Incorporating humor into an interview can be risky, but could also set you apart from other candidates if done adroitly. In the event an interviewer asks you tell a joke, or you’d just like to close with one, here are some quality, G-rated jokes from a recent Reddit thread that you should keep in your back pocket.
Two antennas met on a roof. They fell in love and got married. The wedding wasn’t much but the reception was great.
What do you call an illegally parked frog? Toad.
A bear walks into a bar and sits down. The bartender asks, “What will it be?” and the bear says, “I’ll have a gin and……………………… tonic.” The bartender asks him, “What’s with the huge pause?”
“Oh these? Born with ’em.”
Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel Prize? He was outstanding in his field!
This guy inherits a bunch of penguins. At first, it’s all fantastic; he picks up the ladies, etc. After a while, he’s had enough. The penguins have ruined his apartment. He calls up his friend, gives him $800, and says, “Take these penguins to the zoo!” He’s gone for 8 hours and when he eventually comes back he STILL has the penguins.
His friend asks, “Why do you still have the penguins I told you to take them to the zoo!”
The other guy goes, “I did, but I had some money left over so I took them to the movies, too.”
How can you tell if there’s a singer at your door?
He can’t find the key and he doesn’t know when to come in.
Bringing humor to an interview can show your potential employer that you’ve got more to offer than a good resume and good interview skills. Use the above list as a guide for appropriate, non-offensive jokes to keep in mind.