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WATCH: How They Do Fireworks In Glasgow

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Comedy

Is it fake? Almost certainly. Is it still funny? Definitely. SEE ALSO: When Fireworks Go Wrong - 15 Epic Fails 21 Sparkling Songs For Bonfire ...

WATCH: The People Vs Fitness

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Comedy

"Fitness experts like to remind us that without pain there can be no gain," says The Poke. "In this video we celebrate the pain bit." And indeed th...

WATCH: Who's Tampered With Brighton's Christmas Lights?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Cover your eyes, kids! It looks like some joker's been messing about with the Christmas lights in Brighton. And now... snigger... one of them... giggl...

The Poke's 100 Funniest People On Twitter

The Poke | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

So how did The Poke come up with the list of the 100 Funniest People on twitter 2012? a) We asked our 75,000 followers to nominate the Tweeters tha...

Royal Baby Generator

The Poke | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Royal News: She's up the royal duff! Will Kate and Will produce a swish-hipped darling of the catwalks? Or will their progeny be a hump-backed...

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Bingo

The Poke | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Comedy

A fun game to play while watching celebrities eat kangaroo testicles! Includes: Helen Flanagan cries when a leaf unexpectedly lands on her sleep...

Lucy Sherriff

Clegg's Apology 'Was Not Aimed At Students'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nick Clegg's tuition fee apology has fallen on deaf ears, with a student leader saying it is nothing more than a "slick, PR-driven, self-serving machi...

Kofi Annan Brings Cupcakes To Syria Crisis Talks

The Poke | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Middle East Cake News: UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan has brought cupcakes to the latest round of Syria crisis talks, in an attempt to sm...

PICS: Wearing Trousers Around The Knees Can Cause Deformities

The Poke | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Knees News: The continual wearing of trousers around the knees is causing anatomical disfunction doctors warned today; in some cases leading to ‘sta...

WATCH: Hilarious 'Masterchef' Innuendos Compilation

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Comedy

The last series of Masterchef: The Professionals had it all. It had Gregg 'The Egg' Wallace. Michel 'Junior' Roux. Finalists Claire 'Girl Crush' H...

WATCH: Is This The Most Romantic Scene In Cinematic History?

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Oh, those funny, clever and no doubt handsome people at The Poke. You've surpassed yourselves with this little Valentine's gem. Yes, if you though...

Nick Clegg To Sit On Kids Table At No.10 Christmas Lunch

The Poke | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Deputy PM Nick Clegg will not eat with the grown-ups, and instead sit at the children's table during the Downing Street Christmas lunch this year. ...

Twitter: 140 Characters But a Pitch Ain't One - Why I Quit

Marc Paterson | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

You may notice there's a Twitter feed on my profile page. You'll also notice that it's empty. That's because I took the momentous decision to close my account. I've left the party, I'm Indiana Jones, machete in hand, cutting the ropes and severing the bridge. Why? Am I insane?

Children’s Books: Then and Now

The Poke | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Comedy

From Maisy to the Mr Men - have a flick through The Poke's hilarious gallery of classic children's books with a modern twist......

'The Pokes' Awards: Vote For The Web's Funniest

The Poke | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Comedy

The Pokes, sponsored by 2 Entertain, are the first and only awards celebrating British comic talent on the internet. Take a look at the finalists n...

Fenton, Viral Videos and Mash-Ups - The Sketch Writer's Brave New World?

Marc Paterson | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

So what makes a video go viral? And what are sketch makers doing to compete? Benton the dog, the Britney fan who screams 'leave her alone!' the Jedi Kid - is the trick for sketch producers' success on Youtube to scour the 'most watched' clips, to be ready to pounce on the next clip with the potential to spread like a middle age midriff?

Web's Funniest: Benton (Or Is It Fenton?) Vs Jurassic Park

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy

There was a time - about 24 hours ago - that we thought that the only thing funnier than the original 'Benton!' video (current YouTube views: 698,725)...

The 'Benton!' Video Gets Spoofed - Brilliantly

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Comedy

Ah, Britain! Land of animal-lovers. By which we mean: dogs and cats and stuff. Deer? Not so much. Because, in poor taste or not, the funniest YouTu...