These Are The Funniest Jokes From The Edinburgh Fringe 2017

22 August 2017, 12:40

Laughing Crowd

TV channel Dave has announced the best jokes from this year’s festival… as voted for by the public.

TV channel Dave has announced its 10th annual survey of the funniest jokes at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

The festival plays hosts to hundreds of comedy shows every August, and each year the channel gets the public to vote for their most hilarious one-liners.

This year’s best wisecrack comes from British comedian Ken Cheng, who’s known for his YouTube character Mark Liu:

"I'm not a fan of the new pound coin… But then again, I hate all change" - Ken Cheng

Ken Cheng

The rest of the gag hall of fame for 2017 is as follows:

2. "Trump's nothing like Hitler. There's no way he could write a book"- Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle

3. "I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?" - Alexei Sayle

4. "I'm looking for the girl next door type. I’m just gonna keep moving house till I find her" - Lew Fitz

5. “I like to imagine that the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the 'brella’… But he hesitated" - Andy Field

6. "Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant." - Mark Simmons

7. "I’m rubbish with names. It’s not my fault, it’s a condition. There’s a name for it …" - Jimeoin

8. "I have two boys, five and six. We’re no good at naming things in our house." - Ed Byrne

Ed Byrne

9. "I wasn’t particularly close to my dad before he died ... which was lucky, because he trod on a landmine." - Olaf Falafel

10. "Whenever someone says, ‘I don’t believe in coincidences’, I say, ‘Oh my God, me neither!’" - Alasdair Beckett-King

11. "A friend tricked me into going to Wimbledon by telling me it was a men’s singles event." - Angela Barnes

12. "As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting, but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are
grocer." - Adele Cliff

13. "For me, dying is a lot like going camping. I don’t want to do it." - Phil Wang

14. "I wonder how many chameleons snuck on to the Ark." - Adam Hess

15. "I went to a Pretenders gig. It was a tribute act." - Tim Vine

Tim Vine