Climb aboard the ship for a comedy work-in-progress double-bill from two critically acclaimed comedians
Garrett is an acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and director. He is an increasing force to be reckoned with on the UK Circuit and in the few short years since debuting in new act competitions he has established a reputation as one of the stand out live acts of his generation.
In 2018 his breakout show Sunflower became one of the best reviewed and most talked about shows of The Edinburgh Festival. The show played to packed houses throughout the month, and an additional show at The Pleasance Cabaret Bar was added due to phenomenal demand. Already a fixture at the country’s most respected comedy clubs, in 2017 Garrett became one of a new generation of comedians to be making regular weekend appearances at the world-famous Comedy Store.
As well as being in demand on both the alternative and club circuits in the UK, Garrett’s stand up has seen him tour Europe, Australia and Asia.
His debut radio sitcom Do Gooders was recently recorded for Amazon’s Audible platform with an all-star cast featuring Jack Dee and Meera Syal and produced by Hat Trick Productions.
The Best Shows of Edinburgh 2018 The Guardian
‘A virtuoso display of unforgivingly grumpy stand up delivered with fire in his soul’ ★★★★ ½Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘This brave and winning hour certainly pulls no punches’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Wickedly funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
Pierre is a regular correspondent in BBC2’s The Mash Report hosted by Nish Kumar and performed on the most recent series of Stand Up Central on Comedy Central. He previously had a regular role in the three-part Channel 4 Comedy Blap, Outsiders, as well as appearing in the Joke Thieves pilot for BBC2 opposite Marcus Brigstocke, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live and 4OD’s comedy series Taxi Gags and a guest on Frank Skinner’s Radio 4 panel show The Rest is History.
An acclaimed live act, Pierre has supported Hal Cruttenden and Gary Delaney on their national tours and was nominated for Best Club Comic at the 2017 Chortle Awards for two years running. His previous Edinburgh shows have been well received by both audience and critics alike, with his latest show being announced as the seventh best reviewed comedy show across the entire Edinburgh Festival in 2017, and receiving five-star reviews from The Metro and EdFestMag, and four-star reviews from The Scotsman.
Previous Edinburgh shows have received five-star reviews from ThreeWeeks, One4Review and four-star reviews in The Times, Chortle and The List. He is a past winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off and has previously received nominations for Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards, the Amused Moose Comedy Award, and Best Debutant at The Skinny Awards.
‘Dawn of a major talent’ The Guardian
‘A show packed full of belly laughs…impressively well written, perfectly building and building and rich with detail…Novellie delivers it all with real astuteness and skill’ ★★★★★ The Metro
‘a big presence…He will go far.’ ★★★★ The Times
‘Pierre Novellie is wonderful…A tremendous presence’ ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Wry, confident observational comedy…hilarious.’ The Sunday Times
‘Slick and slightly offbeat… sometimes redolent of Eddie Izzard’ Chortle
‘A genuinely hilarious comedian’ ★★★★★ Three Weeks
About the season
A raft of the best comedians in the country jump aboard Cutty Sark to preview their shows before they head to Edinburgh.
See these big names and soon-to-be-stars just days before they appear at the festival. Belly laughs guaranteed.