best nihilist and existentialist humor on the internet
April 04, 2018

The Best Nihilist and Existentialist Humor From Around the Web

You know all those cliches about comedians being depressed and artists struggling with mental illness? Well, in my experience they're mostly true. Living in Los Angeles — arguably the creative capital of the world — I'm surrounded by some of the most simultaneously talented AND self-loathing people I've ever met. In other words, I'm in good company in LA! One thing that never fails to make me laugh is poking fun at my perennial state of ennui. So this week I've rounded up some of my favorite existentialist and nihilist humor from around the web.

 1. KimKierkegaardashian
This Twitter account is an amusing mash up of Kim Kardashian and Søren Kierkegaard. Here are a few choice picks:

People say your brows should match your soul, but I think it's more flattering if they're dark like your soul.


It's the constant awareness of death that gives me that Kardashian glow


TSA always asks me if I'm headed to a funeral or something.

2. Nihilisa Frank
This funny Tumblr is Lisa Frank meets nihilism. 80s kids will especially get a kick out of this one. Here are a few of Nihilisa Frank's greatest hits:

My soul is a black maelstrom

Civilization is like a thin layer of ice

Life is a never ending orgy of emptiness

3. Texts From Your Existentialist
This amusing Instagram account captions classic pop art with existentialist texts. Here are a few of our faves:

Wanna destroy each other emotionally? It's for my art.

Hello Darkness

Which snapchat filter...

 4. Nihilist Arby's
A Twitter account where fast food and the gaping void collide. Here are a few selections:

Soon the sun will swallow the earth

Taste the dark side

Life sucks and fries do nothing


5. This Isn't Happiness by Peteski

More of an overall collection of pop art, this Tumblr/Instagram account is full of dark humor that veers into existentialism, nihilism, and just good old-fashioned self-loathing we can all relate to. Or maybe that's just me? Here are a few of our favorites:

Call me when you realize nothing matters

Tired of things not killing me and only making me stronger

I can still fit into the anxiety I wore in high school

6. Cats with Melancholy
The inner monologue of cats with an existentialist flavor.

Disappointment for dinner

feed me and tell me my existence is an illusion


Got melancholy? Here are a few of Boredwalk's sentiments from the void that would look great on you while you contemplate your meaningless existence!

Existential Angst

 Hell is Other People

My Unyielding Melancholy

Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Whatever I'm Getting Tacos

I don't hate people I just feel better when they're not around shirt

Until next time...

Peace, love, and unyielding ennui,