Sunday Express - Sun 23 Dec 2001 - Page 23

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So what are the stars' f avour ite jokes?

23 As the world's best rib-ticklers are revealed, we ask celebrities for their choices BERNARD MANNING ? comedian (his best clean joke!) Dr Watson says to Sherlock Holmes: "You'll never believe what happened to me today, Holmes." Holmes replies: "I know exactly what you did today. " BOB MONKHOUSE ? comedian A man: "Why hasn't there ever been an Irish pope. " LISA KUDROW ? Friends actress A fire started on some grassland near a farm.

Order! And here are the politicians' best loved quips

" MO MOWLAM MP Doctor, doctor, my little boy has just swallowed a roll of film.

The joke, submitted by Geoff Anandappa of Blackpool to the Laughlab website set up by Dr Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire, goes something like this: Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are on a camping trip and during the night Holmes wakes his companion and says: "Look at the stars and tell me what you deduce." Watson replies: "I see millions of stars. " GILLIAN ANDERSON ? X-files actress Two nuns have to paint a room in the convent which is being renovated, and the Mother Superior tells them not to get a drop of paint on their habits. MINNIE DRIVER ? actress Saddam Hussein called President Clinton and said: "Bill, I had a wonderful dream last night.

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