Feeds

Hedgehog quip secures Fringe's top gag crown

iPhone and Rose West also honoured

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Comedian Dan Antopolski has secured the 2009 top Fringe gag crown for entertaining Edinburgh Festival crowds with: "Hedgehogs. Why can't they just share the hedge?"

Comedian Dan Antopolski with his Dave awardAntopolski (pictured) topped a Dave TV poll featuring top quips from the festival selected by a panel of "nine of the UK's leading comedy critics". Having trousered a cash reward and trophy with almost 18 per cent of the popular vote, he said: "I'm delighted to get the prize. Although I have won things before at the fringe, this definitely means the most to me and that it should unite my loves of hedgehogs, comedy and Dave makes this prize very special."

The runner-up was Paddy Lennox, who observed: "I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: 'This could be interesting.'"

In third place was Sarah Millican, who offered: "I had my boobs measured and bought a new bra. Now I call them Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes because they're up where they belong."

Zoe Lyons was honoured in fourth spot for "I went on a girl's night out recently. The invitation said 'dress to kill.' I went as Rose West," while Jack Whitehall was fifth with "I'm sure wherever my dad is, he's looking down on us. He's not dead. Just very condescending."

And, for the fanboys among you, Marcus Brigstocke slipped into the top ten in seventh place by noting: "To the people who've got iPhones: you just bought one, you didn't invent it!"

Of course, you'll be wondering just what the unwashed masses thought was the worst joke at this year's Fringe. Step up to the podium please Carey Marx, who ill-advisedly uttered: "I'm not doing any Michael Jackson jokes, because they always involve puns about his songs. And that's bad".

There's more of this tomfoolery right here. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS
Threaderick the Great! And YES, we asked the Arapaho
NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool
Russia sends SEX-CRAZED GECKOS to SPAAAAACE!
In space... no one can hear you're green...
Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN
Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college
Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?
Not lobbed at your head, silly – a bling phone
Yahoo! Japan! launches! service! for! the! dead!
If you're reading this email, I am no longer alive
Plucky Rockall podule man back on (proper) dry land
Bold, barmy Brit adventurer Nick Hancock escapes North Atlantic islet
Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo
'FIRE' caption on dashboard prompts dunderheaded hard shoulder halt
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.