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Broccoli joke wins very best gag title at Edinburgh Fringe… but it is clearly a matter of taste

Have you heard the 1 about the broccoli?

A joke about vegetables has been named the very best gag at this year’s Edinburgh fringe festival.

Comedian Olaf Falafel had the final laugh with his award-winning 1-liner: ‘I maintain randomly shouting out ‘broccoli’ and ‘cauliflower’ – I believe I may well have florets.’

Swedish comedian – who goes by the name Olaf Falafel – stated performing at the festival is as painful as ‘pregnancy’ but he returned for his seventh year to provide the winning gag. He is pictured wearing a celebration ring biscuit more than his eye

The comedian (pictured telling the joke) had the last laugh with his award-winning one-liner: 'I keep randomly shouting out 'broccoli' and 'cauliflower' - I think I might have florets'

The comedian (pictured telling the joke) had the final laugh with his award-winning 1-liner: ‘I maintain randomly shouting out ‘broccoli’ and ‘cauliflower’ – I believe I may well have florets’

The comic stated that the annual occasion was painful ‘like pregnancy’, but he nonetheless returned for a seventh year and delivered what has been judged the very best gag.

The vegetable pun was deemed the very best joke by two,00 voting members of the public to win the 12th annual Dave’s Joke of the Fringe award, right after getting shortlisted by an professional panel.

It saw off competitors from jokes about nepotism, semaphore, antidepressants, Brexit, and cowboys.

Crowds are pictured in the historic city for the festival. Falafel said performing at the festival is as painful as ‘pregnancy’ but he returned for his seventh year to deliver the winning gag

Crowds are pictured in the historic city for the festival. Falafel stated performing at the festival is as painful as ‘pregnancy’ but he returned for his seventh year to provide the winning gag

What had been the leading jokes at this year’s Edinburgh fringe?

  1. Olaf Falafel I maintain randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I believe I may well have Florets.
  2. Richard Stott Somebody stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they are pleased.”
  3. Milton Jones What is driving Brexit? From right here it appears like it is likely the Duke of Edinburgh.
  4. Jake Lambert A cowboy asked me if I could support him round up 18 cows. I stated, ‘Yes, of course. That is 20 cows’.
  5. Ross Smith A thesaurus is fantastic. There is no other word for it.
  6. Ross Smith Sleep is my favourite issue in the planet. It really is the explanation I get up in the morning.
  7. Adele Cliff I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course I am truly struggling to get out of it.
  8. Richard Pulsford Soon after finding out six hours of standard semaphore, I was flagging.
  9. Mark Simmons To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian.
  10. Ivo Graham I’ve got an Eton-themed Advent calendar, exactly where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts.

Falafel is delighted his niche culinary 1-liner has won the prize.

He stated: ‘This is a excellent honour but it is like I’ve normally stated, jokes about white sugar are uncommon, jokes about brown sugar… Demerara.

‘It’s been truly fantastic exciting, I would absolutely say that winning this award has been a highlight, and just getting in a position to make folks laugh with my stupid jokes.’

In second location was Richard Stott, with his gag: ‘Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they are pleased.’

In third was BBC Radio four star Milton Jones with his political joke: ‘What’s driving Brexit? From right here it appears like it is likely the Duke of Edinburgh.’

The award is open to all comedians, regardless of whether properly-identified or just beginning out, and the jokes are listed anonymously so voters can judge purely primarily based on the joke itself.

Final year’s winner was Adam Rowe with the joke: ‘Working at the JobCentre has to be a tense job – understanding that if you get fired, you nevertheless have to come in the subsequent day.’

In 2017, Ken Cheng won the prize with: ‘I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then once again, I hate all modify.’

Swedish comedian and children’s book author Falafel added: ‘I believe this is my seventh year at the Fringe, it is like pregnancy – you go by way of a lot of discomfort and then the kid is born and sufficient time passes and you overlook about the discomfort and determine that you fancy getting an additional 1, but straight right after you are like ‘I’m under no circumstances undertaking that again’.’

Falafel has stated that his rise from consideration with previous jokes to claiming the coveted prize mirrors the accomplishment of his beloved Luton Town.

He stated: ‘It’s like going from non-league to the Championship in a couple of seasons.’  

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