Rapid-fire gags and silly dit­ties

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THERE’S a dan­ger that Tim Vine’s rapid-fire one­lin­ers would be­come a bit mo­not­o­nous stretched to a ful­l­length show. But for­tu­nately the fun­ny­man, who has an al­most Rain Man-like abil­ity to re­mem­ber his hun­dreds of gags, in­ter­spersed silly, non­sen­si­cal songs through­out the show so it wasn’t quite so re­lent­less. The glee­fully ran­dom “Is it a torch or is it a ba­nana?” ditty was a par­tic­u­lar favourite. That said, the sheer vol­ume of punch­lines meant you had to keep up. As your brain was try­ing work out a piece of clever word­play, he was al­ready half­way through his next joke. But if your big­gest com­plaint about a com­edy gig is that there’s too many punch­lines, that’s not re­ally a com­plaint at all, is it?

QUICK WIT: Tim Vine.

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