Stewart Francis has joke of the Fringe expense of Posh & Becks

Stewart Francis has been deemed to have the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

He won the award handed out by the Dave TV channe for his line: ‘You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.’

On collecting his award, he said: ‘1969 West Mall Soccer Association's Most Valuable Player, and now this - thank you, Dave.’

His winning joke comes from his show Return of the Lumberjacks which he performs with Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool.

The full top ten is:

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 bookcase.’

5. Chris Turner – ‘I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet ... I don't know why.’

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.’

Published: 20 Aug 2012

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