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Did you hear the one about the fat badger?

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The news has been so depressing this week we are desperately in need of some light relief. What better than to check out the jokes which were voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe which concludes this weekend in Scotland. 

Frankly they weren't "roll about on the floor" funny, but a worthy first prize winner was British comedian Tim Vine with: "I've decided to sell my Hoover … well, it was just collecting dust."

It's not exactly a side-splitter, but definitely an improvement on the rest. It won by quite a considerable margin from runner-up Masai Graham who came up with: "I've written a joke about a fat badger, but I couldn't fit it into my set."

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