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.