That’s right Chris Cox has won our first ever FestBuzz Twitter of the Year award– rewarding the best Twitter based shenanigans at the Edinburgh Festivals.
Chris, Twitter alias @bigcox, has been a keen-user of the micro blogging system for the last 8 months, but his usage has really kicked off while in Edinburgh in August, having tweeted over 300 times in the last 27 days. This is in between running his own show, Mind Over Patter (8.30pm, Pleasance Dome), appearing in Mark Watson’s promenade theatre piece as the mind-reading concierge, Eric, and making appearances across the Fringe in a variety of variety shows.
While garnering some excellent reviews from established critics, what caught FestBuzz’s keen eye were the reviews he was receiving from fans via Twitter. 37 of these have been measured by FestBuzz’s sentiment detection software, giving him a 5 star rating overall.
Quotes from audience members:
“Making the impossible possible, with laughs.” @kateweb
“I was delightfully baffled by @bigcox‘s Mind over Patter.” @shell_here
“Very awesome freaky mind thingies.” @tashadhanraj
Chris also featured in @tiernandouieb’s second Twitter Comedy event– but due to technical difficulties was forced to tweet his show from backstage at a tech rehearsal for Mind Over Patter. He still impressed the audience though with a trick which forced their feet to rotate without their own volition.
Perhaps the most important aspect of @bigcox’s Twitter usage is interaction. Unlike some comedians who set up Twitter accounts and don’t interact with their fans, Chris has a rating of 79% for Conversation Quotient, meaning he has replied to a large amount of the @ messages he receives.
Thank you to Chris for attending Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe show today to accept the award, and for performing some mind reading stunts on the spot. FestBuzz can’t wait to see what he’ll be tweeting this time next year…