His show will include standup routines by the Have I Got News for You star, alongside "sketches, music, magic, variety and dancing girls", otherwise known as Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster, all of whom Merton has performed improv-comedy with him in the past.
His last standup tour in 1999, And This Is Me Paul Merton, came after a similar gap of around a decade. He later told Melvyn Bragg in an interview: "I hadn't done standup comedy for about 10 years, and it was like I'd never done it. People had no idea I'd been a standup comedian; they thought I was born to sit behind a desk and make quips about the week's news."
Famed for his surreal sense of humour and deadpan delivery, Paul Merton is one of Britain's bset loved comedians.
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