I've always had a passion for great quotes and jokes. Nothing I love better than a quick one-liner delivered with proper attitude and at the appropriate time. The late Henny Youngman was a master of said one-liners. Rodney Dangerfield another joke master who had that marvelous talent for machine guy type delivery of the funny.
One of their secrets for getting a laugh in their act was speed. The faster you get to a punch line the more likely it is to hit a home run with your audience's funny bone -end of story.