It’s pasta joke! Edinburgh Fringe’s top gag is corny one-liner about spaghetti
- A pun about pasta was named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe
- Comedian Masai Graham was voted the winner with his joke
- The West-Bromwich born comedian previously won the prize in 2016
- Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award was back for the first time since 2019
A pun about pasta has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe as the award returned after the pandemic.
Comedian Masai Graham was voted the winner with his gag: ‘I tried to steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard saw me and I couldn’t get pasta.’
The Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, voted for by the public, was back for the first time since 2019.
It is the second time the West Bromwich-born comedian has triumphed after winning in 2016 with his joke: ‘My dad suggested I register for a donor card – he’s a man after my own heart.’
Comedian Masai Graham won ‘The Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award’, which was voted by the public
Graham said: ‘It’s great to see the Edinburgh Fringe back up and running again, it’s my spiritual home. I was so delighted to find out I’d won for a second time – I thought, “This is getting pasta joke”.’
Critics attended hundreds of shows at the Fringe festival to compile a shortlist, which was voted on by 2,000 members of the public.
None of them was told the names of the comedians in the running for the accolade.
Graham said: ‘It’s great to see the Edinburgh Fringe back up and running again, it’s my spiritual home.’ Pictured: Edinburgh during the Fringe on July 17
Previous winners of the award, now in its 13th year, include Tim Vine, Ken Cheng, Olaf Falafel, Rob Auton, Stewart Francis, Zoe Lyons and Nick Helm.
Dave channel director Cherie Cunningham said: ‘What a pleasure to be back in Edinburgh. This is Dave’s first Joke of the Fringe in three years and the quality of submissions has been incredibly strong.
‘It’s a fantastic top ten full of newcomers and comedy veterans, and it’s a delight to crown Masai Graham as winner once more.’
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