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Merchant announces Aussie tour
Stephen Merchant. Picture: Supplied.

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.

The West Australian

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