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Impro Chums: Paul Merton, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster
"Following an extensive tour of the UK and a season in London’s West End in Out Of My Head – his first stand up show for over 12 years - Paul Merton will be setting out on a brand new tour this autumn with his world renowned Impro Chums and some special guests.
Paul and his chums, Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show every single night, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.
They are a unique, vintage blend of experience and inventiveness."
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He has a dry wit and a talent for bizarre but hilarious trains of thought. Best known for his TV appearances as a team captain on the topical news show, 'Have I Got News For You', and as the presenter of 'Room 101'.
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Mike McShane is best known as one of the original crew of Whose Line and has been to and fro, from America to Britain with stops in Hollywood in between. He is married to the beautiful and gifted Karen, and is tolerated by an English cat named Henry. He would like to thank his fellow Chums for keeping him sane.
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Lee Simpson is a remarkable improviser. As well as his twice weekly appearances with the Comedy Store Players, he finds himself writing plays with Phelim McDermott for the Nottingham Playhouse and the Royal Court, and spending time in Tu'penny Ha'penny Theatre - making small, odd productions that stretch the definition of theatre and the credulity of the audience, invariably presented by the company of which he is co-Artistic Director, Improbable.
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Richard Vranch is a Comedy Store Player. He improvises and writes comedy, and does voiceovers, animations and panel shows. He's appeared on Radio 4's Just a Minute, and toured the world from Mexico to Palestine acting in sketch shows. He has a PhD and presented a Channel 4 science show.
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Stand-up comedienne described by Eddie Izzard as 'Funny, sexy, dirty - usually all at the same time'. Suki Webster is a regular guest of The Comedy Store Players and has toured the world with Paul Merton And His Impro Chums and more recently co-wrote Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2) and a Morecambe and Wise tribute show (BBC1). She also co-wrote and was Assistant Director on Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC2).
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