Since 1940, the Joker has been spreading chaos throughout Gotham, playing mind-games with Batman, and slaughtering civilians for his own amusement. Whether it's poisoning the water reservoir or pummelling victims with a crowbar, there's nothing the maniacal clown enjoys more than murder
As sickening as that sounds, there are plenty of other psychopaths who like to kill. The reason why the Joker stands out is because nobody slays their victims with the same level of childish glee. He doesn't just like killing. He finds it hilarious. Society perceives the Joker as the craziest man alive but he thinks he's hysterical.
So the real question is; when has the Joker actually been funny? He may be nicknamed "the Clown Prince of Crime" and "the Jester of Genocide" but no one thinks the Joker is as humorous as he does.
But after appearing in countless stories over the last eighty years, the Harlequin of Hate has had moments here and there where his comic timing was spot-on. He may be a serial killer but sometimes, it's hard not to laugh at some of his silly pranks and over-the-top theatrics. Here are just some of the moments where the Joker was genuinely hilarious.
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1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
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1000 Facts about The Greatest Films Ever Made Vol. 1-3
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