International EDINBURGH PREVIEWS

Tuesday 25 July

Doors: Doors 8pm 1st Show - 8.30pm 2nd Show 9.45pm

Tickets: £7/5 Available from http://www.wegottickets.com/location/1003

A chance to catch two full shows for less than the price of one before they go up to the Edinburgh Festival.  We aim to recreate the true Edinburgh experience – no audience, no pay for the acts, great fun!  We have an enviable record in predicting the big-hit shows before they win awards

ED BYRNE

SPOILER ALERT

 

I originally intended to call the show I’ll Millennial You in a Minute, but my promoter considered the title 'off-puttingly baffling'. That’s my own chainsaw in the photo, by the way. ‘Comedy’s Holy Grail’ (Sunday Times). Most recently seen on Dara and Ed’s Road To Mandalay and various Mock The Weeks, Ed has become a household name from his multiple BBC TV appearances. TV career aside, his live work has built up legions of fans. Ed remains the observational stand-up to see and his live work is not to be missed!

 


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).

 

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Ed Byrne , Carey Marx