Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2015

Comedian Darren Walsh wins our eighth annual ‘Funniest Joke of The Fringe’ award in Edinburgh. Well done him.

Darren Walsh

Darren Walsh - either delighted with winning the award or simply surprised how heavy it is. Or both.

In Edinburgh with 'Punderbolt', his first-ever full length show, Peterborough comedian Darren Walsh scored a whopping 23% of the public vote for this little beauty...

Dave's Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the Fringe Festival 2015

1. "I just deleted all the German names off my phone. It's Hans free." - Darren Walsh

2. "Kim Kardashian is saddled with a huge arse... but enough about Kanye West." - Stewart Francis

3. "Surely every car is a people carrier?" - Adam Hess

4. "What's the difference between a 'hippo' and a 'Zippo'? One is really heavy, the other is a little lighter." - Masai Graham

5. "If I could take just one thing to a desert island I probably wouldn't go." - Dave Green

6. "Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That's not a miracle. That's tapas." - Mark Nelson

7. "Red sky at night. Shepherd's delight. Blue sky at night. Day." - Tom Parry

=8. "The first time I met my wife, I knew she was a keeper. She was wearing massive gloves." - Alun Cochrane

=8. "Clowns divorce. Custardy battle." - Simon Munnery

10. "They're always telling me to live my dreams. But I don't want to be naked in an exam I haven't revised for..." - Grace The Child

He's still loving the award.

He's still loving the award.

How the award works

To find the most hilarious one-liners, we enlisted the help of an expert panel of ten judges, consisting of the UK's foremost comedy critics. They scoured venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe over a week-long period to nominate their five favourite jokes. The shortlisted gags were then put to 2,000 Brits, with no reference to the comedians who told them, who then voted for the jokes they found the funniest.

Honourable mentions - the one-liners that just missed out:

"I never lie on my CV...because it creases it." - Jenny Collier

"If you don't know what introspection is you need to take a long, hard look at yourself." - Ian Smith

And still loving it!

And still loving it!

"I usually meet my girlfriend at 12:59 because I like that one-to-one time." - Tom Ward

"Whenever I get to Edinburgh, I'm reminded of the definition of a gentleman. It's someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn't." - Gyles Brandreth

"Let me tell you a little about myself. It's a reflexive pronoun that means 'me'." - Ally Houston

"Earlier this year I saw "The Theory of Everything" - loved it. Should've been called "Look Who's Hawking", that's my only criticism." - James Acaster

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