Monday, 24 August 2009

Little hog by the back door again tonight

It's funny how hedgehogs get into their little routines for a few days at a time and then drift out of them. This little hog, pictured above, has been appearing in the same place near the back door shortly after 9:00pm every night now since early last week.

I leave you tonight with the following news item from The Telegraph:

The funniest joke at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been picked by a panel of critics.

"Hedgehogs. Why can't they just share the hedge?" won the accolade for London comic Dan Antopolski, 36, who is known for his surreal stand up routines.

Nine comedy critics sifted through more than 3,600 minutes of material to find the winner of the Dave Award for the Funniest Joke of the Fringe.

They each had a pool of around 7,200 different jokes to choose from, based on estimates of the average comedian telling two jokes per minute, organisers said.

Shortlisted jokes were put up for the public vote, with more than 3,000 comedy fans choosing the funniest.

With nearly 18 per cent of votes, Antopolski took top spot and walked away with a trophy from TV channel Dave and a £1,000 cash prize.

The joke was taken from the Perrier Award-nominee's show Silent But Deadly.

I can only comment that if that was the funniest joke, I'm glad I missed the rest of it.

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