Arts & Entertainment

The 10 Most Popular Types of Jokes

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 23, 2021 • 4 min read

Jokes are one of the oldest forms of storytelling. They have been around since at least the fourth century A.D. when Philogelos (Love of Laughter), a book of jokes, was published in Ancient Rome. Early jokes were simple stories, but they evolved over the centuries. Today, jokes are regarded as a universal form of human expression. As such, there are many different types of jokes.