Olaf Falafel wins Edinburgh Fringe funniest joke award

The Top 10 jokes of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have been announced, with surrealist Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel taking the coveted top spot.

Check out the full list below.

After previous triumphs from the likes of Tim Vine, Stewart Francis and Zoe Lyons, Falafel won the prize with a vegetable-themed one-liner this year.

He won ‘Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe’ with the gag: “I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think I might have florets”.

It came from Falafel’s show It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind, which performed at the Pear Tree.

Falafel said of the honour: “This is a fantastic honour but it’s like I’ve always said, jokes about white sugar are rare, jokes about brown sugar… demerara.”

Best of the rest

  • “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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