There’s a lot of humorous passages in the Bible. Humor is a good thing, as it is God-created, so why shouldn’t it be there. Life is rife with humor and irony, so if the biblical accounts are true to life, we should expect to find both there.
One of the reasons I think the Gospel of John was actually written by John, and not by someone else, is this passage from John 20:
3 So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. 4 They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; 5 he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. 6 When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
The fact that in the middle of the account of this awe-inspiring event John, who despite being an apostle was still a Guy, wanted to remind people that he could run just a little faster than his buddy Peter and got there first always struck me as very human and kind of funny.
I also found the line Jesus made about removing the plank in your own eye before removing the speck in someone else’s kind of a funny line, especially coming as it did from a carpenter’s kid. I always wondered if he heard that from Joseph growing up in the wood shop.
The whole account of Jonah reads at times like a Monty Python sketch. Jonah is called by God to do a task, but takes off in another direction. God uses a storm to send a message to Jonah, and it’s the non-Jewish sailors who have to explain it to him. God uses a giant sea beast as a taxi to get Jonah to Nineveh. Jonah, the most reluctant prophet ever, gets to Nineveh and instead of the people being punushed as Jonah expected, they immediately convert, even the pigs and sheep, which angers Jonah. Jonah stalks out of the city, and becomes angry when his favorite tree dies. God remonstrates with him for caring more about a tree than the people of Nineveh.