This Vegetable Gag Is The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts fesitval in the world.
Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel has taken out one of the most coveted prizes in comedy -- the Dave award -- for funniest joke of the 2019 fringe.
The winning joke?
"I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think I might have Florets.”
The one-liner is from Falafel's fruit-and-vege-themed show 'It's One Giant Leek for Mankind', which was appropriately performed at the Pear Tree during the festival.
A panel of 10 judges puts together a shortlist of the best one-liners for the public to vote.
Of the 2000 people who voted this year, Falafel received 41 percent.
The food-related puns didn't end there for Falafel, who had one ready to go when he accepted his award.
"This is a fantastic honour but it's like I've always said, ‘jokes about white sugar are rare, jokes about brown sugar... Demerara," he said.
The award is in its 12th year, and is a highly competitive field.
Honourable mentions go to the nine runners up:
2. Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy. -- Richard Stott
3. What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh. -- Milton Jones
4. A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, “Yes, of course. That’s 20 cows.” -- Jake Lambert
5. A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it. -- Ross Smith
6. Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning. -- Ross Smith
7. I accidentally booked myself on to an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it. -- Adele Cliff
8. After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging. -- Richard Pulsford
9. To be or not to be a horse rider, that is Equestrian. -- Mark Simmons
10. I’ve got an Eton-themed advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts. -- Ivo Graham