Stand Up For The Weekend with CAREY MARX & CO
8.45pm (doors 7.45pm) Hen & Chicken, 210 North St, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JF
£11 ADV/ £13 ON THE DAY ONLINE/ £13 DOOR
with CAREY MARX
also featuring MARK SIMMONS plus compere
"Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy." The Scotsman
Carey Marx is an unapologetic gagsmith. The jokes are short and sharp, often uncomfortably so, as any morality is sacrificed on the altar of quick laughs. And there’s no better way of guaranteeing a reaction than storming headlong into decidedly dodgy territory.
There’s plenty here for the connoisseur of comedy writing. The lines are efficient, original and potent – and rarely fail to blindside the audience.
And they come at a blistering rate, thanks to a hugely economical delivery. He doesn’t go out of the way to befriend an audience, yet there is a subtle charm and intelligence to him, even when the material is blatantly offensive.
"Anecdotally debauched … But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness." The Herald
"Hilariously demented" Edinburgh Evening News