Eleven top gags from Edinburgh
The BBC Introducing Radio 4 Comedy Award is the best place to find new stand-ups at the Edinburgh Fringe. It's given comedy superstars like Joe Lycett, Tez Ilyas and Sarah Millican their big breaks - could one of this year's comedians be next? Here are all the best gags from this year's entrants.
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I once went out with a guy who said my back hair gave him beard envy. I just told him I was actually completely hairless before we met but then we slept together and my body identified that i was the Alpha and responded accordingly. Janine Harouni
My name is Mo, short for Mohamed. No relation.Mo Omar
My Mum’s new obsession is trying to do 10,000 steps a day. That’s her whole life. Every day, 5000 out, 5000 back, like a sort of menopausal Proclaimer. Stuart McPherson
My name is Mo, short for Mohamed. No relation
My counsellor hates me, so we had something in common straightaway.
I’m from a big family – I’m one of five kids. Growing up in a big family is amazing, if you’re a fan of neglect.
I had a mental breakdown on my gap year so my mum sent my brother to find me; even though I’d already gone to Thailand to find myself.
My ex-girlfriend's dad kept asking me whether I ski or snowboard. The closest I've been is down a hill on a bin lid.
My counsellor hates me, so we had something in common straightaway.Hannah Platt
I'm living the American dream, which since 2016 has been NOT being in America.
I was on a train and there was a sign that said "we don't tolerate anti-social behaviour at any point"... so I just stood up and introduced myself to everyone.
My therapist says I need to work on my dependency issues… but she’s the one that wants to see me twice a week.
I’m gay, I’m dyslexic and I’m left-handed - I am a catholic teacher's worst nightmare.
My girlfriend recently described me as a "sex god"… because I’m so ineffective she’s not always convinced I’m there.