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Carey Marx



Carey Marx has been a circuit favourite for years, mixing his own blend of dark humour with his mischievous and gleeful delivery.  His willful disregard for the controversial and delicate is tempered beautifully by his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.  This  hilarious mix of edgy topics and playful gagsmithery can be seen at all the top clubs across the country with Marx regularly playing Jongleurs, Komedia and The Comedy Store and annually compering Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury Festivals.

Carey has taken shows to numerous Edinburgh Festival Fringes. His most successful festival being 2013, in which he took his new show 'Intensive Carey'. Carey received an incredible eight 4 and 5 star reviews for his show concerning his ill health over the last year.

Alongside his stand up, Carey has recorded a popular weekly topical podcast with comedian Barry Castagnola, called "The Proper Gander". The hilarious show has received 5 star reviews from listeners and is available through iTunes.


Carey regularly comperes the best clubs in the country and plays at the most prestigious festivals.  His first solo show to appear at the Leicester Comedy Festival won a nomination for Best Show.

In 2013, Carey took his new show 'Intensive Carey' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show was based on several heart attacks that Carey had suffered in August 2012 and received numerous 4 and 5 star reviews.

Carey has performed all over the world including a run in the Middle East and he performed at the New Zealand Comedy Festival for the first time in 2010 scooping the award for Best International Show.

In 2011 Carey returned to the New Zealand Comedy Festival to perform, where he was awarded the prize of Best International Show for the second time- making him the only act in the history of the festival to achieve such a feat. He also took another fantastic new show 'Laziness And Stuff' to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Abominable, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
Intensive Carey, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Laziness And Stuff, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011
Scoundrel, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010
The Doom Gloom Boom, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2009
Careyness, New Zealand Comedy Festival 2009
Careyness, Leicester Comedy Festival 2009
Careyness, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008
Sincerity Aside, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007
Onomatopoeia Society III, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007
White Night, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006
Marry Me, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2005
Albino Hunter, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2003

Latitude Festival
Reading Festival
Leeds Festival
New Zealand Comedy Festival
Brisbane Comedy Festival
Sydney Comedy Festival
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Glastonbury Festival MC 2004-2009
Bestival 2008

Slam Channel 4

The Jack Docherty Show Channel 5
Gas Channel 4
The Stand Up Show BBC1
Trick on Two BBC2
Loose Women ITV
Faking It  Channel 4
Comedy Cuts ITV2
Comedy Blue Paramount (2006 & 2007)
World Stands Up Paramount
BBC Breakfast BBC1 (July 2008 & Oct 2008)

Newzoids, Citrus Television, 2015
Marry Me  2006 Publisher: Headline Review
Carey has written sketches that have appeared on the BBC and is currently writing for Nick Doody’s radio show Bigipedia.


"The guy is sharp... the star of the show was Marx, whose formula is simple. He's up there telling funny stories about things like his beef with a Jehovah's Witness, and why he hates being told off all the time. But it's where he takes these simple situations and subjects that makes him a must-see." NZ Herald

"If you're into the darker side of comedy, Carey Marx is your beacon of pop-whimsy. He's got the style down pat, a voice and swagger that creates the effect of a drunk child, albeit a devilish one that has no filter when it comes to speaking its mind. Marx is a cheeky intellectual... comedic gold... the master of black comedy... It's a voice that lets you laugh at the dark stuff." Coup De Main Magazine

"He promises us his most depressing hour of comedy yet. I have never been happier during an hour of social anxiety in my life.... Doom Gloom Boom is a perfect late-night show. Carey lures you into his world of observation and clever philosophising and by the end, although he hasn't given you the key to solving the boom in doom and gloom, he does show you how much there is to laugh at, and that has to be a good start, right?" Theatre View

"He knows how to charm an audience. He is filthy, he is naughty and he is very funny." Craccum

"Black comedy is a tough game to master. But Carey Marx has it down pat- and is seriously the master of his game...What I loved about Doom Gloom Boom is the fact that it's highly intelligent comedy which worries about what's on the horizon for life in the UK (and ultimately globally) - Marx is a fiercely clever comic whose ideas are wonderfully expounded upon during his time on stage." TVNZ

"Marx is clearly a top-drawer writer, combining intelligent comment with teasingly edgy wit... the hour moves with seamless ease from puerile to the political, from the whimsical to the sick, and always with cheeky charm and powerful punchlines" **** Chortle

"Carey Marx is a criminally overlooked comedian. He's an extraordinarily talented stand-up who reaches into the genre's darkest corners with a tickling stick. Delivering his black thoughts with a cheeky smile, he is an endearing host and only those who want to be offended by what he's got to say will be offended by what he's got to say. The rest of us will be in stitches... he makes the world a better place. **** Metro

"Utterly brilliant" **** The Skinny

“Marx is no empty-headed shock comic, causing offence for offence’s sake. Here he intelligently argues his case for every sick topic, every taboo word, that features in his set. He’s thought about this stuff – a lot … This is a show about the power and beauty of language, as much as anything, though it just happens to be illustrated with some corking yet hardcore gags, too.”  Chortle

“His delivery is assured, and it has to be when dealing with this subject matter. His slick, twisted logic sees him take his own arguments and turn them on their head, making you question your own assumptions.”  Broadway Baby

“Few comedians put as much consideration into their routines as Marx clearly has … jokes which come at an astonishing rate, and rarely miss their mark … essential viewing.”  The Fest

“It's a skill to make a whole room guffaw to stories about suicide, disability and mass death, and Marx pulls the task off effortlessly, aided by his cheeky grin and passion for words. There are some truly joyous moments in his set: both when he's diving head-first in the darkest realms of comedy, and when he lightens the tone.”  Metro

“He is just "Evil" in a cute devilish way.”  One 4 Review

“Marx has a way of deconstructing language’s absurdities which is brainy and funny at the same time.

Marx tells us he cares about words, and he more than proves that you can make hilarious comedy that is thought provoking and conscious of both its freedoms and its responsibilities.” The Stage

“Marx's slick delivery lends itself to clever verbal comedy, while his flexible features can switch in an instant from cheeky schoolboy grin to menacing stare.” The Scotsman

 “Anecdotally debauched … But if his lines are frequently sick, they're elegantly written, too, and there's a childlike glee to his naughtiness … Underrated and for the most part criminally overlooked.” The Herald

"Hilariously demented” Edinburgh Evening News

 “This may seem like a dangerous selection of topics for a midday slot at a middle-class festival but Marx is smart, with writing that is well structured, clever and slickly delivered. So rather than cause offensive, he is actually charming and very, very funny.” Chortle (Latitude Festival)

"Excellent.”  The Guardian.

“Unbelievably Funny.”  Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

“The man has a wicked sense of humour … a star in waiting”  One 4 Review

"highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerizing show” Edinburgh Guide

“He is a masterful styalist, gracefully switching from surrealism to sardonic irony.”  Skinny Fest

“a truly winning hour of entertainment”  Metro