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Chris Turner – XXV (Fluid Thinking and Brillstein Entertainment Partners)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Chris Turner

At fifteen, Chris Turner was diagnosed with a genetic disorder and doctors expected him to die by the age of twenty-five. Now living past his sell-by-date, this piece of stand-up covers his reflections on the diagnosis and his lifestyle since. He also talks about his ambition to become a rapper which, through his two quick-witted improvised rap sections, we see he has already achieved. Instantly likeable, with charm and presence, Chris Turner manages to make this sad story fun, even hilarious. His well-written jokes and intelligent observations successfully entertain the crowd throughout. Due to Turner’s material having a real, poignant facet to it, ‘XXY’ resonates, and you leave with more than just an evening of laughter.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Withers]