There are different types of short and funny jokes, including knock-knock jokes, riddles and jokes that are plays on words. One such joke is, "What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta!" Another is, "Did you hear about the hungry clock? It went back four seconds."
Knock-knock jokes are a classic type of joke that are typically short. An example of a knock-knock joke is: "Knock knock." "Who's there?" "Orange." "Orange who?" "Orange you going to open the door?"
Riddles also serve as popular jokes for all audiences. Examples of riddle jokes include, "What goes up when the rain comes down? An umbrella."
A short joke that works well as an ice-breaker in mixed audiences is, "Did you hear the joke about the roof? Never mind, it's over your head."
Many short jokes are geared toward younger senses of humor, such as, "What is the difference between a school teacher and a train? The teacher says spit your gum out and the train says, 'chew chew chew'."
Jokes that are simple plays on words involve taking the meaning of a certain word out of context. An example of this is, "Why did the picture go to jail? Because it was framed."