Timothy Mark Tim Vine is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his quick-fire puns and his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012. He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books. In 2010 and 2014, Vine won the award for best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His winning jokes were: I've just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I'll tell you what, never again and “I decided to sell my Hoover... well it was just collecting dust.” He was the runner up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.