Edinburgh Fringe 2012: Top ten funniest festival jokes


A one-liner about the names of Victoria and David Beckham's childrens' names has won the award for the funniest joke told at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The joke was by Canadian comedian Stewart Francis, who also claimed the number 8 spot in the list.

Here are the complete top ten:

1. “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks." - Stewart Francis

2. “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly.” - Tim Vine

3. “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.” - Will Marsh

4. “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.” - Rob Beckett

5. – “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet … I don’t know why.” - Chris Turner

6. “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.” - Tim Vine

7. “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating." - George Ryegold

8. “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!” - Stewart Francis

9. “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.” - Lou Sanders

10. “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism … she wouldn’t fancy her chances.” - Nish Kumar

source: data archive