Best joke of the year

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The funniest one-liner from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been announced.

A panel of comedy critics spent a week watching shows at the largest arts festival in the world which runs for most of August.

They compiled a shortlist of the 15 best one-liners which were then voted on by the public to determine the winner.

This year’s top spot was taken out by former professional poker player turned comedian, Ken Cheng, for his joke about a coin.

“I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.”

The other jokes that made it onto the shortlist were:

• “I’ve given up asking rhetorical questions. What’s the point?” – Alexei Sayle

• “I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated.” – Andy Field

• “I’m rubbish with names. It’s not my fault, it’s a condition. There’s a name for it…” – Jimeoin

• “I have two boys, 5 and 6. We’re no good at naming things in our house.” – Ed Byrne

• “I wasn’t particularly close to my dad before he died … which was lucky, because he trod on a landmine.” – Olaf Falafel

• “As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting; but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are grocer.” – Adele Cliff

The competition has now been running for 10 years. Here are some of the previous winners:

• “My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He’s a man after my own heart.” – Masai Graham

• “I’ve decided to sell my Hoover … well, it was just collecting dust.” – Tim Vine

• “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – Nick Helm

• “Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?” – Dan Antolpolski

47 Responses

  1. calm down i dont see anyone here in the comments being any funnier in fact its actually
    funny how every one is triggered

  2. These jokes are so funny if you understand. If you don’t understand these then don’t comment saying they’re not funny.

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