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Carey Marx – Laziness And Stuff (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Measuring his set perfectly from start to finish, with this finely tuned and well-polished routine Carey Marx manages to capture the audience in the palm of his hand. He nimbly drifts from standard chat about sex and relationships into examining social relationships, the nuances of marriages, and before long, a questioning of feminism; it’s a neat package, as with this kind of winsome persona (like a friendlier Doug Stanhope), he nonetheless manages to explore without preaching or patronising. Though his pace is at times overplayed, it’s a charming and gentle performance which is propped up by its own craft. Seldom do Fringe audiences see such a finished routine, and with it, Marx creates an enticing show.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 10.15pm (11.15pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp53.
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