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The Poke is the biggest humour site in the UK with over 5 Million unique users globally viewing up to 10 Million videos, stories and pictures per month.
Our aim is to administer an antidote to the daily grind delivering a mix of homemade and hand-picked distractions. A mash-up of memes, reader challenges, spoof news stories and photoshop magic.
Original content on the site is produced by a collective of up-and-coming writers, performers, designers and video mixologists.
We are always looking for new contributors – so if you want to get involved send us something (amazing) that you’ve made.
The Poke aims to champion all manner of new and exciting comedy talent rising up from the internet, give them a platform and then work on developing projects together. We also love fast-turnaround topical stuff.
With the help of our growing army of followers we handpick the funniest stuff on the web delivering up to 10 daily updates.
The Poke Community
We’ve collected some high profile followers and retweeters including the likes of Peter Serafinowicz, Stephen Mangan, Caitlin Moran, Graham Linehan, Sarah Millican, Rufus Hound, Jeremy Vine, Al Murray, Tim Minchin and Danny Wallace.
Greg James told Radio 1 listeners “The Poke is one of the funniest, most retweeted accounts on Twitter” and former Deputy PM John Prescott reckons that a retweet by The Poke is better than a peerage.
We remixed Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s tuition fees apology speech video – which chalked up 2.2 Million views on YouTube. It went on to become a Top 40 hit in the iTunes download chart. The video was singled out as one of YouTube’s Top 10 Defining Moments Of 2012. Read more about what happened > here.
In 2012 The Poke was featured on a Greg James BBC Radio 1 documentary about internet trends and several of our videos have made appearances on Channel 4′s Rude Tube as well as Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Graham Norton and Russell Howard’s Good News.
We had 5000 requests for poster for our Daily Mail Tube Map – however Transport For London’s legal department weren’t very keen on us printing them so we didn’t.
One of our stories about a zombie invasion caused quite a stir in French media.
The Poke Awards and Events
We stage annual awards initiative called The Pokes which honours the best-in-show of new UK web comedy and funds new projects. We have also have supported, LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, The Smalls Film Festival, Popcorn Comedy and Manchester’s CoFilmic.
The Poke App!
The Sunday Times put it in their Top 200 Apps list.
We also landed a place in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 500 Must-Have Apps 2014.
Read what > The Guardian thought.