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pebbles.jpgWhen TV channel Dave this week awarded a prize for the funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe, a swipe at the quality of Starbucks coffee and a comment on the growing trend for hotel spas were in their shortlist.

Funnyman Adam Hills compared going to Starbucks for coffee with “going to prison for sex. You know you’re going to get it, but it’s going to be rough.” And Rhod Gilbert made this observation about spas in hotels: “a spa hotel? It’s like a normal hotel, only in reception there’s a picture of a pebble.”

The award for best gag went to  comic, Dan Antopolski. His winning gag was a one-liner from his show Silent But Deadly: “Hedgehogs. Why can’t they just share the hedge?”

The top ten in full:

  1. “Hedgehogs – why can’t they just share the hedge?”
  2. “I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting’.”
  3. “I had my boobs measured and bought a new bra. Now I call them Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes because they’re up where they belong.”
  4. “I went on a girls’ night out recently. The invitation said ‘dress to kill’. I went as Rose West.”
  5. “I’m sure wherever my dad is; he’s looking down on us. He’s not dead, just very condescending.”
  6. “Going to Starbucks for coffee is like going to prison for sex. You know you’re going to get it, but it’s going to be rough.”
  7. “To the people who’ve got iPhones: you just bought one, you didn’t invent it!”
  8. “A spa hotel? It’s like a normal hotel, only in reception there’s a picture of a pebble.”
  9. “I’ve been reading the news about there being a civil war in Madagascar. Well, I’ve seen it six times and there isn’t.”
  10. “I started so many fights at my school – I had that attention-deficit disorder. So I didn’t finish a lot of them.”

Boom-boom.