Sažetak The intention of this paper is to present how Senj was once a cradle of coastal humour. Senj had a humoristic magazine before Split. The first humoristic-satiric magazine ‘Vragoder’ was published in Senj in 1875 while Split had its first humoristic magazine in 1908 (‘Duje Balavac’). There was not only ‘Vragoder’. Senj also had another two humoristic magazines: ‘Metla i škavacera’ (Broom and dustpan) and ‘Markovi konaci’ (Mark’s lodgings).
The author also enlightens the role of humour and satire in social life of the town of Senj and its surrounding. The paper brings an overview of Senj’s jokes created during the last one hundred and fifty years. They did not lose their actuality and humour over time.