Masai Graham and his trophy
Masai Graham and his trophy
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Comedian Masai Graham has been awarded the funniest joke of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with his one-liner about organ donation.

The comic from West Bromwich, who joins a list of previous winners including Tim Vine, Stewart Francis and Zoe Lyons, won with the gag: "My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he's a man after my own heart."

A panel of ten judges whittled down the thousands of quips at this year's fringe, which were then put to 2,000 people for a vote.

The top 15 jokes were:

1. "My dad has suggested that I register for a donor card. He's a man after my own heart" - Masai Graham

2. "Why is it old people say "there's no place like home", yet when you put them in one…" - Stuart Mitchell

3. "I've been happily married for four years - out of a total of 10" - Mark Watson

4. "Apparently one in three Britons are conceived in an IKEA bed which is mad because those places are really well lit" - Mark Smith

5. "I went to a pub quiz in Liverpool, had a few drinks so wasn't much use. Just for a laugh I wrote The Beatles or Steven Gerrard for every answer… came second" - Will Duggan

6. "Brexit is a terrible name, sounds like cereal you eat when you are constipated" - Tiff Stevenson

7. "I often confuse Americans and Canadians. By using long words" - Gary Delaney

8. "Why is Henry's wife covered in tooth marks? Because he's Tudor" - Adele Cliff

9. "Don't you hate it when people assume you're rich because you sound posh and went to private school and have loads of money?" - Annie McGrath

10. "Is it possible to mistake schizophrenia for telepathy, I hear you ask" - Jordan Brookes

11. "Hillary Clinton has shown that any woman can be President, as long as your husband did it first" - Michelle Wolf

12. "I spotted a Marmite van on the motorway. It was heading yeastbound" - Roger Swift

13. "Back in the day, Instagram just meant a really efficient drug dealer" - Arthur Smith

14. "I'll tell you what's unnatural in the eyes of God. Contact lenses" - Zoe Lyons

15. "Elton John hates ordering Chinese food. Soya seems to be the hardest word" - Phil Nicol

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