Tim Vine wins 'Funniest Joke of the Fringe' title

275x250.jpgPunning comedian Tim Vine has been judged to have the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.

The comic - who once set a world record for telling the most joke in an hour - beat  the likes of Jack Whitehall, John Bishop and Gareth Richards to take the annual title.

His one-liner: "I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again," won 40% of public votes from TV channel Dave after being shortlisted by comedy critics.

It comes from his quickfire 'Joke-Amotive' show which is currently on at the Pleasance Courtyard.

Speaking of his win Vine said: "I am very happy to win this award and I'm going to celebrate by going to Sooty's barbecue and having a sweepsteak."
The Top 10 funniest jokes from the Fringe Festival
 
1. Tim Vine  - “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
 
2. David Gibson as Ray Green – “I'm currently dating a couple of anorexics. Two birds, one stone.”
 
3. Emo Philips – “I picked up a hitch hiker. You gotta when you hit them.”
 
4. Jack Whitehall – “I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say “bought” - I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid.”
 
5. Gary Delaney – “As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog.”
 
6. John Bishop – “Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day.”
 
7. Bo Burnham – “What do you call a kid with no arms and an eyepatch? Names.”
 
8. Gary Delaney – “Dave drowned. So at the funeral we got him a wreath in the shape of a lifebelt. Well, it’s what he would have wanted.”
 
9. Robert White – “For Vanessa Feltz, life is like a box of chocolates: empty.”
 
10. Gareth Richards – “Wooden spoons are great. You can either use them to prepare food, or if you can’t be bothered with that, just write a number on one and walk into a pub…”

Steve North, Channel head of Dave says: “This year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe features some 34,265 performances of 2,098 shows in 265 venues with comedy making up 35% of the programme. With the Dave Joke of the Fringe we’ve boiled it down to the best 24 jokes on offer and let the public crown Tim Vine as the winner.”

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