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Do you find them funny? The top ten jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe have been revealed

A spaghetti gag took the crown at the annual comedy and theatre extravaganza

Written by
Faima Bakar

What are your best food puns? If it’s a pasta-related one then you might appreciate the gag from the winner of the ‘funniest joke’ award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Masai Graham took home the coveted crown for the second time in a row with a pasta pun. 

Graham got the laughs with his joke: ‘I tried to steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard saw me and I couldn’t get pasta.’

In 2016, he found victory with a hearty one-liner, saying: ‘My dad suggested I register for a donor card – he’s a man after my own heart.’

Graham said he was ‘delighted’ to take home the Fringe accolade, which is run by the TV channel Dave.

If you’re in the mood for a laugh and are wondering which other jokes made the shortlist, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top ten Fringe one-liners from the 2022 festival:

1. Masai Graham: I tried to steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard saw me and I couldn’t get pasta.

2. Mark Simmons: Did you know, if you get pregnant in the Amazon, it’s next-day delivery.

3. Olaf Falafel: My attempts to combine nitrous oxide and Oxo cubes made me a laughing stock.

4. Hannah Fairweather: By my age, my parents had a house and a family, and to be fair to me, so do I – but it is the same house and it is the same family.

5. Will Mars: I hate funerals – I’m not a mourning person.

6. Olaf Falafel: I spent the whole morning building a time machine, so that’s four hours of my life that I’m definitely getting back.

7. Richard Pulsford: I sent a food parcel to my first wife. FedEx.

8. Tim Vine: I used to live hand to mouth. Do you know what changed my life? Cutlery.

9. Sophie Duker: Don’t knock threesomes. Having a threesome is like hiring an intern to do all the jobs you hate.

10. Will Duggan: I can’t even be bothered to be apathetic these days.

Any of them get a chuckle out of you?

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