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MARCH 18-24 • 2019

LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

Carey Marx

'The Grumpy Pom'

THURS MAR 21
FRI MAR 22
SAT MAR 23
9.00pm

The Cock 'n' Bull

Wellington Street, Launceston

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‘What it really takes to achieve all your dreams is a long long sleep,’ says Carey in his funniest grumpiest show yet.

The award-winning comedian is unhappy: even clown clothes don’t fit him and he’s not allowed to take his emotional-support-gun on planes.

‘Comedy of the most cerebral variety’ - The Herald.
‘Essential Viewing’ - Fest Magazine.
‘Supremely-crafted comedy’ - The LIST.

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‘What it really takes to achieve all your dreams is a long long sleep,’ says Carey in his funniest grumpiest show yet.

The award-winning comedian is unhappy: even clown clothes don’t fit him and he’s not allowed to take his emotional-support-gun on planes.

‘Comedy of the most cerebral variety’ - The Herald.
‘Essential Viewing’ - Fest Magazine.
‘Supremely-crafted comedy’ - The LIST.

Carey is also part of the 'Best of British' at The Plough Inn.

Carey is currently performing his new show, Carey Carey Quite Contrary, at the Edinburgh Festival. Taking a lesson from Donald Trump, Carey’s decided to become arrogant, certain and unapologetic. What happens when he’s above reproach? Greatness happens. Yes, everything Carey turns his hand to becomes magically magnificent.

Goodbye integrity and humility. Hello delusion and dishonesty.

His previous twelve solo shows have been described as, ‘Quite brutal, in a darkly comic Quentin Tarantino kind of way’ (Chortle), ‘Comedy of the most cerebral variety’ (Herald), ‘Essential Viewing’ (Fest), ‘Supremely-crafted comedy’ (List), ‘Awkward misfit Marx has a genius for the unexpected and hilarious left turns’ (Guardian), ‘Such a devilish grin, that you can only admire him for being such a magnificent bastard’ (The Scotsman).

In 2012, Carey had a heart attack and wrote a highly acclaimed show, Intensive Carey, about his battle back to health. He quickly became Britain’s top heart attack comedian (apart from in Scotland where there are bound to be loads).

Carey’s early career saw him performing as a world-class sleight of hand magician, illusionist, hypnotist, psychic, medium, and creator of the unusual. He performed at the lavish James Bond parties, for the Rolling Stones at Bill Wyman’s wedding, and private events for royalty. He was even booked to entertain Princess Beatrice at her birthday party when she was two. She cried a lot. Yes, Carey has made a princess cry.

He has performed on a sinking ship, on ice, and as a rabbit. (Those were three different shows. And he wasn’t booked to perform on a sinking ship; it just worked out that way).

After dropping the props, Carey established himself firmly as one of the top stand-up comedians from the British circuit, playing all the most prestigious clubs and festivals. He has performed in every continent and claims to have travelled more in his life than he has stood still.

A circuit veteran, Marx concocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His wilful disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places. An international multi-award winner, Carey is no stranger to screen or radio with credits ranging from Channel 4’s Gas to BBC One’s The Stand Up Show as well as his own radio show, Intensive Carey (BBC Radio 4) adapted from his wildly successful 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show of the same title in 2015. With such a unique voice it is no surprise that Marx has written for the likes of Newzoids (ITV), The Now Show, (Radio 4), and Nick Doody’s Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4). Join Carey this Fringe at his life-pondering, behaviour-dissecting, twisted, brutal and honest best.

‘Quite brutal, in a darkly comic Quentin Tarantino kind of way’ - Chortle.co.uk

FUN FACTS

Writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Intensive Carey

Twice winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival

Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominee