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Joke about new chocolate bar wins funniest gag award at Edinburgh fringe festival

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Aedín Donnelly
12:31 Tuesday 20 August 2013

A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe.

Rob Auton's one-liner was: "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar... Could be a Chinese Wispa?"

The winning wisecrack was one of 20 shortlisted by a group of comedy experts and then put to a fans' vote in a competition run by TV channel Dave.

Other contenders for the top spot finished up winning spots on the top 10 list:

1. Rob Auton - "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa."

2. Alex Horne - "I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying."

3. Alfie Moore - "I'm in a same-sex marriage... the sex is always the same."

4. Tim Vine - "My friend told me he was going to a fancy dress party as an Italian island. I said to him 'Don't be Sicily'."

5. Gary Delaney - "I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell."

6. Phil Wang - "The Pope is a lot like Doctor Who. He never dies, just keeps being replaced by white men."

7. Marcus Brigstocke - "You know you are fat when you hug a child and it gets lost."

8. Liam Williams - "The universe implodes. No matter."

9. Bobby Mair - "I was adopted at birth and have never met my mum. That makes it very difficult to enjoy any lapdance."

10. Chris Coltrane - "The good thing about lending someone your time machine is that you basically get it back immediately."

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