Great tech and IT jokes to crack up your coworkers

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Meredith Kreisa|March 31, 2022
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They say that humor comes from pain, and sysadmins know suffering. Between busy schedules, frustrating security breaches, and aggravatingly few caffeinated beverages in the office, the sysadmin life is no laughing matter. Sometimes, you need a funny joke to break up the day. Maybe that’s why sysadmins are some of the funniest people we know. (Okay, they’re also among the only people we know). The next time you need a good laugh, check out one of these resources or try out one of these hilarious jokes from the PDQ community!

8 Sources for sysadmin humor that put the IT in hilarITy 

The face of IT is constantly changing. While such a dynamic environment can be as challenging as it is exciting, it also creates a wealth of opportunities for comedy. We’ll share a few entertaining options for the next time you need a laugh. 

Why yes, there is a subreddit specifically for sysadmin humor! It’s full of jokes, memes, funny photos, and more. With over 23,000 members, the community is pretty active and very amusing. 

If you prefer more general tech humor, this subreddit is for you. You’ll find jokes, memes, pics, and satire about devices, tech support, cybersecurity, and other topics. However, with just over 6,000 members, don’t expect a constant stream of laughter.

Like programmers, sysadmins write scripts and take names. Sure, the jobs are quite different. But with 1.8 million members, this subreddit is the perfect solution for anyone who can’t get enough tech humor in their lives. 

While this subreddit has a similar focus to the Programmer Humor subreddit, it has more code-related humor. However, with around 20,000 members, you’ll have to wait a lot longer for new content. 

Too busy to check multiple sources for the latest memes, gifs, photos, and videos from around the web? Devhumor is a community of developers who share their latest finds. 

Spiceworks, the beloved professional network for IT professionals, maintains an admirable array of humor posts. You’ll find funny IT poems, lists, puns, quizzes, and more. 

The Dilbert comic strip rose to fame in the 1990s, but guess what? It’s still pretty darn funny. With a combination of technology and workplace humor, reading Dilbert is the perfect addition to your next coffee break. 

We’ll be the first to admit that this webcomic doesn’t focus exclusively on IT. It also covers math, science, language, and other delightfully nerdy topics. If you like a balanced diet of quirky, technical humor, this webcomic is a must-read.

Jokes from the PDQmmunity

After all these years, my Grandma finally got a cell phone. I helped her set it up and thought it would be good to add her as a speed-dial contact on my own phone. I call it Insta-Gram.

- Chad Cooper, PDQ

What computer sings the best? A Dell

- Chad Cooper, PDQ

I would tell you a UDP joke, but you might not get it.

- Tristan, James E. Rogers College of Law

I just repeat "I know a TCP joke, did you get it?" until they say they did get it.
Then I just say "ok, good."

- Kirk Hammond, PDQ

Knock knock
Who’s there? 
SYN flood
SYN flood who?
Knock knock - Knock knock 
Knock knock - Knock knock 
Knock knock - Knock knock 
Knock knock - Knock knock 

- NOT Austin Malmborg, PDQ

There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

- David, Wastech

What do computers eat for a snack?  - microchips

- Tommy, Northwestern State University

Don’t have time for joking around? PDQ Deploy and Inventory streamline routine tasks to help free up your schedule. Then, you can focus more of your energy on reading the PDQ blog, watching our YouTube channel, and becoming the most hilarious person in the office.


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Meredith Kreisa

Part writer, part sysadmin fangirl, Meredith gets her kicks diving into the depths of IT lore. When she's not spending quality time behind a computer screen, she's probably curled up under a blanket, silently contemplating the efficacy of napping.

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