Comedian and TV regular Tim Vine rides into the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, all puns blazing on Saturday, May 24. Punslinger, his new stand-up show, sees Tim fire out jokes from all angles. He packs in dozens of idiotic props, a fistful of ridiculous s

Comedian and TV regular Tim Vine rides into the Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple, all puns blazing on Saturday, May 24.Punslinger, his new stand-up show, sees Tim fire out jokes from all angles. He packs in dozens of idiotic props, a fistful of ridiculous songs with hundreds of stupid jokes. Here's an example: I told my girlfriend I had a job in a bowling alley. She said "Tenpin?" I said, "No, it's a permanent job."The late, great Bob Monkhouse said of Tim: "He has taken the trick of word play and extended it to lengths no one has ever dared before. A very funny man indeed."Starring alongside Lee Mack in BBC1's Not Going Out, Tim Vine is a regular on the comedy circuit having made many appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the Perrier Newcomer Award in 1995.Tim was also part of the team of comedians who wrote for and appeared in ITV's Bafta award winning The Sketch Show between 2001 and 2003. Last year Tim took part in the celebrity fund-raising singing contest Comic Relief Does Fame Academy which saw him competing against socialite Tara Palmer-Tompkinson, before going on to appear with his brother BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? in September.