If you don't know who Paul Merton is then you must be living on the planet Mars (in which case, how are you reading this?). He's been a team captain on Have I Got News For You for about a billion years, and done stints on Room 101 and Radio 4's Just a Minute. And do you remember when he was on Whose Line Is It Anyway? That was the best program on TV! (Why don't they bring that back again?)
His best work is probably still done on stage with the Comedy Store Players, where he can let loose his flights of fancy. He doesn't really do punchlines, he's more of an absurdist, with a surreal kind of humour... daft stuff, silly stuff.
The Comedy Store Players usually improvise their entire show. They make up funny sketches and comedy dramas on the spot. You never know what you're going to get with these guys because they don't usually have a clue either!
Their line-up changes all the time, but other big-name comedians who regularly appear with them include Josie Lawrence, Marcus Brigstocke and Phill Jupitus. The most regular performers are Andy Smart, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson and Richard Vranch (that guy who used to play the piano on Whose Line Is It Anyway).
Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store – 12 Sep to 31 Oct 2018 – Josie Lawrence will be making regular weekly appearances with the Comedy Store Players at London's Comedy Store.
Katherine Ryan’s Glitter Room – 17 Sep to 13 Oct 2018 – Katherine Ryan's sold-out nationwide tour Glitter Room is coming to the West End for a run of nights at the Garrick Theatre
The League of Gentleman — Live Again! – 27 to 29 Sep 2018 – Spend a night with the League of Gentlemen in Royston Vasey, when their new stage show comes to London.
Tim Key — Megadate – 28 Sep 2018 – Tim Key, aka Sidekick Simon from Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters is doing some comedy stand-up at the Old Vic Theatre
Adam Kay: Secret Diary Of A Junior Doctor – 1 Oct 2018 – Adam Kay used to be a junior doctor, and he's written a book about his experiences called 'This Is Going To Hurt'.
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt – 2, 3, 5 and 6 Oct 2018 – Adam Kay is coming to the Garrick Theatre with his book about his experiences as a junior doctor called 'This Is Going To Hurt'
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour — O2 Arena – 5, 6, 12 and 13 Oct 2018 – Michael McIntyre will be playing four nights at the O2 Arena when his Big World Tour comes London in October
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans