I dunno, maybe. I think what makes memes so difficult to explain is that most of them aren't even actually funny. Like, people don't find them humorous in and of themselves; it's the delight of recognition and those instances when other people use them in humorous contexts that make them enjoyable.
To give a personal example: does anyone know those John Cena memes where the joke is that he's invisible or something? For the longest time, I didn't even understand them, until one day I recognized the pattern, and I was like, "Oh. Okay..."
At that time I didn't get why that was supposed to be funny. And when I think about it, I realize that it's still not actually funny. But do I laugh when I see them nowadays? ....Yes~
Because now I'm on the "inside" of the inside joke, and...I guess that's all it takes. ^^