Straight faced, often ridiculous exaggeration for the sake of comedy.
Raised to an art form by Monty Python.

An English idiom describing something said or written in jest, that is with a subtle sense of humor. Its purpose is to get people to laugh.

Sometimes people do not react with laughter. This generally means they did not find your wit funny. That is either because they do not get it, or because you don't.

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