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Chocolate bar joke is Edinburgh's funniest - now share your funniest
9:31am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe, and we want to hear yours.
Rob Auton's winning wisecrack was one of 20 shortlisted by a group of comedy experts before it was put to the fans' vote.
The 30-year-old from York, who has been doing stand-up since 2008, won almost a quarter of the votes (24%) for his one-liner: "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa."
Other contenders for the top prize included Alex Horne's joke "I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying", and Alfie Moore's gag: "I'm in a same-sex marriage... the sex is always the same."
More familiar names in the top 10 included Tim Vine and Marcus Brigstocke.
Auton, who recently quit his job selling paintbrushes in London's Soho to perform full-time, said: "I am honoured to receive this award and just pleased that a joke that tackles the serious issue of the invention of a new chocolate bar can be laughed at by the people of Britain."
What’s your favourite one-liner? Add it in the comments below or tweet @JimNewsShopper and give us all a laugh.
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