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Tim Vine's comedy heroes

What? No Tony Slattery?

Tim Vine's comedy heroes
22 November 2010

He’s the king of the one-liner, the Punslinger, a former Guinness World Record holder for the number of jokes told in an hour and the winner of the Best Joke Award at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival.

Tim Vine also happens to be one of the finest comedians, crafters of a gag and tellers of a joke of his, or indeed any, generation. So there are few better people to ask for their Top Five Heroes Of Comedy.

“They’re slightly obscure,” explains the immensely likeable comedian. “Although that might be a good thing.”

So, without further ado, all aboard the joke-a-motive to join Mr Vine for his all-time comedy heroes (not to mention his thoughts on Elvis Presley).

Pictures: Rex Features