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Entry from August 18, 2019
“I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course. I’m really struggling to get out of it”

"My wife’s booked me on an escapology course… But I’m trying to get out of it!!!” is a joke that was posted on Twitter by oliarno on June 18, 2013. “I’m struggling with this escapology course. My tutor says I need to get out more. #badjokethursday” was posted on Twitter by Neil Wellington on September 6, 2018.

Stand up comedian Adele Cliff told this joke at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was voted one of the top ten jokes:

“I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course. I’m really struggling to get out of it.”


Twitter
oliarno
@Oliarno
My wife’s booked me on an escapology course… But I’m trying to get out of it!!!
3:36 PM · Jun 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Phys Tech
@phys_tech
Replying to @DrKatypoo
I had to do an escapology course, for a previous post. I couldn’t get out of it. };0)
4:07 PM · Apr 30, 2018·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Neil Wellington
@wildwellie
I’m struggling with this escapology course
My tutor says I need to get out more. #badjokethursday
3:27 AM · Sep 6, 2018·Twitter Web Client

BBC News
Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe
August 18, 2019
(...)
Best of the rest
Ten jokes made the 2019 shortlist. Here are the next nine:
(...)
“I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it” - Adele Cliff

Twitter
Richard Medhurst
@RichardMedh
I liked:
I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it” - Adele Cliff
After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging - Richard Pulsford
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BBC News (UK)
@BBCNews
Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe https://bbc.in/31KzUW2
10:38 PM · Aug 18, 2019·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/dr_pr August 19, 2019
10 best one-liners from the 2019 Edinburgh fringe
“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have Florets”.
The gag won 41% of the vote.

Best of the rest
Ten jokes made the 2019 shortlist. Here are the next nine:
(...)
“I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I’m really struggling to get out of it” - Adele Cliff

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, August 18, 2019 • Permalink