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Entry from January 29, 2015
“Crime in multi-story car parks is wrong on so many levels”

English writer and comedian Tim Vine was runner-up for the best joke of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with:

“Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.”

The joke has been repeated many times on Twitter, with a first cite on August 16, 2011.


Wikipedia: Tim Vine
Timothy Mark “Tim” Vine (born 4 March 1967) is an English writer, actor, comedian and presenter, known for his role on the BBC series Not Going Out until his departure in 2012. He has released a number of DVDs of his stand-up comedy and has written several joke books. In 2010 and 2014, Vine won the award for best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was runner up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Twitter
Danny
‏@DannyFortis
“Crime in multi-story car parks.  It is wrong on so many different levels!”
9:52 AM - 16 Aug 2011

Twitter
Jeremy Vine
‏@theJeremyVine
The joke: “Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.” @realtimvine
8:17 AM - 24 Aug 2011

Twitter
Mike
‏@Mike4Wales
“Multi Storey Car Park crime is on the increase - wrong on so many levels.”
THIS is one of the best jokes at Edinburgh? Ha
10:45 AM - 24 Aug 2011

The Telegraph (UK)
Joke of the year award: give your verdict
Comedian Tim Vine has cemented his reputation as king of the one-liners after he won the prize for joke of the year at the annual Lafta awards. But do you agree with the judges’ verdict?

By James Hall, Consumer Affairs Editor
11:30AM GMT 09 Feb 2012
(...)
Mr Vine set the world record for his quickfire delivery in 2004. He was also runner-up in for the Edinburgh joke of the year last year with the line:

“Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.”

He has said of his pun-heavy brand of comedy: “If you compulsively pun you are called a paronomasiac. I don’t have that, I’m certain.”

The Week (UK)
Comedian Tim Vine poses at The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards
Is 2014 the funniest Fringe Festival of all? Take a look at some of Edinburgh’s best jokes from the last four years

LAST UPDATED AT 11:11 ON Tue 19 Aug 2014
(...)
The best of 2011, from the BBC
1. “I needed a password eight characters long so I picked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.” – Nick Helm
2. “Crime in multi-storey car parks. That is wrong on so many different levels.” – Tim Vine

Twitter
Mike Spencer-Jones
‏@MikeSJ69
Crime in multi-story car parks is wrong on so many levels. #oldjokes #timvine
Steeple Claydon, England
2:31 PM - 28 Jan 2015

Twitter
Barry Clarke
‏@barrywrclarke
Did you hear about the crime that happened in a parking garage? It was wrong on so many levels. #puns
10:00 AM - 29 Jan 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
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