Tim Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his quick-fire puns and his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012.
He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books. In 2010 and 2014, Vine won the award for best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
His winning jokes were: “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again” and “I decided to sell my Hoover … well it was just collecting dust.” He was the runner up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Vine’s stand-up act consists primarily of a series of quick-fire one-liners and puns.
He has regularly appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with shows such as The Tim Vine Shambles and The Tim Vine Fiasco which won him the Perrier newcomer award in 1995. In 2006, he had a large advertising hoarding erected featuring his name and image, with a small sub-heading “…is not appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival” Vine appeared at the Pleasance Courtyard for the first two weeks of the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringeperforming a show entitled Punslinger.
He appeared at the Christian festival, Spring Harvest, in 2007, 2008 and 2013 alongside John Archer at Skegness and Minehead, and at the Cambridge Theatre in May 2007 for a show entitled Tim Vine, Live in Concrete.
Vine has taken his comedy act on a tour of the United Kingdom, in tours such as Current Puns in 2006 and Punslinger in 2008. In July 2008, he recorded a performance at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London, which was released as a new DVD entitled So I Said To This Bloke… on 27 October 2008. His third tour, The Joke-amotive, took place during February and March 2010, with a DVD of the show released in November 2011.
Many of Vine’s jokes have been falsely attributed to Tommy Cooper; the West End show about Tommy Cooper actually features some of Vine’s jokes.
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“I’m pleased to report Tim was fantastic! The crowd reacted really well to his act, then pen song got such a cheer when he caught it I thought the roof was going to come off! Please pass on my personal thanks to Tim – I only managed to meet him briefly as I was manic – but also from my client and the guests – the feedback has been amazing for the evening. Thanks for your help too, hope to work together again in the future.” – Izzy Robson, Account Manager, First Event