Stephen Merchant using comedy tour to find Mrs perfect
Tim Clark16 March 2011
Stephen Merchant has admitted that he hopes his new live tour will bag him a future Mrs Merchant.
The award-winning writer and star of The Office and Extras has said in an interview with Scottish newspaper The Daily Record that he is happy to use what he can, including money and fame to win the right woman.
"Everyone tries to represent themselves in the best possible way. They try to become the wealthiest or the best groomed or the most athletic.” Merchant said.
“Everyone is doing it to stand out from the pack and I happened to choose comedy."
However Merchant may find he has bitten off more than he can chew after calling his new tour Hello Ladies: "I've said jokingly I want to find Mrs Merchant but I don't want people turning up in bridal gowns. It could get quite scary.
"I've got to be careful. There is the danger of the groupie and you don't want to fall that into that trap."
Merchant announced his first stand-up tour earlier this month after a number of one-off gigs over the past two years.
Merchant is no stranger to the stage though, having started his career as a stand-up before being lured into radio presenting with XFM – where he met Ricky Gervais in 2001.
The new tour is set to hit the ground running on September 6 in glamorous Swindon before heading across the UK for 41 dates.
If you think Mrs Merchant has a certain ring to it you can find Merchant in Swindon on September 6th where the Hello Ladies tour kicks off, before heading across the UK for 41 dates.
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