Born in California, award-winning comedian Turner Sparks started his comedy career in 2009 in Suzhou, China by founding Mainland China’s first stand up comedy club, “Kung Fu Komedy”. Sparks lived in China from 2004-2016 while he built and created New York’s successful Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck business in the region, the first foreign-owned ice cream truck in China.
Now a worldwide performer and a headliner across Asia, Sparks has performed in 15 countries and continues to draw rave reviews with his razor-sharp punch lines, quick wit and cross-cultural appeal.
Turner Sparks is the host of the popular “Lost in America” podcast on iTunes and has appeared across media platforms including most recently being a guest on iTunes Top 100 podcast “Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank” and “The Jimmy Shubert Podcast”. While living in Asia, Sparks often popped up on the small screen in the form of China’s Zhejiang International Channel, International Channel Shanghai and Suzhou Broadcasting Station, as well as Vietnam’s VTC Television.
Currently based in Brooklyn, New York, Sparks performs hundreds of shows a year throughout the world and was awarded “Best of the Fest” at the Akumal Comedy Festival presented by Stand Up Records, “1st Runner Up” in the 2015 Hong Kong International Comedy Competition and “Best of the Fest” at the 2016 Burbank Comedy Festival (Los Angeles).