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Amy joke is funniest of Fringe fest; COMEDY.

Byline: By MAEVE QUIGLEY

A JOKE about singer Amy Winehouse was yesterday declared the funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Comedian Zoe Lyons took the top spot after her jibe was chosen in a public vote on digital TV channel Dave.

Her winning one-liner is: "I can't believe Amy Winehouse self-harms.

"She's so irritating she must be able to find someone to do it for her."

The 33-year-old, from Brighton, makes the joke in her show Mangled Mantra Of The Messed-up Modern Mind.

Zoe said: "I am absolutely delighted to have won the award. I know self-harming is not funny but it's just a joke, so I'm not going to beat myself up about it."

She received almost 12 per cent of the public vote and takes home the Dave Award.

In second place was Andrew Laurence with his joke: "Most of us have a skeleton in the cupboard. David Beckham takes his out in public."

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