The 10 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Festival 2019

A pun about vegetables has been named as the best joke at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the largest arts festival in the world.

Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel was crowned the winner by comedy channel, Dave.

He said he was delighted his one-liner had won the prize.

Olaf added: ‘It’s been really good fun, I would definitely say that winning this award has been a highlight, and just being able to make people laugh with my stupid jokes.’

His winning joke is: ‘I keep randomly shouting out ‘broccoli’ and ‘cauliflower’ – I think I might have florets.’

It was judged as the best gag by 2,000 voting members of the public, after being shortlisted by an expert panel of 10 judges.

Other shortlisted jokes included one about Brexit, one of anti-depressants, and a dig about nepotism.

What were the top jokes at this year’s festival?

– 1 Olaf Falafel I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think I might have Florets.

– 2 Richard Stott Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy.”

– 3 Milton Jones What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh.

– 4 Jake Lambert A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, ‘Yes, of course. That’s 20 cows’.

– 5 Ross Smith A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it.

– 6 Ross Smith Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning.

– 7 Adele Cliff I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it.

– 8 Richard Pulsford After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging.

– 9 Mark Simmons To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian.

– 10 Ivo Graham I’ve got an Eton-themed Advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is widely acknowledged to be the biggest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.

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