The Best Joke Site on the Web (Probably)

About Us

The Best Jokes is the home of quick quips online. This is where we showcase the best one-liners, knock-knock jokes and other classics for kids and adults of all ages. There are countless pages on this site, all of which are geared towards specific categories, themes and styles.

Our Process

Ever wondered how we get the jokes that we post here on The Best Jokes? Well, we don’t write them all ourselves, that’s for sure. We try to tweak them here and there and we have also been known to adapt jokes from foreign languages, anecdotes and other sources. However, most of the stuff we publish comes from the public domain (learn more about this on our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy).

The process begins with our analysts looking for the best categories for our jokes, after which they hand this information onto our researchers who begin compiling those jokes. They make sure they are small enough to fit onto an image and to be easy and quick to read and then they hand everything over to our editors who do just that.

They are the ones who add the jokes to the images, upload them, and create the many pages you can find on The Best Jokes. After all that has taken place, the final step is simply for our writers to jump in, write some content and steal all of the glory! They are the specialists, the truly skilled and witty ones (as you may have guessed, the TBJ’s writers were also tasked with writing this page) and the ones who have the final say.

They don’t always agree with the jokes, they don’t always find them funny, but this allows them to comment just as a reader would and it helps us to keep a community feel. Once everything is live then the editors make sure it continues to tick over, answering your questions, responding to any Write For Us submissions that you make, and dealing with all of the annoyed readers who tell us how much they hate our jokes!

All About Us

So, just who are The Best Jokes? Well, our team is made up of a group of hard working comedy lovers who gave the site their dedication out of a love of comedy, and money. The site is run by a small media company that creates websites based around topics we enjoy writing about. This media company was founded by a writer and is currently staffed by other writers, as well as artists and developers.

The sites we work on are usually a lot smaller than The Best Jokes. The average process for us involves working on several websites, with each member of the team involved in the creation and maintenance of over a dozen websites. For The Best Jokes, the process had to be a bit different because there was simply too much work for this small team to handle.

So, we drafted in additional workers, people who have helped to reduce the workload and ensure that TBJ gets regular content published every day. These determined individuals are also constantly working behind the scenes to build a social media presence, to establish the brand on Youtube and to make sure we spread the humor message far and wide.

We are currently not looking for any new team members and when we do, we typically only work on a contractual basis, hiring both short-term and long-term for specific jobs and specific needs. However, we are always looking for readers that want to help out, whether because they want to contribute or because they want to publish material of their own.

If this sounds like something you would like to do, be sure to visit our Write For Us page linked above.

Why We Created The Best Jokes

We didn’t create this site to be original. We know that there are plenty of joke sites out there, as well as countless videos, books and TV shows that cover the subject. You don’t need to go far to find or hear a list of jokes these days.

However, you do need to look pretty hard to find a website like this that is not full of ads. Joke websites, comedy websites and even content websites are loaded with pop-ups, banner ads and all kinds of intrusive media that serves to dampen the experience. It’s hard to enjoy website content when it is constantly being interrupted by full-page banners advertising stuff you used to want but grew to despise when Google insisted you needed to see it every five seconds.

We use banner ads on this site and we sell sponsored content. We have discussed this in our FAQ. However, what we do is a little different. There are no pop-ups, no full-page banner adverts and definitely no video ads that automatically load. These days it seems that the only way most people know that they have their sound on is when one of those annoying video ads screams though their speakers when they’re trying to silently browse some content.

So, we did away with all of that, ensuring that you can enjoy these jokes and comedy articles without needing to run ad-blockers. Of course, you can still do that if you choose. We still have adverts after all (we’ve gotta pay the bills somehow) but with only ever a few ads being run at the same time, and with no pop-ups or video ads, there is no need.

Join Us

We’ve told you all about us and we’ve discussed why we created this site. But what do you do if you want to join the team? Well, unfortunately we can’t accept any new applicants at this time and have never been able to. We choose our workers ourselves and as mentioned above, these are all contractors who come in to do specific jokes.

There is nothing stopping you from sending us jokes, anecdotes, real-life stories and even comedy articles if you want. If we like what we see then we may decide to publish them, but at this moment in time we are not yet able to pay for anything that we publish. We have explained more about why we can’t currently pay for this content, as well as what sort of content we accept, on our Write For Us page.

So, make sure you pay a visit and read our guidelines. If you are still interested in sending us material then you can use the contact form found on that page. Just make sure that you read the guidelines first though and that you don’t just skip to the contact form at the end, as so many people seem to do. Our editors have become adept at spotting the spam messages that have been sent here and everywhere else from readers who didn’t even glance at the guidelines.

You know what editors are like. It’s their way or no way. So make sure you check these guidelines before you send us anything as it’s the only what we can guarantee your submission will be read in full and considered.