Archive :: production:T01616321883, comedy:S539430664, venue:V1035
Garret Millerick isn't usually a contrary man. But sometimes life is contrary all on its own. Last year, Garrett made a call to arms for Edinburgh shows not to be judged by whether or not they have a theme. That's kind of been his long term shtick. And he had marketed this new show in particular, as one free from lecturers, free from politics, entirely non didactic and with absolutely, positively, no sad stories. But sometimes you don't need to go looking for a sad story to twist and shape into an hour long show. Sometimes the sad story finds you. And it sinks it's teeth into your life and it seeps into every bit of your world, until you find yourself, two months from the start of the 2018 Edinburgh festival, at the beginning of previewing and finessing your "jokes for people who like laughing" show, when you realise that show isn't going to get finished, because you're entirely at the mercy of a story that's consumed you. Because when you plunge from excited father-to-be, to grieving the loss of that future, and then to having no more time to grieve because now you're watching in terror as your wife loses half the blood in her body on a hospital bed... it's hard to think about anything else.