If you dream of hearing a joke and seeing the play out of a joke, it can mean bad news. In the contrary parallel of dream world, a joke is not a simple joke. It can mean something bad. The topic of the joke gives the clue on what the issue is about. The joke in the dream is the negative and downside of the issue. In dreams, the joke’s bad consequences and potential implications are played out. The dream interpretation of a joke is that it warns you of the dark side of matters, to incite you to take precautions in waking life.