Award-winning comedian Stephen Merchant will head to Australian shores in December for his first stand-up comedy tour.
Merchant, left, is best known for his collective comedy work with partner-in-(crime and British funnyman Ricky Gervais in co-creating the two hit British sitcoms, The Office and Extras.
While he has not been limited to the small screen - he's made several movie cameos including appearances in the comedy flicks Hot Fuzz and Run Fat Boy Run - Merchant initially started out as a stand-up comedian.
"Most people don't realise that I was a stand-up comedian before I met Ricky Gervais and his coat-tails," he said.
The 37-year-old's decision to take his stand-up talents on the road has proved successful; with his recent UK tour garnering critical acclaim.
Merchant will appear at Perth's Astor Theatre on Wednesday, December 5. Tickets go on sale next Thursday, August 30, through BOCS Ticketing.