Comedian Tim Vine announces Breeeep! show at Grand Opera House for next May

Tim Vine: Heading to York with Breeeep! tour show

BREEEEP! BREEEEP! Tickets go on sale today for Tim Vine: Breeep!, the punslinger’s May 27 2023 show at the Grand Opera House, York.

Expect a mountain of nonsense, one-liners, stupid things, crazy songs and wobbly props, plus utter drivel, advises Vine, introducing his latest fast-moving stand-up tour.

“Tim’s like the manager of a sweet shop where all the sweets are replaced by jokes, and he serves them in a random order,” says the show blurb. “So it’s like a sweet shop where the manager just throws sweets at you. Enjoy the foolishness and laugh your slip-ons off.”

Vine, twice winner of Dave’s Best Joke at the Edinburgh Fringe, has starred in The Tim Vine Chat Show (BBC Radio 4) and Tim Vine Travels Through Time (BBC One).

Change of gear: With his publicity head on, Tim Vine has gone from a multitude of milk bottles for Sunset Milk Idiot to an attack of antlers for Breeeep!

He has made appearances on Taskmaster (Dave), Countdown (Channel 4), Not Going Out (BBC One), The Sketch Show (ITV), Blandings (BBC One), Football Genius (ITV) and Whittle (Channel 5).

His wealth of material has been preserved in books such as The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book and The Tim Vine Bumper Book Of Silliness; Sunset Milk Idiot is his sixth DVD, and he has re-created moments from 20 episodes of Columbo in his online project Recreating Columbo.

After touring as Plastic Elvis, his Elvis tribute act, Vine returns to doing what he does best – telling silly jokes, singing daft songs and waving mad props akimbo in Breeeep!. The show carries a safety announcement: Please remember to breathe between laughs.

Tickets are on sale on 0844 871 7615 or at

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