The best jokes at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival

Nick Helm who told this years funniest joke

Nick Helm who told this years funniest joke

English comedian Nick Helm won the best joke award at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the worlds largest arts festival. His one liner from his show “Dare To Dream” – “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – was considered the funniest by the voting public in the competition organised by digital television channel Dave. Helm has also been nominated for this year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Last year’s winner, Tim Vine, was runner up. However, for veteran entertainer Paul Daniels, he was unfortunately given the unwanted honour of worst joke at the festival for this gag: “I said to a fella ‘Is there a B&Q in Henley?’ He said ‘No, there’s an H, an E, an N an L and a Y’.”.

The top ten jokes this year were:

1 ) Nick Helm: “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.”

2 ) Tim Vine: “Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.”

3 ) Hannibal Buress: “People say ‘I’m taking it one day at a time’. You know what? So is everybody. That’s how time works.”

4 ) Tim Key: “Drive-Thru McDonalds was more expensive than I thought… once you’ve hired the car…”

5 ) Matt Kirshen: “I was playing chess with my friend and he said, ‘Let’s make this interesting’. So we stopped playing chess.”

6 ) Sarah Millican:”My mother told me, you don’t have to put anything in your mouth you don’t want to. Then she made me eat broccoli, which felt like double standards.”

7 ) Alan Sharp: “I was in a band which we called The Prevention, because we hoped people would say we were better than The Cure.”

8 ) Mark Watson: “Someone asked me recently – what would I rather give up, food or sex. Neither! I’m not falling for that one again, wife.”

9 ) Andrew Lawrence: “I admire these phone hackers. I think they have a lot of patience. I can’t even be bothered to check my OWN voicemails.”

10 ) DeAnne Smith: “My friend died doing what he loved … Heroin.”


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