Britain's least funny comic

Jim Davidson tops poll

Jim Davidson has been named Britain's least funny comedian.

He beat the likes of Brian Conley, Michael Barrymore and Bradley Walsh in the poll of radio listeners.

More than 5,000 people cast their votes from a shortlist that also featured Joe Pasquale, Bob Monkhouse, Bernard Manning, Ben Elton, David Baddiel, Lenny Henry and Julian Clary.

Virgin Radio's Daryl Denham, who is behind the awards, said: "Jim Davidson's so unfunny even my mother-in-law makes jokes about him."

The poll was run online from Wednesday to Friday, and the results released just hours ahead of the Perrier Awards, announced at midnight tonight.

Published: 24 Aug 2002

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