Carey Marx: Intensive Carey

Carey Marx: Intensive Carey. Carey Marx.

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Stand-up show starring Carey Marx performed on the following days in August 2013...

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I laughed at everything until I had a heart attack. Now I'm laughing at that. 'A real joy' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'Thoughtful, shocking, hilarious' **** (Skinny). 'A solid cascade of laughs' **** (Chortle.co.uk). 'A genuinely funny and interesting hour of comedy' **** (Fest). Best International Show, New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009, 2011.

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An unexplained absence was felt at last year's Fringe; an unsettling vibe that haunted our industry. Where was the Fringe veteran Carey Marx? He'd been a festival stalwart since 2003, captivating the audiences with his comic brutality and mischievous, gleeful delivery...

Alas, Carey was unable to perform last year due to a minor affliction they call a 'heart attack'. But he survived, and the aftereffect is that it has given Carey further material to twist into this darkly shocking new hour of playful humour. After all, this is a laughing matter, and the perfect idea for an Edinburgh show.

Intensive Carey delves into the repercussions of a life-changing experience. What happens when something so profound impacts your life? On hearing his doctor's orders ("Mr Marx, if you have another heart attack, go immediately to a hospital. Do not, I repeat, do not consider masturbating"), Carey was forced to review some bad decisions in life. This show is about hospitals, a blanket, monsters and an empty drawer. It's about people, animals and things. It's about an hour. Witness the survival of the un-fittest.

The only comic to win the New Zealand Comedy Festival Best International Show Award twice, Carey has a natural ability to find joy in the most unexpected places and this new show will be no exception. A regular favourite at London's Comedy Store as well as various other comedy clubs across the country, he can often be seen compering Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury festivals. He has also written two novels, appeared on various TV programmes from Slam (Channel 4) to The Stand Up Show (BBC One), written sketches that have appeared on the BBC, and co-wrote on Bigipedia for BBC Radio 4.