ONE LOCAL man will be celebrating Christmas with a bang, after winning £1,500 for the funniest modern Christmas cracker joke of 2019.
Matt King, a secondary school teacher from Wokingham entered the joke competition organised by TV channel Gold.
In its 7th year, the best jokes are voted for by the British public after being shortlisted by a panel of judges – led by comedy critic Bruce Dessau.
Mr King’s joke was:
‘Why does Donald Trump have his Christmas dinner on a plastic plate?
‘He doesn’t get on with china.’
Mr King won £1,500 towards a holiday and a box of bespoke gold Christmas crackers, one of which will contain his own joke.
Bruce Dessau said: “Amongst the political turmoil that seems to have swamped our country this year, we can always rely on British humour to pull us through.
“With subjects ranging from Brexit and Love Island, to Greta Thunberg and Coleen Rooney, there are jokes here to tickle even the biggest of scrooges.”
Gerald Casey, Gold channel director, said: “The festive period is a time for reflection on the year, and although we’ve certainly had our ups and downs, it’s incredible to see that British wit remains as sharp as ever.”