Sunday, December 18 2011


UCBT East Village

153 East 3rd St, New York, NY 10009


(Plus $1/ticket transaction fee)

×1 ticket = $5

(paid at the box office)

The Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winningco-creator of The Office and Extras (both for BBC) is embarkingon his first ever stand-up comedy tour STEPHEN MERCHANT LIVE: HELLO LADIES… Globally known for his acclaimed collaborative workwith partner Ricky Gervais, Merchant has at last decided to take hisconsiderable stand-up talents on the road. It’s not widely known he started his career as a stand-up comedian andradio 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. Theirconversations have subsequently been animated for HBO cartoon series TheRicky Gervais Show. The second series is currently airing on HBO. Merchant’s latest show, An Idiot Abroad, is alive-action travelogue series starring Karl Pilkington. Merchant’s film credits include: ToothFairy with Dwayne Johnson and cameos in Hot Fuzz and RunFat 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 OwenWilson. Stephen Merchant said: ‘Most people don't realize that Iwas a stand-up comedian before I met Ricky Gervais and his coat-tails. Life canbe lonely as a TV writer so this tour is a great opportunity for me to get outthere and meet my fans. And make atleast one of them my wife.’