Paul Merton returns to stand-up

For his first tour this century

Paul Merton is to to return to stand-up for the first time this century.

The Have I Got News for You star is tour with a show from next spring. Just 11 dates have been announced by individual venues so far, but the tour has not yet been formally launched.

But his show, Out Of My Head, will not just feature stand-up, but also promises 'sketches, music, magic, variety and dancing girls'. Those ‘dancing girls’ are Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster, his wife.

Merton will be working on his tour with three warm-up dates in Hemel Hempstead this month, which have already sold out, but he is no stranger to live performance, as he is still a regular with the Comedy Store Players improv team most Sundays and has toured with his own ‘improv chums’.

Click here for the dates so far.

Published: 9 Nov 2011

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Sunday August 20: Garrett Millerick, Found Footage Festival, Harriet Kemsley, Demi Lardner, Stephen Bailey, Damien Power, Jollyboat, Chris Betts, Murial, Princes Of Main, Erin McGathy, MC Michael Legge

PLEASANCE DOME, 6.40pm. Tickets.


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Sunday August 20: Sam Gore, 2016 champ Tom Gidman, Edy Hurst, MC Joe Wells. Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 9.15pm. FREE!

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