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Revealed: Nine of the Funniest Edinburgh Fringe Jokes So Far!

Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Jokes

The Edinburgh Fringe has become the place for comedians to compete to be the funniest around. Every year since 2009, Dave have even handed out a ‘funniest joke’ award! As the festival heats up, we’ll get you in the mood by revealing some contenders for funniest Edinburgh Fringe jokes.

Try your best not to laugh at the Funniest Edinburgh Fringe Jokes!

Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke

One-liner king Tim Vine has won the Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke award twice!

Let’s take a look at previous winners of  ‘Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe’  since the award began in 2009.

2014: “I’ve decided to sell my Hoover … well, it was just collecting dust.” – Tim Vine

2013: “I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa.” – Rob Auton

2012: “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” –  Stewart Francis

2011: “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – Nick Helm

2010: “I’ve just been on a once in a lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.” – Tim Vine, again.

2009: ” Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge.” – Dan Antolpolski

Who are the contenders for the Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke this year?


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke

Milton Jones

“I did have a drinking problem: Southern Comfort tasted quite nice; ordinary Comfort tasted like fabric softener.”

Milton Jones: Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft Assembly Hall


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Joke

Katherine Ryan

“I’ve gone full-blown Bruce Jenner. I’ve always wanted to look like one of the Kardashians… I’m not even mad it’s the Dad.”

Katherine Ryan: Kathbum

The Stand 3


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest jokes

Bridget Christie

“Eddie Izzard is a straight man who identifies as a man, who likes to dress as a female estate agent from the Eighties.”


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Jokes

Andrew Lawrence

“I feel sorry for Islamic terrorists. How many heads do they have to chop off before people in the West accept that Islam is a religion of peace?”

Assembly Roxy


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Jokes

Phil Wang

“[At the next election] I’m voting Ukip, just to see where they send me back to.”

Pleasance Upstairs


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Jokes

Stewart Francis

“Recently in court, I was found guilty of being egotistical. I am appealing.”

Assembly Rooms Ballroom


Edinburgh Fringe Funniest Jokes

Mark Nelson

“Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That’s not a miracle. That’s tapas.”

Mark Nelson: Older Than Jesus

Gilded Balloon Sportsman


Glen Wool

Glen Wool

“You ever seen a picture of Silvio Berlusconi? He looks like a thumb with a face drawn on.”

Glenn Wool: Creator, I Am but a Pawn

Assembly George Square Studio Three

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