Senior citizens often appreciate jokes that are witty, topical and clean. The website LaughFactory.com provides a large bank of clean jokes appropriate for seniors. Users rate jokes with a Facebook-style system.
Sometimes, generational influences lead to seniors having conservative taste in humor. It is important to use tact when telling jokes to seniors, otherwise they might be inadvertently or directly offended. Jokes involving sex, politics and religion are all potentially offensive to seniors, as well as the public at large.
The website LaughFactory.com allows would-be comedians to peruse a bank of jokes before presenting them to an audience. Joke categories are listed on the left-hand side of the page; subjects include animal jokes, holiday jokes, insult jokes and political jokes. A clean joke category is included. The following is an example from that group:
Q: What did the duck say when he bought lipstick?
A: Put it on my bill.
This type of joke resonates with most seniors because it is clever but inoffensive. The absurdity of a duck wearing lipstick helps most audience members recognize there is nothing genuinely mean-spirited at play. LaughFactory.com contains other jokes with potentially offensive language and ideas, under categories such as race, religion and pop culture.