Comedian Stephen Merchant is proving to be a popular drawcard.

The Office co-creator has been forced to add a second Auckland show to his upcoming New Zealand visit after the first sold out.

Merchant will now perform his stand-up show Hello Ladies... at Auckland's Town Hall on December 19 and 20, as well as Wellington's Opera House on December 17.

Merchant has previously said that he's using the tour to meet women.


"Life can be lonely as a TV writer so this tour is a great opportunity for me to get out there and meet my fans. And make at least one of them my wife."

Tickets for the new December 20 show go on sale on October 12. A pre-sale begins on October 10 here.