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Chris Stokes – Altruism In Birds

By | Published on Saturday 15 August 2015

Chris Stokes

Chris Stokes starts off his stand up set in the same room as last year, with the same opening joke as last year. He plays in ‘the hottest room in the Fringe’ up in the Attic at Pleasance, and though he tells his stories in a soothing and introverted tone, Chris Stokes’ hour of introspection can make an unreasonably warm room feel like a furnace. Since his last show Stokes has had a divorce, a nervous breakdown and an unwelcome encounter with an injured seagull, and this feeds a well crafted series of tales through which Stokes proves himself to be a fabulous storyteller. Yet the laughs, if steady, are modest. Instead of the quiet intensity that introverts usually exemplify, Stokes simply comes off as quiet.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]