Canadian wins top joke award at Edinburgh Fringe
Canadian comedian Stewart Francis has won the award for the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
He won for the joke: "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."
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Canadian comedian Tony Law is in the running for another Edinburgh prize, the 10,000 best comedy show award.
Lacombe, Alta.-born Law is nominated for Tony Law Maximum Nonsense, a one-man standup show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The winner will be named Aug. 25.
The winning joke was taken from Francis's current Edinburgh show, Return of the Lumberjacks, featuring fellow Canadians Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool.
A group of comedians and theatre experts picked 30 jokes from comedians performing during the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s first and biggest fringe festival. Then voters chose their favourite jokes online.
Francis has toured extensively in North America and the U.K. and appeared on shows such as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Britain’s Mock the Week. He is known for his one-liners.
Francis has a second joke in the list of top 10 jokes compiled by digital TV channel Dave: "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!"
Tim Vine, a British comedian also considered a master of the one-line joke, also has two places on the list.
The top 10 jokes:
- Stewart Francis - "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."
- Tim Vine - "Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly."
- Will Marsh - "I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister."
- Rob Beckett - "You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
- Chris Turner - "I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don't know Y."
- Tim Vine - "I took part in the sun tanning Olympics - I just got Bronze."
- George Ryegold - "Pornography is often frowned upon, but that's only because I'm concentrating."
- Stewart Francis - "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!"
- Lou Sanders - "I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: It's not rocket salad."
- Nish Kumar - "My mum's so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn't fancy her chances."