Famed for his deadpan delivery and surreal satire, Paul is one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and impro stars.
MWAM at Edinburgh Fringe 20186th June 2018 We're delighted to have a number of clients performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. Reginald D Hunter celebrates his 20th Fringe while Paul Merton's Impro Chums, co-starring Suki Webster, are back for a limited run. Eleanor Tiernan and Chris Kent are taking up new shows. And fresh from the Australian festivals, Brisbane-based The Travelling Sisters make their eagerly anticipated Edinburgh return. Tickets for all these shows are on sale now. Story updated on 6 July 2018
Suki Webster and Paul Merton collaborate for radio play8th April 2018 Suki Webster and Paul Merton star in a two-hander comedy play on Radio 4 tonight. My Obsession, written by Suki, sees stand-up comic Danny Heywood wake up in his hotel room in the middle of the night to find that he is not alone. A fan on a mission has let herself into his room and is determined not to leave until she gets what she wants. But what exactly is it that she wants?
Have I Got News For You returns with series 554th April 2018 Paul Merton is back on BBC One when Have I Got News For You returns on Friday. The BAFTA-winning topical news quiz first aired in 1990 and this will be its 55th series. Paul and fellow team captain Ian Hislop discuss the show's longevity in the latest Radio Times.
Have I Got News For You returns3rd October 2017 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 201714th July 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 5023rd May 2017 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."