British Magician/Illusionist Chris Cox admits he is a master manipulator of his audience and that’s where the entertainment value comes in but he also says that he could have used his skill for “evil’ … like teaching this talent to politicians.
“What I do, I know how to control an audience and get the response I want from them,” Chris Cox tells Noise11.com. “That easels through body language and spoken word. We know politicians have media training and maybe they are learning some of those kills. It’s a dark art. I’m glad I use it for entertainment but if a politician wants to pay me enough, I’d take it”.
Chris Cox has a media background. He worked for British radio and met a load of popstars in the job. “We’d have pop stars in all the time. The ones who were media trained were the worst guests. It was just like talking to a robot. You might as well have just emailed the answers,” Chris said.
Maybe one day Chris could get into consulting business people. “ “I should just find a really rich company and go “I’ll train everyone for you”,” he said. “It’s funny because I have always used what I do to entertain people. I have never thought of it as a skill that is useful outside of that world. I might set up a little consultancy company”.
Chris Cox is now appearing as part of The Illusionists. The shows heads to Brisbane next on January 9 and Melbourne from 22-27 January 2019.
The Australian shows will feature:
The Trickster – Jeff Hobson
The Warrior – Robyn Sharpe
The Inventor – Kevin James
The Daredevil – Jonathan Goodwin
The Conjuress – Jinger Leigh
The Manipulator – An Ha Lim
The Showman – Mark Kalin
The Mentalist – Chris Cox