This One-Liner Has Been Voted The Funniest Joke At The Edinburgh Fringe

The joke topped a list of quips by Frankie Boyle, Alexei Sayle and Tim Vine

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Comedian Ken Cheng has been named the winner of Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe accolade with his one-liner on the UK's recent currency redesign:

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

Award-winner Ken Cheng
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The joke won 33% of a public vote on a shortlist picked by a panel of comedy critics for the 10th year of the award. The top 15 list included gags by comedians such as Frankie Boyle and Alexei Sayle, with their jokes following behind in second and third place.

Boyle's close contender was a putdown of the US President: "Trump's nothing like Hitler. There's no way he could write a book," while Sayle's one-liner: "I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?" was ranked the third funniest.

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Award-winner Ken, who studied Maths at Cambridge before dropping out to play online poker professionally, got his big break in comedy when he reached the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award.

On claiming the accolade, Cheng said: "I am very proud to have won. As a tribute, I will name my firstborn son after this award and call him "Joke of the Fringe."

Here's the full list of Dave's Joke of the Fringe winners:

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

2. "Trump's nothing like Hitler. There's no way he could write a book" - Frankie Boyle

3. "I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?" - Alexei Sayle

4. "I'm looking for the girl next door type. I'm just gonna keep moving house till I find her" - Lew Fitz

5. "I like to imagine the guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the 'brella'. But he hesitated" - Andy Field

6. "Combine Harvesters. And you'll have a really big restaurant" - Mark Simmons

7. "I'm rubbish with names. It's not my fault, it's a condition. There's a name for it..." - Jimeoin

8. "I have two boys, 5 and 6. We're no good at naming things in our house" - Ed Byrne

9. "I wasn't particularly close to my dad before he died... which was lucky, because he trod on a land mine" - Olaf Falafel

10. "Whenever someone says, 'I don't believe in coincidences.' I say, 'Oh my God, me neither!"' - Alasdair Beckett-King

11. "A friend tricked me into going to Wimbledon by telling me it was a men's singles event" - Angela Barnes

12. "As a vegan, I think people who sell meat are disgusting; but apparently people who sell fruit and veg are grocer" - Adele Cliff

13. "For me dying is a lot like going camping. I don't want to do it" - Phil Wang

14. "I wonder how many chameleons snuck onto the Ark" - Adam Hess

15. "I went to a Pretenders gig. It was a tribute act" - Tim Vine