Is Padgate comedian's gag funnier than Tim Vine's award-winning joke?

Whose joke is best? Bobby or Tim?

Whose joke is best? Bobby or Tim?

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A PADGATE comedian is hoping his taxi joke can rival stand-up star Tim Vine’s gag about hoovers after it was voted funniest at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The one-liner: "I decided to sell my Hoover... well it was just collecting dust" scooped almost a fifth of the votes in a competition run by comedy television channel Dave.

But funny man Bobby Murdock is hoping he will win Warrington’s vote with his joke: “I just got a cab to the gig and the taxi driver was a spotty teenager...it was an acne cab.”

Scooping the prize of Warrington’s favourite joke would add to a hectic 12 months for the 36-year-old who has performed the equivalent of a year’s worth of gigs in the space of 25 days during the Scottish comedy festival.

In preparation for his twice daily Fringe shows, Bobby was also performing four gigs in seven days for four months but says all his hard work is now starting to pay off.

He added: “I feel like I’m on fire at the moment.

“I’ve had some great gigs up here so far and sold-out 11 shows so far at my venue which is great for an unknown act.

“One guy stopped me after and said he had really enjoyed it and asked if I wanted to play a 350-seat theatre on Leicester Square next year so it’s going really well.

“To go from doing little gigs in the corner of pubs to 350 seats next year makes me feel like Susan Boyle...and I’m about as good looking!”

But it hasn’t all been smooth-sailing as just before one of his gigs, Bobby had to help a man having a stroke.

He added: “I looked at him and he mouth ‘Help’ at me and I just had to keep his airway open until an ambulance arrived.

“He was fine but it was one of the scariest things I have ever done and then I was told I had 20 minutes to get on stage.”

Anyone heading to Edinburgh during the final week of shows can catch Bobby upstairs in room 4 of venue 32, Cowgate Head, Cowgate.

Let us know whether you prefer Tim Vine’s Fringe joke or Bobby’s as our Warrington joke of the year and if you think you can do better, leave your gags below. 

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7:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

They're both quite funny ! Here's one for you . What do you call a traveler in a suit ? The accused ! Ha ha
They're both quite funny ! Here's one for you . What do you call a traveler in a suit ? The accused ! Ha ha Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: -4

10:07pm Tue 19 Aug 14

ExRatRacer says...

Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
They're both quite funny ! Here's one for you . What do you call a traveler in a suit ? The accused ! Ha ha
What do you call travellers who live together in a big house?
The inmates.
[quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: They're both quite funny ! Here's one for you . What do you call a traveler in a suit ? The accused ! Ha ha[/p][/quote]What do you call travellers who live together in a big house? The inmates. ExRatRacer
  • Score: 0

11:01am Wed 20 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

Shows how bad modern British talent is when a 25+year old joke is voted as the best at a comedy festival this year.

Anyway, I always thought that the Edinburgh Fringe was a hairstyle.
Shows how bad modern British talent is when a 25+year old joke is voted as the best at a comedy festival this year. Anyway, I always thought that the Edinburgh Fringe was a hairstyle. MikeJT
  • Score: 1

11:40am Wed 20 Aug 14

GotRedOnYou says...

I love watching movies in 3D
It's my favourite seat in the whole cinema.
I love watching movies in 3D It's my favourite seat in the whole cinema. GotRedOnYou
  • Score: 2

11:40am Wed 20 Aug 14

GotRedOnYou says...

You're so lonely, even your bus ticket says Adult, Single
You're so lonely, even your bus ticket says Adult, Single GotRedOnYou
  • Score: 3

11:41am Wed 20 Aug 14

GotRedOnYou says...

Excess!
I'll drink to that.
Excess! I'll drink to that. GotRedOnYou
  • Score: 2

1:01pm Wed 20 Aug 14

richiepooh says...

No!
Tim Vines plagiarized classic is much funnier...sorry but it is.
No! Tim Vines plagiarized classic is much funnier...sorry but it is. richiepooh
  • Score: 0

3:33pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dogtanian1972 says...

The man at the Job Centre told me to hate America and get a Kim Jong Un haircut...........la
st time I ask for Koreas advice
The man at the Job Centre told me to hate America and get a Kim Jong Un haircut...........la st time I ask for Koreas advice dogtanian1972
  • Score: 4

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