Tim Vine is the undisputed king of the one liners and before the welcoming applause has died down he'll have rattled off five or more jokes.
Tim Vine was born in Cheam, Greater London in 1967 and is the younger brother of journalist and Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine.
Tim started his stand up career back in the mid-1990s and was a runner up at the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1993.
He first went to the Edinburgh Festival in 1995 and won the Best Newcomer award for his show The Tim Vine Fiasco.
He has been a regular at the festival, even using puns to name his shows such as Current Puns, The Punslinger and The Joke-Amotive.
Tim has now released three live DVDs, the most recent being The Punslinger, released in November 2010.
Tim Vine is a master of puns. He rattles off a barrage of one-liners so fast that you won't know what hit you. So quick is he that he once held the world record for the most jokes told in one hour with 499.
He'll even use a variety of props to get a laugh, even if he only has to use them once.