THE top 10 jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe have been announced, and the winner is Fringe regular Masai Graham.

The competition, titled (some guy called) DAVE Joke of the Fringe 2021, was organised by comedian Will Mars, one of whose jokes made the list.

He told the British Comedy Guide website: "The broadcaster DAVE has supported comedians at the Fringe for many years with their annual search for the best one-liner from the festival.

"This year their team of joke spotters were not in attendance and so I decided to cast a light on the hard-working comics of the Fringe by keeping their traditional joke competition alive."

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The winner was decided on Saturday (21st August) by a man called Dave, who Mars found on the Royal Mile.

Masai Graham won the best joke on the Fringe in 2016 with his classic: “My dad suggested I register for a donor card, he's a man after my own heart.” 

This year Graham is staying medical. Here’s the top 10:

1. Masai Graham: "I thought the word 'Caesarean' began with the letter 'S' but when I looked in the dictionary, it was in the 'C' section." 

2. Ivor Dembina: "My therapist told me, 'A problem shared, is a hundred quid'." 

3. Tom Mayhew: "Me and my ex were into role play. I'd pretend to be James Bond and she'd pretend she still loved me." 

4. Adele Cliff: "The roman emperor's wife hates playing hide and seek because wherever she goes Julius Caesar." 

5. Leo Kearse: "Marvin Gaye used to keep a sheep in my vineyard. He'd herd it through the grapevine."

6. Ben Clover: "Getting a caesarian is dangerous in Russia. If they open you up and find a little girl, they open her up to see if there's another."

7. Will Mars: "My grandparents were married for forty years, but everything took longer back then." 

8. Sameer Katz: "I think Chewbacca is French because he understands English but refuses to speak it." 

9. Richard Pulsford: "I don't know what you call a small spillage from a pen but I have an inkling."

10. Sameer Katz: "People say zoos are inhumane. But that's because they're for animals."