Adam Rowe has won the award for Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2018.
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Adam Rowe is currently performing a show at the Edinburgh Festival titled Undeniable. He first got on stage to do stand-up comedy in 2010 and, a little over a year later, was named Liverpool Comedian of the Year. At this point he quit his bar job to pursue a comedy career.
On his joke claiming the top spot, he says: "I'm absolutely over the moon and quite blown away by this! It's my favourite joke in the show, as it ends the bit I'm most passionate about; trying to dispel a few myths of what it's like to be brought up on benefits. It's such a huge honour, I really never expected to be in with a shout of winning things like this, so it's just a massive but lovely surprise. Thank you very much!"
Jokes were collected up by a panel of comedy critics, which were then presented to a panel involving 2000 members of the public. Speaking about how the award is organised, the channel explains: "The Dave award, which is open to both established and up-and-coming comedians, pays homage to the wealth of talent on offer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and shines a spotlight on the skill of writing a cracking one-liner. To ensure that there is no bias towards well-known or favourite comedians during the public vote, the jokes are listed with no reference to the comedian that wrote and performed them - meaning it is purely judged on the humour of the jokes themselves."
Luke Hales, Dave channel director, says: "This year, the news agenda and every day British idiosyncrasies have provided some wonderful opportunities for comedians to use their creative and comic genius in giving us all a giggle. As ever, we have enjoyed some quite brilliant one-liners and are delighted to crown Adam Rowe as the recipient of this year's Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe Award!"
This is the 11th year of the competition...