December 1, 2007 Chris Cox

The Guardian: Interview

“I’m a mind reader who can’t read minds”, says Chris Cox. “I use a mixture of magic, psychology, neurolinguistic programming, body language, subliminal messaging, influencing and devilish good looks – and lying.” He’s one of the most exciting entertainers in Britain, and he’s still only 23. Perhaps you’ve heard him on Radio One, astounding Chris Moyles and Jo Whiley. Maybe you saw his one man show, Everything Happens For A Reason at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ricky Gervais reckons he’s brilliant, and this week he’s playing one night only at London’s Arts Theatre. But you’d better make the most of it. He’s sure to be playing far bigger stages here and abroad soon. “I’m interested in those ‘what if?’ moments in life,” he says. “Are fate and chance mysteries of the universe, or can we control them?”

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