Some new photos

Excuse me, did you know that if you go to the photos page you will be able to see some nice new photos of me looking pretty. Hope you like them. If you don’t you can keep your comments to yourself.

There’s No Going Back Now

Alright there,

How are you coping with loosing that hour today? Hope it’s not made you late for anything. I have been a busy Chris Cox recently for I’ve had to get everything ready to confirm that I’ll be doing the Edinburgh Festival again this year. So it’s been a mad few weeks of photoshoots, show titles, 40 words to explain the show, 100 words to explain the show, design meetings, poster ideas, show ideas, show writing, meeting with people, bits of filming for a secret thing which I’ll tell you about some other time, re-writing material, getting ready for my Udderbelly show on the 12th May and occasionally sleeping and eating. Oh I also got a hair cut. Nothing drastic.

So there is no going back now, Edinburgh is happening, the show has a title, tricks are being devised, and very soon I’ll start taking my trick ideas and banging them together into a script. Before I know it I’ll be making props, doing previews and heading up to Edinburgh. Scary how it all creeps up on you. Of course before that I have one final outing for Mind Over Patter which is selling nicely, it’ll be good fun and it’d be lovely to see you there. I might even have some cool bits of merchandise to sell. Then again, I might not, we’ll just have to wait and see whether I get my ass into gear doing it.

I have had some lovely photos taken by the rather brilliant Rich Hardcastle for the new show, I’m really chuffed with how they’ve come out, and have turned into quite the poser of late. He got some nice headshots, some nice ones of me in a lift, some of me on a chair, everything you could want really. I will be placing them in the gallery / image section of this website sometime soon, but for now, while I log off the internet and get to learning a script, I shall give you a little sneak peek of one of the shots. Hope you like it.

Speak soon

Chris x

Snapping Cox

I really should stop punning in my blog titles shouldn’t I? Anyway, hello, hope you’re enjoying some sunshine.

With Edinburgh stuff starting to hot up (read me spending a lot of time in front of my mac trying to come up with the show, with tricks and amazement but at the moment no jokes) it means I must get ready to be photographed. This Friday I’m having a new shoot done with a bloody brilliant photographer and am trying to come up with some ideas for it.

At the moment I’m browsing my beloved truffleshuffle to try find some new T-Shirts to wear for it, and going through my wardrobe to find out what I would wear from that. That’s just the start of the trouble, I then need to come up with some ideas for what to do in the photos. Normally I just jump a lot.. maybe I’ll do that again.

Any suggestions which don’t involve me with a deck of cards or holding my temples in a mind reading manner, do send them my way.

C x

Some Interviews I Done Did

Alright there,

Thought in lieu of writing a blog I’d direct you to a couple of interviews I’ve done recently. Yes I know, how lazy of me.

If you go to iTricks you’ll find a podcast of an interview I did for this magic site. It’s a bit in depth about creating a show and things like that, but you might find that extra interesting. It’s to be found here.

Or you can read this Q&A I did with the Udderbelly, where I’ll be performing on the 12th May.

I promise to blog better next time,

Chris x

Wondering who to see at the Udderbelly Festival? We’ll be bringing you a series of Q&A’s with some of the amazing artists appearing in the big upside down purple cow this year.

Ladies and Gents.. introducing Chris Cox!

Where are you?
…Right now I am in my flat in a part of fancy North London, home of overpriced coffee and mums with pushchairs. If you’re next questions is what are you wearing then I will be terminating this conversation.

Who are you?
Phew, that was a close one. I’m Chris Cox (hello) I’m a young skinny little fella with large eyes who tries to amaze and entertain you through some mind-reading related nonsense.

What do you do?
I’m a mind-reader who can’t read minds. So I use various techniques to make you think that I know what you’re thinking, some magic, some psychology a bit of body language all that sort of stuff. I then mix that supposed mind-reading ability into a show which will make you think the impossible is possible.

What’s the show all about?
It’s about what I would do if I could really read minds, influence people and predict the future. I’d be able to know what girls are thinking of me on dates, I’d be able to always get seats on crowded train, all those little things to make my life easier. So I’ll do those things, and tell you how you can use them in your life. Expect lots of audience participation, lots of fun, lots of laughs and lots of moments to make you go wow.

Why should people come and see your show?
Because I’ll be all lonely on stage if you, yes you specifically, don’t turn up. You’ll get an I Love Cox badge, see the show that I’ve toured the world with, the show that’s been called ‘Stunning’ by The Times and the one that TV3 in New Zealand said is ‘A Must See Show’. Also there might be the odd face you’ll recognise in the audience so there is an added bonus.

.. and now in a five word pitch!

Mind Reading, Magic, Laughs & Cox

What are you most looking forward to about the show at the Udderbelly?
Other than being able to say I’ve performed in an upside down purple cow? I suppose the fact that I’ll be able to have a lot of fun with a sexy audience, in a great location all of whom will work together with me to make the imperfect world that we live in a little bit more perfect, well at least for an hour.

And, finally, what does the rest of the year hold for you?
Sleeping, Eating, Breathing, Edinburgh Festival, UK Tour, American TV Series… you know, the usual.

Chris Cox ‘Mind Over Patter’

Date: Thursday 12th May

Time: 9pm

Duration: 70 mins

Tickets: £15.50/conc. £14
The UK’s most exciting mind-reader who can’t read minds Chris Cox is renowned for his incredible ability to predict the unpredictable. After 4 years of award winning sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, performances at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival & UK tours Chris will make the impossible possible in his 5 star show that’ll astound and astonish with his mongrel hybrid mix of mind reading related nonsense. (Age restriction 12)

‘One of the most exciting entertainers in Britain. Sure to be playing bigger stages here and abroad soon….The hottest ticket in town’ GUARDIAN

Cox On The Box

In case you missed seeing Chris on Dick & Dom’s Funny Business on BBC Two this weekend you can now watch it via the joy of the information superhighway. It’s below here or findable on the videos page.