A beginner's guide to Aussie humour
No matter where you are around the world, comedy is always a cultural “thermometer”. In fact, watching Aussie comedy will teach you so many things you will never find in guide or culture books. It is one of the best ways to learn about how Australians perceive politics, gender, class, social boundaries and so much more.
There are many ways you can learn and enjoy comedy. You can watch a movie, catch a TV show, go to a stand-up comedy performance, listen to comedy radio shows or podcasts, and even join annual comedy festivals.
Many new international students sometimes find it confusing when first exposed to Australian humour. Australian humour sometimes seems to foreigners like the person telling a joke is teasing or making fun of them. Often this isn’t meant to offend, rather, this is just how Australians express their humour. This can often be misinterpreted, so we have tried to summarise what Aussie humour is all about!
Making fun of their friends
Making fun of themselves
Jokes against the authority