Paul Merton

Famed for his deadpan delivery and surreal satire, Paul is one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and impro stars.

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    Have I Got News For You returns

    Paul Merton is back on BBC1 this Friday as Have I Got News For You returns for its 54th series. Paul is one of the original team captains for the BAFTA-winning topical news quiz, which first aired in 1990. Alexander Armstrong hosts the first episode.

    MWAM at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

    Reginald D Hunter, Katy Brand, Jordan Brookes, Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are taking new shows to the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Reginald is currently on a UK tour with Some People v Reginald D Hunter and plays The Assembly Hall in August. Katy returns with more autobiographical storytelling in I Could've Been An Astronaut, the follow-up to last year's sell-out show, I Was A Teenage Christian. Jordan brings Body of Work, his third consecutive hour after 2016's critically acclaimed The Making Of. Eleanor and Chris, who both took a break last year and doubled at Camden Fringe, make a welcome return with People Pleaser and Moving On. Also appearing in Edinburgh: Paul Merton will guest on BBC Radio 4's Just A Minute while Julian Clary discusses The Bolds on Holiday, the third instalment of his children's series, at the International Book Festival.

    Paul Merton becomes The Beatles as Sgt Pepper turns 50

    Paul Merton discusses his forthcoming Beatles documentary in today's Radio Times as the BBC marks 50 years of Sgt Pepper. The four-part Radio 2 series, which begins on Monday 29 May at 10pm, is Paul's attempt to answer the 'what ifs' about his favourite band and to put forward a fantastical version of Beatle history.

    Using facts and recordings, he imagines the concert that the Beatles could have given, and follows it up with the album that they could have made.

    He said: "I’ve had great fun selecting tracks from John, Paul, George and Ringo’s solo careers to firstly create a magical live ‘Beatles’ concert, and secondly a new ‘Beatles’ double album. "I am immensely looking forward to sharing my choices with the Radio 2 listeners."

    Paul Merton returns with Have I Got News For You

    Paul Merton is back on BBC1 tonight for the 53rd series of Have I Got News For You. Paul is one of the original team captains for the topical news quiz, which first aired in 1990 and won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme last year. The first of the nine-episode run is guest hosted by former Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart.

    Have I Got News For You returns for 52nd series

    Paul Merton is back on BBC1 tonight for the 52nd series of Have I Got News For You. Paul is one of the original team captains for the show, which first aired in 1990 and won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme earlier this year.

    Impro Chums: festivals 2016

    Paul Merton’s Impro Chums have added two more festival dates to their summer diary. The collective, comprising Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane, will appear at the Platform Festival in Pocklington, York on Thursday 14 July and Comedy in the Stables at Petworth Festival on Friday 22 July. The show also calls at Latitude festival in July and returns to Edinburgh Fringe for its 13th consecutive year in August.

    Impro Chums: Edinburgh Fringe 2016

    Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane return to the Fringe for their 13th consecutive year presenting Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad, and now they return to Edinburgh. Creating a new show every afternoon based entirely on suggestions from the audience, the Impro Chums, using their finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off, generate cascades of tumbling laughter.

    Latitude festival 2016

    Paul Merton and his Impro Chums – Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster – are heading to Latitude’s comedy arena in July while Eleanor Tiernan is also making her debut at the Suffolk-based festival.

    BAFTA Television Awards 2016

    Have I Got News For You, which last year celebrated 25 years and is presented by Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, won the BAFTA for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme. We would like to congratulate our client Paul Merton.

    Paul Merton: Secret Stations

    Paul Merton’s new Channel 4 series, which explores the history of Britain’s unusual railway stations, sees him travelling around the country by train and only getting off at request stops. The first episode is at 8pm on Sunday.