Timothy Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his award-winning one-liner jokes along with silly songs and a bagful of props, and his role on Not Going Out from 2006 to 2014.
His YouTube channel Tim Vine TeleVisual (TVTV), released a short video of sketches every Monday evening for over a year. Additional videos in 2021 included Recreating Columbo, predominantly filmed in his home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, he also contributed scenes to the 2020 international project Jaws We Make, along with over 100 other super-fans of Jaws. The entire movie was recreated using a variety of amateur / professional production methods and released on YouTube to celebrate the blockbuster’s 45th anniversary. The previous year, Jaws was his Specialist Subject on his second Celebrity Mastermind appearance.
Tim Vine’s first TV appearance was on BBC One's Pebble Mill in 1994. He has hosted the morning quiz Housemates. He was the first man to appear on Channel 5, when the network first launched, where he hosted Whittle. He presented the game show Fluke, which he devised for Channel 4. He has made appearances on Countdown and hosted Don't Blow the Inheritance and appeared as a celebrity contestant in Taskmaster.
He has participated in several Comic Relief / Sport Relief charity specials, including Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Let's Dance for Comic Relief, Let's Play Darts, and Joke in a Box (entertaining military personnel who had assisted medical centres during the COVID-19 pandemic).