Vine's gag is No 1

Comedy experts have chosen the best joke of this year's Edinburgh Fringe, as told by the king of the one-liners - Tim Vine.

He won for the gag: "I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again."

Here's some of the other leading contenders

Emo Philips: "I picked up a hitchhiker. You gotta when you hit them."

Jack Whitehall: "I bought one of those anti-bullying wristbands when they first came out. I say 'bought' - I actually stole it off a short, fat ginger kid."

Gary Delaney: "As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog."

John Bishop: "Being an England supporter is like being the over-optimistic parents of the fat kid on sports day."

Gary Delaney: "Dave drowned. So at the funeral we got him a wreath in the shape of a lifebelt. Well, it's what he would have wanted."

Gareth Richards: "Wooden spoons are great. You can either use them to prepare food, or if you can't be bothered with that, just write a number on one and walk into a pub."

Competition organisers Dave said each judge sat through an average of 60 performances, totalling 3,600 minutes of comedy material.

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