Tourette's charity demands apology after failing to see the funny side of award-winning Edinburgh Fringe gag about the condition | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Tourette's charity demands apology after failing to see the funny side of award-winning Edinburgh Fringe gag about the condition

A Tourette's charity has demanded an apology after a 'rubbish' joke about the condition won best pun at the Edinburgh fringe festival.

Tourettes Action called on Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel to say sorry for his one-liner: 'I keep randomly shouting out 'broccoli' and 'cauliflower' - I think I might have florets.'

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The vegetable pun was deemed the best by 2,000 voting members of the public to win the 12th annual Dave's Joke of the Fringe award, after being shortlisted by an expert panel.

It saw off competition from jokes about nepotism, semaphore, antidepressants, Brexit, and cowboys.

Kate Stone, one of the experts, told the BBC: 'It's a good one, it's a pun, everyone kind of recognises it as... it's intended to be a joke and I think that's one of the things that matters the most for this.'

But Suzanne Dobson, who is chief executive of Tourettes Action, said it was 'rubbish' and 'shame on Dave'.

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