Archive for August, 2010
Another excellent Fringe festival and here’s this years best (and worst) jokes!
The top 10 festival funnies were judged to be:
1 ) Tim Vine “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
2 ) David Gibson “I’m currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.”
3 ) Emo Philips “I picked up a hitch hiker. You’ve got to when you hit them.”
4 ) Jack Whitehall “I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say ‘bought’, I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid.”
5 ) Gary Delaney “As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn’t afford a dog.”
6 ) John Bishop “Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day.”
7 ) Bo Burnham “What do you call a kid with no arms and an eyepatch? Names.”
8 ) Gary Delaney “Dave drowned. So at the funeral we got him a wreath in the shape of a lifebelt. Well, it’s what he would have wanted.”
9 ) Robert White “For Vanessa Feltz, life is like a box of chocolates: Empty.”
10 ) Gareth Richards “Wooden spoons are great. You can either use them to prepare food. Or, if you can’t be bothered with that, just write a number on one and walk into a pub…”
Competition organisers Dave said each judge sat through an average of 60 performances, totalling 3,600 minutes of comedy material.
Judges also selected some of the worst jokes of this year’s Fringe, which included:
Sara Pascoe “Why did the chicken commit suicide? To get to the other side.”
Sean Hughes “You know city-centre beat officers… Well are they police who rap?”
John Luke Roberts “I made a Battenberg where the two colours ran alongside each other. I called it apartheid sponge.”
Emo Phillips “I like to play chess with bald men in the park although it’s hard to find 32 of them.”
Bec Hill “Some of my best friends are vegan. They were going to come today but they didn’t have the energy to climb up the stairs.”
Dan Antopolski “How many Spaniards does it take to change a lightbulb? Juan.”
Antopolski’s inclusion in the “worst joke” list comes just a year after he won the Dave trophy.
Story from BBC News Scotland: