Pupils from Voyager Year 5 class at Whitehill Junior School, Hertfordshire, unveiled a billboard illustrating their winning joke as they are presented with the BEANO ‘Britain’s Funniest Class’ trophy last month.
The class came up with the winning joke, “What do you call a class of children who eat potatoes using their toes? – The Mash Feet Kids!”.
The competition was fierce this year, with hilarious jokes coming in from across the nation and receiving over 190,000 votes by the public.
The annual initiative, created by BEANO in partnership with young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds, is now in its fourth year.
Alongside the BEANO’s participation in the Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival, on now, which includes the installation of a massive BEANOTOWN sign in the city, their partnership with the Eden Project this summer, and this annual project, it’s no wonder BEANO remains in the public eye, and continues to be Britain’s top-selling weekly comic.
Other publishers should take more note.
• Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival – exhibition and programme information
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.