Garrett Millerick. Headliner
Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. In 2018 his breakout show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of The Edinburgh Festival. The show played to packed houses throughout the month. Already a fixture at the country’s most respected comedy clubs, in 2017 Garrett became one of a new generation of comedians to be making regular weekend appearances at the world-famous Comedy Store. As well as being in demand on both the alternative and club circuits in the UK, Garrett’s stand up has seen him tour Europe, Australia and Asia.His debut radio sitcom Do Gooders was recently recorded for Amazon’s Audible.
The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018
‘a virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand up delivered with fire in his soul’
Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman
‘stand up with an insolent twist’
★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘just wants to entertain you and does it superbly’
★★★★ The Mirror
‘nitpicking misery raised to high levels of artistry’
★★★★ The List
‘the biggest u-turn in Edinburgh comedy history’
★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
‘a truly great stand-up but with enough shabby humanity that you don’t think he’s a prick’
Harry Stachini. Opener
Harry Stachini very quickly began to establish himself as an exciting new act on the comedy circuit, with his sharp delivery and easy-going style. Harry has performed all over the UK at clubs such as The Manchester Comedy Store, The Glee Club, Manford’s and has compered the AAA Early Show at the Pleasance Courtyard for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Harry’s stage presence as an act or compere is tremendously warm; crowds can’t help but enjoy themselves when he takes them into his imagination with his charismatic stories and distinctive outlook on the world, leaving them in stitches.
Erika Ehler. Middle spots
Edinburgh Fringe review by Steve Bennett
"If you’re under the impression that today’s generation of students are all delicate liberal snowflakes, Erika Ehler’s bruising set is an eye-opener.
She took this year’s Chortle Student Comedy Award title last night with a brutally uncompromising set. Her vicious, even horrific, material, made the audience gasp at her audacity and laugh at the sharply crafted jokes beneath in equal measure.The shock comedy exposes darker thoughts but does not substitute shock for strong writing, which is a pitfall for many newer acts working in controversial territory. She is a female, Canadian-Filipina Frankie Boyle with a biting wit and a confident deadpan that says ‘I’m in control of this’."
Colin Chadwick writes jokes, tells jokes and suffers consequences of said jokes. His stand-up has been featured as part of the New Comedy Awards on RTE two in 2013 and BBC Radio for three consecutive years. In 2015 he was a finalist in the Amused Moose Laugh Off at the Edinburgh Fringe and in 2017 made his fringe debut with A Digital Legacy. In 2018 he was part of Bound And Gagged’s AAA showcase at The Pleasance and in 2019 he will make his third appearance at the Fringe with Quick Thinker. He’s currently previewing this show, with appearances at the Glasgow Comedy and Brighton Fringe Festivals, details will appear on the gigs page.
"The man can certainly write a gag" - Chortle
"His quirky punchlines come thick and fast" - Broadway Baby
"An expert in setting up one-liners" - Arts Award Voice