July 28, 2009 Chris Cox

London Is Funny: 10 Questions

10 Questions with… Chris Cox

Chris Cox is Radio 1’s resident magician and was a part of the BAFTA-nominated team on the BBC’s Merlin, so this chap knows what he’s doing. And what you’re doing. And what you’re thinking. Or does he…?

What is your show (Chris Cox – Mind Over Patter) about?

About me proving I’m a mind-reader who can’t read minds, by attempting to do make my audience mind-readers and do some of the stuff I’d really do if I could really do this stuff. You know – just your usual mind-reading related nonsense.

Why did you decide to do a show about this?
It’s loosely based on the questions people always ask me about what I can do, so I’m trying to do a trick to answer each question – things like, “are you amazing at dating” (obvious answer is no. Have you seen me?!).

How ready is it?
Pretty ready.

If your show was a dog, what kind of dog would it be?

A bloody good dog. Is that good enough for you? Or is it too rough… ruff… get it… ruff.. like a dog’s bark… ah forget it.

Complete this sentence: “If you like (blank) then you’ll like my show”

“If you like life then you’ll like my show… or if you like mind reading type things. Or simply, if you like Cox then you’ll like my show. Hoorah! A pun!

Is the Edinburgh Comedy Award important to you?
Of course so VERY VERY important (I’m assuming by saying this I’m now pretty much a shoe in for winning it yeah?)

Which other acts would you recommend this year?
The rather fab Pappy’s Fun Club, the always brilliant Axis Of Awesome and Daniel Kitson of course. And Mark Watson when he’s doing his little bits of fun.

What is the most frightening thing about the Edinburgh Festival?
Your credit card bill at the end of the month.

Any tips on where to get the best pint or pie in Edinburgh?

Theres a pub called the Blue Monkey or Drum and Monkey or something like that, it’s got monkey in the title, on Drummond Street. You used to be able to get pie and beans for £1, last year I noticed it was £1.50 though so didn’t bother. There’s a bloody credit crunch on don’t forget.

Sum up the festival in one word

Costly or magical. Pick whichever one you want.

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