I have read a Hadith but I don't remember it perfectly that we should not make people laugh by telling a lie.so is it permissible to tell a joke?
Good Sense of humor is a indication of healthy mind. Prophet Muhammad PBUH also told jokes like:
HE said to old women no old people will go in heaven. The woman start crying then He said because old people will become young in heaven. This is just telling the truth in a way that becomes humorous. So the jokes shouldnt have lie or humiliation for others because it can hurt other's feelings which is prohibited in Islam. This type of humor is from Low IQ or sick mind to just degrade others and for point scoring which is unfortunately very common in our society. Thats why there are lot of fights and separations in relationships.
HE had a great chemistry with Mother Ayesha RA. Why? because of HIS humorous and cheerful nature at home.