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Rising young comedian Chris Turner continues his noteworthy ascension with his debut comedy album, Pretty Fly. The British 25-year-old’s first CD was recorded in Los Angeles while he was still 24; actually, it was his last set before turning 25. At the cusp of a new year for himself, Turner’s witty one-liners are as hilarious as ever over the course of this album. Turner is capable of wordplay that recalls some of the greats, ensuring that Pretty Fly brings the laughter throughout.
There’s a reason this guy once won the Amused Moose Comedy Awards ‘People’s Champion’ title. It was awarded to him at the Edinburgh Fringe, which his signature “numeral jokes” in album opener “First Track of the 400″ slyly allude to. Another joke about Turner’s ex-girlfriend on the track “Ex-Girlfriend’s Dad, Please Skip This Track” is a masterclass in wordplay and timing, and “Gender Confusion” is full of equally hilarious, unexpected turns. It’s truly difficult not to laugh at these jokes, and having them recorded in this collection means you can relive the humor infinitely many times for an excellent price. Read More