Best 10 Jokes at the Edinburgh Festival

Posted: August 21, 2012 in Humour
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The most un-Edinburgh thing in Edinburgh – the “Fringe” sign.

The top ten jokes were as follows – some I think are really funny, some I don’t think are that good, including the winner, which I get – silly names for their kids – I just don’t think it’s that funny. But each to their own, I guess! Anyway, see what you think.

And by the way: what’s your favourite one liner of all time? Go on, share it with me.

Stewart Francis – “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”

Tim Vine – “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly.”

Will Marsh – “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”

Rob Beckett – “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.”

Chris Turner – “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know why.”

Tim Vine – “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.”

George Ryegold – “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.”

Stewart Francis – “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”

Lou Sanders – “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.”

Nish Kumar – “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn’t fancy her chances.”

I have only ever written one joke in my entire life, which was “So, when Marcel Marceau* died, did they hold a minute’s noise?”

I think it’s as good as any of those above. I am ridiculously proud of it. Then again, I have written one joke, and these guys write them all the time.


*famous French mime artist

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