Check Out The 15 Best Jokes From The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

There’s plenty to see and do at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – whether it’s playing a completely bonkers game of Rebel Bingo, watching a musical based on Game Of Thrones or getting up close and too personal with Trainspotting. But comedy is, as ever, the star of the show. Every year, TV channel Dave rounds up the best gags from the huge number of comedy shows on offer, and they’ve just announced the Funniest Joke of The Fringe 2016.

The winner, stand-up Masai Graham from West Bromwich, picked up the gong for this witty one-liner: “My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he’s a man after my own heart.”

Graham follows in the footsteps of fellow comics Tim Vine, Stewart Francis and Zoe Lyon to scoop the award, claiming it to be an “incredible honour to land Joke of the Fringe. Not bad for someone from West Brom!” The award, which was put up to a public vote after panel of judges picked a shortlist, saw stand-up Stuart Mitchell come second for this gag: “Why is it old people say ‘there’s no place like home’, yet when you put them in one…”. Previous NME Awards host Mark Watson came third with his joke about marriage: “I’ve been happily married for four years – out of a total of 10″.

Here are the 15 best gags from this year’s festival, according to Dave:

1. “My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He’s a man after my own heart” – Masai Graham

2. “Why is it old people say “there’s no place like home”, yet when you put them in one…” – Stuart Mitchell

3. “I’ve been happily married for four years – out of a total of 10” – Mark Watson

4. “Apparently 1 in 3 Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed which is mad because those places are really well lit” – Mark Smith

5. “I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so wasn’t much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer… came second” – Will Duggan

6. “Brexit is a terrible name, sounds like cereal you eat when you are constipated” – Tiff Stevenson

7. “I often confuse Americans and Canadians. By using long words” – Gary Delaney

8. “Why is Henry’s wife covered in tooth marks? Because he’s Tudor” – Adele Cliff

9. “Don’t you hate it when people assume you’re rich because you sound posh and went to private school and have loads of money?” – Annie McGrath

10. “Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy, I hear you ask” – Jordan Brookes

11. “Hillary Clinton has shown that any woman can be President, as long as your husband did it first” – Michelle Wolf

12. “I spotted a Marmite van on the motorway. It was heading yeastbound” – Roger Swift

13. “Back in the day, Instagram just meant a really efficient drug dealer” – Arthur Smith

14. “I’ll tell you what’s unnatural in the eyes of God. Contact lenses” – Zoe Lyons

15. “Elton John hates ordering Chinese food. Soya seems to be the hardest word” – Phil Nicol