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Post  Panda on Tue 21 Aug - 14:47

Posh And Becks Joke Tops Edinburgh Poll


The joke is on David and Victoria Beckham after a quip about the glamour couple tops an Edinburgh Fringe poll.


6:14pm UK, Monday 20 August 2012

Francis is a Canadian comedian known for his one-liners

The winning joke was about the Beckhams










A gag about David and Victoria Beckham's choice of names for their children has been declared the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe.

The quip, by deadpan Canadian comic Stewart Francis, picked up one-fifth of votes in a poll of comedy fans organised by TV channel Dave.

The winning joke - "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks" - comes from Francis's current show, Return of the Lumberjacks.

The names of the couple’s children are Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven.

The competition, which has been running for five years, enlisted the help of 10 comedy critics to draw up a shortlist of gags.

The list was then put before 3,000 comedy fans.

Francis said: "1969 West Mall Soccer Association's Most Valuable Player, and now this... thank you, Dave."

He also had another entry in the top 10 with: "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting."

Francis held off tough competition from one-liner legend Tim Vine, who holds the Guinness World Record for the most jokes told in an hour - 499.

Steve North, general manager of Dave, said: "As Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe celebrates its fifth anniversary it's great to see how the top 10 get wittier and sharper every year.

"Stewart Francis is a very worthy winner and with his droll quip has proved himself to be king of the one-liners."

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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 21 Aug - 16:28

A brilliant joke. Nothing posh about either of them. A couple of overpaid chavs giving their kids chav names.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Tue 21 Aug - 16:46

The Beckhams aren't the worst example of dreadful "celebrity" baby names by any means. My personal favourites (if that word is appropriate for something that makes me cringe) are the names of the children of the late Frank Zappa.

1) Moon Unit
2) Dweezil
3) Ahmet Emuukha Rodan - and, saving the worst until last
4) Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen

What is ironic in view of the names that followed, the hospital where Dweezil was born wouldn't accept that name so he was called Ian Donald Calvin Euclid, but he was always known as Dweezil and later took that name by deed poll.

If anyone knows any that are worse (and I don't think that Bob Geldof's daughters' names are worse), no doubt they will contribute.

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Post  tigger on Tue 21 Aug - 17:04

AnnaEsse wrote:A brilliant joke. Nothing posh about either of them. A couple of overpaid chavs giving their kids chav names.

It's supposed to interest us that they name them after the place they were conceived.

Anyone for Skegness?


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Tue 21 Aug - 17:05

Let's hope that they never go to Peckham........

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Post  wjk on Tue 21 Aug - 17:10

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Let's hope that they never go to Peckham........

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Post  Panda on Tue 21 Aug - 17:56

Well Posh always looks miserable , I bet she is furious about this .!!

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