CHRIS TURNER (Live Album Taping)
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I was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now live in Los Angeles. I won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. I soon made a name for myself as the premiere contest winner and cheater of DC. I am very proud of the peer group I started out with in DC and think they will all be comedy heros! You must feel foolish for not having seen them. I've been invited to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival twice now and picked out of 600 hundred comics to compete in the Laughing Skull Festival where I made it to the semi-finals.
The webcomic that I make with my brother Clay Yount www.robandelliot.com has an awesome fanbase and has been a critics' favorite on occasion. We've been doing it for 6 years. If it were a child it would finally be of the age to realize the world is fucked up.
Raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jermaine began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday he moved to NYC on a Megabus with three pieces of luggage and a dream. Before building a buzz with stand-up, Jermaine was featured in promos for McDonalds, Sobe, and Sports Illustrated. In 2012, Jermaine was one of the “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited back the following year to tape Funny as Hell for HBO. He’s toured nationally with College Humor, Comedy Central on Campus, and has one half of the internet sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez, alongside Kevin Barnett. He’s been featured on two seasons of MTV2′s Guy Code, @Midnight, and “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell”. Now he’s the co-creator, writer, and star of a new TV series, “Friends of The People” Tuesdays on TruTV. Now in LA, his stand up will be featured on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has a development deal with ABC to create his own sitcom.
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 international circuit, performing in the UK, USA, Australia and India.
His keen wit and intelligent wordplay have seen him rack up over 1.7 million views on YouTube; headline for 1.1 million Dutch comedy fans on RTL4's flagship stand up show, The Comedy Factory; appear live on BBC Radio 2 and perform sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where in 2012, he was part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve, and awarded the 5th Best Joke of the Fringe.
As both a comic and improviser, Chris has showcased his jokes and freestyle rap skills in the UK corporate market, performing for Chelsea FC, HP, NEC, The Royal Air Force, The Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, The UK Mortgage Senate, along with various smaller organizations.
He is a founding member of Racing Minds, one of the UK's most respected improv troupes, with 4 sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe performing Aaaand Now For Something Completely Improvised and 500,000+ Soundcloud subscribers to their 50s style radio comedy The Wireless Podcast.