Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management by Arrangement with Glorious Talent presents

Carey Marx: Intensive Carey

  • Wed 28 – Sat 31 May, 9pm
  • Wed & Thur £10. Fri & Sat £12.50 (£10)

‘Sharp, sweet, cheeky, cynical, romantic and rude as he ever was. Rarely is cardiac failure this funny.’
★★★★ Chortle

Comedian Carey Marx survived a heart attack, but not without some heart death. Well, they say follow your heart, and Carey helplessly did as his marriage, life and career started dying too. Not being the type to give up, Carey kept trying, until he became the type to give up. Soon, his heart became so weak he could not tell jokes without actually dying.
Witness the survival of the unfittest and a story that comes straight from the remains of Carey’s heart.

Directed by Amanda Baker

Carey Marx has written and performed 9 highly acclaimed solo shows, written for The Now Show and Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4).
He has had a book published called Marry Me. He has appeared on The Stand Up Show (BBC1), Loose Women (ITV), BBC Breakfast (BBC1), Edinburgh Live (BBC3), Seven Days (TVNZ), Comedy Convoy (Documentary TV3NZ), Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4) and many others.

He is the only performer to twice win Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival (2009 and 2011)

For ages 16+
Running time: Approx 60 minutes

‘This is a brilliant, deeply personal performance… A brush with death really shouldn’t be this funny.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘The blackly comic, deeply personal story about his brush with mortality had provided Marx with material which perfectly suits his line in smart, shocking humour.’
★★★★ List

‘Comedy at its best.’
★★★★ Fest

‘Thoughtful, shocking and hilarious.’
★★★★ The Skinny

‘It’s a real joy to see a comic at his gleeful best.’
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News