Person 1: ほう、私がジョークの一つも言えない凡夫だと?

Person 2: それ自体がジョークだろ。

From my understanding the line says that itself is a/the joke but it is not clear to me what is meant by this. I think Person 2 is saying something like "the joke is that you are unable tell jokes" but I am not sure.

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Person 1 is saying "Are you saying I am a boring guy who cannot even tell a joke?", bit it's a rhetorical question and he is effectively saying "Of course I can tell jokes". And Person 2 is saying "That is the joke". He is negating what Person 1 is saying, so it implies "The true joke here is that you are saying you can tell jokes".

(凡夫 basically means "ordinary guy" but here I used "boring guy" because it's used negatively.)

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