Definitions

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  • noun The quality of being unfunny.

Etymologies

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unfunny +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Some of the treats include a reel of the anarchic Kaufman's greatest hits and a mini-retrospective of some early efforts by Albert Brooks, who began his career as a pioneering "meta" comedian, elevating deliberate unfunniness to an art form in 1970s bits like "Audience Research" and "Albert Brooks Famous School for Comedians."

    A World of Film, A City of Screens

  • Afterwards, no one came near me, for fear of catching unfunniness.

    Portrait of the artist: Lee Mack, comedian

  • His resolute unfunniness is itself funny -- endless lode to mine there.

    "Ooh, you're young and virile and you've got a beautiful wife and kids. You're the first African-American president."

  • Mr. Baron Cohen commits the cardinal sin of unfunniness.

    Fashionista ‘Brüno’ Has No Clothes

  • And hey, I am in awe at the unfunniness of Dane Cook: it is so complete, it's astonishing.

    Annabelle Gurwitch: I Hate Happiness

  • Update: In comments, Thad K points out that Mark Kausler has been posting strips from Capp's "Joanie Phoanie" story from the late '60s, the ultimate symbol of his decline into unfunniness.

    I Love Al Capp

  • Other than that, the show just didn't work, and it had no clear audience: the pop-culture refs made it unappealing to little kids, the educational stuff and the general unfunniness made it unappealing to older viewers, and looking at the show was no fun for almost anyone.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Other than that, the show just didn't work, and it had no clear audience: the pop-culture refs made it unappealing to little kids, the educational stuff and the general unfunniness made it unappealing to older viewers, and looking at the show was no fun for almost anyone.

    The Beginning of the End For WBA

  • Update: In comments, Thad K points out that Mark Kausler has been posting strips from Capp's "Joanie Phoanie" story from the late '60s, the ultimate symbol of his decline into unfunniness.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The running joke of Compo trying it on with Nora Batty and the sheer unfunniness of it all compounded by dreadful canned laughter......shhudder, although i have to say 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisps depresses me too

    National Kissing Day

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