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Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke
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Posted: 20/08/19 - 08:32
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A charity for people with Tourette's syndrome has asked a comedian to apologise for his award-winning joke made at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Tourettes Action said it was "so disappointed" by Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel's gag, which won Dave's "Funniest Joke of The Fringe" prize.

It said the fact the public voted for the joke showed "how we as a nation deal with people who are different".

A comedian said she was "tired" of her condition being used as a punchline.

Falafel won the award with the gag: "I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have florets".

TV channel Dave asked panellists - comprising the UK's leading comedy critics - to submit their six favourite jokes made at the festival.

It then put the shortlist to 2,000 members of the public, 41% of whom voted for Falafel's joke.

I Call Bull: Called this as due to happen yesterday http://bit.ly/2Nkyj5g plus its great publicity for the comedian who suffers from the condition who is leading this charge

Calling BULL as its a joke and not meant as any form of insult or injury to anyone, oh and that's my picture not the one with the story as it's more interesting

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