Have you heard the one about the Chinese Wispa? - Newstalk

Have you heard the one about the Chinese Wispa?

Joke about new chocolate bar wins funniest gag award at Edinburgh fringe festival

Have you heard the one about the Chinese Wispa?
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Aedín Donnelly
12:31 Tuesday 20 August 2013

A gag about a chocolate bar has been named the funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe.

Rob Auton's one-liner was: "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar... Could be a Chinese Wispa?"

The winning wisecrack was one of 20 shortlisted by a group of comedy experts and then put to a fans' vote in a competition run by TV channel Dave.

Other contenders for the top spot finished up winning spots on the top 10 list:

1. Rob Auton - "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar. Could be a Chinese Wispa."

2. Alex Horne - "I used to work in a shoe-recycling shop. It was sole-destroying."

3. Alfie Moore - "I'm in a same-sex marriage... the sex is always the same."

4. Tim Vine - "My friend told me he was going to a fancy dress party as an Italian island. I said to him 'Don't be Sicily'."

5. Gary Delaney - "I can give you the cause of anaphylactic shock in a nutshell."

6. Phil Wang - "The Pope is a lot like Doctor Who. He never dies, just keeps being replaced by white men."

7. Marcus Brigstocke - "You know you are fat when you hug a child and it gets lost."

8. Liam Williams - "The universe implodes. No matter."

9. Bobby Mair - "I was adopted at birth and have never met my mum. That makes it very difficult to enjoy any lapdance."

10. Chris Coltrane - "The good thing about lending someone your time machine is that you basically get it back immediately."

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