From Scotland to the Sunshine State, from Balearic hedonism to Alpine tranquillity, comedian Paul Merton travels to some of the most fascinating outposts on earth.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-10-19

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Paul James Martin (born 9 July 1957), known professionally as Paul Merton, is an English writer, actor, comedian, radio and television presenter. Known for his improvisation skill, Merton's humour is rooted in deadpan, surreal and sometimes dark comedy. He has been ranked by critics, fellow comedians and viewers to be among Britain's greatest comedians. He is well known for his regular appearances as a team captain on the BBC panel game Have I Got News for You, and as the former host of Room 101, as well as for several appearances on the original British version of the improvisational comedy television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? He appears as a panellist regularly on Radio 4's Just a Minute. He has also appeared as one of the Comedy Store's Comedy Store Players.

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Though he had harboured serious ambitions of becoming a performing comedian since his school days, it was not until April 1982, at the Comedy Store in Soho, that his dream was realised. “I made my professional debut in Swansea in 1982, and for that very fact I will I always have an affection for Wales.” “What we did over the course of two weeks was perform 10 shows and it meant that our first time on stage if we made a mistake on the Monday we wouldn’t repeat that mistake the next day.” He recalls that on only his second or third night he found the dour role that has informed his comic approach ever since. He has been a member of the London improvisation group The Comedy Store Players since 1985, and still regularly performs with them. Merton has performed in Paul Merton's Impro Chums at Pleasance as part of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival every year from 2008.

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