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Edinburgh Fringe: Best One Liners

Updated: Nov 28, 2023

TV channel 'Dave' has been running an annual contest – Dave’s Joke of the Fringe – for some years now to allow the public to choose a winner from a shortlist provided to them by on-the-ground experts.

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The award hasn’t been given since 2019 due to the pandemic but, happily, the world famous Edinburgh Fringe is back on at this very moment. OGN will bring you this year's top gags shortly. In the meantime:

2019: Olaf Falafel - ‘I keep randomly shouting out “Broccoli” and “Cauliflower” – I think I might have Florets.’

2018: Adam Rowe - ‘Working at the job centre has to be a tense job: knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day.’

2017: Ken Cheng - ‘I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.’

2016: Masai Graham - ‘My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He’s a man after my own heart.’

2015: Tommy Tiernan - ‘Two flies are playing football in a saucer. One says to the other: “Make an effort, we’re playing in the cup tomorrow.”’

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

2013: Rob Auton - ‘I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa.’

2012: Stewart Francis - ‘You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.’

2011: Nick Helm - ‘I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.’

2010: Tim Vine - ‘I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.’

2009: Dan Antopolski - ‘Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?’


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