Tim Vine Biography

Tim Vine is an English stand-up comedian and author. This biography profiles his childhood, life, career, achievements and timeline.

Tim Vine
Quick Facts

Birthday: March 4, 1967

Nationality: British

Famous: Actors Writers

Age: 52 Years, 52 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Timothy Mark Tim Vine

Born in: Cheam

Famous as: Comedian, Actor, Writer

Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males

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siblings: Jeremy Vine

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education: Epsom College

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Guinness world record holder English comedian, Tim Vine transports his audiences into a world of silliness, laughter and glee. He is known for his trademark quick-fire style wit and stand-up comedy acts. He skilfully uses puns in his comedy and loves a large crowd of audiences. He is also the author of the joke books, ‘The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book' and the 'The Not Quite Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book'. He enjoyed a successful career in comedy and appeared on a number of TV sitcoms, variety shows and game shows. He made appearances on TV shows like, 'Whittle', 'The Sketch Show', 'Comic Relief Does Fame Academy', ' Who Wants to be a Millionaire?', 'Celebrity Juice', 'The Chase: Celebrity Special', 'Catchphrase: Celebrity Special', 'Neighbours' and was a finalist on 'Let's Dance for Comic Relief’. He has released several DVDs of his performances, some of which include, ‘Live', 'Live - So I Said To This Bloke', 'Punslinger Live' and 'Jokeamotive Live'.

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Tim Vine
Childhood & Early Life
  • He was born as Timothy Mark Vine on March 4, 1967 in Cheam, Surrey, England to Guy Vine and Diana Tillett.
  • He has an elder brother named, Jeremy Vine, who is an author and journalist with the BBC.
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Career
  • He began his career in stand-up comedy in the mid-1990s. He made regular appearances on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was also seen on the shows like ‘The Tim Vine Shambles’ and ‘The Tim Vine Fiasco’.
  • In 1997, he became the presenter of the Channel 5 game show, ‘Whittle' , which ran for a total of two years. He presented all the episodes of the show.
  • From 2001, he began acting on the British television sketch comedy show, ‘The Sketch Show’, which was broadcast on ITV. The show ran for the next three years.
  • In 2003, he was a celebrity participant on the French game show, ‘Fort Boyard'. The following year, he was seen as the presenter of the television show, ‘Fort Boyard takes on the World'.
  • In 2005, he made a guest appearance on the game show, ‘Spelling Bee'. The following year, he appeared on the BBC TV comedy sitcom, ‘Not Going Out’, which ran for 42 episodes.
  • In 2006, he went on comedy tours to the United Kingdom, where he performed his stand-up acts for the show, ‘Current Puns'. The following year, his podcast, ‘Tim Vine Celebrates' was released.
  • In 2007, he was seen as a celebrity participant on the reality/talent show, ‘Comic Relief Does Fame Academy'. The same year, he was also seen as a celebrity participant on the show, 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?'.
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  • In 2008, he appeared on the show ' Punslinger', in which he performed his stand-up act at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a part of the Pleasance Courtyard.
  • The same year, he also performed at the Christian festival, Spring Harvest at the Cambridge theatre for the show titled, 'Tim Vine: Live in Concert'
  • He was a panellist on the 2008 episode 4, series 1 part of the TV show, 'Celebrity Juice'. The following year, he was seen on the TV shows, 'Celebrity Mastermind', ' Neighbours', 'Live at the Apollo' and ' Celebrity Total Wipeout'.
  • In 2010, he starred in the theatre production titled, ‘Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs'. The same year, he also went on the 'Joke-amotive' tour, which was later released as a DVD.
  • In 2010, his book titled, ‘The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book', which contained more than 1000 jokes and puns, was published. The following year, his book for children, 'The Not Quite Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book', was released.
  • In 2011, he was a panellist on the show, ‘Argumental’. The following year, he was the presenter of the ITV daytime quiz show, 'Don't Blow the Inheritance', which ran for ten episodes.
  • In 2012, he was a celebrity participant on the TV show, ‘The Chase: Celebrity Special', which was broadcast on the ITV network. The same year, he was a celebrity participant on the show, 'Pointless Celebrities'.
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  • In 2013, he was a panellist on the British comedy game show, ‘QI'. That year, he performed on the show, ‘Let's Dance for Comic Relief' and appeared as a guest on the shows, ' Alexander Armstrong's Big Ask' and ' What's Cooking?'.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 1995, he received the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • In 2010, he won a prize for the category of 'the funniest joke of that year' at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
  • In 2011, he won a prize for the category of ‘second funniest joke' at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • He supports the Sutton United Football Club. He plays darts in his spare time and has been to several Professional Darts Corporation tournaments. He enjoys cricket too.
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Trivia
  • This acclaimed English stand-up comedian and author made it to the Guinness book of world records for ‘telling most jokes in an hour’.
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- October 25, 2017
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