International Joke Day, celebrated on 1 July, is all about sharing jokes, laughing and, most importantly, having fun!
It’s a day to not only flaunt your joke-telling skills, but also to put a smile on the faces of the people around you, including your own.
Studies have shown that laughter is certainly the best medicine. Unrestrained laughter can relieve stress and tension and even boost your immune system. Humour and laughter keep us grounded and focused and allow us to connect with others and inspire hope.
During the time of Covid-19, when our lives are filled with uncertainty, stress and fear, laughter can lighten our burden a bit.
We recently started an initiative at Flow where we share our favourite jokes at our daily catch-up sessions.
Here are some of our favourites:
Q: What do you give an angry alien? A: Some space.
Q: What do you call cheese that doesn’t belong to you? A: Nacho cheese.
– Christina Kennedy, writer and subeditor (with input from her seven-year-old daughter)
Owls go who?
– Welile Phakathi, business developer
Q: What do you call a ship that shakes at the bottom of the sea? A: A nervous wreck!
– Edwina van der Burg, content director
Q: Why do we tell actors to “break a leg”? A: Because every play has a cast.
Q: What kind of exercise do lazy people do? A: Diddly-squats.
– Nicole Ellis, multimedia designer
Sometimes I tuck my knees into my chest and lean forward.
That’s just how I roll.
– Daya Coetzee, account director
I was gonna tell a time-travelling joke, but you guys didn’t like it.
Q: Why does Snoop Dogg always carry an umbrella? A: Fo’ Drizzle
– Willem Steenkamp, senior writer and editor