self-mocking


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self-mocking

adj
given to being humorous at one's own expense
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David Beckham opened the show with a self-mocking monologue critical of his fashion decisions.
Also, "cool-guy" is widely considered a gently self-mocking term for a person who is excessively "tactical" when it comes to weaponry or combat.
In a self-mocking metaphor, South Korea's FIFA ranking of 57 (as of June 8) is considerably lower than the total number of the three opponents combined.
But when Mike and Parlow fall into their self-mocking dialogues, the stage suddenly thrusts through the pages, and they sound as gratingly artificial as characters in a Mamet parody." RON CHARLES
The third 'Thor' episode, boosted by the self-mocking humor of Chris Hemsworth as the powerful Norse god (alongside Cate Blanchett as Hela, goddess of death), has taken a total of $211.5 million since opening in North American cinemas - with global earnings reaching the $650 million mark.
To her despair, she finds the sheaf of papers previously assumed to contain Torrance's novel in progress to contain endless repetitions of the same self-mocking maxim: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." The phrase is typed in a variety of decorative configurations, as if the writer were struggling to keep himself entertained through a necessary chore, or perhaps tamp down his mania via a peculiar sort of self-flagellation or therapy.
Author Gina Damico, best known for her humor/horror hybrids like the recent Wax, taps into a cultural zeitgeist of advertising saturation, Hunger Games spinoffs and self-mocking tales like Joss Whedon's movie The Cabin in the Woods.
That's an average." Madden is at once funny, self-mocking about the zeal of his reporting, and also desperately serious, conscientious, sincere.
He has the deftness of touch to switch from self-mocking humour to pathos and back again and has the ability to articulate powerful and personal emotions with brutal honesty and searing brevity.
There's little plot, but fun to be had from self-mocking action, jokes about other action films and some amusing lines.
Ghostbusters harks back to the original film as McCarthy and Wiig rekindle their Bridemaids chemistry, backed by a self-mocking turn from Chris Hemsworth as their dippy secretary.
After a self-mocking explanation to the students with "what can I say?