“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A meta-joke version is:
“A joke walks into a bar. Bartender says, ‘Woah! I’ve never meta joke before!’”
The joke was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 7, 2016.
Meta-joke refers to several somewhat different, but related categories: self-referential jokes, jokes about jokes (also known as metahumor), and joke templates.
This kind of meta-joke is a joke in which a familiar class of jokes is part of the joke. Examples of meta-jokes:
. An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar. The bartender turns to them, takes one look, and says, “What is this - some kind of joke?”
. A priest, a rabbi and a leprechaun walk into a bar. The leprechaun looks around and says, “Saints preserve us! I’m in the wrong joke!”
A joke walks into a bar…
submitted November 7, 2016 by thedailyhominid
Bartender says woah! I’ve never meta joke before
A joke walks into a bar
submitted December 7, 2016 by Odenkirkd
Bartender says, “Woah! I’ve never meta joke before!”
New York City • Restaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Wednesday, December 07, 2016 • Permalink