EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: Phil Nichol & Carey Marx
Phil Nichol: Your Wrong
Trump. Your wrong. Brexit. Your wrong. Facebook. Your wrong. Tinder. Your wrong. Religion. Your wrong. Fashion. Your wrong. Grammar. Your wrong! We are being watched. Whether it’s the grammar Nazis on the internet, the court of public opinion in the media, the government through our smart phones, the aliens from deep in the crust of the moons of Jupiter, or by God himself, we are being monitored. The pressure to “get it right” is tremendous! Right? Your Wrong questions the nature of understanding and explores our modern day need to be right about everything.
Carey Marx: The Afterwife
Carey’s marriage has crumbled and he now finds himself single at the age of 51. He turns to his guitar, carrying it everywhere and writing songs about everything. But it’s not a midlife crisis or a strange depression according to one of his songs he wrote one night while sleeping with his guitar. Soon, his relationship with his guitar becomes as complicated as the one with his wife. The guitar wants a divorce.
In this savagely introspective show, Carey tries to come to terms with failure, disappointment, enthusiasm and freedom. His cynicism becomes inextricable married to dark cold reality. But don’t fear, nothing is too dark, cold or real for Carey.
Carey Marx is the writer and star of BBC Radio 4’s Intensive Carey, twice winner of Best International Show at the New Zealand Comedy Festival, and Leicester Comedy Festival Best Show nominee.
His previous eleven solo shows have been described as, ‘Quite brutal, in a darkly comic Quentin Tarantino kind of way’ (Chortle), ‘Comedy of the most cerebral variety’ (Herald), ‘Essential Viewing’ (Fest), ‘Supremely-crafted comedy’ (List), ‘Awkward misﬁt Marx has a genius for the unexpected and hilarious left turns’ (Guardian), ‘Such a devilish grin, that you can only admire him for being such a magnificent bastard’ (The Scotsman).
‘Anecdotally debauched’ Herald ★★★★★
‘A comic at his gleeful best’ Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★
‘Highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerizing’ Edinburgh Guide ★★★★★
‘Supremely crafted comedy’ List ★★★★
‘The mocking stance and unremitting march of cold logic will reduce you to howls of laughter’ Daily Mail ★★★★
7.30pm-8.30pm Phil Nichol
8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval
8.45pm-9.45pm approx Carey Marx
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING // AGES 16+ // THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN OUR SMALLER ROOM – THE KOMEDIA STUDIO