What can you call a joke, pun, or anything funny that likely needs intelligence to get?
All I can come up with is intellectual jokes; is there another word for this? A one-word answer would be great.
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I would call that cerebral humor. Dennis Miller is fairly cerebral.
Merriam Webster (above link) even uses that as an example usage of the word.
He's a very cerebral comedian.
Consider highbrow humor. Oxford Online defines highbrow as
Scholarly or rarefied in taste