Claire White, Entertainment Correspondent
Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning Stephen Merchant is set to perform at the Edinburgh Playhouse this Thursday.
This will be the comedian’s first ever stand-up tour, titled ‘Hello Ladies…’. Merchant will perform dates not only across the UK, but also overseas as he closes the tour in New York.
Despite being most-known for co-creating The Office and Extras, Stephen Merchant started his career as a stand-up comedian and radio presenter at XFM.
In 2001, Merchant shared a stand-up bill in a four-hander show with Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Robin Ince at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As well as all the above achievements, Merchant also features in the Guiness Book Of World Records alongside Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington for the most downloaded internet show of all time.
It seems for Stephen Merchant that this tour isn’t just a chance to showcase his material:
‘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.’
If you fancy a peak at what’s on offer you can check out this review here.
The show will be filmed at a later date and released on DVD & Blu Ray by Universal Pictures on November 14th 2011.