PAUL Merton' Impro Chums will return to the Grand Opera House, York, on June 1 and Leeds City Varieties Music Hall the following night.

Regulars Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster and Mike McShane will be joined by accompanist Kirsty Newton as they demonstrate their ad-libbing skills again at 8pm each night.

Merton is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players and still appears at the Comedy Store in London most Sundays. He is a resident guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and perennial team captain on the Beeb's Have I Got News For You.

York tickets are on sale on 0844 871 3024 or at; Leeds, 0113 243 0808 or