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Jane Davis – The Guardian’s Favourite Comedian?

Written by Dave Cookson, 2nd June 2011

For those of you who don't already, you can follow Jane Davis on Twitter here. As you might expect, Jane mainly tweets about reading and issues surrounding literacy, goings on within the office and the odd Fact of the Day gets an outing in the Twitterverse.

Recently Jane took a bit of a break from the above, tweeting The Guardian's Children's Books Twitter page. The page, which at the time of writing had 1,337 followers, obviously liked the joke enough to retweet it:

Classic. Giggles and groans galore across the Guardian readership.

Maybe if you can do better (keep it clean!), you should leave your efforts at the bottom of the page, or you could tweet GdnChildrensBks yourselves.

12 thoughts on “Jane Davis – The Guardian’s Favourite Comedian?

davecookson says:

I’ll get the joke ball rolling…

Why did the boy make up tired, generic, awful jokes?

Because joke writing was all work and no plagiarism.

Damian says:

If you travel to Eastern Europe, why won’t you find any books in
Prague’s public library?

They’re all “Czech”ed out!

Anna says:

Two boys threw cheese at me in Tesco’s the other day, I turned around and said to them, ‘That’s not very mature!’

marktill says:

Q. What do you get if you cross a sheep with a trampoline?

A. Arrested.

Anna McC says:

Q. Why did the chicken cross the park?

A. Because he wanted to get to the other slide.

louise says:

um ha! ha but did not laugh at Marks effort but then I am mearly always the last to get jokes , or it more likely to be just Mark !!!!!!

marktill says:

Q. Which member of the royal family lives at Clarence House and is actually a kind of fruit?

A. Quince Charles.

victoriaclarke says:

Why did the duck cross the road?
It was the chicken’s day off!

Niall Gibney says:

A lion, a bear and a chicken are sitting in a pub discussing which one’s the hardest.

The bear says “When I growl, the entire forest runs for cover.”

The lion says “That’s nothing. When I roar, everything on the plains of Africa shakes with fear.”

The chicken thinks for a while then says “Funnily enough, when I sneeze, the entire world **** itself

Mary Weston says:

A chicken goes into a New Reader Library and says ‘Book.’

The librarian gives it a copy of Holes.

The next day the chicken goes into the New Reader Library and says ‘Book book.’

The librarian gives it Millions and Small Island.

The next day the chicken goes into the New Reader Library and says ‘Book book book.’

The librarian gives it The Savage, A Little Aloud, and The Unforgotten Coat.

The librarian thinks, ‘We need to collect some outcomes here,’ and follows the chicken out of the building.

The chicken goes back to the farm. There is a pond with a frog in it. The chicken goes up to the frog and gives it the books.

The frog says ‘Read it. Read it. Read it.’

jane davis says:

Mary, this is the best joke I have read in days. (I’m not joking!)

louise says:

got your joke evantually , Mark ,

What instrument do the majority of MPS play ?
The fiddle !

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