Paul Merton's Impro Chums
“THEY CONTINUE TO BE THE FINEST EXPONENTS OF THE IMPROV ART” ★★★★★ Daily Mirror
Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster are back on the road in 2019 to visit some of their favourite parts of Europe with another evening of mind-blowing impro. The collective experience of on the spot adlibbing 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.
“THERE WASN’T A DULL MOMENT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SHOW – THIS IS IMPROVISED COMEDY AT ITS VERY FINEST, BY THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.” ★★★★★ Three Weeks
Paul Merton is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players, he still appears at the Comedy Store in London most Sundays. He is a resident guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and is an established face on TV shows such as the hugely popular Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2), Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC 2) and his travel series for Channel Five, Paul Merton’s Adventures which covered his travels in India, China and Europe. His recent Autobiography, Only When I Laugh reached the Sunday Times bestseller Top 10 and his Channel 4 series Paul Merton’s Secret Stations has been hugely popular.
“MERTON’S CHUMS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SEASONED PERFORMERS IN THIS FIELD AND KNOW JUST HOW TO WORK THE GAMES, THE SUGGESTIONS AND THE AUDIENCE FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT. …PURE HILARITY ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
Richard Vranch improvises and writes comedy, and he voices adverts and documentaries. He also works as a stand-up comic and an actor. Dr. Vranch has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof Brian Cox, and he is half of the hula-hoop act Dr. Hula. He’s toured the world from Mexico to Palestine acting in sketch shows and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe since 1979.
Suki Webster is a regular guest of The Comedy Store Players and has toured the world with Paul Merton And His Impro Chums. Suki’s play, My Obsession, in which she also starred, was broadcast on Radio 4 in April 2018. Her own improvisation show Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker continues to grow in its success. TV work includes Giles Wemmbley Hogg (BBC 2) and Ross Noble’s directorial debut The Catchment (Sky.) She also recently co-wrote and was Assistant Director on Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC2).