Garrett Millerick: A Selection of Things I’ve Said to Taxi Drivers
- Brian Donaldson
- 30 August 2015
This article is from 2015.
A challenging hour taking aim at sacred cows and easy targets
A man spoke to Garrett Millerick after a recent show and expressed his disappointment at the distinct lack of taxi-driver material. If you come to this hour assuming to have cosy liberal values being wrapped in comedic cotton wool, you too might leave feeling, at worst traumatised, at best challenged: but isn’t the latter what all credible artistic endeavours should be doing?
At heart, you suspect Millerick is probably a fan of feminism, environmental concerns and gay marriage, but he is extremely capable of uncovering tiny loopholes within them that he can drive a very animated argument through. The result is watching a man slaughter one sacred cow after another with the fervour of a wild preacher who has been stuck alone in a room for an inconsiderate period of time.
Not that he is incapable of taking aim at more predictable targets, so Facebook and the US gun lobby also get roughly brought down and in ways that we have heard before. The scattershot nature of Millerick’s 2015 show means that no overarching ideal taking hold: it’s just someone having a good old rant. He definitely has a top-drawer show in his armoury if he can vent his fury with a more focussed lens.
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