...and that's partly because I find the "automatic snark" response to almost anything to be honestly exhausting. Plenty of times, empathy is the better response than to try to be the funniest person in the room.
(There's also the risk that "being the funniest in the room" is really "making it about you." I see this all the time on Facebook. It's one reason I often find Facebook a little draining.)
Sometimes, jokes can wait. Listening and processing and trying to understand can always happen.