A very warm welcome to the SPOKEN WORD WORLD of CHRIS BROOKS.

Chris Brooks has been writing and performing comedy and poetry since 2001 and has performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the south west of England. For many years he was a regular host of One Night Stanza, Totnes' finest spoken word cabaret, and he was the founder and original host of Poetry Island, Torquay's longest running and best performance poetry event. Chris is the long-suffering creator and host of The Jocular Spectacular Roving Comedy Show, an anarchic and unconventional comedy vehicle which has featured performers of the calibre of Arthur Smith and Mitch Benn, and The Chris Brooks Love and Peace Poetry Show, the poetry world’s equivalent of The Fast Show.

For over a decade Chris has been running courses and workshops on performing spoken word and comedy and many participants have established themselves on the local circuits and beyond. He has now developed a range of workshops and courses on the themes of Fairy Tales and the Tao Te Ching.


"CHRIS BROOKS offers pathos with pith, poignancy with punch. He's at a place where idealism meets absurdity. He's out to lunch but back again for tea." - MATT HARVEY Radio 4 WONDERMENTALIST CABARET and SATURDAY LIVE.


"CHRIS BROOKS is a teacher who really knows his stuff. He makes learning easy, fun and original." - LUCY LEPCHANI, poet, writer and educator.


"Chris Brooks is amazing. He got me performing and I've never looked back. I thoroughly recommend his workshops!" - ROBERT GARNHAM, spoken word artist and multiple slam winner.


"When I attended Chris'​ comedy course I found it to be quite life-changing. I now think in a different way, life is funny, comedy is everywhere that I look - it just jumps out of no-where."​ - PAULA WHITFIELD, Comedy Course Participant 2014.


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