Premium

The 40 funniest jokes and one-liners from the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe

Clockwise from bottom left: Milo McCabe as Troy Hawke, Catherine Bohart, Olaf Falafel, Archie Maddocks, Rosie Jones
Clockwise from bottom left: Milo McCabe as Troy Hawke, Catherine Bohart, Olaf Falafel, Archie Maddocks, Rosie Jones

Thousands of comedians gather in Edinburgh every August to tickle the ribs of crowds at the world's largest arts festival. We asked them for the very best lines from their 2019 Fringe shows (and chose some of our own too) 

 

John Luke Roberts: I remember what my grandmother said to me on her deathbed. She said: ‘I wish I’d bought a normal bed.' Assembly Studio Two (0131 623 3030), until Aug 26

Tom Taylor: I’d like to see a croissant tackle a terrorist. They are flaky at the best of times.

My dad’s a foster parent, whereas my mother has always preferred Carlsberg. Pleasance Courtyard (0131 556 6550), until Aug 25

Clive Anderson: The plot of Macbeth reads like Michael Gove’s autobiography. Assembly...

To continue reading this article

Start a 30-day free trial for unlimited access to Premium articles

  • Unlimited access to Premium articles 
  • Subscriber-only events and experiences
  • Cancel any time

Free for 30 days

then only £2 per week

Save 25% with an annual subscription

Just £75 per year

 

Register for free and access one Premium article per week

Only subscribers have unlimited access to Premium articles.
Register for free to continue reading this article
Or unlock all Premium articles.
Free for 30 days, then just £1 per week