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'I can't believe Amy self-harms...'

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A tasteless jibe at the expense of galactically-talented bouffant platform Amy Winehouse has secured the Edinburgh Fringe festival's funniest gag crown for comedienne Zoe Lyons.

Zoe Lyons with her Dave funniest gag trophyLyons (pictured) entertained the crowds during her Mangled Mantra of the Messed-up Modern Mind show with the winning: "I can't believe Amy Winehouse self-harms. She's so irritating she must be able to find someone to do it for her."

Describing her feelings on having been awarded the inaugural Dave TV channel comedy award, the Brighton-based 33-year-old enthused: "I am absolutely delighted to have won the award. I know self-harming is not funny but it's just a joke, so I'm not going to beat myself up about it."

The championship side-splitter was one of thirty selected by 10 of Blighty's leading comedy critics from 60 comedy performances, which were then put to 2,000 members of the public for a final vote.

The runner-up was Andrew Laurence, with this cracker: "Most of us have a skeleton in the cupboard. David Beckham takes his out in public." Third spot went to Lloyd Langford, who chortled: "My girlfriend said, 'Did you know that hippopotamuses kill more people every year than guns?' 'Yes,' I said. 'But a gun is easier to conceal."

If you're in the mood for more merriment, Dave has a full list of the top ten gags here. ®

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