It’s time for a cavalcade of icebreaker jokes! We’ve gathered a year’s worth of our show-starting jokes into one convenient listening experience. Brace yourselves for awesomely lame one-liners, knock-knock jokes, and more, courtesy of guests like Jordan Peele, Gillian Jacobs, Ava DuVernay, Danny Boyle, Rachel Bloom, Jane Lynch, Barry Jenkins, Norm Macdonald, and Tituss Burgess. Some are funny… most are not. But there are definitely a lot of them. Cheers!
The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star gives us an intergalactic icebreaker before answering listeners' etiquette questions.
The Oscar-winning writer-director of "Moonlight" tells us a classic joke before telling us about the iconic cinematography in his latest film.
Actor Mackenzie Davis gives us a nautical joke before telling us why she does not want to be the next manic pixie dream girl.
Writer Samantha Irby helps us break the ice with a joke before telling us about how she faked her way into a pregnant yoga class.
Kale Walch, a vegan butcher from The Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, gives us an aptly-themed vegan meat joke before sharing the secret to making vegan meat indistinguishable from the real thing.
Comedian Norm Macdonald gives us a monochromatic joke before giving our listeners etiquette advice.
Comedian Kyle Mooney shares a knock knock joke before giving advice on how to handle your friend who keeps stealing the AUX cord.
Actor Jane Lynch gives us a saucy soup joke before giving our listeners some much needed advice.
Actor Kathryn Hahn gives us something to break the ice with before discussing her fearless character in "I Love Dick"
Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones shares a multi-part knee slapper before sharing some of his adventures in the 70s punk scene.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator and star, Rachel Bloom, shares an interjecting joke before telling our listeners how to handle seeing your ex at a wedding.
Comedians John Early and Kate Berlant make up a knock-knock joke before sharing a list of their favorite tales of Hollywood desperation.
Comedian Pete Holmes shares his favorite joke from computer camp before telling our listeners how to confront a joke thief.
Author Jade Chang gives us a bovine-themed joke before reading an excerpt from her novel, "The Wangs Vs. the World."
Radio host Charlamagne Tha God shares some wordplay in his icebreaker joke before discussing his book "Black Privilege" and giving listeners some helpful advice.
Musician Rick Astley shares a joke aimed at drummers before sharing a list of alternatives to the infamous rickroll.
How To Dress Well frontman Tom Krell shares a cringe-inducing icebreaker before sharing his dinner party soundtrack.
Musician Kurt Wagner shares some instrument humor before spinning a sweet dinner party soundtrack.
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann shares a joke about a frog musician before giving our listeners etiquette advice.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd shares a joke about a drugstore misunderstanding before sharing some helpful etiquette tips.
Actor Alison Brie shares a joke about an unfortunate doctor's visit before discussing her new Netflix series, "GLOW."
Author Elena Passarello shares her favorite dad joke before reading an excerpt of her book, "Animals Strike Curious Poses."
Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle gives us some wordplay in his icebreaker before discussing making the "Trainspotting" sequel 20 years after the original.
Best-selling author Dave Barry shares a joke to break the ice before telling listeners the appropriate time to use mace.
Celebrated chef Samin Nosrat shares some regional horse humor before advising listeners to go to therapy
Singer-songwriter Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos, shares a joke she made up before sharing the perfect playlist for a slumber party.
Actor Hank Azaria tells a joke to break the ice before discussing some of his most iconic characters.
Comedian and actor Sam Richardson shares a philosophical joke before sharing how he gained confidence at summer camp.
The Oscar-nominated director of "Selma" tells an icebreaker she learned on the set of "A Wrinkle in Time" from a 6-year-old. Hear here talk to Rico about her criminal justice documentary, "The 13th," here.
Eric Schulze, a science writer and Senior Scientist at Memphis Meats in the Bay Area, shares a joke that would probably kill at a chemistry convention. Listen as he shares a few tips for cooking with salt.
The "Love" tells us a punny joke to use at your next dinner party. Check out her conversation with Brendan, in which she shares the one place you should visit on our next trip to Pittsburgh.
Author Damion Searls shares a chicken icebreaker that's not about why it crossed the road. Hear his chat with Rico about what made Hermann Rorschach's blots so effective and unique.
Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus shares the perfect joke to tell your foodie friends. She mixed up a party playlist for us that features inviting tracks to bring together a family or a family of friends.
The author shares a joke/story Abraham Lincoln reportedly told to demonstrate what he meant by "audacity." George stopped by our studios earlier this year to chat about his debut novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo," and to solve our listeners' etiquette woes.
The co-creator and star of the Netflix drama 'The OA,' shares a punny joke to use on your next trip to the circus. Listen to her chat with Brendan about her series, cosmic questions in her art... and coral reefs.
The "Saturday Night Live" star shares an icebreaker to use at your next pirate-themed party. He stopped by our studios to talk about his film, "Brigsby Bear" and to help our listeners deal with sneaky party DJs.
Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek of the band Whitney share an icebreaker to make your hippie friends laugh. Listen as they build a party soundtrack for your next retro rooftop party.
The host of "A Prairie Home Companion" shares a joke/story involving the Pope, a car... and a clueless cop. Hear him create an eclectic playlist of tunes he considers required listening.
The comedian shares a variety of Yo' Mama jokes. Listen as he chats with Rico about his social thriller 'Get Out' and his deep love of Disney films.