The best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Aug 19, 2014

Is 2014 the funniest Fringe Festival of all? Take a look at some of Edinburgh's best jokes from the last four years

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The annual list of the best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is in, with a gag from comedian Tim Vine voted the funniest of all.

But how does this year's crop stack up against the best jokes of festivals gone by? Below are some highlights from 2014 head to head with the best of 2013, 2012 and 2011.

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

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

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