The psyche often uses humor when difficult ideas are being explored. A Joker or comical character can appear in your dream as a way of poking fun at your tendency to be too serious or too rooted in fear. As an Archetype, these characters can 'trip you up' in order to lead you out of habitual behavior or routine thinking. Often this character is challenging you to see the same old situation in a new light. See Trickster.