The funniest joke at the Edinburgh fringe was basically about food and Tourette’s.
Now this reviewer is no puritan but like others I am sick of this trend in food based jokes. All these terrible puns really are pasta joke, I mean how can anybody expect to earn a crust when their bread and butter material is based on grub! I know you can’t call someone a vegetable without the sandal brigade breaking out in hives but it really cheeses me off when I hear or read comedians ham-ming it up. This time they really have over egged the pudding.
Not all comedians rely on crummy food jokes but some really are cereal offenders. We are in a pickle and the awards panel at Dave really need to beef up the criteria as to what constitutes a funny joke.
Now I know that there are folk out there who love this type of humour so lettuce agree to disagree but I for one don’t curry favour with the jest set and I’m happy to call this matter out.
With the arrival of the Illiteratti from Surrey, North London and the Home Counties, Edinburgh City Council have decreed that for the month of August, all chip shops in the city will be vegetarian.
Search and Rescue helicopter called out to find missing
Edinburgh Festival journalist.
A Guardian journalist has now been missing for 3 days and
local police have upgraded their alert status from critical to pretentious.
Save the illiterati
This review was originally published on Fringe Review
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The Edinburgh Fringe is dominated by comedy. It’s by far the biggest section in the book. This means there are many talented comedians doing the same type of show. There are a smaller number of acts who are less mainstream and they stand out because of this. And then there is Paul Currie.
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