Carey Marx

Carey Marx concocts his own blend of dark humour with mischief and glee. His wilful disregard for the controversial and taboo is tempered with his ability to find joy in the most unexpected places.

An international multi-award winner, Carey is no stranger to screen or radio with credits ranging from Channel 4’s Gas to BBC One’s The Stand Up Show as well as his own radio show, Intensive Carey (BBC Radio 4) adapted from his wildly successful 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show of the same title in 2015. With such a unique voice it is no surprise that Marx has written for the likes of Newzoids (ITV), The Now Show, (Radio 4), and Nick Doody’s Bigipedia (BBC Radio 4).

Back in 2012, Carey had a heart attack and wrote a highly acclaimed show, Intensive Carey, about his battle back to health. He quickly became Britain’s top heart attack comedian (apart from in Scotland where there are bound to be loads). Carey’s early career saw him performing as a world-class sleight of hand magician, illusionist, hypnotist, psychic, medium, and creator of the unusual. He performed at the lavish James Bond parties, for the Rolling Stones at Bill Wyman’s wedding, and private events for royalty. He was even booked to entertain Princess Beatrice at her birthday party when she was two. She cried a lot. Yes, Carey has made a princess cry. He has performed on a sinking ship, on ice, and as a rabbit. (Those were three different shows. And he wasn’t booked to perform on a sinking ship; it just worked out that way).

After dropping the props, Carey established himself firmly as one of the top stand-up comedians from the British circuit, playing all the most prestigious clubs and festivals. He has performed in every continent and claims to have travelled more in his life than he has stood still.