The Funniest Jokes At The Fringe

A former paintbrush salesman turned full-time josher has garnered the accolade of 'funniest joke' at this years Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

30 year-old Rob Auton from York was awarded Dave's Funniest Joke of The Fringe with a confectionary inspired one-liner, beating out competition from festival veterans Marcus Briggstocke and Tim Vine.

Here's the top ten from the festival overall. Funny enough to inspire a trip to Auld Reekie next year? We'll let you decide.

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1 | "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa.
- Rob Auton

2 | "I used to work at a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying."
- Alex Horne

3 | "I'm in a same-sex marriage…the sex is always the same."
- Alfie Moore

4 | "My friend told me he was going to a fancy dress party as an Italian island. I said to him 'Don't be Sicily'."
- Time Vine

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5 | "I can give you a cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell."
- Gary Delaney

6 | "The pope is a lot like Doctor Who. He never dies, just keeps getting replaced by white men."
- Phil Wang

7 | "You know you are fat when you hug a child and it gets lost."
- Marcus Briggstocke

8 | "The universe implodes. No matter."
- Liam Williams

9 | "I was adopted at birth and never met my mum. That makes it very difficult to enjoy any lapdance."
- Bobby Lair

10 | "The good thing about lending someone your time is that you basically get it back immediately."
- Chris Coltrane

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