August 25, 2015
We love comedy. Oh boy, do we love comedy. Whether it’s providing Nina Conti or Hal Cruttenden, or maybe even Michael Macintyre (seen here at our event in 2011), we aim to please our private and corporate clients the only way we know how. By making them laugh. Naturally the best way to do that is by telling jokes. But which jokes being told currently at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival are funniest?
We will have an Edinburgh Fringe review from our time there at the end of the Edinburgh Festival but for now, we can only recommend these jokes that were shortlisted by the Edinburgh judges and then voted on by 2000 people with no knowledge of who told which joke. Do you agree with which one was found funniest? Well, judge the jokes for yourself.
The top 10 funniest jokes of the Fringe
"I just deleted all the German names off my phone. It's Hans free" - Darren Walsh
"Kim Kardashian is saddled with a huge arse ... but enough about Kanye West" - Stewart Francis
"Surely every car is a people carrier?" - Adam Hess
"What's the difference between a 'hippo' and a 'Zippo'? One is really heavy, the other is a little lighter" - Masai Graham
"If I could take just one thing to a desert island I probably wouldn't go" - Dave Green
"Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That's not a miracle. That's tapas" - Mark Nelson
"Red sky at night. Shepherd's delight. Blue sky at night. Day" - Tom Parry
"The first time I met my wife, I knew she was a keeper. She was wearing massive gloves" - Alun Cochrane
"Clowns divorce. Custardy battle" - Simon Munnery
"They're always telling me to live my dreams. But I don't want to be naked in an exam I haven't revised for..." - Grace The Child
A number of Edinburgh Fringe jokes from this year’s festival were released alongside the shortlist, being deemed notable but not quite funny enough:
"I never lie on my CV…because it creases it." - Jenny Collier
"If you don't know what introspection is you need to take a long, hard look at yourself" - Ian Smith
"I usually meet my girlfriend at 12:59 because I like that one-to-one time" - Tom Ward
"Whenever I get to Edinburgh, I'm reminded of the definition of a gentleman. It's someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn't" - Gyles Brandreth
"Let me tell you a little about myself. It's a reflexive pronoun that means 'me'" - Ally Houston
"Earlier this year I saw "The Theory of Everything" - loved it. Should've been called "Look Who's Hawking", that's my only criticism" - James Acaster
Comedy is of course subjective and deciding what’s funniest is a futile pursuit. But personally? We’re big fans of the hippo gag from Masai Graham. Top comedy!
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By Henry Fosdike