This week’s Jepson Jokes were sent to me by Darren Walsh, UK pun champion and author of Cheep Laughs: 1025 Really Daft Gags. As you can see, Darren has also drawn a few funny cartoons as well.
66. Darren Walsh “Went to my allotment and found that there was twice as much soil as there was the week before. The plot thickens.”
He won Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015. Now the comedian is making High Life groan with his top ten travel puns
He shared a packet of Celebrations to the audience and told us they could be Heroes
we talk to local boy Darren Walsh about puns
Top ten BAFTA Puns 2016
As Gold releases its Top 20 Christmas one-liners, Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe winner Darren Walsh ponders the art of the Christmas cracker joke
London’s a joke. Well, the tube map is, at least.
a great ambassador for the launch
A pun by comedian Darren Walsh has scooped the prize for funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
We’ve picked out the 10 best, showing why it’s no surprise that he picked up the top joke prize this year…
Darren Walsh is filled with puns. As he explains, if you see him in the street in Edinburgh you can ask for one. His answer to Question 2 below is pretty smart too...
I received some bad news whilst eating a curry at an Indian Restaurant. My naan had slipped into a korma.
Went to my allotment and found that there was twice as much soil as there was the week before. The plot thickens.
any comedian who can engage an audience and maintain a momentum of pun-filled one-liners for an hour is worth their weight in gold
My cat is recovering from a massive stroke.
While it is undoubtedly the punderful title that draws in the audience, certain departures from that particular niche make up some of the key highlights
all the pun of the pair
This is epic!
The English comedian will be packing the short, sharp gags for his debut hour at the Fringe this year
Milton mustard done this one…
I did a whole gig in braille once, but the audience wasn't feeling it
Puns galore, basically, from this one-liner slinging comedy giant (he’s 6' 8") in his debut full-length show.
If you want to study locksmithery, make sure your first choice is Yale.
There’s an old showbiz anecdote about the trajectory of stardom that goes something like this: “Who is X? Get me X. Get me a cheaper X
There was no gentle build up or needless chit-chat, just a full on assault on the funny bones
Congratulations eventually went to Darren - a worthy quick-witted winner
I guess it’s like word maths
I don’t want to be pundantic about it
How about 8 Mule?
Missing Baby Jesus found, but his condition has been described as far from stable
How many times has Dracula wandered off by himself? I've lost Count.
Why not a self-published book?
It's about half all the jokes and drawings I've done since starting stand-up four years ago
I get my best ideas whilst cycling
Doing puns and having a girlfriend is accomplishment enough. I may be the only one here with both
Well, I don’t just do puns...
The victory will prove useful as he is compiling a book of 1,000 gags
The crowd loved him and so did the judges – a clear winner
He is a genial presence, not manic like Tim Vine, not wonderfully nerdy like Gary Delaney and not deadpan like Jimmy Carr, but very much his own mirthmaker.
undoubtedly a Milton Jones in the making
The royal Baby is named Will Smith, in honour of it being a fresh Prince
Walsh is all set to become the new ruler of the comedy kingdom
A tall guy with a big talent for short jokes
Walsh performs tons of puns and bizarre loop pedal songs with a relentlessly chirpy persona
Gentle giant wins comedy crown
Part man, part cartoonist, part acapella musician
deliciously weird wordplay and sound effects
real crowd-pleaser, with originality and personality by the bucketload