A one-liner about organ donation has been named funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Masai Graham won with the gag: “My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he’s a man after my own heart.”
The festival’s best jokes were selected by a panel of 10 judges before being put to 2,000 people, who voted for their favourite.Graham, from West Bromwich, claimed the victory after making the shortlist in both 2014 and 2015.
Masai , from West Bromwich, claimed the victory after making the shortlist in both 2014 and 2015.
The Top 15 Jokes
“My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He’s a man after my own heart” – Masai Graham.
“Why is it old people say “there’s no place like home”, yet when you put them in one…” – Stuart Mitchell.
“I’ve been happily married for four years – out of a total of 10” – Mark Watson.
“Apparently 1 in 3 Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed which is mad because those places are really well lit” – Mark Smith.
“I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so wasn’t much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer… came second” – Will Duggan.
“Brexit is a terrible name, sounds like cereal you eat when you are constipated” – Tiff Stevenson.
“I often confuse Americans and Canadians. By using long words” – Gary Delaney.
“Why is Henry’s wife covered in tooth marks? Because he’s Tudor” – Adele Cliff.
“Don’t you hate it when people assume you’re rich because you sound posh and went to private school and have loads of money?” – Annie McGrath.
“Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy, I hear you ask” – Jordan Brookes.
“Hillary Clinton has shown that any woman can be President, as long as your husband did it first” – Michelle Wolf.
“I spotted a Marmite van on the motorway. It was heading yeastbound” – Roger Swift.
“Back in the day, Instagram just meant a really efficient drug dealer” – Arthur Smith.
“I’ll tell you what’s unnatural in the eyes of God. Contact lenses” – Zoe Lyons.
“Elton John hates ordering Chinese food. Soya seems to be the hardest word” – Phil Nicol.