Friday 22 August 2014

The 10 best jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

To find the favourite joke, ten judges scoured the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's venues for a week before nominating their three favourite jokes. They were then put to the public vote, with 2000 people choosing the ten they found funniest.


1. "I've decided to sell my Hoover ... well, it was just collecting dust." Tim Vine
2. "I've written a joke about a fat badger, but I couldn't fit it into my set." Masai Graham
3. "Always leave them wanting more, my uncle used to say to me. Which is why he lost his job in disaster relief." Mark Watson
4. "I was given some Sudoku toilet paper. It didn't work. You could only fill it in with number 1s and number 2s." Bec Hill
5. "I wanted to do a show about feminism. But my husband wouldn't let me." Ria Lina
6. "Money can't buy you happiness? Well, check this out, I bought myself a Happy Meal." Paul F Taylor
7. "Scotland had oil, but it's running out thanks to all that deep frying." Scott Capurro
8. "I forgot my inflatable Michael Gove, which is a shame 'cause halfway through he disappears up his own arsehole." Kevin Day
9. "I've been married for 10 years, I haven't made a decision for seven." Jason Cook
10. "This show is about perception and perspective. But it depends how you look at it." Felicity Ward


"I go to the kebab shop so much that when they call me boss in there. It's less a term of affection, more an economic reality." Ed Gamble
"Leadership looks fun, but it's stressful. Just look at someone leading a conga." James Acaster
"I bought myself some glasses. My observational comedy improved." Sara Pascoe