For quite a while now, Garrett Millerick has been making a call to arms for Edinburgh shows not to be judged by whether or not they have a theme. He is performing a show in Edinburgh this August titled Sunflower, which is at The Tron until 26th August.

Garrett spoke with The Fountain about his show and plans for whilst he is in Edinburgh.

TF: You are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, how exciting?

Yes, it is isn’t it. The question mark at the end of that statement makes it sound like you’re wary of asking a question in case I’m bored of the whole festival. I’m not, it is exciting.

TF: Your show certainly sounds intriguing, what is the premise?

It’s an Edinburgh show that wasn’t intended to be an Edinburgh show but it became one in spite of itself.

TF: And what drove the project, where did your influences lie?

Necessity. I didn’t expect to have to take months off comedy in the middle of writing a fringe show. But sometimes life is what happens when you’re making other plans. So I was aiming to do an hour of stand up, I’d got half way there and now I’m doing the beginning of that show and then a show about how I couldn’t finish that show. It’s interesting to perform it, the previews have been great.

TF: Have you been to the Fringe before, is there anything you are keen to see whilst in Edinburgh?

I have, I’ve been many times. I’m going to pay the castle a visit, and the bridge.

TF: And what are your future plans beyond Sunflower?

I’ve got some air miles I need to use, so I’ll probably take the wife somewhere with a bit of sunshine.

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower, The Tron, 1st – 26th August (Not 14th), 5pm