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Paul Merton is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players, and still appears at the Comedy Store in London most Sundays. He is a resident guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and is an established face on TV shows such as the hugely popular Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2), Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC 2) and his travel series for Channel Five, Paul Merton’s Adventures which covered his travels in India, China and Europe. His Autobiography, Only When I Laugh reached the Sunday Times bestseller Top 10. Paul’s Anthology of funny stories, Funny Ha Ha was named Sunday Times Humour Book of the year in 2019. His first Channel 4 series, Paul Merton The Series, is due to be released on DVD this Spring.

Paul Merton STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Revival, 2021
Wilbur Turnblad


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Paul Merton and Suki Webster Will Perform a Residency at The Comedy Store

The Comedy Store has announced that Paul Merton and Suki Webster, two of the UK’s leading improvisers, will be bringing their highly anticipated brand new improv show to London’s legendary Comedy Store for a weekly residency every Wednesday from 6 March 2024.

Review: DICK WHITTINGTON, Richmond Theatre

If you want a risque and bawdy production, it's best to look elsewhere for your panto entertainment this year, as Richmond Theatre has produced a safely charming, family-friendly show.

DROP THE DEAD DONKEY and THE KITE RUNNER Included in Richmond Theatre's Winter Season

With the New Year around the corner, Richmond Theatre are delighted to confirm the winter season. Running from January – March 2024, audiences will be treated to an array of theatrical delights from gripping dramas and hilarious comedies to special events and shows suitable for the whole family. If your New Year’s resolution is to see more theatre, then now is your chance!

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS, Pleasance Courtyard - The Grand

Paul Merton needs no introduction. He's the star of Have I Got News For You, countless Radio 4 panel shows and other TV productions. His shows at the Fringe are the stuff of legend so to have him back with his brilliant Impro Chums - Suki Webster, Richard Vranch, Kirsty Newton and Mike McShane - is a gift for us all.

EDINBURGH 2023: BroadwayWorld's Edfringe Reviews

A compilation of all of BroadwayWorld's coverage of the world's biggest arts festival.

YES QUEENS Head to King's Head Theatre

Improv royalty Yes Queens are heading to King’s Head Theatre for a new residency, with tickets now on sale for all dates up to April.  Some of the best comedy-improvisers in the UK, the Yes Queens will star at London’s oldest pub theatre on the last Saturday of every month, for what promise to be stellar nights of raucous fun and ingenious invention. 

Award-Winning Theatre Company Zoo Co Presents World Premiere Of PERFECT SHOW FOR RACHEL

The Barbican presents the world premiere of Perfect Show for Rachel by Zoo Co in The Pit this November. In this experimental show Rachel, a learning disabled artist, has the power to lead the creation of her 'perfect show'. Zoo Co are joint winners of The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award with HighRise Entertainment

Review: SPIKE, Salisbury Playhouse

In a fabulously fast-paced and funny tribute to Spike Milligan, writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman affectionately convey how the extraordinary Anglo-Irishman creates The Goon Show.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For AN IMPROBABLE MUSICAL

Improbable have announced the full cast and creative team for An Improbable Musical, a Royal and Derngate Northampton and Improbable production. Following its critically acclaimed premiere in Northampton this February, An Improbable Musical will open at the Exeter Northcott on 27 September before a limited London run at Hackney Empire from 21 October. It will then tour the UK in spring 2023, including Gulbenkian Theatre (13 – 15 April), with further tour dates to be announced.

TOP 5 mejores actuaciones de Mireia Mambo

Hacemos un repaso por alguno de los papeles más emblemáticos de la actriz.

Paul Merton's IMPRO CHUMS Announces UK Tour

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Mandy Ward Artist Management will present Paul Merton's IMPRO CHUMS. Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of  improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is a joy to behold. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences.

Photos: Check Out All New Photos of the Hackney Empire Auditorium as Part of its 120th Birthday Celebrations

Brand new images have been released of the iconic Hackney Empire Auditorium, as part of the venue's 120th birthday celebrations.

Hackney Empire Announces Celebrations for 120th Anniversary

Hackney Empire has announced that the beginning of a year of special shows and events to mark the theatre’s 120th anniversary year will launch on Thursday 9 December 2021, with a celebration and birthday cake, cut on stage by the venue’s Patron and iconic Pantomime Dame Clive Rowe.

BWW Review: BROKEN LAD, Arcola Theatre

This new play raises interesting questions about father-son relationships in a world in which middle-aged men can struggle to find a role, but its lack of detail prevents its potential being realised fully

Impro Theatre Brings TENNESSEE WILLIAMS UNSCRIPTED To Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Impro Theatre brings acclaimed “Tennessee Williams Unscripted” to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

HAIRSPRAY Rehearses 12 New Performers to Avoid Further Performance Cancellations

This comes after the show was forced to close on July 4 after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19. The closure period extended on July 12 due to “a small number of isolated positive cases of Covid-19 within the company.'

HAIRSPRAY Extends Cancelled Performances Through 18 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Performances Through 13 July After Member of Team Tests Positive For COVID-19

Learn more about options for ticketholders, including rebooking for a new date, or receiving a full refund.

HAIRSPRAY Cancels Today's Matinee Due to Suspected Case of COVID-19 Among Production Team

If you are a ticketholder for today's performance, learn more about options for refunds or exchanging your tickets to an alternative date.

Review Roundup: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End; What Did the Critics Think?

Hairspray has returned to the West End, playing at the London Coliseum through 29 September 2021. Read reviews from BroadwayWorld, WhatsOnStage, and more!

Paul Merton FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Paul Merton has not appeared on Broadway.

Paul Merton has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Paul Merton's first West End show was Hairspray which opened in 2021

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