Sometimes you just want to make someone laugh, but are short on time. This is where one-liner jokes come in. A surefire shortcut to laughter, they lighten the mood of the room and are guaranteed to get people giggling in seconds. You’ve probably noticed that one-liners are a favorite of comedians because they’re both easy to remember and razor-sharp. Whether you’re looking for a witty wisecrack or a more traditionally structured short joke, you can find a one-liner for pretty much any occasion.


1. One-liners about work

  • How does NASA organize a company party? They planet.
  • “Employee of the month is a good example of how somebody can be both a winner and a loser at the same time.” – Demetri Martin
  • I found a job helping a one-armed typist type capital letters. It’s shift work.
  • As a scarecrow, people say I’m outstanding in my field. But hay, it’s in my jeans.
  • Teamwork is important; it helps to put the blame on someone else.
  • I cannot believe I just got fired from the calendar factory. All I did was take one day off.
  • I was a bookkeeper for 10 years. The local library wasn't too happy about it.
  • A conference call is the best way for a dozen people to say “bye” 300 times.
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