Funny ha ha Scottish Style

According to the BBC, the funniest one liner from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year was by Stewart Francis:

“You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.”

This was bit lost on me, because until now I neither knew nor cared that David and Victoria Beckham have children called Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven. So it was a bit like those jokes from Shakespearean history plays that are not at all funny until the pun is laboriously explained.

I preferred the other 9:

  • 2. Tim Vine – “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly. “
  • 3. Will Marsh – “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”
  • 4. Rob Beckett – “You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case.”
  • 5. Chris Turner – “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know Y.”
  • 6. Tim Vine – “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze.”
  • 7. George Ryegold – “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.”
  • 8. Stewart Francis – “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”
  • 9. Lou Sanders – “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad.”
  • 10. Nish Kumar – “My mum’s so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn’t fancy her chances.”
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