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Gold Christmas cracker joke competition

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Thursday 8th October 2020, 11:46am [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,542 posts

Oh good.
Why did the man cross the road? To get to the other side at Christmas.

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Will Cam

  • Friday 9th October 2020, 10:20pm
  • England
  • 8,037 posts

This has come round very quick. I have to say I didn't really think much of last years winning jokes.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 10th October 2020, 2:03pm [Edited]
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,542 posts

I can't believe how many old jokes they accept just because they're dressed up with something topical. Last year's winner was -a- as old as an Italian politician and -b- pretty bad taste considering they're always going on about being family friendly. Still, I'm gonna try cos I'm a whore.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 2:48am
  • 2,118 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 10th October 2020, 2:03 PM

. Still, I'm gonna try cos I'm a whore.

I was gonna try but I'm not a whore so what do I do whore? Give up tryin' or become a whore?

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 8:03am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,542 posts

My mother is not a whore. She does it for free.

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Doctor Chutney

  • Sunday 11th October 2020, 3:58pm
  • Norwich, England
  • 24 posts

Because it's free multiple entry, the scattergun approach means some people will try old jokes or previous winning jokes just on the off chance. Had that happen to me in the past couple of days where someone tweeted my fourth place joke from last year. I think we can trust the judges to filter out what's gone before and what's old party hat, and also to examine the Twitter timeline to see who came up with a gag first. We are, after all, all fishing in a very small pond ( topical subjects with a Christmas twist ) so there's bound to be duplication and I do try to be generous of spirit and give fellow jokesters the benefit of the doubt.

Having said that it doesn't take much to filter this year's entries to see if your latest rib tickler has already been Tweeted.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Wednesday 9th December 2020, 8:23am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,542 posts

Not as bad as last year's, but yeah, the occasional oldie dressed up.

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BTF

  • Friday 11th December 2020, 11:19pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 560 posts

I liked some of this year's winners but there was a non Christmas one which was good, but a bit strange that a joke which has nothing to do with Christmas was one of the ten. To be fair, I put some jokes in that were very obviously shoehorned into the Christmas theme.

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Jeremy Dillon

  • Friday 11th December 2020, 11:25pm
  • Chesterfield, England
  • 54 posts

I pretty sure that one of the entry conditions was that the joke should have a Christmas theme so I sent in a joke about pirates and the 'R' number but made it Christmassy by saying that Pirates were banned from holding Christmas party to try and keep the argh number down. So I was a bit miffed that a similar joke made it into the top 20 but it didn't mention Christmas at all.

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BTF

  • Friday 11th December 2020, 11:30pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 560 posts
Quote: Jeremy Dillon @ 11th December 2020, 11:25 PM

I pretty sure that one of the entry conditions was that the joke should have a Christmas theme so I sent in a joke about pirates and the 'R' number but made it Christmassy by saying that Pirates were banned from holding Christmas party to try and keep the argh number down. So I was a bit miffed that a similar joke made it into the top 20 but it didn't mention Christmas at all.

Don't blame you!

Good pirate joke, I have to say.
It is in the rules but one or two have won in previous years which have nothing to do with Christmas. A few of mine slipped in without a Christmas theme and I deleted or tweaked them when I eventually realised; it is easy to forget that rule.

Still, congratulations to all the winners.

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 12th December 2020, 11:29pm
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,542 posts

I went out with a pirate. He said, Totally devoted to you. I said, What is? He said, Me heart is. At Christmas.