Chris Turner is a British comedian and freestyle rapper, with over 40 million views on YouTube thanks to his jaw-dropping improvisational talent. Chris is the first comedian to ever have performed with Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas, while his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earned him a rapturous standing ovation. A regular headline act at New York’s world famous Comedy Cellar, Chris’ shows combine freestyle rap, musical comedy, and stand-up for a unique and unmissable live experience that must be seen to be believed.
“The UK’s finest freestyle rapper” – Fox Sports
“A virtuoso…a hip-hop machine” – Guardian
“Very funny, uniquely appealing…nobody on a Vegas stage does what Chris Turner does” - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Chris Turner’s quotable gags and rapid freestyle raps have established him as one of the most in-demand acts on the corporate circuit, and at comedy clubs around the world. He is based in the USA and regularly performs at New York’s world famous Comedy Cellar.
2022 has seen Chris begin a Las Vegas residency, starring in Cirque Du Soleil’s brand new show Mad Apple, the first Cirque show to ever feature stand up comedy. In September 2021, he appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, becoming the first British Comedian to perform there, and received a standing ovation.
His keen wit and intelligent wordplay have seen him rack up over 35 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, and perform sold-out five-star 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’. A sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival followed, with a slew of four star reviews. In 2018, he performed We're Where We Were at Orlando Fringe, winning a Patron’s Pick Award for the show, and during its Edinburgh Fringe run, the show received a five star review from Edinburgh Festivals Magazine, who branded his raps “mind-bindingly flawless” and the show “the Fringe Holy Grail”. His latest tour shows, the punchline-packed ‘Target Demographic’ and musical comedy extravaganza ‘Rap God’ received 5 star reviews during their Australian tour, and both won ‘Best Comedy’ awards at Fringeworld festival.
He is a founding member of Racing Minds, one of the UK's most respected improv troupes, with 7 sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe performing Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised, a twelve-part series recorded for Audible, and 600,000+ Soundcloud subscribers to their 50s style radio comedy The Wireless Podcast.