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Funniest Edinburgh joke 2019: What do you think of this year’s winner

A joke involving vegetables has been voted the best gag at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

The prize went to Swedish surrealist Olaf Falafel for his one liner: “I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have florets.”

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It was picked by 41% of the 2,000 members of the public who voted on a list compiled by comedy critics, something which “just goes to show the public are genuinely stupid,” the comedian told Sky News.

Mr Falafel, who is also an author of children’s books, said ideas come to him in “really strange places.

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“In the supermarket, or the shower... So when I’m naked.”

Mr Falafel, who is also an author of children’s books, said ideas come to him in “really strange places.

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“In the supermarket, or the shower... So when I’m naked.”


“Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy.”

“What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh.”

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“I’ve got an Eton-themed Advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts.”

“A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, ‘Yes, of course. That’s 20 cows’.”

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“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have Florets.”

“To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian.”

“A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it.”

“Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning.”

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“I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it.”

“After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging.”

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