Jokes of the Fringe – the good, the bad and the ugly

Over the course of The Fringe, we’ll be bringing you the best and worst jokes. Meanwhile, here’s the highs and lows from previous years.

  • The best of 2014, from The Guardian

    1. “I’ve decided to sell my Hoover… well, it was just collecting dust.” – Tim Vine
    2. “I’ve written a joke about a fat badger, but I couldn’t fit it into my set.” – Masai Graham
    3. “Always leave them wanting more, my uncle used to say to me. Which is why he lost his job in disaster relief.” – Mark Watson

    Comedian Tim Vine
    Tim Vine

    I’ve decided to

    sell my hoover…

    well, it was just

    gathering dust”

  • Least funny jokes at Edinburgh Fringe 2014

1. “My mate sat on my pumpkin. He butternut squash it.” – Leo Kearse
2. “I had a friend called Iain. Two ‘i’s… to go with the face.” – John Kearns
3. “I’m lazy – my childhood ambition was to be an injured footballer.” – Mike Shephard
4. “This vodka is drunk by the rapper Sean Combs. P Diddy? Only when he drank a whole bottle.” – Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham
5. “I tried to Google endangered species. They were hard to find.” – Suns of Fred
6. “I’d like to start with the chimney jokes – I’ve got a stack of them. The first one is on the house.” – Tim Vine

  • The best of 2013, from the Daily Telegraph

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 in 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

  • The best of 2012, from The Independent

1. “What do we want!? More research into a cure for ADHD! When do we want it!? Let’s play swingball!” – Joe Lycett
2. “I’ve been keeping a count of the prostitutes I’ve been sleeping with. Tally ho.” – Mark Smith
3. “I was very naive sexually. My first boyfriend asked me to do missionary and I buggered off to Africa for six months.” – Hayley Ellis

  • The best of 2011, from the BBC

1. “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – Nick Helm
2. “Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.” – Tim Vine
3. “People say ‘I’m taking it one day at a time’. You know what? So is everybody. That’s how time works.” – Hannibal Buress