It’s March 2020 and we’re deep into Corona Virus.

Which means society is self-isolating and social distancing.

For Actionworks, that means we are doubling down on our online offerings and helping our clients transition their in-person entrepreneurship and innovation activities to online.

If you teach or train, you will be delivering more webinars, Zoom sessions, and Hangouts than ever. Managing that transition can be tough. While we have gathered best practices to share to the community, one simple technique to add some life to an online session is to kick it off with some humor.

Cracking a joke at the beginning of an online session warms up the room, adds some levity, and adds likeability—all three of which increase your ability to engage your audience.

So enjoy this list of webinar-friendly jokes.

Why are these jokes webinar friendly? Well, these are “dad jokes,” i.e. silly and not offensive. And all of these jokes work best said aloud, not read silently.

I’ve said every one of these jokes before a session. Some crash and burn. Others get a laugh. But either way, they can be a powerful way of getting the room in the right state of mind.

I hope this helps everyone as we transition to a culture of more online meetings and trainings.

(This is part 1. Parts 2 and 3 are on the way).

What do u call a lazy crawfish?a slobster.

I’ve made a website for depressed tennis players…the servers are currently down.

How does NASA organize a party? They planet

I met some chess players in the hotel lobby. They were bragging about how good they are. It was chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

Thanks for explaining the word “many” to me. It means a lot.

Why is “dark” spelled with a “k” and not a “c”? Because you can’t c in the dark.

You’ve heard of murphy’s law, right? anything that can go wrong will go wrong Have you heard of Cole’s law? It’s thinly sliced cabbage

Who was the roundest knight at the Round Table? Sir Cumference. He had too much pi.

When I was a kid, my mom used to gets upset at me for hiding kitchen utensils. But that’s a whisk I’m willing to take.

This year, give Mom the gift of Microsoft Office. Word to your mother.

What is heavy forwards but not backwards? Ton.

What happens when two snails get into a fight. They slug it out.

Mountains are just funny. They’re hill areas

I burned my Hawaiian pizza today–I should’ve cooked it on aloha temperature.

I crush soft drink cans for a living. It’s soda pressing.

How does winnie the pooh eat honey? With his bear hands.

I went to the zoo and saw a baguette in the cage. Zookeeper said it was bread in captivity.

What did the blanket say when it fell off the bed? Oh, sheet.

What’s Whitney Houston’s favorite type of coordination? HAND EYE.

What’s the best part about living in Switzerland? I don’t know but the flag is a big plus

What did Jay-Z call his girlfriend before they got married? Feyoncé.

I hope Elon Musk never gets in a scandal, because Elongate would be sure to get really drawn out.

What do you call a superhero who has a lisp and works out all the time? Thor

What is the most crunk place to go to the bathroom? The Lil Jon.

If you speak spanish what kind of dog do you have? Español.

What do you do when you see a space, man? You park, man.

What days are the strongest? Saturday and Sunday. The rest are week days.

What did the sushi say to the bee? Wasabi.

Someone stole my thesaurus, I have no words to describe how angry I am.

What’s the best part about living in Switzerland? I don’t know but the flag is a big plus.

Did you hear that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be doing a movie about classical music? He’ll be Bach.

Do I enjoy making courthouse puns? Guilty.

Toasters were the first form of pop-up notifications.

RIP boiled water. You will be mist.

How Do Mexicans keep warm? They use chicken fajitas.

Why did the blind man fall into the well? Because he couldn’t see that well.

What’s a marsupial’s favourite cocktail? A piña koala.

My wife begged me to please stop singing Wonderwall. I said maybe…

Source: Years of googling dad jokes.