There was a competition to find Ireland’s Funniest Joke and the winner has been chosen.
Sean Hegarty has won the title of creating Ireland’s Funniest Joke. The winner was voted in by the general public and the comedian from Lurgan received an impressive 67% of the overall votes.
The Joke: ‘Do you think if one Domino’s Pizza place were to close down, all the rest would have to follow?’
This line bet over 450 other jokes in the running. The competition was run by Hardy Har Comedy Club in Bray though a Facebook page that has just 101 followers. Nonetheless, more than 2,000 votes were cast.
For winningHegarty receives a cash prize and a headline set performance at the Bray Comedy Festival.
He said: ‘One-liners are my bread and butter so to now have this recognition and humblebrag over some of my comedy peers is something I’ll cherish until the day the World’s Funniest Joke competition launches.
‘It was a bit of a surprise winning as I don’t think it’s even my funniest joke. Like, just last week I wrote a joke about the biggest pizza ever made, to be honest…I think it’s gonna be hard to top that!’
Hegarty has made a number of online videos as his character Rodney and presents a show on Northern Ireland’s Cool FM.
“I celebrated my 34th birthday last week and put a post on social media stating that 34 is 100% gonna be my year. In the first week, I’ve won a joke competition and performed at a 1,000 seater theatre for an upcoming TV show, that has to remain top-secret for the time-being. I’m so excited for what the next 12 months has to bring and as well as my own news, my wife (actress Diona Doherty) will be featuring in four TV shows and a movie in the New Year. We’re both so suportive of each other and motivate each other to succeed. The next few months could potentially be life changing for us both so we’re just trying to stay focused right now and concentrate on each and every opportunity that comes our way.”