I think I would've been better off with Jeremy Taylor's Learn French with Jokes. Although the French is better than some of the jokes. A sample:
« Docteur, docteur, je ne peux plus sentir mes jambes ! »
« Ce n'est pas un miracle, nous vous avon amputé des bras. »
[sentir = to feel]
"Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"
"I'm not surprised, we amputated your arms."
As in the sample above, some less obvious words are defined on the French page, and there are a few exercises to make sure you're not just reading the English.
The jokes in the iPad version have French audio, read by a lovely French voice. It really enhances the book. So, if you want to try something offbeat, give this a try, and impress your francophone friends with jokes -- in French. Links to all of the various media versions at http://www.jeremytaylor.eu/books/learn-french-with-jokes/.