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Top 20 Icebreaker Jokes and Other (Better) Ways to Break The Ice

Veronica Brundle - Nov 4 2021, 11:46:36 AM

Grab your microphone and get the crowd ready, because these jokes for icebreakers are sure to get some laughs (disclosure: some of them may be at you). It can be hard to get to know people, especially co-workers and members of your team, without jokes to break the ice a little first. You can try out some of these cheesy jokes to see if they’ll crack a smile. If not, keep reading to find some other, better ways to break the ice that doesn’t require you to be a stand-up comedian.

These Funny Icebreaker Jokes Will Crack a Smile

  • Cow Got Your Tongue

Two cows are in a field. The first one says, “Mooooo!” The second one replies, “that’s what I was going to say!”

  • All Aboard the Work Station

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a workstation…

  • Speechless

We both have something in common. You don’t know what I’m going to say, and neither do I.

  • Blocked by the Doc

A man tells his doctor, “Doc, help me. I’m addicted to Twitter!”

The doctor replies, “Sorry, I don’t follow you…”

  • Stupid Questions

A man enters a lawyer’s office and asks the lawyer: “Excuse me, how much do you charge?”

The lawyer responds: “I charge $1,000 to answer three questions.”

The man replies, “That’s a bit expensive isn’t it?”

“Yes,” says the lawyer. “Now, what’s your third question?”

  • Famous Last Words

An employee is getting to know her new co-workers when the topic of her last job comes up. One co-worker asks why she left that job.”

It was something my boss said,” the woman replied.

“Why? What did he say?” the co-worker asked.

“You’re fired.”

  • Reverse Psychology

I just wrote a book on reverse psychology. Do not read it.

  • Disorganization

You know what a clean desk is a sign of? A cluttered desk drawer.

  • Bear Bar

A bear walks into a bar and says, “Give me a gin and … tonic.”

“Why the big pause?” asks the bartender. The bear shrugged. “I’m not sure; I was born with them.”

  • Forget About It

My memory has gotten so bad it has actually caused me to lose my job. I’m still employed. I just can’t remember where.

  • Car Trouble

Why did the frog take the bus to work today?

His car got toad away.

  • In Other Words

I bought the world’s worst thesaurus yesterday.

Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible.

  • Late Bloomer

My teachers told me I’d never amount to much because I procrastinate so much.

I told them, “Just you wait!”

  • Cat-word

​​My email password has been hacked. That’s the third time I’ve had to rename my cat.

  • Pretending to be Busy

My boss just texted me: “Send me one of your funny jokes!”

I texted him back: “I’m busy working. I’ll send one later.”

“That’s hilarious,” he said. “Send another one!”

  • It’s a Sign

A guy goes to a pet store to buy a goldfish. The salesman asks him, “Do you want an aquarium?” The guy responds, “I don’t care what star sign it is!”

  • Turning Purple

What did the green grape say to the purple grape?


  • Fast Reader

I recently started speed reading. So far, I can read “War and Peace” in ten seconds. It’s only three words, but it’s a start.

  • Swimming to Battle

Two goldfish are in a tank.

One looks at the other and says, “You know how to drive this thing?!”

  • Muffin Miracle

Two muffins are in an oven. One muffin turns to the other and says, “Sure is hot in here, huh?” The other muffin screams “Aaaah! A talking muffin!”

Better Ways to Break The Ice

Unless you're Michael Scott hosting a night of the Dundees, icebreaker jokes may not be the best way to generate some fun camaraderie among your team. On the other hand, everyone can get behind a fun team building event, like games, trivia, challenges, and more. After all, people are always up for some fun competition and you never know what side of a person will come out when they can have a little office fun. Here are some of the best team building events you can put on for your office. You never know — once everyone’s in a good mood maybe they’ll laugh at some of those jokes for icebreakers.

Virtual Game Night

Game nights are a classic way to bring people together, have some fun, and inspire a bit of healthy competition. This 30-Minute Virtual Game Night is an easy-going yet exciting way to get the team together and leave them wanting more. 

Imagine that you could bring your entire office to the set of The Price Is Right. This Virtual Game Night simulates a TV game show environment that really breaks the ice and is sure to get everyone into the spirit of the game. The game is held live, but completely virtual, and you have nine different game options to choose from.

Virtual Game Night can support up to 50 guests for a group price of $749.  Click here to learn more. 

Prison Break: Can You Escape Your Cell?

If you’re going to go to prison, this is the way to do it. You’ve likely heard of escape rooms, which have become very popular team-building excursions. The difference with this Prison Break event is that it’s held completely virtual for an even more interactive and imaginative experience. 

You and your team will be placed inside of a jail cell in the year 1955 after having been wrongfully accused of a crime. Not only must you escape, but you must solve the mystery of your case in the process. This escape experience inspires people to work together collaboratively while having a ton of fun.

Prison Break: Can you Escape Your Cell? can support up to 10 guests for a price of $32 per person.  Click here to learn more. 

Hands-On Service Project

Team building doesn’t just have to be about fun and games. The Hands-On Service Project hosted by Caring Capital allows your team to come together and do some good for the community. Over the course of an hour, a teaching artist will lead everyone to create a personal, handmade craft gift to donate to a community member in need.

Prior to the session, all participants will receive the materials they need in a project kit that will be sent to the address of their choice. Everyone will work on their projects together virtually over the course of the session. It’s a great way to bond and develop the empathetic, human side of your team. After the session, the Caring Capital will donate the completed projects on your behalf.  Click here to learn more about The Hands-on-Service Project.

Get To Know Ya Game Night

How much do you really know about your co-workers? This Get To Know Ya Game Night will put everyone’s knowledge to the test and allow people to get to know each other better in the context of a fun icebreaker game. The format for this game is smart, because it allows people to share things about themselves in a comfortable way that doesn’t put them on the spot...too much.

A question like “"What was your first concert and what do you remember about it?" is posed to the group and individuals answer anonymously on their smartphones. When all the answers are in, everyone tries to guess who says what. Even if the answers may be unclear at times, the laughter and surprises are certain.

Get to Know Ya Game Night can host up to 20 guests for a group price of $450.  Click here to learn more. 

Break The Ice The Right Way

Team building doesn’t have to be a cringey, uncomfortable exercise. Unless you have an office full of dads who love funny icebreaker jokes, check out all of the fun and meaningful virtual team-building events available on Elevent. From games to crafts, workshops to food and drink events, there’s something to keep every office connected and engaged. Your people will appreciate that you provide a forum for staying in touch with and learning about their coworkers even though they may not be able to in real life.

Originally published at Nov 4 2021, 11:46:36 AM. Updated on Dec 27 2022.

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