The Edinburgh Fringe Archives – Carey Marx (Intensive Carey, 2013)
Carey Marx’ Fringe in 2013 is the sort of one-line elevator pitch that Hollywood loves – ‘I had to cancel my show in 2012 because I had a heart attack… let’s talk about that in 2013’.
Marx was already an accomplished storyteller who had that delightful ability to keep the story on the straight and narrow but twist everything else just a little, under the surface, and capture the audience. Intensive Carey – which is still a fabulous pun nearly ten years later – did just that.
“There is no doubt that Carey is an superb writer and performer, he makes mileage out of the whole life altering experience tugging on the audiences emotions at times, also making you laugh at the indignities and fear he suffered during the ad days. As a master painter uses paint for his art, Marx uses his words and writing to paint a picture as vividly yet his impish sense of humour is never far from the surface.”
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The Fringe is also family, and knowing that Carey was absent in 2012 meant that so many people – including myself – were delighted just to have him back. This show, just as many others, started in an incredibly relatable place. So let’s go back to 2013, go back to welcome Carey back to the Gilded Balloon, and experience some Intensive Carey.