All your best jokes as over 80% of Leeds residents say they have a good sense of humour in Comic Relief survey

The people of Leeds have told the YEP their favourite jokes after a Comic Relief survey showed that over 80 per cent of residents say they have a good sense of humour.

Saturday, 20th February 2021, 11:45 am
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Comic Relief conducted the survey into Leeds' sense of humour ahead of Red Nose Day on March 19 - and found that 82 per cent of people in Leeds rated themselves as funny.

Leeds was found to be the seventh funniest city in the UK, being beaten by the likes of Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.

The survey also found that almost a fifth of the city's people claimed that they themselves are the funniest person they know and that three quarters of Leeds relied on humour to get them through lockdown.

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Witty jokes were Leeds' favourite form of humour with 43 per cent of residents enjoying those jokes, and impressions of other people are enjoyed most by 31 per cent of the people of Leeds.

Here are Leeds' favourite jokes - as told by you:

- "A police officer told me my dog was chasing people on bikes. That's ridiculous! My dog doesn't even own a bike!"

- "Just been stopped speeding in my wheelchair in Asda. Apparently I was going 90 aisles an hour"

- "What do you call a donkey with 3 legs? A wonkey!"

- "What do you call a lady with one leg shorted than the other? Eileen!"

- "What do you call a Mexican who’s can’t find his car? Carlos"

- "What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot"

- "What’s the best thing about Switzerland? I don’t know but the flag is a big plus"

- "Man walks into a pub. Lucky him!"

Red Nose Day aims to unite the nation by spreading joy and humour to homes across the UK, while raising money to help people struggling now more than ever.

Its Share a Smile campaign is encouraging people to put their favourite joke in their window to get people laughing right across the UK.

The typical UK adult laughs nine times a day and likes to make others giggle on six occasions daily.

Comic Relief co-founder, Lenny Henry, said: “We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different.

"Of course we want to raise as much money as possible for people who really need it in the UK and around the world.

"But we also want to make you smile and bring you some laughter over the coming weeks.”

Comic Relief has shown how laugher can make a difference, raising over £1.6billion in 35 years to help change millions of lives.

Money raised this year will help tackle issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma, and support those impacted by coronavirus.

Find out how to get involved here.

What do you think about Leeds' humour?