THE master of the one-liner Tim Vine is joking around at two Sussex venues in February when he will be telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties – and all with the appearance of confidence.
In his latest show, called Sunset Milk Idiot, the award-winning comic touches upon: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do?
“Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice, and I’m an idiot,” says Tim. The new show sold out its entire run at the Edinburgh Festival, the scene of his greatest triumphs. It’s where he won the award for Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe in 2010 and 2014, as well as runner-up spots in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The comic, the brother of BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine, won legions of fans for his role in the BBC series Not Going Out, when he played the best friend of Lee Mack, his fellow comic who played the lead role.
He has also appeared in The Sketch Show and Blandings on television, and he wrote, directed and performed in the feature film Fearmoth, which premiered at the Brighton Film Festival last November.
He also presented gameshows Whittle, Fluke and Don’t Blow The Inheritance, was a finalist in Let’s Dance For Comic Relief 2013, and won Sport Relief’s Let’s Play Darts.
Since winning the Perrier Newcomer award at the Fringe back in 1995, the former world record holder for most jokes told in an hour has gone on to perform numerous sell-out tours and festivals in the UK and beyond. On the back of these, he has released five stand-up DVDs including Punslinger, Jokeamotive and Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You, and his vast wealth of material has been preserved in books such as The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book and The Tim Vine Bumper Book Of Silliness.
Now he’s touring the UK with his new show fresh from his success on BBC Radio 4 with The Tim Vine Chat Show, which has just finished its second series, and on BBC One with the very silly Tim Vine Travels Through Time.
Laugh at five of Tim Vine’s best one liners:
Conjunctivitis.com: that’s a site for sore eyes.
Black Beauty – now there’s a dark horse.
Exit signs? They’re on the way out!
Velcro? What a rip-off!
Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.
Tim Vine takes his Sunset Milk Idiot Tour 2018 to the Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, at 8pm on Friday February 9 (tickets £25; phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk) and to The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, at 8pm on Friday March 9 (tickets £25.50; phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk).