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).
Alun Cochrane, performing at the Comedy Store – 21 to 23 Feb 2019 – Alun Cochrane will be doing some stand-up at London's most popular comedy club - all 6-foot 4-inches of him
Nathan Caton at the Comedy Store – 28 Feb to 2 Mar 2019 – The multi award-winning comic Nathan Caton does regular stand-up shows at London's famous Comedy Store.
Nathan Caton at the Comedy Store – 13 to 15 Jun 2019 – The multi award-winning comic Nathan Caton does regular stand-up shows at London's famous Comedy Store.
Michael McIntyre — Warm-up shows – 25 Feb and 4 Mar 2019 – Michael McIntyre will be doing some warm-up shows at the Duchess Theatre in preparation for his Big World Tour.
Ben Target — Splosh! – 26 Feb to 2 Mar 2019 – Ben Target is promising us some doggy paddle lessons and synchronised aquatics at his Battersea Arts Centre pool party
John Robins and Fin Taylor at Bush Hall – 8 Mar 2019 – Radio X star John Robins will be topping the comedy bill at Bush Hall when he plays a comedy night with Fin Taylor.
My Teenage Diary — Jan Ravens & Rufus Hound – 28 Mar 2019 – Rufus Hound will asking impressionist Jan Ravens to dust off her teenage diary and read extracts of it out in public.
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