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These are the 15 funniest one-liners from the Edinburgh Fringe

The one-liner: it's the bread and butter of stand-up comedy. Crack a few quick gags, get the audience on side, and then off you go with your long expositions on life, love and all the rest of it.

But some people have turned this building block of laughter into an art form, a comedy skill celebrated with the release of the annual 15 funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.

A panel put together by TV channel Dave scoured all of the shows across the festival before putting together a shortlist, which was subsequently shown to 2,000 Brits who voted for their favourite.

Without any further ado, read on and memorise these for the pub later tonight.



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Once again, he is spot on

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Winding up racists - never not funny

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Number one fact: Don't do it

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Did your home make the cut?

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The legendary presenter has died aged 89

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The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
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Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
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This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

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