Best Joke of the Fringe?

As voted by the viewers of Dave (The Home Of Witty Banter):


Two things to note: first and most obviously, no-one takes this sort of vote seriously, not even people who take the whole business of jokes very seriously indeed. (Actually, that's not quite true - Dan Antopolski's Best Joke award from a couple of years ago is mentioned in the publicity for his sketch show, Jigsaw.)

Second, it's often hard to know how jokes get onto the best and worst lists. For the sake of drawing conclusions of a Biblically unscientific nature, I read two of my flatmates here the best and worst jokes from the above article. Both preferred Paul Daniels' effort. Personally, I would rather Helm's, but it's not as though there's a chasm between them. They're both puns, both fairly cheesy, and neither are as good as DeAnne Smith's (which, for obvious reasons, was never going to win).

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly enough, the one about the multi-storey car park dates from before the invention of the multi-storey car park