To me, to you…
There was definitely “no slacking” for our VIP judges The Chuckle Brothers as they struggled to name a winner in our Christmas Cracker Joke Competition.
The comedy pair kindly took time out between performances of Jack and the Beanstalk at Nottingham Theatre Royal to make their decision.
Favourites of the pair included Mary-Ann Bloomfield’s joke about the best form of contraception for the over 50s, which prompted Chuckle Brother Paul (pictured below right, alongside Barry and HoldTheFrontPage’s Patrick Astill) to pull his tanktop down over his middle-aged tummy.
And the Darth Vader “I have felt your presents” joke by Sarah Lay of Derby drew a groan in unison from the TV family favourites.
But the winner – a “real” Christmas cracker joke, according to our experts – was:
Q: Where do you find a dog with no legs?
A: Where you left it!
Liz Carnell, a sub-editor from the Yorkshire Evening Post: please step forward to claim your luxury chocolates!
The judging was carried out on a scientific basis, with jokes judged by size, cracker-value and humour.
Barry said: “The stuff that makes us laugh is generally visual but we do a lot of jokes on Chucklevision too. It’s got to strike a chord. If something doesn’t make us laugh to start with we can’t make it funny on screen.”
Runner-up, and winner of the HoldTheFrontPage rock, was Robert Lloyd, editor of the Llanelli Star, for his Good King Wenceslas joke
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