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Chris Turner – Pretty Fly (Fluid Thinking)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

However strong your passion for Dre, a career in hip-hop is going to be tricky if you’re a privately educated white boy from suburban Manchester. Not because of race, you’ll just likely lack the life experiences that make for credible rap. So hip-hop fanatic and decent rap-deliverer Chris Turner is wise to have instead turned to stand-up. Though if your comedy draws heavily on real life, as Turner’s does, a few more life-dramas would be useful here too. Nevertheless, he makes good use of his limited story bank – disapproving mother, flunking college, first love interest – partly by scattering groansome (in a Tim Vine-style good way) puns throughout the proceedings. Certainly one to watch, and therefore worth watching now.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]