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Location: Wellington, New Zealand

January 19, 2007

Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Paul Merton turned 50 on Wednesday! Let's hope he had some fun!

He looks young for 50 - or do I think this just coz I'm getting near that age...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was some debate about his birthdate over at the Comedy Store Players board and I'm pretty sure it was confirmed to be in July...
Sorry to ruin your fun.

7:19 pm  
Blogger Dean said...

thanks - maybe you can link to the confirmation for us?

I do know though there is some debate about these details - I remember seeing something that had his birthdate in 1962 - but I seem to remember most sources had it in January...

But I'm interested to see your confirmation!

Or maybe he has two birthdays like the Queen? :)

7:27 pm  
Blogger Kate said...

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8:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of Paul's birthdays is the 9th of July, that's going by Wikipedia and some confusion last year on the Comedy Store regulars' board.

9:27 pm  
Blogger Dean said...

I've deleted an ad posted here.

On the birthday I'd still be keen to see the link to the Comedy Store material if either of you are able to give it. My source was birthday mentions in a couple of the British papers. But it does seem likely they were wrong from the searches I've done.

And nice to see you posting here Mica. You don't have to be shy, you know! :)

10:26 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well I'll be, he's 50. I would never have guessed, he surely doesn't look it.

he's just as great now as he was when he started on the show, and pretty much saved the program from the depths of oblivion that Ed Taylor seemed determined to consign it to.

4:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the confirmation post Dean:


There's also a link in there to the same discussion they apparently had the year before. But they too agree that he is better than the Queen and therefore deserves 2 birthdays :)

3:34 pm  
Blogger Dean said...

thanks very much for that.

Well maybe we can do this all again in July then.

6:06 pm  

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