Graham Norton, the funny multi-talented TV presenter and, some would say "comedian", has been voted the "funniest man on TV" by viewers in an online poll. Norton won "hands down" with over 84% of votes cast, and left other "funny" people such as Dale Winton and Julian Clary in his shadow.
With successes like How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, Any Dream Will Do and his own Graham Norton Show behind him, the little Irish pork swordsman has come a long way in a short time, and is considered "very funny indeed" by many viewers.
Winton, who hosted the National Lottery - In It To Win It show, and Clary (The Underdog) are both screaming homosexuals, and analysts say that, it is this and the current widespread public acceptance of uphill gardening, that has endeared them to the general public, and brought them "reasonably funny" accolades.
Norton though, is a true professional, and "extremely funny" Audiences, when interviewed, said that he only had to come on stage and they would laugh.
"His presence and wit are so funny that some people found that they couldn't stand that level of funnyness, and were forced to switch off their televisions. Others just put their hobnail boots through their screens", said BBC funny programme scheduler Justin Thenick.
One viewer, however, told the BBC website that he didn't think Norton was amusing at all. Louis Sanchez of Penrith, said:
"I don't like "funny" people. I'd like to rip off his head and shit down his throat."