Tim Vine - expelled
Tim Vine is a stand-up comedian and was once the world record-holder for cracking the most jokes in one hour. A side-splitting 499, since you ask.
In 1993 Tim’s stand up routine earned him second place in the Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year competition. Then in 1995 he went on to win the esteemed Perrier Best Newcomer Award for The Tim Vine Fiasco at the Edinburgh Festival.
His other shows at Edinburgh have included Tim Vine Flat Out (1998), I’m Vine Thanks and Tim Vine and the Minotaur (both 1999).
Understandably, Tim is proud of the fact that he was first man EVER to appear on Channel Five, presenting quiz show Whittle with Julia Bradbury. He has also presented Channel 4 game show Fluke and Fort Boyard Takes on the World on Challenge.
Tim wrote for and appeared in ITV’s BAFTA-winning comedy The Sketch Show. He has also starred in The Tim Vine Christmas Present for Five, Saturday Live on ITV1, The Stand Up Show on BBC One and played his namesake, Tim, in the BBC One sitcom Not Going Out.
Last year Tim took his comedy act on the road with a tour of the UK entitled Current Puns.
Tim was the fourth student to be expelled from the Academy.