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Stewart Francis gag declared best of the Fringe by Dave

By | Published on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Stewart Francis

Ah, here it is again, the best gag of the Festival according to the annual jokes survey conducted by telly channel Dave, which sends a panel of judges out around the Fringe to identify thirty great jokes, and then lets the viewing public pick their overall top ten and winner.

And the accolade of best gag this year goes to Stewart Francis, who is performing in a joint show with fellow Canadians Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool at The Assembly Room. Actually, he had two jokes in the top ten, though the winner was “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks”.

Commenting on his win, Francis said: “1969 West Mall Soccer Association’s Most Valuable Player, and now this”. Yes indeed.

Anyway, here are the top ten gags of the festival according to Dave…

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