“My face hurts” said my companion for the evening. That’s Tim Vine for you, joke after joke after joke, placed before you in rapid succession. I respect a set that is well drilled, is well timed and knows when the laughs will come, the groans will emerge and what hook is required to win the audience back. Tim is a veteran of comedy and it shows. After enjoying Tim Vine on The Sketch Show back in the early 2000s and watching multiple spots online, I might have approached his show ‘Tim Timinee Tim Timinee Tim Tim To You’ with an element of bias. However, this bias was quickly legitimised, seeing the laughing faces around me.
Audience expectation is a challenge Tim must face every gig he does. If you go to a Tim Vine gig expecting your ‘standard’ set, mixed with stories and punch lines, his style might catch you off guard but that should not stop you enjoying the comedy at hand.