So this bloke came up to me and said "describe Tim Vine here", and I said "Tim Vine is a British stand-up comedian who has gained considerable renown for his mastery of the pun. His entire act consists almost entirely of him standing up and delivering a stream of [[IncrediblyLamePun groan-worthy]] yet somehow amusing plays on words, with the occasional comedy song or other strange interlude, often featuring cheap-looking stage props". Also known for starring alongside Lee Mack in sitcom ''NotGoingOut'', and more recently for hosting the {{ITV}} GameShow ''Don't Blow the Inheritance''.
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'''This performer provides examples of'''
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: 'Alarm Bells'
* CatchPhrase: Arguably, "so..." which is how many of his jokes start. He likely uses it because so few of his jokes have any relation to the others. If you wanted to extend it, you could argue that "so (person X) came up to me", "so I said to this bloke" (which was actually the title of one of his [=DVDs=]) and "so I went to the doctor's/airport/watch shop/wherever" are also catchphrases.
** Also possibly "Come ''on!''" when he wants the audience to react.
* EarWorm: "Pen behind the ear!"
* GenreThrowback: It's not clear whether this is intentional or not, but he comes off as though he's stepped out of vaudeville.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Songs aside, virtually ''his entire act''.
* HypocriticalHumour: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmEwd4I-q30&feature=related The Importance of Rehearsal]].
* IncrediblyLamePun: Some of his puns are definitely lamer than others. The best ones tend to be those which have a reasonably solid internal logic.
* OverlyLongGag: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pwbQvJDFzQ&feature=related Pen Behind The Ear]].
* PungeonMaster: Perhaps the finest example of this trope in modern times.
* RapidFireComedy: He used to hold the Guinness World Record for Most Jokes Told In An Hour.
** This was reinstated in 2014, after the record holder who succeeded him was found to have breached the guidelines.
* SelfDeprecation: Some jokes:
--> I went into a mirror shop and I said to the bloke behind the counter "I want to buy a mirror you tall blonde idiot". He said "I'm over here sir".
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: Probably the silliest it's possible for ''anything'' to ever get.
* SmallReferencePools: A victim of this: many of his jokes have been wrongly attributed to TommyCooper.
* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: The "funny" anecdotes in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQOOHsIO2Mc&feature=related Family Holidays]]".
* SurrealHumour: The set-ups of some of his puns are strange enough to turn the jokes into this. For example:
--> I was in a restaurant and a duck came up to me and said "your eyes sparkle like the morning dew". I said "waiter, I asked for ''aromatic'' duck".
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