Here are the ten funniest jokes from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival 4 years ago

Here are the ten funniest jokes from this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We're not sure we agree with the rankings here, especially the joke that took the top spot...

Every year, the best and brightest in comedy descend upon the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to show off their latest material, and it is often the place that acts get their major break-out moment.


Legendary funny person Emma Thompson recently told JOE that she loves to hit up the festival to discover the great new funny folk, while TV channel Dave have announced their top 10 jokes of the festival for 2019.

The winner was chosen by a mix of a panel of comics and public voting, and to be honest, a lot of these are very funny, but the winner... well, let us just say that comedy is very subjective.

Luke Hales, Dave’s channel director, told The Guardian: "What a year it’s been for current affairs and British eccentricities. The comedic opportunities to be creative are endless and above all we’ve all needed a good laugh in 2019."

There was just one joke about Brexit in the top 10, as well as just one female comedian, while one jokester managed to get two of his jokes in the top 1o.


Here they are in full:

1. I keep randomly shouting out "Broccoli” and "Cauliflower". I think I might have Florets. – Olaf Falafel

2. Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy. – Richard Stott

3. What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh. – Milton Jones


4. A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, "Yes, of course. That’s 20 cows." – Jake Lambert

5. A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it. – Ross Smith

6. Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning. – Ross Smith

7. I accidentally booked myself on to an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it. – Adele Cliff


8. After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging. – Richard Pulsford

9. To be or not to be a horse rider, that is Equestrian. – Mark Simmons

10. I’ve got an Eton-themed advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts. – Ivo Graham