Garrett Millerick: Does it Matter? (3 stars)

This article is from 2013

Garrett Millerick: Does it Matter?

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Safely left wing and pretty obvious rhetoric from the angry comic

It's a wonder that Garrett Millerick doesn't burst a blood vessel during his show; particularly as he has to get this annoyed every night for almost a month. He's a very angry young man. He's 30, unmarried (though he came close), lives with a bunch of fellow unattached fellas and is continually annoyed by the world whether it be by the minutiae or the wider political aspect. To add to his woes British Gas have just sent him a bill for over £2000 for a property that doesn't even exist.

Some of Millerick's rhetoric is pretty obvious and safely left wing – such as the observation that the British Museum is full of other countries' stuff. But elsewhere he begins to head off into right wing territory then pulls back to reveal the lefty liberal again; Millerick refuses to recycle (bad Guardian reader) then reveals the true problem – supermarkets constantly shoving packaging at us that we don't want or need. He's an interesting and persuasive debater with some lovely observations particularly concerning people hanging out in NHS hospital car parks. The show just needs a bit more work.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 26 Aug, 10.50pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Garrett Millerick: Does it Matter?

  • 3 stars

Schadenfreude Productions Ltd. …and if it matters, does it matter that it matters? A one-man tour de force that will demonstrate just how philosophically satisfying and politically motivating sitting down and doing absolutely nothing can be. 'Storytelling is clearly in Millerick's genome … a solidly enjoyable way to see…