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The Phoenix, 122 Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5DL

10/05/2019, 19:30 - 10/05/2019, 20:30



“One impressive comic” - New Statesman.

From BBC Three, Dave and Radio 4, award-winning comedian Chris (Milton Jones & Jason Manford tour support) presents a stand-up show about time, space, love, reality and teeth.

'Excellent... Full of interesting ideas' ???? (Mirror)

'Very funny, well-crafted stand-up' ???? (Broadway Baby)


Award-winning comedian and storyteller Chris Stokes (BBC Three, BBC Radio 4, Dave) brings his latest solo show to Coventry Comedy Festival, taking in subjects from the shape of time and the theory of eternalism to childhood birthdays and calling your nan the worst word imaginable.

As a child of 8, Chris went to the dentist and something weird happened, something which would go on to alter all of our lives. As a child of 34, Chris attempts to explain this.

Juxtaposing hi- and lo-brow, Chris' latest solo show is his best yet.

Chris has appeared in and written for the BBC Three series 'Quickies', written for shows such as 'Have I Got News For You' and 'The News Quiz' as well as supported names such as Milton Jones, Jason Manford and Stewart Francis on tour.

'One impressive comic' (New Statesman)

'Very gifted... The talent to one day have the world at his feet' ???? (List)

'Excellent... Full of interesting ideas' ???? (Mirror)

'Very funny, well-crafted stand-up' ???? (Broadway Baby)

'Promises laughter start to finish' ???? (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)


The show starts at 7:30pm prompt. Please arrive atleast 15 mins before the show is due to start

Tickets are just £5 advance to guarantee you entry to the event. OR you can turn up to the venue, and if there are still tickets available, you can go into the show for FREE! There will be a bucket at the end of the show, and you can Pay What You Think It's Worth (PWYTIW)


You can catch Chris Stokes performing at The Phoenix as part of the very first Coventry Comedy Festival!

For 10 days the city will play host to comedians and acts across multiple Coventry city centre venues. The festival will welcome internationally renowned comedians and performers who will bring a variety of comedy shows to Coventry, to perform alongside local talent. You can expect to see Stand-up comedy, improv comedy, musical comedy, family shows and much more that will be on offer for everyone to enjoy and have a giggle. 

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