Comedian Tim Vine is this year’s winner of Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s funniest joke. He’s so funny in fact that this is the second time he’s won it.
Forget complex jokes, too. The winning joke was a one-liner about a Hoover:
“I’ve decided to sell my Hoover… well, it was just collecting dust,” the 47-year-old delighted the crowd with.
And winning twice, well that’s great for sponsor channel Dave.
“I guess nobody loves a repeat more than Dave,” says Vine, whose first win came in 2010 with this cracker:
“I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”
Vine’s trophy shelf may need some extra support, given he also won Best Newcomer at the 1995 Fringe. As well as his festival show ‘Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You’ (try saying that three times over), he’s also got a stand up tour planned for Spring, his first in four years.
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