For the fifth year, Dave has been scouring the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the greatest gags. And we can now reveal that Canadian comedian Stewart Francis has scooped the 2012 award for this witty wisecrack...
'You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.'
Of his win, Stewart said: "1969 West Mall Soccer Association's Most Valuable Player, and now this...thank you, Dave." Listen to an exclusive interview with Stewart Francis on the Dave Weekly podcast.
Previous winners of the award include Nick Helm, Dan Antopolski and punmeister Tim Vine, who scored second place on this year’s Top 10 list.
Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the 2012 Fringe
1. Stewart Francis: "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."
2. Tim Vine: “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly.”
3. Will Marsh: “I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister.”
4. Rob Beckett: "You know you’re working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."
5. Chris Turner: “I’m good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don’t know why.”
6. Tim Vine: “I took part in the sun tanning Olympics – I just got Bronze."
7. Toby Williams (as Dr George Ryegold): “Pornography is often frowned upon, but that’s only because I’m concentrating.”
8. Stewart Francis: “I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!”
9. Lou Sanders: "I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: 'it's not rocket salad."
10. Nish Kumar: "My mum's so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism... she wouldn't fancy her chances."
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe - vote for your favourite joke from the last five years on Dave's Facebook page for a chance to win an iPad.
To find the funniest joke, we enlisted the help of an elite panel of 10 comedy experts who each sat through an average of 60 performances and sifted through more than 3,600 minutes of material to nominate their three favourite jokes to put towards a public vote.
Dave Weekly presenter Ben Shires caught up with comedy critic and Funniest Joke of the Fringe judge Julian Hall to find out how it all worked...