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22nd Aug 2017

Irish comedian’s joke listed among the top 15 funniest at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Funny ha-ha or funny he-he?


We all need a good giggle from time to time.

British-based television channel, Dave, has its own coveted award for the best joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award is now in its 10th year and is decided by public vote. Our very own Irish funny man, Ed Byrne, is in the top 15.

Byrne’s joke at the festival came in at number eight on the list which was counted down on the Dave website on Tuesday morning.

There are some short but very funny skits in the top 15 alongside Byrne. Look out for Frankie Boyle’s comparison of Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.

Dave’s top 15 funniest jokes of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 were:

  1. “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.” – Ken Cheng
  2. “Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book.” – Frankie Boyle
  3. “I’ve given up asking rhetorical questions. What’s the point?” – Alexei Sayle
  4. “I’m looking for the girl-next-door type. I’m just gonna keep moving house till I find her.”- Lew Fitz
  5. “I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated.” – Andy Field
  6. “Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant.” – Mark Simmons
  7. “I’m rubbish with names. It’s not my fault, it’s a condition. There’s a name for it …” – Jimeoin
  8. “I have two boys, five and six. We’re no good at naming things in our house.” – Ed Byrne
  9. “I wasn’t particularly close to my dad before he died … which was lucky, because he trod on a landmine.” – Olaf Falafel
  10. “Whenever someone says, ‘I don’t believe in coincidences’, I say, ‘Oh my God, me neither!’” – Alasdair Beckett-King
  11. “A friend tricked me into going to Wimbledon by telling me it was a men’s singles event.” – Angela Barnes
  12. “As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting, but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are grocer.” – Adele Cliff
  13. “For me, dying is a lot like going camping. I don’t want to do it.” – Phil Wang
  14. “I wonder how many chameleons snuck on to the Ark.” – Adam Hess
  15. “I went to a Pretenders gig. It was a tribute act.” – Tim Vine

This is Ken Cheng reiterating his winning joke below…


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