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Lexi Croswell, author

Lexi Croswell

Writer, Culture Amp

At Culture Amp, one of our company values is "Have the courage to be vulnerable." One way we put this into practice is through a rite of passage for our new Campers – telling a joke at their first all-hands meeting.

We've been graced with our fair share of "dad" jokes, so-bad-they're-good puns, knock-knock jokes, and even some moments of pure stand-up comedy. Since 2017, over 700 new Campers have joined us across our three groups – Customer, Org, and Product – and we thought we'd share the laughter with you.

Read on, and take your favorite joke to dazzle your coworkers and managers. The best thing about these jokes is that you can tell them anywhere. They're work-appropriate, so you can even take them home to your family! And if you'd like to join our funny crew, we're hiring.

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Funny jokes to share in the workplace

Check out some of our colleagues' best jokes over the years – from one-liners to knock-knock jokes and more!


  • I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places – he told me to stop going to those places.
  • This is your captain speaking, AND THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SHOUTING.
  • Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you do criticize them, you're a mile away, and you have their shoes.
  • I was at the park wondering why this frisbee kept getting bigger… and then it hit me.
  • Two fish in a tank, one looks at the other and says, "How do you drive this thing?"
  • Evening news is where they begin with “Good evening,” and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
  • When I met my now wife, I asked if she was vegetarian because she really loved animals. She responded, "No, I just really hate vegetables."
  • I know they say that money talks, but all mine says is “Goodbye.”
  • I have an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one.
  • What do you call a lazy kangaroo? A pouch potato.
  • My wife and I laugh about how competitive we are. But I laugh more.
  • My wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo. I had to put my foot down.
  • Have you heard about the guy who stole the calendar?! Well, he got 12 months!

Punny jokes

Illustration of a ghost saying "boo"
  • Why did the ghost go to rehab? He was addicted to boos.
  • Why did the car get a flat tire? Because there was a fork in the road!
  • I stayed up all night and tried to figure out where the sun was. Then it dawned on me.
  • How did the hipster burn his mouth? He ate his pizza before it was cool.
  • What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet? SUPPLIES!!!!
  • Have you heard about the band 1023MB? It’s probably because they haven’t got a gig yet…
  • Why does the golfer wear two pants? Because he's afraid he might get a "Hole-in-one."
  • What's a pirate's favorite letter? (insert: you saying "R") You'd think it'd be the "R," but it's the "C."
  • What's the difference between a well-dressed cyclist and a scruffy guy on a tricycle? A tire.
  • Why should you wear glasses to maths class? Because it helps with division.
  • I'm so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!
  • Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet? Because they could spend years at C.
  • Why did the woman go on the date with the mushroom? Because he was a fun-ghi.
  • Why do bananas never get lonely? Because they hang out in bunches.
  • What did the buffalo say when his kid went to college? Bison.
  • Why shouldn’t you tell secrets in a cornfield? Too many ears.
Illustration of 3 bananas
  • What do you call someone who doesn't like carbs? Lack-Toast Intolerant.
  • What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeno business.
  • A bear walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "I'll have a............ pint of beer please."
    The bartender asks, "Why the big pause?"
    The bear replies, "Well, I've always had 'em!"
  • Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing.
  • Why did the birthday boy wrap himself in paper? He wanted to live in the present.
  • What does a house wear? A dress.
  • Why couldn't the toilet paper cross the road? Because it got stuck in a crack.
  • Why didn’t the bike want to go anywhere? Because it was two-tired!
  • Want to hear a pizza joke? Nahhh, it's too cheesy!
Illustration of a cheesy pizza
  • Why are chemists great at solving problems? Because they have all of the solutions!
  • Why is it impossible to starve in the desert? Because of all the sand which is there!
  • A string walks into a bar and the bartender goes, "Sorry, we don't serve strings here."

    The string walks out all sad and defeated, then has a great idea. He ties himself in a bow, cuts off his ends to look all pretty, and struts back into the bar.

    The bartender looks at him and goes, "Hey, aren't you that string I turned away before?" and the string goes, "Nope! I'm a frayed knot!"
  • What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror? Halloumi!
  • Why did the developer go broke? Because he used up all his cache.
  • A man goes to the zoo. There's only ONE exhibit in the entire zoo. It was a Shih Tzu.
  • Did you know that ants are the only animals that don't get sick? It's true! It's because they have little antibodies.
  • Two antennas decided to get married, the ceremony was pretty boring, but the reception was great!
  • Why did the donut go to the dentist? To get a filling.
  • What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!
Illustration of a red gummy bear
  • Two friends are walking down the street thinking of something to do. One friend turns to the other and says, "Let's go get a drink, there's this new place that does THE best punch you'll ever drink."

    So they make their way to the bar and walk straight up to the bartender "Bartender, two glasses of your best punch please."

    The bartender replies in a stern voice, "If you want some punch you're gonna have to get in line like everybody else."

    The friends turn and look around but there's no punch line…

Corny jokes

  • What does a vegan zombie like to eat? Graaains.
  • What do you call a dinosaur with only one eye? A Do-you-think-he-saw-us!
  • Assistant: So what dimensions do the doors, hinges, walls, and locks need to be so that it all fits?
    The person who invented public bathroom stalls: Can't stress how unimportant that part is
  • Why should you never fall in love with a tennis player? Because to them... love means NOTHING!
  • What did the full glass say to the empty glass? You look drunk.
  • What’s a potato’s favorite form of transportation? The gravy train
  • What did one ocean say to the other? Nothing, they just waved.
  • What did the right eye say to the left eye? Honestly, between you and me something smells.
  • What do you call a dog that's been run over by a steamroller? Spot!
Animated illustration of an abstract dog wagging its tail
  • Why it is hard for a communist to tell a joke? It's not funny until everyone gets it.
  • What's the difference between a hippo and a zippo? One's pretty heavy and the other's a little lighter
  • Teacher: "Anyone who thinks he's stupid may stand up!"
    *Nobody stands up*

    Teacher: "I'm sure there are some stupid students over here!"
    *Little Johnny stands up*

    Teacher: "Ohh, Johnny you think you're stupid?"
    Little Johnny: "No... I just feel bad that you're standing alone..."
  • Why don't scientists trust Atoms? They make up everything.
  • Two whales walk into a pub.
    They take a seat at the bar and the first one turns to the bartender and says: “Whhhhhoooooaaaaaeeeeeyyyyiiiiiaaaalllllllooooaaaaauuu?”
    The second one turns to the first and says, “Shut up Fred, you’re drunk.”

Knock-knock jokes

  • Knock knock. (Who’s there?) Déja. (Déja who?) Knock knock.
  • Knock knock. (Who's there?) To (To who?) It's "to whom."
  • Knock knock. (Who's there?) Doorbell repair man.
  • Knock knock. (Who's there?) You. (You who?) Yoo-hoo! Anybody home?

Dad jokes

  • Why don’t we see elephants hiding in trees? Because they’re really good at it.
  • Why does a Chicken Coop only have two doors? Because if it had four, it'd be a Chicken Sedan!
  • How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for the "Fresh Prints."
  • Can a kangaroo jump higher than a house? Of course. A house doesn’t jump at all!
  • What do diapers and politicians have in common? They both stink and need to be changed often.
  • A man walks into a bar, and it's empty - it's just him and the bartender. He sits down and orders a drink.

    He hears someone whisper, "Pssst...I like your tie."
    The man looks around but doesn't see anyone.

    "Pssst...that color looks nice on you."

    He asks the bartender, "Excuse me, but...are you speaking to me?"
    The bartender rolls his eyes and says, "No, sorry about that. It's the peanuts... they're complimentary."
Illustration of peanuts in a bowl
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger goes back to Austria for his Easter Break.
    When he returns to California his friend says to him, "Arnie, I hear you went back home to Austria for Easter. How was it?

    To which Arnie replied [in Arnie voice]: "Oh it was terrible! My father, he ruined the Easter Egg hunt, he put all of the eggs in awful places and nobody could find any eggs and quite generally we all had an awful day."

    His colleague then says, "Oh Arnie that's no good at all, I'm sorry to hear! Does that mean you don't love easter anymore?"

    Arnie [Very important to read in Arnie voice]: "Oh no of course not - I still love Easter, baby."
  • An old lady walked into a pet store, found a parrot, and asked the owner if she could buy it. The owner said, "Heck no! That parrot has a bad mouth! Trust me - you do not want that parrot!"

    She said, "I can teach it good manners."

    But, when she got home the parrot said a bad word, so she put it in the freezer for 10 seconds.

    She took it out and said, "Did you learn your lesson?" It said another bad word so she put it back in for 30 seconds. She took it out and asked if it learned its lesson yet.

    The parrot said "Brr... Yes, I learned my lesson, but, what did the chicken do?"
  • A man walks into a bar and says, "Give me a beer before the problems start!" He drinks the beer and then orders another saying, "Give me a beer before the problems start!"

    The bartender looks confused. This goes on for a while, and after the fifth beer the bartender is totally confused and asks the man, "When are you going to pay for these beers?"

    The man answers, "Now the problems start!"
  • Once there was a man who went to an exotic country and came across a stall selling handmade handheld fans. He asked for the prettiest and longest-lasting one and the owner charged him a whopping $1,000! After using it the first time, it broke so he took it back for a refund.

    The owner listened to the complaints and finally asked him how he used the fan. The man demonstrated flapping the fan as one would normally do.

    Then the owner said, "Ah! No wonder! You have been using the fan wrong. This is the way to use it."
    Then, he held the fan and frantically moved his head left and right.
  • And God said to John, "Come forth, and you shall receive eternal life!" But John came fifth and won a toaster.
Illustration of a carrot on a swing
  • What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot!
  • I bought the world’s worst thesaurus yesterday. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible.
  • An Italian businessman goes to Indonesia for a business trip. He hates Indonesian food, so he asked the concierge in his hotel, "Is there any restaurant where I can find Italian food here?" The concierge says, "You're lucky sir, a new pizza restaurant just opened and they deliver." The businessman asks for the restaurant's number, goes back to his room, and orders the pizza.

    30 minutes later, the delivery person shows up with the pizza. He takes the pizza and eats it. Suddenly he's sneezing uncontrollably and shouting to the delivery person, "What did you put on this pizza?!"

    The delivery man bows deeply and says, "We put exactly what you ordered on the phone, sir. It's pepper only"
  • Can a kangaroo jump higher than the Empire State Building? Of course. The Empire State Building can't jump.

Jokes referencing celebrities, movies, and games

Illustration of Snoop Dog
  • Why does Snoop Dogg use an umbrella? Fo drizzle.
  • If Bert Newton was a would he introduce his wife? Meat Patty!
  • What do you call Batman when he skips church? Christian Bale.
  • What kind of pants do Mario and Luigi wear? Denim-denim-denim
  • Why can't Chuck Norris use the internet? Because he won't submit.
  • How does Lady Gaga like her steak? (sing) Raw-raw-raw-ra-ah-aww
  • What's Forrest Gump's email password? 1forrest1
  • Did you know that the urge to sing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is only ever a whim away? A whim away... a whim away…
  • Why didn’t the Terminator upgrade to Windows 10? I asked him and he said, “I still love vista, baby.”

Jokes about work

  • A man goes into a pet shop to buy a parrot. The shop owner points to three identical-looking parrots on a perch and says, "The parrot on the left costs $500 dollars."

    "Why does the parrot cost so much?" asks the man. The owner says "Well the parrot knows how to use a computer."

    The man then asks about the next parrot and learns that it costs $1,000 dollars because it can do everything the first parrot can do plus it knows how to use the UNIX operating system.

    Naturally, the increasingly startled man asks about the third parrot, only to be told that it costs $2,000 dollars. Needless to say, this begs the question, "What can it do?"

    To which the owner replies, "To be honest, I have never seen it do anything, but the other two call him boss!"
Illustration of 3 parrots
  • I told my boss three companies were after me and I needed a raise to stay at my job. We haggled for a few minutes, and he gave me a 5% raise.

    Leaving his office, he stopped and asked me, "By the way, which companies are after you?" I responded, "The gas, electric, and cable company."
  • Why did the scarecrow get promoted? Because he was out standing in his field!
  • A designer walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve your type in here.”

    A product manager walks into the bar and asks for a drink. The bartender says, “Sorry, no drinks, but we'll consider adding them later.”

    A drunk Elm programmer walks into the bar. The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve dysfunctional programmers.”

    Finally, a QA engineer walks into the bar, orders a beer, ten beers, 2.5 million beers, a dog, and leaves without paying.
  • To the person who stole my copy of Microsoft Office, I will find you. You have my word.

Anecdotal jokes

  • I was told that I needed to come up with a joke for this thing, and I've always been one of those people who messes up the punchline, so I figured I should probably prepare for it.

    So I went to a bookshop and found a good joke book, to try and get some inspiration, or just plain steal a joke to use.

    When I got home, I realized I'd accidentally bought a thesaurus. As you can understand, I was pretty crushed... upset... disappointed... vexed... disconcerted.
  • I‘ve spent the last five months traveling so, rather than tell a joke I thought I’d tell a story about one of the people I met.

    So I’m in Cambodia, chilling at the beach and meeting people, as you do, chatting away and drinking. One of the guys I meet is Jurgen. He’s as wide as he is tall and he has this fantastic big belly that sticks out like a barrel. But that’s not what stands out about Jurgen. No, what stands out, is the enormous tattoo that he has written across his torso, over his belly. Five letters. One word. PIZZA.

    So as we’re drinking away and getting to know each other, my mind keeps wandering back to the tattoo. What’s the significance of it...What does it mean? Does it represent his social commentary on the state of the world? Is it a pet name? And the longer we sit there drinking, the more determined I am to work it out. So eventually, after a lot of beers, I pipe up the question.

    "Hey, Jurgen”
    “Yes, Dan”

    "Can I ask a question?”
    “Of course you can Dan”

    “What does the Pizza tattoo mean... Is it a childhood nickname? Does it have some kind of symbolic or deeper meaning?”

    And Jurgen puts down his beer and looks and me and just says,
    “No, I just love Pizza."
  • My housemate is a huge Richmond Tigers fan. Now the Richmond Football Club in Melbourne hadn't been in the grand final since 1982 (way before she was born) so this was a big deal for her.

    Unfortunately, she hadn't expected them to make it to the grand finals (after all, they never had made it in her life so far) so when she was planning her wedding she had picked that same spring afternoon.

    Devastated as she realized she couldn't possibly do both, she resigned herself to making the difficult choice, the only choice, and posted on Facebook "If anyone would like to take my place this Saturday, 2 pm at St Mark's Chapel, let me know."
illustration of various floating shapes and objects with a magnifying glass showing a smiley face on a ball

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