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Chris Turner

“A virtuoso...a hip-hop machine" -The Guardian 

Chris Turner’s quotable gags and rapid freestyle raps have seen him rack up over 6 million views on YouTube; headline for 1 million Dutch comedy fans on RTL4's flagship stand up show, The Comedy Factory; appear live on BBC Radio 2, 4, and 6Music and perform sold-out runs at festivals worldwide. 

In 2014, his debut show "Pretty Fly" won the Amused Moose People's Choice award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe. His fiercely personal 2015 show "XXV" was called ‘The best show I’ve reviewed in seven years’ by The List’s Murray Robertson. In 2016, "Observational Tragedy" won Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards, and for the third year running, many of his jokes appeared in multiple 'Best Jokes of the Fringe’ lists. 2017's "What a Time to be Alive" cast a critical eye over the state of Britain and America, was nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringeworld 2017, and received 4½ stars for its ‘massive punchlines’ in the Australia Times whilst the West Australian dubbed him ‘the thinking man’s comedian’. "We're Where We Were", his show for 2018, won Patron's Pick at Orlando Fringe, and was dubbed 'the Fringe holy grail: theatre-grade comedy in an intimate attic space' in a five star review by Edinburgh Festivals Magazine. 

He speaks at conferences on the applications of improvised rap in business, and in relation to creativity; his performance at tech conference Wired 2016 led to invitations to events across the globe, and in May 2017, appeared at renowned human rights conference the Oslo Freedom Forum.