We all like a laugh, especially these days.
That's why we've been trawling the internet to find you the funniest videos featuring Essex folk, which we're presenting to you here to brighten up your day.
We'll keep searching the web for Essex's funniest footage (it's a dirty job but someone has to do it) but we need your help as well.
Spotted someone from Essex doing something hilarious? Send us a link. Maybe you've got your own funny video - you can send that to us as well.
Crowds gather as choir rocks Lakeside
Shoppers surprised by tuneful Braintree flash mob
Joey Essex from the dramality The Only Way is Essex debates
the ins and outs of blow drying.