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Heart donor joke ruled funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

By Laura Harding

Published 23/08/2016

Award: Masai Graham
Award: Masai Graham

A GAG about heart donation has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Comedian Masai Graham scored the top comedy prize, whose previous winners have included Tim Vine, Zoe Lyons and Rob Auton.

Graham, from West Bromwich, scored the ninth annual award for Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe, after 27% of respondents backed the line: "My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he's a man after my own heart."

Comedian Stuart Mitchell came second with 25% of the vote with his line: "Why is it old people say 'there's no place like home', yet when you put them in one..."

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