The Daily Telegraph’s Best comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019
Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award 2019
The List’s Comedy picks of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Scotsman’s 21 Must-See Shows
Nominated for ‘Breakthrough Act’ at the 2019 Chortle Awards
‘wonderfully funny’ ★★★★ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘powerhouse performance’ ★★★★ Tristram Fane Saunders, The Daily Telegraph
‘with material that is tight, funny, and irreverent, he’s the comic that other comics want to be’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
Following his US Late-night debut on Conan, critically acclaimed comedian Garrett Millerick has announced that he is set to embark on his debut UK tour with his hit Edinburgh show Smile across 13 dates in 2020, including a week-long run at London’s Soho Theatre from 20th to 25th January.
More information and tickets for the tour are available at garrettmillerick.com.
Tackling our obsession with being unhappy, the world’s angriest optimist aims to put a smile back on our faces. Following on from Sunflower, the word-of mouth hit of the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Smile went on to surpass its predecessor critically, selling out its run and adding extra shows. Smile was included in The List’s Comedy Picks of the 2019 Fringe and The Telegraph’s Best Comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Edinburgh Comedy Award panel chair Dominic Maxwell called it one of his favourite shows of the Fringe, while the British Comedy Guide officially recognised the show as one of the top 10 best reviewed stand up shows of the festival.
Garrett’s breakout live show Sunflower was also one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of 2018, both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently at London’s Soho Theatre. The show saw packed houses for both runs and added additional shows to cope with demand. An album of the show is set to be released on 21st January 2020 and is now available to preorder via leading US comedy record label 800 Pound Gorilla Records.
As a writer, Millerick’s sitcom Do Gooders recorded a pilot for Audible produced by Hat Trick Productions which starred Jack Dee and Meera Syal. It is currently being developed for television.
Further praise for Smile
‘an hour of painstakingly truthful comedy…Garrett Millerick is the people’s comedian’ ★★★★★ Voice Magazine
‘one of 2019’s copper-bottomed Fringe hits’ ★★★★ Jay Richardson, Fest Magazine
‘Stand-up with a purpose and relevance that packs a punch’ ★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘he’s back to delivering the kind of quality, sharply opinionated stand-up that he’s made his Fringe name with…a unique joy’ ★★★★ Brian Donaldson, The List
Further praise for Garrett Millerick
‘Millerick paints a vivid and often darkly humorous picture’ ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
★★★★ Stephen Armstrong, Sunday Times
“A skilled storyteller…wickedly funny” The Scotsman
For more information, images, press tickets, or if you have interview requests, please contact: Lily Marriott at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7598 8000
GARRETT MILLERICK TOUR LISTINGS
|20-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|21-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|22-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|23-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|24-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|25-1-20||Soho Theatre, Downstairs|
|12-3-20||Birmingham, Old Rep – The Door|
|29-3-20||Manchester, Frog & Bucket|
|3-4-20||Liverpool, Hot Water|
|11-4-20||Southend, Dixon Studio|
|19-4-20||Brighton, Komedia Studio|
|17-5-20||Edinburgh, Gilded Balloon Basement|