Garrett Millerick: Smile

  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


The critically acclaimed, Breakthrough Act 2019 Award nominee returns with a defiant battle cry against the gloom – Smile. Critics Choice: The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The iPaper, The Metro, and Time Out. ‘Wickedly funny’ **** (Scotsman). ‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ **** (Times). ‘A big hitting stand-up set’ (Guardian). ‘A virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand-up delivered with fire in his soul’ ****½ ( ‘Fast becoming one of the best there is’ ( **** (Sunday Times). **** (Mirror).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Elizabeth Latham 86 days ago

Perceptive, clever, very funny. An hour of uncomfortable truths delivered with energy and biting wit. Highly entertaining, and I'd love to see him on tour.

Lorraine Terry 92 days ago

Quite simply perfect

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 82 days ago

Garrett Millerick brings his trademark grouchy comedy back to the Fringe after his 2018 smash-hit show Sunflower wowed audiences with its heartfelt ‘sad bit’. This year’s effort, Smile, promises to be just stories and jokes and, for the most part, is a decent hour of comedy. Millerick delivers his set with...

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The Times [paywall] (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

Garrett Millerick was noticed at the Fringe last year with a terrific hour that was given surprising amounts of emotional substance by the way he worked his wife’snear-death experience into the narrative. This year, as the big-bearded, booming 36-year-old is quick to admit, it’s just funny stuff. Positive stuff: couldn’t...

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Voice Mag (5/5 stars) 88 days ago

Smile was supposed to be a show about positivity in a world that is filled with nothing but doom and gloom around every corner. I don’t think that quite worked out but what came from the wreckage was even better than I could’ve imagined.

Smile is essentially an hour long rant, with infectious comedy and irrefutable arguments. Garrett pulls no punches and he’s gunning for everyone. Gym rats, eco warriors, highly offensive shows from his childhood (Men Behaving Badly) that have no place in this #metoo era (take note Netflix) and Emma “fucking” Thompson – yeah, he’s really not happy with that last one.

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One4Review (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

Sunflower, the 2018 show by Garrett Millerick swiftly became a popular and critically acclaimed success, partly due to the sad bit, that being his wife and her near brush with death. But he has a problem this year, no potential tragedy or disasters in his personal life. What to do?...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

As he notes at the top of his hour, Garrett Millerick had one of 2019's copper-bottomed Fringe hits. And happily, he didn't require his wife almost dying again to inspire a follow-up. He just needed cynical pressure from the comedy industry, professional anxiety and countless aspects of modern life that...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 91 days ago

At the end of Garrett Millerick’s mind blowing set he leaves us with this thought: Long after this show, when you’re watching a panel show, or some other comic, you’re going to think of me and the sweaty hour we just spent in this basement and you’re going to smile....

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Chortle (4/5 stars) 93 days ago

Garrett Millerick became one of the word-of-mouth hits of last year’s Fringe with a show that blasted through jaundiced suspicions surrounding the ‘sad bit’ when he told of his partner’s brush with death in the final third of a blistering show. ...

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Radio HA-HA (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

Millerick’s ‘SMiLE’ is a wonderful “FUCK YOU” to almost everything and everyone. From “morally bankrupt flesh sacks” to Millennials who seem to be angry about everything. ‘SMiLE’ shows the absurdity in our obsession with being unhappy. Whether it’s Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ and the joy we get from watching a world renowned Chef bully small restaurant owners; or Emma Thompson’s support at the Rebellion Extinction protests – People just seem to be “taking holidays in other people’s misery.”

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The List (4/5 stars) 101 days ago

Another simmering gag-filled opinionated delight...

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