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dry humour ,sometimes also referred to as deadpan, is a form of comedic delivery in which something humorous is said or done by a person, while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression.

It is implied humour or indirect humour which largely depends on what the audience thinks is being said rather than anything else.
Mr.Carson, known for his blank expressions while performing outrageous stunts on his show ' Carson Tonight ' is by far the best dry humourist i know.
by sumanth chebolu July 17, 2006
A nonchalant presentation of an alternative, often positive, perspective which is intrinsically humourous as it give a unique or uncommon perspective to observe, an often negative, situation. Usually highlighting the difficulties, but removing the tension, from the situation.
From The Monuments Men (2014)

Frank Stokes: What have you got?
James Granger: Stop, stop. I seem to have stepped on a land mine.
Frank Stokes: Why would you do something like that?
James Granger: It was a slow day.
The others walk up
Walter Garfield: What have you got?
Frank Stokes: The Lieutenant here seems to have found himself on top of an unexploded mine.
Walter Garfield: Why would you do that?
James Granger: You all have been spending too much time together.

Now that is dry humour.
by Silica Gellies April 11, 2014

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