Tim Vine is well known on the comedy circuit, for having more punch lines per minute than any other comedian. At full pelt, Tim can spray out 10 jokes a minute and he became a Guinness World Record Breaker, for telling the most number of jokes in one hour.
Tim Vine is no stranger to television and has been seen on our screens in both series of ‘The Sketch Show’ (ITV1). The first series won a BAFTA award for best comedy, and alongside Lee Mack in ‘Not Going Out’ (BBC). Other credits include ‘The Royal Variety Performance’, ‘Jim Davidson Presents’ (both for BBC1) and Comic Relief’s Fame Academy (BBC1).
Tim toured the UK with his own show ‘The Joke Machine Gun Tour’, which was hugely successful, and was shortly followed by the release of his debut DVD ‘Tim Vine Live’. He has also been the host of “Fluke” (Channel 4 short listed for Montreux Golden Globe Award), his show ‘Whittle’ for Channel 5, ‘Housemates’ (BBC 1) and as well as his own show ‘The Tim Vine Christmas Present’ (Channel 5).
Tim was the first man ever to appear on Channel 5. Co host of the first show they broadcast called ‘This is Five’ and guest host on ‘Not the Jack Docherty Show’ (Ch5). Tim has also appeared on ‘Time Vine Travels In Time’, ‘The Des O’Connor Show’ (ITV), ‘Saturday Live’ (LWT), ‘Talking Telephone Numbers’ (ITV), ‘The Stand-up Show’ (BBC), ‘Call my Bluff” (BBC), ‘Give us a Clue’ (BBC) and ‘Night Fever’ (Channel 5).
Stand Up Comedy
I went down to my local ice cream shop, and said ‘I want to buy an ice cream’. He said ‘Hundreds & thousands?’ I said ‘We’ll start with one’.
At home in stand up comedy, Tim Vine is a regular at The Edinburgh Festival and his sell out shows always receive rave reviews. Of his show ‘I’m Vine thanks!‘, Scotland on Sunday said “he’s magnificent and like no-one else in Edinburgh”. Tim received critical acclaim for his shows at the Montreal ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival and also won the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ at the Perrier Awards in 1995.
Tim’s comedy material is simple, hilarious and award winning. He has twice won the sought after prize, for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe festival. First in 2010 with “I’ve just been on a once in a lifetime holiday… I’ll tell you what, never again” and in 2014 with the joke “I decided to sell my Hoover… Well it was just collecting dust”. Tim won second prize in the same competition in 2011 for “Crime in multi-storey car parks… That’s wrong on so many levels”. Again coming second in 2012 with the joke “Last night me and my girlfriend watched three DVDs back to back… Luckily I was the one facing the telly”.
Tim Vine has entertained many blue chip companies around the world. With his uniquely silly comic style and is always in demand for after dinner speaking, award hosting and presentations.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
Some reviews of Tim Vine
The Sunday Times
An inspired medley of out-to-lunch one-liners