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Funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been decided

Funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been decided

There was no comedy of errors at the Edinburgh Festival this year, as the public voted on the best one liner of the festival.

Did you hear the one about the comedy award?

Seriously though, it’s no joke as the panel of judges have just announced who told the funniest one-liner at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

If that weren’t impressive enough, the public were also roaring with laughter after hearing the gag about a zookeeper and voted for it to take the top spot.

Whilst comedy might be subjective, it seems everyone could agree on which one liner took the coveted award Funniest Joke of Fringe from TV channel, Dave.

Even more impressively, the gag was singled out from 3,535 shows, which were held across 248 venues, at the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

After a panel of judges made a shortlist of their top ten side splitters, over 2,000 people then voted on which joke was top of the pack.

Fringe fans from all over the world decided on which joke took the top spot at this year's Fringe.
Getty Images/Ken Jack

Though the zookeeper joke - told by comedian Lorna Rose Treen - took the lion’s share of the public vote (44 per cent to be exact), the comedy competition was closely fought.

Have a look for yourself, as we’ve listed the Top Ten side-ticklers below:

10. My grandma describes herself as being in her "twilight years" which I love because they're great films - Daniel Foxx

9. Nationwide must have looked pretty silly when they opened their first branch - William Stone

8. I entered the 'How not to surrender' competition and I won hands down - Bennett Arron

7. My friend got locked in a coffee place overnight. Now he only ever goes into Starbucks, not the rivals. He's Costa-phobic - Roger Swift

6. How do coeliac Germans greet each other? Gluten tag - Frank Lavender

5. I thought I'd start off with a joke about The Titanic - just to break the ice - Masai Graham

4. When women gossip we get called bitchy; but when men do it's called a podcast – Sikisa

Lorna Rose Treen had audiences roaring with her joke about an unfaithful zookeeper.

3. Last year I had a great joke about inflation. But it's hardly worth it now - Amos Gill

2. The most British thing I've ever heard? A lady who said 'Well I'm sorry, but I don't apologise.' - Liz Guterbock

1. I started dating a zookeeper, but it turned out he was a cheetah - Lorna Rose Treen

To be fair, we’d be lying if we said were surprised that Treen took the top spot as the joke is hilarious.

Unsurprisingly, the West Midlands comedian has won other major comedy awards and bills herself as the ‘the greatest thing to come out of Redditch since the fishing tackle’.

Though she’s slightly poking fun at herself, the 28-year-old deserves the accolade as she is the first woman to win the comedy award since 2008 – when Zoe Lyons won the first competition.

Reacting to the news, Treen said that she was ‘blooming chuffed’ and told the BBC: "A huge thank you for awarding my stupid joke with this title!"

She is among the many huge stars to win the award, including: Tim Vine, Stewart Francis, Zoe Lyons and Nick Helm.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/instalorns/Getty Images/Ken Jack

Topics: TV and Film, UK News, Travel, Good News