The Guardian has compiled the top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 7 years ago

The Guardian has compiled the top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

These are quality.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is on at the moment and it's reached the halfway point so people are looking back on the best bits so far.


The Guardian has been up in the Scottish city for a past few weeks and they've compiled a list of the 10 jokes that have made them laugh the loudest.

Ireland's Aisling Bea gets a mention, scroll and laugh.


Rhys James: "Umbro is named after what your friends say to you if they see you wearing it."


Darren Walsh: "My cat is recovering from a massive stroke."

Katherine Ryan: "Joan Rivers got exactly what she wanted from that final surgery – to stop ageing. Finally she nailed it."

Aisling Bea: "I just don’t have lesbian genes – which are dungarees."

Chris Martin: "If you want to to feel less intimidated by a bouncer, do what I do and imagine their ear piece is just a motivational tape going: “You’re a soft, strong individual.”"


Mark Nelson: "Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. Now, that’s not a miracle is it? That’s tapas."

Grace the Child: "I’m a Buddhist. One of my main goals as a Buddhist is to have the world’s largest collection of Buddhas."

Hal Cruttenden: "Victorians would have been great on social media. They’d have had their own emojis. Open brackets-close brackets means: “I’ve got rickets.”"

Bridget Christie: "I learned about method acting at drama school, when all my classmates stayed in character as posh, patronising twats for the entire three years I was there."


Pippa Evans: "I was vegan for a while. I lost 6lb, but most of that was personality."