To poke fun

to excite fun; to joke; to jest.

See also: Poke

References in classic literature ?
shall be able to poke fun at the whole gang if the spirit so moves
It is not unusual for comedy shows in Lebanon to poke fun of public figures, however there is more likely to be a violent reaction if the target of the ridicule is Hezbollah.
CHARLIE BROOKER'S WEEKLY WIPE BBC2, 10pm The eponymous arch-miserablist is back for a long overdue neW series in Which he gets to poke fun at the World's media as they address the events of recent days.
Obama stopped, flashed a Hawaiian hand sign and used the opportunity to poke fun at an issue he wasn't poking fun at when his critics were hammering him about it.
Vyacheslav Pyetsukh finds plenty of opportunities to poke fun at the late-glasnost moment (1989) in which he was writing, but the best laughs come at the expense of such hallmarks of nineteenth-century Russian fiction as earnest and endless philosophical discussion.
There was the case of Peter poking fun at a British politician based on her height and now Peter thinks it's funny to poke fun at a human being who suffered extreme injuries serving his country.
This cartoon uses hyperbole (comic exaggeration) to poke fun at an issue in the news.
She looks absolutely stunning in the new Virgin Mobile ad and she will impress a lot of people with her natural beauty, acting skills, great comic timing and her ability to poke fun at herself.
Always willing to poke fun at himself, at one point Carroll threw a french fry at the photo.
The statement said that the campaign was "meant to poke fun at slices of everyday life, but this execution clearly crossed the line".
Westerfeld has encapsulated today's cool in a fast-paced, fun novel that's not afraid to poke fun at our own consumerism while at the same time recognizing that cool rules.