Lee Simpson • Mike McShane
Richard Vranch • Paul Merton • Suki Webster

"The night was improvisation at its very best - five comedians who just like to mess around on stage, without a care in the world. Memorable stuff. Go and watch them ..."

"Paul Merton and his Impro Chums are in top form for their current tour - It may be a popular show, but Merton's crew has a way of making you think the ridiculous sketches are just for you ..." read review

"A two-hour dose of quick-thinking, fast-talking, rib-tickling fun - we had more than our money's worth of mirth ..." read review

"Instant and impulsive comedy which had the crowd struggling to work out just how the group can keep it up while trying to contain face-aching laughter ..." read review

"A surreal but brilliant night of comedy ..."read review

"The fact that Paul and his cohorts do this every year and every year bring the house down is a testament to both their brilliance and their consistency. Star Rating 5/5"

"I laughed so much my face hurt ... This show is an absolute must-see"

Audience Members Reviews on Edfringe.com - Edinburgh, August 2010

• Paul Merton and his Improv chums really are masters at this. A great show with some really intelligent and quick witted improvisation.
• Pure Genius, it's all made up!
• An absolutely brilliant and witty performance
• This was a fantastic show
• Cannot recommend it highly enough. 5/5
• Fast, furious and very funny
• Unbelievably talented group of performers … very high standard of entertainment. Highly recommended!

"Flashing wit indeed"

I'll write down what will happen during my Fringe show 10 minutes before going on stage, admits Paul Merton ...read article

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Paul Merton, one of the UK's best-loved performers, and his world renowned Impro Chums: Mike McShane, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch and Suki Webster will create a new and unique comedy show, based entirely on suggestions from the audience, their own finely honed improvisational skills and an almost manic compulsion to show off.

"You could see this every night and never tire of it....they continue to be the finest exponents of the improv art"
***** Daily Mirror

"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

Evening Standard

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Mandy Ward Artist Management

"I loved it. I was in hysterics. My eyes watered."
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"They are masters of the tricky art of improvisation and their lightning fast wit fuelled by intelligence and a great sense of fun will leave you with a laughter-induced stitch and a spring in your step."
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"Improv is tough enough but to do it with as much charm and wit as these guys do is quite amazing"

"They were quite marvellous ...an evening of extraordinary intellectual brilliance"

"Paul Merton and his Chums created a magical evening of fun and laughter ...The whole show was a great success from beginning to end"

"You cannot help but marvel at the intelligence and quick wit ...The chums are an excellent mix and exceedingly likeable- unlike anything I had seen before"

"Paul Merton's Impro Chums is a delight...
Clever, laugh-out-loud, silly fun" ...read review

"Merton and his pals were wonderfully silly. We laughed so much our faces ached. Comedy shows can't get a better recommendation than that." ...read review

"The funniest show that I have seen for many a year ... I left the Corn Exchange with my face aching from laughter"

"They have been wowing theatres across the UK for years now with their utterly compelling spontaneity. They are able to conjure out of thin air the most breathtaking routines. "Genius" is an overused word, but it really does apply to Paul Merton's Impro Chums" ...read preview

Paul Merton's Impro Chums Aim for Spontaneous Combustion! ...read preview