SUKI WEBSTER

One Word Improv: Albery Theatre, London, 1995
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2005
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2006
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2007
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2008
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2009
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2010
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2011
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2012
Paul Merton: Out Of My Head: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 2012
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2013
Play: My Obsession: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2014
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2014
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2015
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2016
Suki Webster’s Guest Speaker: Museum of Comedy, London, 2018
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2018
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Live at The Fringe: Underbelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, 2019
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, 2019 

Suki Webster is an actress and comedian most famously being a team member of the Comedy Store Players who are an improvisational comedy team based at The Comedy Store in London.  Other members include Lee Simpson, Josie Lawrence, Steve Steen, Neil Mullarkey.  Webster has also worked regularly with  (and is married to) Paul Merton who whilst also a member of the Comedy Store Players has branched out with his own improvisational shows.

I have seen Webster perform with the Comedy Store Players and Impro Chums many times over the years and she has a delightful all-encompassing manner with the audience as she sets up what a series of improv theatre games based on suggestions from the crowd.  Webster is extremely talented, fearlessly transforming into anything that is thrown at her creating laughter and being an integral part of the group.

The improvisational creative star and very funny lady brought her show Guest Speaker to the Museum of Comedy in London which I saw in June 2018. Starring alongside some of the best improvisers in Britain, Lee Simpson, Briony Redman and Paul Merton, the show featured solo and group improvisational games based on suggestions by the audience.

Particularly impressive was Webster’s impersonation of the Queen recounting an absurd story provided by the audience where at certain points when prompted changing the last line spoken to something more ridiculous making the story very funny.  I have watched Webster perform improvisation for many years and she is a great performer.

I watched Webster again at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the team of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums in August 2018.  Together with Richard Vranch, Mike McShane, Simpson and Merton, they gave a fantastic, funny and very popular improvised show.

I saw Webster again use her improvisation skills on Whose Line Is It Anyway Live at The Fringe and Paul Merton’s Impro Chums when I went to the Edinburgh Festival in August 2019.  Webster is one of the best at immediately adapting to a bizarre situation suggested by the audience and is one of the most popular improvisers I have seen.

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