The award is voted by the public after a panel of judges, seeing an average of 60 shows each, compile a shortlist of jokes. Walsh's joke garnered 23% of the public vote.
The other finalists in the Top Ten list are as follows:
2. Stewart Francis: Kim Kardashian is saddled with a huge arse … but enough about Kanye West.
3. Adam Hess: Surely every car is a people carrier?
4. Masai Graham: What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? One is really heavy, the other is a little lighter. 5. Dave Green: If I could take just one thing to a desert island, I probably wouldn’t go.
6. Mark Nelson: Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fishes and a loaf of bread. That’s not a miracle. That’s tapas.
7. Tom Parry: Red sky at night: shepherd’s delight. Blue sky at night: day.
8. Alun Cochrane: The first time I met my wife, I knew she was a keeper. She was wearing massive gloves.
9. Simon Munnery: Clowns divorce: custardy battle.
10. Grace the Child: They’re always telling me to live my dreams. But I don’t want to be naked in an exam I haven’t revised for.
The following also received honorable mentions:
- Jenny Collier: I never lie on my CV, because it creases it.
- Ian Smith: If you don’t know what introspection is, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.
- Tom Ward: I usually meet my girlfriend at 12:59 because I like that one-to-one time.
- Gyles Brandreth: Whenever I get to Edinburgh, I’m reminded of the definition of a gentleman. It’s someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn’t.
- Ally Houston: Let me tell you a little about myself. It’s a reflexive pronoun that means "me."
- James Acaster: Earlier this year I saw "The Theory of Everything" – loved it. Should’ve been called "Look Who’s Hawking," that’s my only criticism.