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The Funniest Joke of the Year (at the Fringe)

Canadian comedian Stewart Francis won the top prize for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Do you want to hear the joke? “You know who really gives kids a bad name? Posh and Becks.” Don’t get it? I didn’t, either. “Posh and Becks” sounds like a brand, like “Abercrombie and Fitch” but them someone said [...]

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

While the author of the Book of Proverbs remains uncertain (most likely, King Solomon wrote it), its intent is not. The book was written to share insight, and much conventional wisdom originates in its pages. Proverbs 17:22, “a merrie heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones,” has transformed into [...]

Nick Helm: "I Needed a Password Eight Characters Long So I Picked …."

Every year, comedians compete to deliver the world’s … okay, okay, Scotland’s funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year’s winner is British comedian Nick Helm, [...]