Chris Turner

What a Time to be Alive. New show for Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

For UK enquiries, contact Shaun Almey at Fluid Thinking

For US enquiries, contact Brandon Stein at Brillstein Entertainment Partners

For Australia & NZ enquiriescontact Anita Kazmierczak at Flash in the Can

Portrait by John Cairns.

“An exemplary writer of quotable gags” – Chortle
“Beautifully crafted one-liners, witty wordplay” – BBC
“The king of funny one-liners” – Time Out Mumbai

For UK enquiries, please contact Shaun Almey at Fluid Thinking.
For US enquiries, please contact Brandon Stein at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
For Australia & NZ enquiries, please contact Anita Kazmierczak at Flash in the Can.
You can email Chris directly here.

Chris’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.

His keen wit and intelligent wordplay have seen him rack up over 5 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 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.

For 2017, Chris returns to Edinburgh with What a Time to be Alive, about his recent move to America. As well as being nominated for Best Comedy at Perth Fringeworld 2017, the show received 4½ stars for its ‘massive punchlines’ in the Australia Times and the West Australian dubbed him ‘the thinking man’s comedian’.

Chris is a sought-after entertainer on the corporate circuit, hosting awards and performing for many of the world’s largest organisations, as well as being a firm favourite of many of the UK’s biggest sports teams. In the past 12 months he has worked with Yorkshire Tea to create Blessed are the Teamakers, a tea-centric rap with 6m+ views, and with Coca-Cola to produce comedic content for their mobile media platform.

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

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.

Chris performing at the Amused Moose Awards Showcase, Edinburgh 2014.