Monday, August 20, 2018

From the Edinburgh fringe 2018

"Working at the JobCentre has to be a tense job - knowing that if you get fired, you still have to come in the next day."

This line from Adam Rowe was voted the best joke of this year's Edinburgh fringe.

The rest of the top ten were:

2) "I had a job drilling holes for water - it was well boring" (Leo Kearse)

3) "I took out a loan to pay for an exorcism. If I don't pay it back, I'm going to get repossessed"
(Olaf Falafel)

4) "In my last relationship, I hated being treated like a piece of meat. She was a vegan and refused to touch me" (Daniel Audritt)

5) "What do colour blind people do when they are told to eat their greens?" (Flo and Joan)

6) "I've got a new job collecting all the jumpers left in the park at the weekends, but it's not easy. They keep moving the goalposts" (Darren Walsh)

7) "Trump said he'd build a wall but he hasn't even picked up a brick. He's just another middle-aged man failing on a DIY project" (Justin Moorhouse)

8) "I lost a friend after we had an argument about the Tardis. I thought it was a little thing, but it seemed much bigger once we got into it" (Adele Cliff)

9) "Why are they calling it Brexit and not The Great British Break Off?" (Alex Edelman)

10) "I think love is like central heating. You turn it on before guests arrive and pretend it's like this all the time" (Laura Lexx)


Anonymous said...

Humour at its puerile worst.

Chris Whiteside said...

Intellectual snobbery. Nobody's forcing you to attend the fringe and listen or to read this blog.

Anonymous said...

Is that really the best you can come up with ?! I have never been to the Fringe and would never dream of doing so. Comedy was hijacked by the left some decades ago with the all too depressing consequencies ie it's no longer funny. The kind of unfunny humour you get these days was to be found in 70s Christmas annuals and Bazooka Joe bubblegum wraparounds. It made me laugh as a 10 year old but I grew out of it. I would suggest that you and others do the same.

Chris Whiteside said...

Is that really the best you can come up with?

Different people have different ideas of humour. Some things which make one person fall about laughing will go right past another, and equally often what makes the second person laugh will do nothing for the first. Neither is "right" or "wrong" the differences between us are one of the things which make life worth living.

More than a few people must have liked those jokes or they would not have been voted the best ten from this year's fringe.

A lot of professional comedians are on the left today -it was not always thus - and I don't always find their jokes funny either though I have never found that only people whose political views are identical to my own make me laugh.

FWIW I didn't think any of those jokes were particularly left or right wing. Nor were any of them side-splitters but I thought them mildly entertaining enough to be worth posting.

If you don't agree you are entitled to your opinion but do you really have nothing better to do with your time than type comments on my blog complaining about the poor quality of the jokes from this year's Edinburgh fringe?

Unknown said...

My show at the Edinburgh Fringe is actually called Right Wing Comedian... I've got a feeling Mr Anonymous wouldn't like it though

Chris Whiteside said...

Probably not.

I probably would, though! :-)

Anonymous said...

You probably wouldn't - his work is peppered with expletives.