July 15: Glenn Wool and Carey Marx
Two world class comedians performing the new one hour shows they take to this years Edinburgh Festival.
– Goodbye Scars. Glenn has long been tipped as a future big comedy star and is making good good on that promise in brilliantly entertaining style. Now a UK resident after cutting his comedy teeth on the Canadian circuit, Wool’s personifies the notion of a rock and roll comedian, living the high octane life on the road and loving the license to hit taboo topics hard onstage or head off for some suitably silly whimsy if the mood takes him. “Goodbye angel, goodbye star, goodbye feathers, goodbye scars, good buy feeling, good buy wars, good buy sweaters, good buy stores.
‘One of the sharpest minds, craftiest turns of phrase and most extravagant imaginations on the Fringe’
Carey Marx – Careyness. started his performing career as a world class sleight of hand magician before graduating to producing equally amazing feats of mind-bending comedy. As his storming club sets show, he is superb gag writer, hitting one brilliant gag after another, often in shocking, but hilarious territory. A series of excellent Edinburgh performances have featured exposes of the UK’s fast growing albino situation “one strange, complex and utterly compelling hour” www.chortle.co.uk, and a project to find and marry a wife by the end of the festival, last year going back to basics with a solid hour of top gags. What will 2008 hold? The Fringe guide says this: “Compelling as a full and freshly shaven moon, uncomfortable as wooden underpants, this show runs naked through a cactus field.”
‘Efficient, original and potent … very, very funny’
Old Joint Stock Theatre, 4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY
£10/£7 8pm 0121 200 0946
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