Posh and Becks joke voted funniest at festival
David and Victoria Beckham, with boys Cruz, Romeo and Brooklyn. Photo: Getty

Stewart Francis has won the award for the funniest joke at the world’s biggest comedy festival for a gag about David and Victoria Beckham.

The Canadian took top prize for this funny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."

British comedian Time Vine was runner-up for the second year in a row with Will Marsh third.

Commenting on his win, Mr Stewart said: "1969 West Mall Soccer Association's Most Valuable Player, and now this."

A shortlist of 30 jokes was put forward by a digital television station’s Dave TV’s panel of judges and the public then voted for their favourite.

The top ten jokes were:

Stewart Francis - "You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks."

Tim Vine - "Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back. Luckily I was the one facing the telly.”

Will Marsh - "I was raised as an only child, which really annoyed my sister."

Rob Beckett - "You know you're working class when your TV is bigger than your book case."

Chris Turner - "I'm good friends with 25 letters of the alphabet… I don't know why."

Tim Vine - "I took part in the sun tanning Olympics - I just got Bronze."

George Ryegold - "Pornography is often frowned upon, but that's only because I'm concentrating."

Stewart Francis - "I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together. Riveting!"

Lou Sanders - "I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: 'It's not rocket salad."

Nish Kumar - "My mum's so pessimistic, that if there was an Olympics for pessimism… she wouldn't fancy her chances."

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