Our aim is to administer an antidote to the daily grind delivering a mix of homemade and hand-picked distractions.
We are always looking for new contributors – so if you want to get involved send us some examples of your work.
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.
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Greg James told his 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 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.
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The Poke was founded in Aug 2002.
It started life as a magazine. 50,000 copies were printed and distributed via independent record shops and up at the Edinburgh Festival.
The idea was to provide an outlet for upcoming comedy writers.