I admit I’ve never really even been aware of any category of humor that could be called “Mormon Jokes.” To my surprise, I discovered this thread at Times and Seasons, recently re-linked by Adam on this discussion.
Also surprising, I found myself genuinely entertained by many of the jokes offered there. Some of them are actually laugh out loud funny. Can this be true? I’m a little troubled by the fact that I have now laughed at some jokes produced by Mormon culture, which almost always impresses me with its cliched lameness. Maybe I’m getting old.
Anyway, I’m writing now for two reasons: First, go read that thread, there’s some funny stuff there. Second, it’s been a year since that discussion took place, so let’s try to update it. When you’re done there, come back here (very quietly, so as not to alert the poaching police!) and share your own store of Mormon jokes. Sadly, I have none to share myself, probably because, as I’ve already stated, I never knew that these kinds of jokes even existed! (and also because I’m a humorless boor). But hopefully M*’s readers can add a few to the canon.