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45 Funny Icebreaker Jokes | Agile Meridian

by Chris Daily

We have done a series of posts over the last few months sharing Ice Breakers.  I was motivated by Kumar's post on Hybrid Icebreakers to list some of the funny icebreakers that you can use to kickoff a meeting.

Are you tired of doing the same old icebreakers?  Telling funny jokes as an icebreaker can have many values. You may be accused of telling Dad jokes (corny jokes to break the ice), but you’ll still bring a smile to the folks in the meeting.  After all, the best ice breaker jokes for adults have been around for years.  Here are some of the benefits of telling ice breaker jokes.

Positive Environment

Ice breaker jokes create a positive and relaxed atmosphere.  A well-timed joke can help to break the tension and create a more relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This can be especially useful in business or social settings where people may feel nervous or uncertain.


Ice Breaker jokes encourage communication.  When people are laughing and having a good time, they are more likely to open up and engage in conversation. Icebreaker jokes can serve as a starting point for discussions and help to establish a rapport between people.

 Build Relationships

Within your team, icebreaker jokes build relationships.  Sharing a real icebreaker joke about how much does a polar bear weigh can help to build trust and establish a connection between people. Laughter is a universal language that can bridge cultural and language barriers. BTW, how much does a polar bear weigh?

 Relieve the Stress

Many meetings involve decisions to be made or to deliver status on the project.  Ice breaker jokes can help relieve the stress of the participants. Telling a joke or hearing one can have a therapeutic effect and help to relieve stress. Laughter has been shown to release endorphins, which can help to improve mood and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress.

 Break Down Social Barriers

The old saying is that we have more in common than differences.  While a good joke will break the ice, we are subtly reminded that we have something in common. We are building shared experiences, even if it is just laughing at a joke.  Jokes can help to break down social barriers and encourage people to be more open-minded and accepting of others. They can provide a common ground for people from different backgrounds to connect.

Positive Environment

Telling a joke as an icebreaker can be a valuable tool for creating a positive and relaxed atmosphere, encouraging communication, building relationships, relieving stress, and breaking down barriers.

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The Funny Icebreaker Jokes

Drum roll please! Here are forty funny icebreaker jokes you can use to break the ice.  Get your funny face on, pick a good icebreaker joke, and give them a try.

  1. Why do socially awkward penguins never swim with the other penguins? Answer: Because they are afraid of the deep end of the conversation!

  2. Why was the math book sad? Answer: Because it had too many problems!

  3. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Answer: Because he was outstanding in his field!

  4. What is a tree's favorite drink? Answer: Root Beer!

  5. Why did the wicked chicken lay deviled eggs? Answer: Because she was bad to the bone!

  6. Why did the egg laugh? Answer: Because it had a cracking sense of humor!

  7. Why did the boy who recently started speed reading buy a dictionary? Answer: To quickly find the words he didn't understand!

  8. Why did the chicken cross the road? Answer: To get to the other side.

  9. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Answer: Because they make up everything!

  10. Why did the tomato turn red? Answer: Because it saw the salad dressing!

  11. What do you call an alligator in a vest? Answer: An investigator.

  12. Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Answer: Because if they flew over the bay, they'd be bagels!

  13. What do you get from a pampered cow? Answer: Spoiled milk.

  14. What did one wall say to the other wall? Answer: I'll meet you at the corner!

  15. Why did the cookie go to the doctor? Answer: Because he was feeling crumbly.

  16. What do you call a lazy kangaroo? Answer: A pouch potato.

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  18. Why do elephants never use computers? Answer: They're afraid of the mouse!

  19. Why do birds fly south for the winter? Answer: It’s too far to walk!

  20. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a shark? Answer: Frostbite!

  21. Why did the math book look so sad? Answer: Because it had too many problems.

  22. Why was the computer cold? Answer: Because it left its Windows open.

  23. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Answer: Frostbite.

  24. Why did the cookie go to the party? Answer: Because it was a biscuit to be there!

  25. Why don't ghosts like elevators? Answer: They prefer to take the stairs.

  26. What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Answer: Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

  27. What do you call a fish that wears glasses? Answer: A see-fish!

  28. What do you call an unhappy cowboy? Answer: A rodeo-mantic.

  29. Why don’t oysters share their pearls? Answer: Because they’re shellfish.

  30. Why did the coffee file a police report? Answer: It got mugged.

  31. What do you call a dog magician? Answer: A Labracadabrador.

  32. Why did the bicycle fall over? Answer: Because it was two-tired.

  33. What do you call a chicken that crosses the road? Answer: Poultry in motion.

  34. Why did the cookie go to the doctor? Answer: It was feeling crumbly.

  35. Why did the skeleton cross the road? Answer: To get to the body shop.

  36. What did one hat say to the other? Answer: You stay here, I’ll go on ahead.

  37. Why did the frog call his insurance company? Answer: He had a jump in his car.

  38. What do you call a fake noodle? Answer: An impasta.

  39. Why don't seagulls fly over the bay? Answer: Because then they'd be bagels.

  40. What do you call a sheep that's had a haircut? Answer: A clip-mop.

  41. What did one elevator say to the other elevator? Answer: I think I’m coming down with something.

  42. Why did the tomato turn red? Answer: Because it saw the salad dressing!

  43. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire? Answer: Frostbite.

  44. What did the mother broom say to the baby broom? Answer: It’s time to sweep it under the rug!

  45. What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator? Answer: A Poodle-ulator.

  46. Why don't oysters give to charity? Answer: Because they're shellfish! 

Fourth of July Jokes/July 4th Jokes

  1. Why did the tomato turn red on the Fourth of July?  Answer: Because it saw the salad dressing! 

  2. Why do we celebrate July 4th? Answer: Because it's too hot to celebrate the Fourth of January!

  3.  Why don't you want to play hide and seek with the Liberty Bell on the Fourth of July?  Answer: Because it always cracks under pressure!
  4. Why don't the British drink iced tea?  Answer: Because it brings back too many bad memories of the Boston Tea Party!

George Washington Jokes

  1. Why did George Washington chop down the cherry tree?  Answer: Because it was the father of all lies!

  2. What would George Washington be if he was alive today? Answer:  Really, really old!

  3. Why did George Washington never tell a lie?  Answer:  Have you ever tried arguing with a dollar bill?

  4. Why did George Washington bring a duck to his inauguration?  Answer: Because he heard it was good to have a "bill" handy in politics!



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I hope these seriously funny jokes make you smile and help break the ice!  Once you break the ice, your meetings will have a different tone and tenor.

These are the best icebreaker jokes we know of.  Do you have some funny ice breaker jokes that aren't in our list?  Let us know in the comments.

  Check out our other posts on icebreakers as well.

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