Tim Vine, an English comedian who holds the Guinness World Record for silliness, laughter, and pleasure, transports his audiences into a world of silliness, laughter, and glee. His signature quick-fire humor and stand-up comedy acts have made him a household name. In his comedy, he deftly employs puns, and he enjoys performing in front of large crowds. He’s also the author of “The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book” and “The Not Quite Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book,” two joke books. He had a successful comedic career, appearing in a variety of sitcoms, variety shows, and game shows. ‘Whittle,’ ‘The Sketch Show,’ ‘Comic Relief Does Fame Academy,’ ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?,’ ‘Celebrity Juice,’ ‘The Chase: Celebrity Special,’ ‘Catch: Celebrity Special,’ ‘Neighbours,’ and he was a finalist on ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.’ ‘Live,’ ‘Live – So I Said To This Bloke,’ ‘Punslinger Live,’ and ‘Jokeamotive Live’ are just a few of the DVDs he’s published of his performances.
Childhood and Adolescence
Guy Vine and Diana Tillett gave him the name Timothy Mark Vine on March 4, 1967 in Cheam, Surrey, England.
He has an older brother, Jeremy Vine, who works for the BBC as a novelist and journalist.
Career of Tim Vine
In the mid-1990s, he launched his stand-up comedy career. He was a fixture at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, appearing in acts such as ‘The Tim Vine Shambles’ and ‘The Tim Vine Fiasco.’ In 1997, he took over as host of the Channel 5 game program ‘Whittle,’ which lasted for two years. He hosted all of the show’s episodes.
He started appearing on the British sketch comedy show ‘The Sketch Show,’ which was shown on ITV, in 2001. For the next three years, the show was on the air. He was a celebrity contestant on the French game show ‘Fort Boyard’ in 2003. He became the host of the television show ‘Fort Boyard Takes on the World’ the following year. He appeared as a guest on the game program ‘Spelling Bee’ in 2005. The next year, he starred in 42 episodes of the BBC TV comedy series ‘Not Going Out.’
He went on comedy tours to the United Kingdom in 2006, where he performed his stand-up routines for the show ‘Current Puns.’ Tim Vine Celebrates, his podcast, was released the next year. In 2007, he appeared on the reality/talent show ‘Comic Relief Does Fame Academy’ as a celebrity contestant. In the same year, he appeared on the game program “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” as a celebrity contestant.
In 2008, he participated on the show ” Punslinger,” in which he performed his stand-up act as part of the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In the same year, he appeared at the Cambridge Theatre for the Christian festival Spring Harvest in a presentation named “Tim Vine: Live in Concert.” He was a panelist on the TV show ‘Celebrity Juice’ in episode 4 of season 1 in 2008. He appeared on the TV programmes ‘Celebrity Mastermind,’ ‘Neighbours,’ ‘Live at the Apollo,’ and ‘Celebrity Total Wipeout’ the following year.
In 2010, he played Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in a stage production. He also embarked on the ‘Joke-amotive’ tour the same year, which was ultimately released on DVD. His book, titled “The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book,” was published in 2010 and contains over 1000 jokes and puns. His children’s book, ‘The Not Quite Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book,’ was published the following year.
He was a panelist on the show ‘Argumental’ in 2011. The next year, he hosted the ITV daytime quiz show “Don’t Blow the Inheritance,” which lasted ten episodes. He was a celebrity participant on the ITV network’s ‘The Chase: Celebrity Special’ in 2012. In the same year, he appeared on the show ‘Pointless Celebrities’ as a celebrity participant.
In 2013, he appeared on the British comedic game program ‘QI’ as a panelist. That year, he featured as a guest on the shows ‘Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask’ and ‘What’s Cooking?’ and performed on the show ‘Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.’
Achievements & Awards
At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1995, he won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, he earned a trophy for “the greatest joke of that year.” At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, he earned a trophy for the’second funniest joke’ category.
Personal History and Legacy
He is a supporter of the football club Sutton United. In his spare time, he enjoys darts and has competed in several Professional Darts Corporation tournaments. He also enjoys cricket.
Estimated Net Worth
Tim Vine has a $3 million net worth as an English writer, actor, and comedian. Tim Vine was born in March 1967 in Cheam, Surrey, England. With his brother Jeremy, he attended Epsom College. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he does stand-up comedy with rapid-fire one-liners and puns.
This well-known English stand-up comedian and novelist has a Guinness World Record for ‘telling the most jokes in an hour.’