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Chris Stokes Tells It Like It Possibly Could Potentially Might Be (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

When watching Chris Stokes’ latest show at the Fringe you could be excused for comparing the experience to what it might be like to be a therapist. Throughout the show the audience is subjected to constant and not-quite-funny self-deprecation, which creates a feeling of sympathy rather than amusement. This is a great shame, as the set becomes enjoyable on the occasions when Stokes gets off the tiresome subject of himself, and instead imparts some anecdotes. Sadly, these stories are rushed through and made secondary to Stokes’ personal problems which do not seem to add much to the show. Buy a ticket fast if you would like to see more drama in a stand up comic’s routine.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 7.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rory Morgan]