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Chris Turner: "White Boy"

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Intelligent

About the show

After five years of sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and tours to Australia and Europe, British improv sensation Chris Turner makes his New York debut with this one-man comedy and hip hop spectacular. More…

From the show:

After five years of sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, and award-winning tours to Australia and Europe; British improv sensation (and Oxford-educated white boy) Chris Turner makes his New York debut with his most ambitious show yet: a one-man comedy and hip hop spectacular. Jaw-dropping freestyles, hilarious stand-up, and dextrous raps combine for an hour of high-octane musical comedy that will have even the most avowed Kanye-haters nodding their heads to the beat.


Member Reviews (26)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Intelligent
82
Avg Score

79
Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like funny, breezy solo shows. CT is an endearing entertainer. He sings, dances, tells jokes. Time melts away. His dad is missing a lot

Don't see it if you need a plot or set (you do get a golden mic). Some words get lost. Not all jokes land. Still, I forgot the world's troubles for 75 mins!

83
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if If you want a good stand up comedy show repeat with hip- hop, this is an entertaining show. A little over an hour and very good acting.

Don't see it if Some jokes fall flat but still good. If you dont like hip hop.

81
Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if u want to get a surprisingly erudite lesson in rap/hip hop from a witty, winning white guy that's equal parts freestyle & scripted rhymes.

Don't see it if ur not at least marginally familiar with hip hop figures Biggie, Tupac, Jay-Z, Eminem, etc.; u expect a "spectacular"; u have ailurophobia.

Also Like Baba Brinkman, who frequently performs his "Rap Guides" at Soho P... Read more Read less

77
Slow, Quirky, Educational, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you don't know much about rap & want to learn. Chris is an excellent teacher and amusing rapper. Fun freestyle based on audience suggestions

Don't see it if you expect hardcore negatives associated with rap. Not a play. There is no plot beyond the history of the form & Chris's relationship to it

82
Intelligent, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if Pale Brit rapper proves with ease that not only natives are allowed claim to the American mainstay musical genre. Faux freestyling is fun.

Don't see it if Where the tunesmith may be lacking, the intelligent wordsmith emerges.This might not be your lane, but props have to be given to his daring.

55
Ambitious

See it if The last 3 minutes where he gets 20 minutes of words into a rap song are entertaining. He's very fluid & good at what he does.

Don't see it if He should have had the common sense not to rap about audience members' suggestions of "full blown AIDS" or a rant about "white women".

92
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy clever puns and rapping/hip-hop.

Don't see it if You want classic stand up comedy. You aren’t interested in rap.

82
Close to fluffy, Sometimes clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy British humour and clever rapping

Don't see it if you like deep, thought provoking productions

79
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Funny

See it if Funny charming intelligent rapper/comedian. Some parts much better than others- but that is nature of freestyle. Best when just talking

Don't see it if Don’t like rap at all. Prefer more scripted presentation

91
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like hip hop, comedy, and intelligent humor.

Don't see it if You don’t like musical comedy (sung/rapped comedy)

Also This was hysterical. He has a real love of hip hop and does both frees... Read more Read less

76
Freestyle can have its costs, Group participation, Accessible hip hop, Endearingly boyish, Very white

See it if you want proof that hip hop can be sweet, fun, and done by a talented, charming, young white Brit.

Don't see it if you want a more structured, challenging event.

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you can't repress your curiosity of what a white boy from England rapping is like. I recommend deploying your curiosity elsewhere.

Don't see it if you don't like rap (this won't help) or do like rap (you won't be happy).

Also I give Mr. Turner props for risking going there--a difficult undertaki... Read more Read less

88
Ambitious, Quirky, Intelligent, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you enjoy british style humour, groan worthy puns, and excellent freestyle rap skills, all presented by a charming comedian

Don't see it if you absolutely can't stand rap (I'm not a huge fan, but loved this), or dislike expletives - there's parental advisory on this rap album

Also Chris is a fantastic british comedian, with witty jokes and an impress... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy erudite stand-up comedy, parodies, and freestyle rap. Turner is talented, charismatic, and self-aware.

Don't see it if you don't have patience for stand-up that is funnier in some moments than others. Freestyle raps & patter are stronger than the songs/poems.

Also Turner seemed to be having fun up there, and the audience also had a g... Read more Read less

87
Refreshing, Delightful, Intelligent, Clever, Funny

See it if want to see a surprisingly funny uplifting show. Check your assumptions at the door... sweet and entertaining.

Don't see it if If you're are not interested in stand-up and /or are looking for a theatrical experience.

90
Great writing, Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy a cheeky, smart, young wordsmith create clever raps (think more "Hamilton"-like) than rough stuff. Enjoyable performance -artist!

Don't see it if You dislike sampling improvisational material, hate hip-hop, rap music - even light versions. Do not enjoy off, off B'way fare.

Also Chris Turner's demeanor and performance, are so different than the som... Read more Read less

78
One man show, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if If you like free style rap and like one man shows. Chris is a good free style rapper from th UK and he was funny. Go see him

Don't see it if If you're not into rap music and you're too old to relate. Some older people in the audience looked lost..lol

80
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy improvisation and rap.

Don't see it if There are explicit lyrics, which may be a turn off for some. Also, not entirely improvised but still quite funny. **you don’t like cats**

Also I went in not expecting much, but I found his material to be quite cle... Read more Read less

77
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Clever

See it if You want to feel like having a fun Evening out.

Don't see it if You’re so cool already you can’t learn a thing about rap and hip hop.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a light-hearted night out, enjoy improv, and like a more suburban style of rap.

Don't see it if You don't like audience engagement, want a more traditional stand-up routine, or don't like rap in any forms.

100
Refreshing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like seeing talented people perform, stellar shows, cats, and wholly entertaining works

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun or laugh.

Also A superbly entertaining show that appeals to a broad audience - as the... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a fan of comedy, period.

Don't see it if looking for something PG rated. Get triggered by identity politics.

Also This is a bold NYC debut from a British comic who has a bright future ... Read more Read less

83
Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you are into hip hop rap and comedy then this show is for you. A very smart, funny and talented entertainer.

Don't see it if If you really hate rap this show won’t change that. But you might enjoy him taking the piss out of the bad ones. So try it any way.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to have a delightful night with a very creative and clever show. Very interactive!!

Don't see it if you are not open to to accept a challenge in entertaining!!

80
Uneven, Delightful, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy improv comedy, hip hop, new comic voices, and don't mind some uneven stretches (only a couple of these... way more good bits)

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop or improv, prefer stand up comedy that is tightly written, or generally prefer plays over comedians


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