Carey Marx – Hero of the People 5***** - One4Review
one4review | On 13, Aug 2016
If you are searching for a hero, then there is one lurking deep in the underworld below the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh’s old town and that hero is a 50 year old guy with a wicked sense of humour.
Marx has always written and delivered a quality hour on his Fringe visits and this one is of the same pedigree. He is witty, he is observational, and he paints verbal pictures with his writing that are almost tangible as he leads the packed audience through a master class of comedy that at times can be really dark, but are tempered by his cheeky grin.
He opines on railway quiet coaches, acceptable behaviour by passengers and train managers, dating, his Jewish heritage, previous medical history, and his trip to the Melbourne comedy festival and a whole host of other topics too.
I am not sure how many of the audience were aware of him prior to the start of the show, but boy did they grow to know him and loved what they saw.
As part of the PBH Free Fringe entry to the show is free but a bucket collection is taken at the end of the performance. Do go and dig deep. He is worth it.
Reviewed by Geoff
Liquid Room Annexe
17.00 to 18.00
Until 28th (not 17th)