Some masters speak in a way that you don't know if it's a joke or meant to be taken seriously. Could be that they also don't know.
What is wit? Wit is enclothing a serious thought in a joke.
Just as lit is to light so wit is to white.
The Zohar says that King David was "God's comedian". One of the five conditions required of a leader is to have a good sense of humor.
Chabad is an acronym for wisdom, understanding, knowledge. One of the permutations of its three letters spells "joke", or "comedy".