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- 25/03/2022Find ticketsTheatre Royal Margate - Margate Paul Merton's Impro Chums Mar 25 2022 19:30Friday 19:30Theatre Royal Margate - MargatePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 26/03/2022Find ticketsGrove Theatre - Dunstable Paul Merton's Impro Chums Mar 26 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Grove Theatre - DunstablePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 27/03/2022Find ticketsEveryman Theatre - Cheltenham Paul Merton's Impro Chums Mar 27 2022 20:00Sunday 20:00Everyman Theatre - CheltenhamPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 28/03/2022Find ticketsNottingham Playhouse - Nottingham Paul Merton's Impro Chums Mar 28 2022 19:30Monday 19:30Nottingham Playhouse - NottinghamPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 29/03/2022Find ticketsPalace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-Sea Paul Merton's Impro Chums Mar 29 2022 20:00Tuesday 20:00Palace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-SeaPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 01/04/2022Find ticketsCity Varieties Music Hall - Leeds Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 01 2022 20:00Friday 20:00City Varieties Music Hall - LeedsPaul Merton's Impro ChumsLow Availability
- 03/04/2022Find ticketsBurnley Mechanics - Burnley Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 03 2022 19:30Sunday 19:30Burnley Mechanics - BurnleyPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 04/04/2022Find ticketsLeadmill - Sheffield Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 04 2022 20:00Monday 20:00Leadmill - SheffieldPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 05/04/2022Find ticketsVictoria Theatre - Halifax Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 05 2022 20:00Tuesday 20:00Victoria Theatre - HalifaxPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 08/04/2022Find ticketsTyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon Tyne Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 08 2022 19:30Friday 19:30Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TynePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 09/04/2022Find ticketsStirling Albert Halls - Stirling Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 09 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Stirling Albert Halls - StirlingPaul Merton's Impro ChumsLow Availability
- 10/04/2022Find ticketsEden Court Theatre - Inverness Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 10 2022 20:00Sunday 20:00Eden Court Theatre - InvernessPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 11/04/2022Find ticketsAberdeen Music Hall - Aberdeen Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 11 2022 20:00Monday 20:00Aberdeen Music Hall - AberdeenPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 22/04/2022Find ticketsWycombe Swan Theatre - High Wycombe Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 22 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Wycombe Swan Theatre - High WycombePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 23/04/2022Find ticketsPortsmouth New Theatre Royal - Portsmouth Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 23 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Portsmouth New Theatre Royal - PortsmouthPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 24/04/2022Find ticketsOctagon Theatre - Yeovil Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 24 2022 20:00Sunday 20:00Octagon Theatre - YeovilPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 25/04/2022Find ticketsThe Queens Theatre - Barnstaple Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 25 2022 20:00Monday 20:00The Queens Theatre - BarnstaplePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 26/04/2022Find ticketsNorthcott Theatre - Exeter Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 26 2022 19:30Tuesday 19:30Northcott Theatre - ExeterPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 29/04/2022Find ticketsTheatre Royal Winchester - Winchester Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 29 2022 20:00Friday 20:00Theatre Royal Winchester - WinchesterPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- 30/04/2022Find ticketsWyvern Theatre - Swindon Paul Merton's Impro Chums Apr 30 2022 20:00Saturday 20:00Wyvern Theatre - SwindonPaul Merton's Impro Chums
Deadpan comedian beloved for his improv abilities
Born and bred in Fulham, Paul James Martin had a father with a lively sense of humour and an Irish mother who was always happy to be his audience.
Having enjoyed watching clowns at the circus as a boy, he wanted some day to be involved in making people laugh. Early on in his career, Martin discovered another performer with his name, so he changed it to “Paul Merton” after the district in London where he was raised.
He made his first stand-up performance at The Comedy Store in Soho in 1982 and went on to join the London improvisation group The Comedy Store Players in 1985.
Merton became known to a wider audience through television. From 1988 to 1993, he appeared in the original version of the improv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He also has been a regular on the BBC panel show Have I Got News For You since 1995.
For much of the noughties, Merton hosted the chat show Room 101 and since 2007 has been presenting various travel and history documentaries.
In 2008, he took the show Paul Merton’s Impro Chums to the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Pleasance and has been touring the collective improvisational experience during which he leads a group of comedians as they flex comedy muscles ever since.
Merton married Suki Webster, a fellow improvisational comedian whom he met while performing in India, in 2010 and she also joined the group.
According to the Daily Mirror, they “continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art”, while the British Theatre Guide said that they are “the most seasoned performers in this field and know just how to work the games, the suggestions and the audience for maximum effect”.
Along with Merton and Webster, the group currently includes Richard Vranch, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton. In May 2021, he announced Paul Merton’s Impro Chums would head out on a UK tour from March to June 2022.
Paul Merton returns with Impro Chums
The comedian and his collective are heading around the UK from March – June 2022 to provide evenings of mind-blowing improvisation. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 Thursday 27 May 2021.
Paul Merton's Impro Chums will head across the UK in March through June 2022.
Paul Merton and his improv collective will be visiting the following UK cities in 2022:
- Kings Lynn
- High Wycombe
- Salford Quays
The age recommendation for Paul Merton's Impro Chums is 14+ because shows may contain some swearing and adult themes.
Tickets for Paul Merton's tour dates go on sale from 10:00 Thursday 27 May 2021.