Carey Marx – Scoundrel

Published: Tue 15 Mar 2011 11:14 AM
March 15
Carey Marx – Scoundrel
Crowd Favourite Returns with an account of lying too well
(Auckland Apr 30-May 7. Wellington May 9-14)
Carey Marx is a SCOUNDREL, a rascal and very occasionally a rogue. But he is never a fraud. Well, not anymore.
In his early days Carey was a medium, an above average medium! His methods consisted of lying. It’s not like anyone can check with their dead dad.
Here is a true story of a formative moment, and of exploitation by someone who now knows better. Here is a moral tale about not getting caught. Here is an account of lying too well and going too far.
Carey Marx impressed local audiences on debut at the 2009 NZ International Comedy Festival receiving the award for ‘Best International Show’. He returned in 2010 with sell-out seasons of two of his solo shows, ‘Careyness’, in which he counted down the 10 most offensive words or topics in stand-up comedy, and his second show, ‘Doom Gloom Boom’ which targeted the global exploitation of the boom in doom in gloom.
In 2011 Marx returns to the festival with another edgy, politically incorrect show, SCOUNDREL. This is Carey at his most responsible revisiting himself at his most deplorable, exposing some tricks of his old trade and, finally, admitting that it’s just not nice to con people using confidential information, emotional manipulation, and accurate guesswork.
‘Rambling and mischievous, he's a bit like Peter Pan's evil twin’ – New Zealand Herald.
‘A genius for the unexpected and hilarious left turns’ – The Guardian UK.
“… highly engaging, devilish, menacing and totally mesmerising show. The writing is clever, delivery crisp, timing perfect and the result is original and very funny.
– Edinburgh Guide
Auckland: Sat 30 Apr to Sat 7 May / 8-30pm
The Classic - 321 Queen St, Auckland
Wellington: Mon 9 to Sat 14 May / 8:30pm
San Francisco Bathhouse, Cuba St, Wellington
Bookings at Ph 0800Ticketek / Online @
Sue May, publicist,
Scott Blanks, promoter,

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