Olaf Falafel wins Joke of the Fringe | With a cheesy cauliflower line

Olaf Falafel wins Joke of the Fringe

With a cheesy cauliflower line

Olaf Falafel has won this year’s joke of the Fringe.

The Swedish comic won the accolade, handed out by the Dave TV channel, for the line: ‘I keep randomly shouting out "broccoli" and "cauliflower" - I think I might have florets.’

Falafel, who is also a  children's book author, said that winning the award was a highlight of his seven years on the Fringe,  ‘and just being able to make people laugh with my stupid jokes.’

He added that performing at the festival  ‘is like pregnancy - you go through a lot of pain and then the child is born and enough time passes and you forget about the pain and decide that you fancy having another one, but straight after you're like "I'm never doing that again".’

The top ten gags according to the Dave award are:

1 Olaf Falafel: I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ – I think I might have Florets.

2 Richard Stott: Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they’re happy.

3 Milton Jones: What’s driving Brexit? From here it looks like it’s probably the Duke of Edinburgh.

4 Jake Lambert: A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, ‘Yes, of course. That’s 20 cows’.

5 Ross Smith: A thesaurus is great. There’s no other word for it.

6 Ross Smith: Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It’s the reason I get up in the morning.

7 Adele Cliff: I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it.

8 Richard Pulsford: After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging.

9 Mark Simmons: To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian.

10 Ivo Graham: I’ve got an Eton-themed Advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad’s contacts.

Published: 19 Aug 2019

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