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Emotional Black Male: Marlon Davis picture

Wed 31st Jul - Sun 25th Aug

Marlon Davis

@ Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

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Emotional Black Male: Marlon Davis

Following a near-fatal, life-changing accident, comedian and actor Marlon Davis returns to the Fringe with his new show Emotional Black Male.

Three years ago, Marlon was involved in an accident which left him comatosed – and he was lucky it wasn’t worse. His frontal lobe was damaged, he suffered three brain haemorrhages, and experienced temporary aphasia (inability to speak or understand speech) as a result. All in all, not the usual basis for comedy show material.

As Marlon began to recover, however, he was forced to relearn much of what he had previously taken for granted – and this included his own notion of himself. As his physical health turned a corner and he saw a light at the end of the tunnel, the question had to be asked: 'Do I continue being this happy-go-lucky, carefree person or am I now ‘woke’ as a result of traumatic experience?'.

And now, in Marlon’s gripping new show, he’ll divulge the answer as best he can…