The Edinburgh Fringe joke of the year, a prestigious prize for prize jokers hoping to jump on the stage at the jokers UK mecca, The Apollo, are cracking up but, not cracking too many show-stoppers!
The winning joke was about the glorious GB Pound, a devalued coin that failed to "change" the face of the Euro; ZZZZZZZZZZ! Never mind, usually stand-up comedians thrive off sex, mother-in-laws, dry wives and husbands, their cats and dogs; and making top jokes about a joke currency is at least different!
The usual titbits were flying across the Fringe, a la Trump and Hitler, Mein Gott not Kampf. Kiddies names, vegans, veggies, dying, Brexit, May (Now she's a real joker), etc. One comedian even managed to get into the top ten with a landmine joke about his dad! Well, as mentioned above, quantity not a lot of quality!
The Edinburgh Fringe is a stepping stone for wannabe stand-up acts hoping to earn millions on national TV and not in lousy cellar clubs, pubs and working men's clubs. Sadly, many bite the dust before releasing their cracked jokes on to a cracking-up public and usually end up getting pelted with beer cans and bananas!
In fact, jihadi jokers, ISIS, may not make you laugh, but they certainly make you stand-up and die not laughing if you just happen to be in the vicinity of one of their evil landmine jokes!
PS: True story: The landmine joke cracked in Edinburgh didn't make me die laughing either!