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- Mar 25 2022Mar252022Find ticketsFri 19:30Theatre Royal Margate - MargatePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Mar 26 2022Mar262022Find ticketsSat 20:00Grove Theatre - DunstablePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Mar 27 2022Mar272022Find ticketsSun 20:00Everyman Theatre - CheltenhamPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Mar 28 2022Mar282022Find ticketsMon 19:30Nottingham Playhouse - NottinghamPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Mar 29 2022Mar292022Find ticketsTue 20:00Palace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-SeaPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 01 2022Apr012022Find ticketsFri 20:00City Varieties Music Hall - LeedsPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 03 2022Apr032022Find ticketsSun 19:30Burnley Mechanics - BurnleyPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 04 2022Apr042022Find ticketsMon 20:00Leadmill - SheffieldPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 05 2022Apr052022Find ticketsTue 20:00Victoria Theatre - HalifaxPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 08 2022Apr082022Find ticketsFri 19:30Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TynePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 09 2022Apr092022Find ticketsSat 20:00Stirling Albert Halls - StirlingPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 10 2022Apr102022Find ticketsSun 20:00Eden Court Theatre - InvernessPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 11 2022Apr112022Find ticketsMon 20:00Aberdeen Music Hall - AberdeenPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 22 2022Apr222022Find ticketsFri 20:00Wycombe Swan Theatre - High WycombePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 23 2022Apr232022Find ticketsSat 20:00Portsmouth New Theatre Royal - PortsmouthPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 24 2022Apr242022Find ticketsSun 20:00Octagon Theatre - YeovilPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 25 2022Apr252022Find ticketsMon 20:00The Queens Theatre - BarnstaplePaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 26 2022Apr262022Find ticketsTue 19:30Northcott Theatre - ExeterPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 29 2022Apr292022Find ticketsFri 20:00Theatre Royal Winchester - WinchesterPaul Merton's Impro Chums
- Apr 30 2022Apr302022Find ticketsSat 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.