Edinburgh Preview Double Bill: Yuriko Kotani & Garrett Millerick
Born and raised in Japan, Yuriko now lives in the UK. Using her unique perspective, she is going to bring you wonderfully offbeat stories. Winner of BBC New Comedy Award 2015 and Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015. As seen on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Pls Like (BBC3).
‘Leftfield rising star’ Time Out
Garrett Millerick is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. He is an increasing force to be reckoned with on the UK Circuit and In the few short years since debuting in new act competitions he has established a reputation as one of the stand out live acts of his generation.
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, and an additional show at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar was added due to phenomenal demand. Sunflower will return in February 2019 for a run in London’s Soho Theatre.
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 platform with an all-star cast featuring Jack Dee and Meera Syal and produced by Hat Trick Productions. It is currently being developed for television.
The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 – The Guardian
‘A virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand up delivered with fire in his soul’ ★★★★ ½ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Stand up with an insolent twist’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘Just want’s 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’
‘There are big laughs and the storytelling is masterful’ British Comedy Guide Recommended
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING
7.30pm-8.30pm Garrett Millerick
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx Yuriko Kotani