The top joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Always a highlight of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the annual announcement of the top Fringe joke of that year. Chosen by the public from a shortlist selected by comedians, fans of the Fringe wait with baited breath for the winner to be announced – and it never disappoints.

This year, the winner was Olaf Falafel, surrealist Swedish comedian with this healthy little number;

“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think I might have florets”.

Of course, as with everything at the Fringe, taste is subjective, so we’ve included the other nine finalists below and we’d love to hear your suggestions too!

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  • “Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy” – Richard Stott
  • “What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh” – Milton Jones
  • “A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, ‘Yes, of course. – That’s 20 cows'” – Jake Lambert
  • “A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it” – Ross Smith
  • “Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning” – Ross Smith
  • “I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it” – Adele Cliff
  • “After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging – Richard Pulsford
  • “To be or not to be a horse rider, that is Equestrian” – Mark Simmons
  • “I’ve got an Eton-themed advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts” – Ivo Graham
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