“An exemplary writer of quotable gags” – Chortle
“Beautifully crafted one-liners, witty wordplay” – BBC
“A master class in audience interaction…A genuine raw talent”
★★★★ - The Skinny
Pleasance Comedy Reserve – Edinburgh 2012
Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2012 – Nominee
BBC New Comedy Award 2011 – Finalist
So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist
Since his first gig in 2009, Chris’s sharply written gags, assured stage presence and blisteringly quick improvised raps have established him as one of the best up-and-coming comics on the circuit.
His keen wit and intelligent wordplay have seen him rack up close to half a million views on YouTube; appear live on BBC Radio 2 and perform sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where last year he was awarded the 5th Best Joke of the Fringe.
Chris was part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2012, Big Value Showcase 2011, and is booked by Highlight, Jongleurs, Frog and Bucket, The Laugh Inn, Baby Blue, Covent Garden Comedy Club, CKP, Off the Kerb, Bottle Rocket, along with independents and as an MC for CKP, Funhouse Comedy and Just Fair Laughs.
He is based in London and has his own transport.
Freestyle (Suggestions – ‘U’; Rain; CJD; Norway; Wood):
“Absolute gold-plated bankers, brilliantly inspired lines even the most experienced punslinger would be proud of”.
- Steve Bennett, Chortle; August 2010
“His youthful appearance belies his ability; he seems to have the experience of years which, paired with his enthusiasm and brace-laden smile, makes for a very exciting performance…a great show”
- The Skinny; August 2011
“A useful and tricksy wit. His timely gag about keeping the Christ in Christmas was especially clever, and he has a mischievous sparkle to his delivery”.
- Steve Bennett, Chortle; December 2010
“Truly original and innovative”
- ThreeWeeks; August 2011
“Excellent, excellent, excellent, good, smashing, excellent”
- Steve Hall (We Are Klang)
“His charm, combined with unyielding puns makes him a ruthlessly funny act. He tacks deftly between light and dark material, placing you in a playpen of comfort and then squashing the other babies. He luxuriates in awkward silence with skill, making you cling to his speech and thudding his punch lines deeper. The climax of the show came in his remarkable freestyle rap, spitting astute lyrics on the spot with ease.”
- Nouse.co.uk; May 2012
“A master wordsmith, contorting and combining words into sharp phrases and puns. This was reflected in his frankly genius piece of improvised comic rap. A real talent.”
- The Yorker; May 2012
“A musical masterpiece. Comedy gold”.
- SWLondoner.co.uk, May 2012
An improvised rap had the crowd roaring like very approving lions. Turner often demonstrates this skill in his stand-up sets but it is always entertaining, obviously new every time, and, most importantly and thankfully, funny.
Oxford Theatre Review; June 2012