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Look Up | Gary Turk (Official Video)
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"LOOK UP FROM YOUR PHONE
SHUT DOWN THAT DISPLAY,
TAKE IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS
MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY"

 

About

is an award-winning writer, performer and filmmaker.

Having been launched into the limelight following the global success of his short film ‘Look Up’, attracting over 600 million views worldwide, Gary's work has gone on to inspire masses across the globe and has seen him appear on TV shows such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, BBC Breakfast, and many others - and was even parodied in the season finale of South Park.
 

‘Look Up’ is the most viewed spoken word video on the Internet, and went on to win Best Viral Film at Cannes Media & TV Awards, and two Webby Awards for Best Viral Film and Best Individual Performance. Gary was also awarded ‘Global Thought Shaper of the Year’ by the United Nations WTO for his work encouraging people to better appreciate the world around them. 

Gary started performing stand up comedy at the age of 12, and he hasn't stopped since. Upon graduating University in 2009 he was hired to work on numerous comedy films & TV shows for Ricky Gervais, Richard Curtis, and many others. It was after these experiences that Gary decided to make a short film of his own - 'Look Up' - and put it on the internet.

Gary now has over 64 million views and 117,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, with an additional 32,000 followers and 22 million views on his social media platforms.

In 2019 Gary was invited to give a TEDx Talk where he spoke about his experience growing up in a retirement home and what it taught him about appreciating life and accepting death from an older and often wiser generation.

Recently, Gary was asked to write a spoken word poem for the legendary actor Brian Cox, which he performed live to 12,000 people at Wembley Arena in London and was broadcast on national television on New Year's Eve 2023.
 

Gary has performed live to over 100,000 people on 5 continents, and can regularly be found giving keynote talks, workshops & live performances all around the world.

To Book Gary for an event or project please use the contact form here.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Excellent, brilliant, factual and emotional

THE INDEPENDENT

Taking the Internet by storm

TIME

A phenomenon

Powerful Stuff
Turk’s prose contains lines to live by

THE TODAY SHOW
NBC

CNN

A profound, emotional masterpiece

TED