1. ITV Report

You're having a laugh: Luton Town fan's success in Edinburgh certainly IS a joke!

A Luton Town fan has told the best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Festival veteran Olaf Falafel claimed the coveted honour of "Funniest Joke At The Fringe."

Olaf Falafel Credit: UKTV

I keep randomly shouting out 'broccoli' and 'cauliflower' - I think I might have florets."

– The winning joke

The comic said that the annual event was painful "like pregnancy", but he nevertheless returned for a seventh year and delivered what has been judged the best gag.

Olaf Falafel proudly showing his Luton badges at the Edinburgh Fringe Credit: Olaf Falafel

Falafel has said that his rise from consideration with past jokes to claiming the coveted prize mirrors the success of his beloved Luton Town.

It's like going from non-league to the Championship in a few seasons."

– Olaf Falafel

The vegetable pun was deemed the best gag by 2,000 voting members of the public, after being shortlisted by an expert panel.

It's been really good fun, I would definitely say that winning this award has been a highlight, and just being able to make people laugh with my stupid jokes."

– Olaf Falafel

The top jokes at this year's festival 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.