Britain announes best joke from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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A joke about the new British pound coin took out the top spot.

If you’re looking for a witty one liner to add to your repertoire, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has you covered!

Some of Britain’s finest comedians have been dishing out jokes all week and now the best one-liner from the of the festival has been named.

The winner of the annual Dave’s Number One Funniest Joke of the Fringe this year was Ken Cheng, a deadpan British comedian and part-time professional poker player.

His winning joke was about Britain’s new pound coin.

“I’m not a fan of the new pound coin. But then again I hate all change,” he quipped.

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Cheng was understandably proud of his achievement and vowed to name his first born child “Joke of the Fringe”, after the competition.

Coming in second this year was Frankie Boyle’s joke: “Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book”.

Third place was taken out by Alexei Sayle with, “I’ve given up asking rhetorical questions. What’s the point?”

And here are the worthy runners-up:

  • “I’m looking for the girl next door type. I’m just gonna keep moving house till I find her.” Lew Fitz
  • “I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella.’ But he hesitated.” Andy Field
  • “Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant.” Mark Simmons [Harvester is a British restaurant chain.]
  • “I’m rubbish with names. It’s not my fault, it’s a condition. There’s a name for it …” Jimeoin
  • “I have two boys, 5 and 6. We’re no good at naming things in our house.” Ed Byrne
  • “I wasn’t particularly close to my dad before he died … which was lucky, because he trod on a land mine.” Olaf Falafel
  • “Whenever someone says, ‘I don’t believe in coincidences,’ I say, ‘Oh my God, me neither!’.” Alasdair Beckett-King
  • “A friend tricked me into going to Wimbledon by telling me it was a men’s singles event.” Angela Barnes
  • “As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting; but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are grocer.” Adele Cliff
  • “For me dying is a lot like going camping. I don’t want to do it.” Phil Wang
  • “I wonder how many chameleons snuck onto the Ark.” Adam Hess
  • “I went to a Pretenders gig. It was a tribute act.” Tim Vine

The jokes were voted by the British public and selected by the British comedy channel Dave.

Which is your favourite? Do you have a joke to tell?