We were all just blown away by his charisma and magnetism and his funniness.
I exclaimed in dismay, adding in a feeble attempt at funniness: "It might save you fishing out my remains later."
Now, you don't appear to appreciate the funniness of the situation.
I've no intention of accepting him; but no one can judge as I can of how big and dear a person he is—in spite of his funniness.'
"humorous," 1756, from fun + -y (2). Meaning "strange, odd" is 1806, said to be originally U.S. Southern. The two senses of the word led to the retort question "funny ha-ha or funny peculiar," which is attested from 1916. Related: Funnier; funniest. Funny farm "mental hospital" is slang from 1962. Funny bone "elbow end of the humerus" is 1826; funnies "newspaper comic strips" is from 1852.