STEPHEN MERCHANT LIVE: EXTRA DATE ADDED

With tickets for his show on Bonfire Night continuing to sell rapidly, we can announce that Stephen Merchant will be returning for another show on Saturday 26th November at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning co-creator of BBC’s The Office and Extras, Stephen Merchant embarks on his first ever stand-up comedy tour…

Tickets go on sale at 9.00am on Friday 30th September.

Most people don’t realise that I was a stand-up comedian before I met Ricky Gervais and his coat-tails. Life can be lonely as a TV writer so this tour is a great opportunity for me to get out there and meet my fans. And make at least one of them my wife.

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[pullquote_right]Merchant’s latest show, An Idiot Abroad (Sky One), is a live-action travelogue series starring Karl Pilkington. Merchant also appears in this hugely successful series, which became the highest rated Sky One show since 2008. A second series has just been commissioned. Merchant’s film credits include: Tooth Fairy with Dwayne Johnson and cameos in Hot Fuzz and Run Fat Boy Run alongside Simon Pegg.[/pullquote_right]Globally known for his acclaimed collaborative work with partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take his considerable stand-up talents on the road. It’s not widely known he started his career as a stand-up comedian and radio presenter – at XFM where he met Gervais. In 2001, Merchant in fact shared a stand-up bill in four-hander Rubbernecker, with Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Robin Ince at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Bristolian Merchant, along with Gervais and Karl Pilkington, features in the Guinness Book Of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time, clocking up a staggering 280,000,000 downloads. Their conversations have subsequently been animated for HBO cartoon series The Ricky Gervais Show, the second series is currently airing on HBO and will go out on E4 in March.

He directed his first feature film Cemetery Junction with Gervais, which was released in 2010 and he also appears in the forthcoming Hall Pass with Owen Wilson.

This show will be filmed and released on DVD & Blu Ray by Universal Pictures UK on November 14 2011. He is touring around the UK right now so please see below the remaining tourdates.

TOUR DATES:

  • 7-Oct – Glasgow Clyde

  • 11-Oct – Newcastle City Hall

  • 13-Oct – Edinburgh Playhouse

  • 17-Oct – Birmingham Symphony Hall

  • 18-Oct – Birmingham Symphony Hall

  • 20-Oct –Bristol Colston Hall

  • 21-Oct – Bristol Colston Hall

  • 27-Oct – Manchester Apollo

  • 28-Oct – Manchester Apollo

  • 3-Nov – Plymouth Pavilion

  • 5-Nov – Wolverhampton Civic Hall

  • 7-Nov – Nottingham Royal Centre

  • 8-Nov – Warwick Arts Centre

  • 11-Nov – Cardiff St David’s

  • 14-Nov – Leicester De Montfort Hall

  • 17-Nov – Ipswich Regent

  • 19-Nov – Brighton Centre

  • 25-Nov – Bournemouth BIC

  • 28-Nov – Hammersmith Apollo

  • 29-Nov – Hammersmith Apollo

  • 30-Nov – Hammersmith Apollo

  • 1-Dec – Hammersmith Apollo

  • 20-Dec – New York Town Hall