Live Nation welcomes STEPHEN MERCHANT to Largo on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17-18, 2012 at 8:00 pm.
The Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning co-creator of The Office and Extras (both for BBC) is embarking on his first ever stand-up comedy tour STEPHEN MERCHANT LIVE: HELLO LADIES…
Globally known for his acclaimed collaborative work with partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take his considerable stand-up talents on the road. It’s not widely known he started his career as a stand-up comedian and radio presenter – at XFM where he met Gervais. In 2001, Merchant in fact shared a stand-up bill in four-hander Rubbernecker, with Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Carr and Robin Ince at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Merchant, along with Gervais and Karl Pilkington, have clocked up a staggering 280,000,000 downloads of their comedy podcast. Their conversations have subsequently been animated for HBO cartoon series The Ricky Gervais Show. The second series is currently airing on HBO.
Merchant’s latest show, An Idiot Abroad, is a live-action travelogue series starring Karl Pilkington. Merchant’s film credits include: Tooth Fairy with Dwayne Johnson and cameos in Hot Fuzz and Run Fat Boy Run alongside Simon Pegg. He directed his first feature film Cemetery Junction with Gervais, which was released in 2010 and he also appeared in Hall Pass with Owen Wilson.
Stephen Merchant said: ‘Most people don't realize that I was a stand-up comedian before I met Ricky Gervais and his coat-tails. 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.’
Tickets are $40 and are on sale now at LiveNation.com and www.largo-la.com.
All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. Dates and times subject to change without notice.