Here’s The Funniest Joke From Edinburgh Fringe

Did you laugh or groan?

Every year, Dave awards one comedian the greatest accolade of them all - the Edinburgh Fringe Joke of the Year.

This year, the recipient of that award was Ken Cheng, for his joke on the pound coin.

Get ready for a lol:

"I'm not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change."

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The joke comes from his set, Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian. Former winners have included Tim Vine and Zoe Lyons.

Cheng commented on his surprise at winning the award, “Audiences tends to groan at it a lot," he said. "I'm generally going after laughs, but I'll take the groan."

Runners-up for the coveted accolade include Frankie Boyle, Ed Byrne and Olaf Falafel, with the top 15 gags as follows...

“I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.”
Ken Cheng

“Trump’s nothing like Hitler. There’s no way he could write a book.”
Frankie Boyle

“I’ve given up asking rhetorical questions. What’s the point?”
Alexei Sayle

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

“I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated.”
Andy Field

“Combine Harvesters. And you’ll have a really big restaurant.”
Mark Simmons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I wonder how many chameleons snuck on to the Ark.”
Adam Hess 

“I went to a Pretenders gig. It was a tribute act.”
Tim Vine

Here’s last year's winner from comedian Masai Graham:

"My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he's a man after my own heart."

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