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This is the funniest joke of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The award went to British comic Masai Graham.

THE FUNNIEST JOKE of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has been awarded to British comedian Masai Graham.

The comic, who refers to himself as ‘General Punochet’, won the public vote for this effort about organ donation:

My Dad has suggested that I register for a donor card.  He’s a man after my own heart.

The joke won the Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award after a panel of 10 judges scoured the festival over a week-long period and came up with a shortlist that was put to a vote.

The public were not given the names of the comedians they were voting for, only the joke itself, and Graham came out on top in the poll with 27% of the vote.

The remainder of the top five jokes were as follows:

2. “Why is it old people say “there’s no place like home”, yet when you put them in one…” – Stuart Mitchell – 25%

3. “I’ve been happily married for four years – out of a total of 10.” – Mark Watson – 21%

4. “Apparently 1 in 3 Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed which is mad because those places are really well lit.” – Mark Smith – 21%

5. “I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so wasn’t much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer… came second.” – Will Duggan – 20%

The Funniest Joke of the Fringe award has been given out for the past nine years with previous winners including Tim Vine, Rob Auton, Stewart Francis, Zoe Lyons and Nick Helm.

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