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Known for his quick-witted one-liners, comedy veteran and perpetual funny man Tim Vine has announced a headline tour, touring the UK in September and October 2018. It follows his London show set to take place on the 11 May 2018 at the Apollo Hammersmith.
Vine brought audience to tears of joy at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, where he has previously been awarded for the funniest joke at the comedy festival.
Sunset Milk Idiot sees Time Vine blend his quick fire jokes with props, song and audience participation, with the comedian delivering suitably frantic hilarity.
Find out what we made of his Edinburgh performances in our review.
Vine, also known for his turn in the BBC series Not Going Out which he left in 2012, will be bringing his unique comedy show to the road later this year. Fans can expect Vine to touch 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.’
Tim Vine’s history with the Edinburgh Fringe goes back to the mid-90s where he was awarded the Perrier newcomer award in 1995. A spectacular publicity stunt in 2008 saw him erect a massive billboard oddly advertising his absence at that year’s festival.
Vine’s TV and radio career has seen him deliver his endless joke repertoire on various game and adventure shows. He’s currently hosting the second season of The Time Vine Chat Show on BBC Radio 4.
As well as his Fringe awards, Tim Vine broke the World Record for the most jokes told in an hour, reaching 499 in October 2004. The award has since been broken by fellow comedian Taylor Goodwin (reportedly inspired by Vine) in November 2014.
Here are those tour dates in full:
11 May 2018 – Hammersmith Apollo, London
5 September 2018 – Town Hall Theatre, Galway
6 September 2018 – Lime Tree, Limerick
7 September 2018 – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
8 September 2018 – Theatre Royal, Waterford
9 September 2018 – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
10 September 2018 – Opera House, Cork
11 September 2018 – Ardhowen,Enniskillen
12 September 2018 – Millenium Forum, Derry
2 October 2018 – City Varieties, Leeds
3 October 2018 – City Varieties, Leeds
4 October 2018 – Storyhouse, Chester
5 October 2018 – Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
9 October 2018 – Winter Gardens, Margate
10 October 2018 – Okensgates Theatre, Telford
11 October 2018 – Komedia, Bath
12 October 2018 – Grand Theatre, Lancester
13 October 2018 – Burnley Mechanics, Burnley
16 October 2018 – Quays Theatre, Salford
17 October 2018 – Quays Theatre, Salford
18 October 2018 – Playhouse Theatre, Weston Super Mare
19 October 2018 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading
20 October 2018 – Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln
23 October 2018 – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
24 October 2018 – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
25 October 2018 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
26 October 2018 – Beck Theatre, Hayes
27 October 2018 – Beck Theatre, Hayes
30 October 2018 – Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
31 October 2018 – Playhouse, Epsom
Tickets for Tim Vine’s September and October tour will be available from 10:00 on Wednesday 2 May 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.