side.

Years ago, when one could actually enjoy travel, a man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation in Jerusalem and while they were there, the wife unfortunately passed away.
The undertaker told the husband, “You can have her buried here in the Holy Land for $150 or we can have her shipped back home for $5,000.” The husband thought about it and told the undertaker he would have her shipped back home. The undertaker asked him, “Why would you spend $5,000 to have her shipped home when you could have a beautiful burial here, and it would only cost $150?”
The husband replied, “Long ago, a man died here, was buried, and three days later, rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance!”

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What do you call a dead guy on your porch?

What device does Mario use when he wants to communicate with the dead?
A Lou-ouija board.

What do you call a dead lion king?
A mufossil.

Did you hear about the cartoonist’s death at his home?
Details are sketchy

A vulture boards an airplane.
It went inside carrying two dead raccoons.
The stewardess stops it and says, “I’m sorry sir, you’re only allowed one carrion per passenger!”

What do you call a dead fly?
A flew.

Did you hear about the bounty on Schrödinger’s cat?
It’s wanted… dead and alive.

What’s purple and doesn’t fit anymore?
A dead epileptic

A squad of American soldiers was patrolling the Iraqi border, when they came across a badly mangled dead body.
As they got closer, they found it was an Iraqi soldier. A short distance up the road, they found a badly mangled American soldier in a ditch on the other side of the road, struggling to breathe. They ran to him, cradled his bruised head and asked him what had happened.
“Well,” he whispered, “I was walking down this road, armed to the teeth when I came across this heavily armed Iraqi border guard. I looked him right in the eye and shouted, ‘Saddam Hussein is a moronic, deceitful, lying piece of trash!'”
“He looked me right in the eye and shouted back, ‘George W. Bush is a moronic, deceitful, lying piece of trash too!'”
“We were standing there shaking hands when the truck hit us.”

What are the pronouns of dead LGBTQ+ people?

What do you call a Bee that returned from the dead?
A zombee.

What’s the difference between a dead skunk in the road, and a dead lawyer in the road?
There’s skid marks in front of the skunk.

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What is the best thing about dead baby jokes?
They never get old.

How do you know when your wife is dead?
The sex is the same, but the dishes start piling up.

What do you call a short funeral speech?
A death sentence.

Jeffery Dahmer was beaten to death in prison by the other prisoners.
The coroner said he died in a food fight.

What comes after death?
A necrophiliac.

Do you have a funny death joke? Write down your own morbid puns in the comment section below!

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

3 thoughts on “70 Funny Death Jokes to Find Humor in the Inevitable”

  1. I got fired from my job because I kept asking my customers if they would prefer “smoking” or “non-smoking”.
    Apparently, the correct terms are “cremation” and “burial”.


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