Masai Graham is the happy 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival winner of the funniest joke award.
With a straightforward but timeless pun involving pasta, the comedian astounded the voters.
Voting for the Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award is open to the general public.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, this is the first time the award has been given out.
Graham has won Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe for the past two years.
“I tried to steal spaghetti from the shop, but the female guard saw me and I couldn’t get pasta.” goes the prize-winning joke by Masai.
In 2016 he received that significant honour thanks to an equally humorous prank.
“My dad suggested I register for a donor card – he’s a man after my own heart.” read his prior entry.
Masai expressed his delight at being named the Fringe’s best jokester once more to the BBC.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is my spiritual home, so it’s wonderful to see it back in action, he remarked.
When I learned that I had won the Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe title once again, I exclaimed, “This is getting spaghetti joke.”
He took advantage of the opportunity when it presented itself.
However, if you’ve ever wondered what the funniest joke in the world is, read on. Avoid even blinking.
On his YouTube channel, Gregory Brown talked about it and claimed that the world’s greatest joke was actually based on a 20-year-old study.
In 2001, Dr. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist, created the study through the website LaughLab. Over the course of a year, he invited 1.5 million participants from all over the world to score five jokes that were randomly chosen from a database of more than 40,000.
“Two hunters are out in the woods when one of them collapses,” was chosen as the winning entry.
“His eyes are glassy, and he doesn’t appear to be breathing.
“The other guy reaches for his phone and dials 911, exclaiming, “My friend is dead! What can I do?”
“There is stillness followed by the sound of a gun, and the operator adds, “Calm down, I can help. First, let’s make sure he’s dead.
“Back on the phone, the man asks, “OK, what happens next?”
Fair enough, that’s really hilarious.
Whether or not it is the funniest joke ever depends on the person.