In Morocco jokes are considered an integral part of culture and conversation. In a lot of ways, it is the exact equivalent to what alcohol is in The West. You drink, we tell jokes.

Not many principles guide Moroccan jokes, but most of them will either be about someone who is cheap or someone who has intelligence issues.

  1. Berkane is a city in eastern Morocco. All people from Berkane are generally considered to have lower IQ than other regions in Morocco (sorry people from Berkane); i.e intelligence issues.
  2. “Chleuh” are a Berber ethnicity in Morocco that is (wrongly) considered to be cheap