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25 Work-Friendly Jokes That Will Still Crack You Up

Just try to read these with a straight face. You're guaranteed a chuckle even if you're sitting in a tiny cube on a rainy Monday morning.

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Kid stuff

His wife thought he was immature, so he banned her from his pillow fort.

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Worker bees

Almost 6 million Americans currently are not working, and that number skyrockets when you also count those who are at their job right now.

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Why won’t sharks prey on female swimmers?

Because they’re man-eaters.

Need more bad jokes to sink your teeth into? Here are 50 bad jokes that you can’t help but laugh at.

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Portrait of fit young woman running on road in morning. Female jogging outdoors in morning.
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In the running

Which track and field event should be open to everyone?

The human race.

Check out these work from home jokes for more laughs!

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Art director checking the photos on a monitor

Teamwork is dreamwork

The Six Phases of a group project:

  1. Eagerness
  2. Disgruntlement
  3. Panic
  4. Blame game
  5. Punishment of the toilers
  6. Praise for the slackers

Is work awkward? Here are funny jokes to defuse the situation.

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Man and woman talking. Discussion business ideas.

Blissed out

What’s the difference between apathy and ignorance?

I don’t know, and I don’t care!

Don’t forget to read these funny tweets when you have a break.

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Now you’re talking

How many therapists to do you need to change a light bulb?

Just one. But the light bulb has to really want to change.

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Open door policy

Knock knock.

Who’s there.


Howie who?

Howie you likin’ my jokes?

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Divorce concept. Woman taking off wedding ring.
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Altar bound

They say marriage is grand. And divorce is about ten grand.

Ouch! Here are 25 clever jokes for when you need to sound smart.

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Bed sheets that crumpled on the bed
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So what was your dream last night?

I don’t know. I slept through it.

Badum tss.

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Neigh-borhood pub

A thoroughbred stallion walks into a bar. “Why the long face?” asks the bartender.

Oh, haaaay! If you like horsing around, here are 17 more horse jokes for unbridled giggles.

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Trash can in the kitchen corner


How do you beautify a landfill?

Throw away something gorgeous.

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Solving a mathematical problem in a notebook. Crumpled piece of paper on black desk.

Do the math!

Eight out of every three people have trouble with fractions.

Multiply your laughter with 36 math jokes to satisfy your inner nerd.

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Just add sugar

What’s a good pick-up line to use on a chef?

Don’t go bakin’ my heart.

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Intensive care

What counts as minor surgery?

Any procedure performed on someone else.

What makes a comedian laugh? Check out real comedian’s favorite jokes.

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See the light

How many doctors does it take to change a light bulb?

It depends on what kind of insurance the light bulb has.

Ever wonder what’s up with the chicken who crossed the road? Find out with the history behind classic joke set-ups.

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I invented a new word. Plagiarism.

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Lab rats

Why don’t physicists date biologists?

They don’t have any chemistry.

Here are 20 chemistry jokes that you’ll get if you’re a science geek.

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Feel the force

My son Luke adores that we named him after Star Wars characters. His brother Jabba and sister Darth Maul are less amused.

Turn to the dark side with these 20 cornball Star Wars jokes. May the laughs be with you!

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Cheerful dad and his baby

Big Daddy

When is a Dad joke cool?

When he tells it in winter.

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Echo chamber

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Déja who?

I feel like we’ve done this before.

No more dumb jokes! Get clever with these 12 jokes that’ll make you sound like a genius.

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Two Chinese Asian business men have a chat at a table in the office in a meeting room during the day. They are professionally dressed in shirt and pants and having a focused discussion together.

Employee of the month

This morning my boss told me to “Have a great day!” So, I punched him in the face and went home.

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A tired old dog lays in the shadows on a hot summer day.

Bark n’ ride

My dog kept chasing people on a bike. It got so bad I had to take away his bike.

Get witty with these 75 funniest quotes of all time.

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Sweet tooth

A box of chocolates has about 5,400 calories. Don’t eat the box and you’ll be fine.

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Neat freak

There are two kinds of people. The kind who wash their dishes after they eat, and the kind who wash them just before.

Molly Pennington, PhD
Molly is a writer and collage artist with a PhD in film and cultural studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her professional astrology services and artwork are available at Baroque Moon Astrology. She covers the zodiac, books, movies, TV and culture for Reader’s Digest, and loves to talk about all the ways we make meaning.