Naz Osmanoglu, star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, and Runner-up in So You Think You’re Funny, is both an excellent solo comedian and the loudest member of the acclaimed, irreverent comedy sketch trio WitTank, who are currently in development with Channel 4, having had their pilot The School commissioned in 2014.
Regularly a face on our screens, in 2013, Naz appeared on Live at the Electric (BBC Three)with WitTank. Again in 2013, but this time on his own opposite Tom Rosenthal, Naz filmed a Comedy Feed for BBC Online called Flat TV, which was then commissioned for a BBC Three series. Naz was a member of the main troupe for the seventh series of Horrible Histories (CBBC), and has also acted in Drunk History (Comedy Central), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV Gold). Naz is also star of Flat TV (BBC Three), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV) and has been seen most recently in the critically-acclaimed Inside Number 9 (BBC2).
Meanwhile, Naz has hit the London comedy circuit running. Already a fringe veteran with WitTank, he is now diverting his angry Anglo-Turkish energy to stand-up as well as sketch comedy, having most recently had a very successful solo Fringe in 2016 with Exposure. In 2011, Naz took his first solo show 1000% Awesome to the Edinburgh Festival and returned with another show from WitTank, which was followed by three more successful years with the sketch trio.
Naz was selected to be one of the new stars on Laughtershock for BBC Three, a hybrid of stand up and sketch comedy, and returned to Edinburgh in 2010 as a performer in The Comedy Zone, the fringe’s longest running new talent showcase and with another sellout show with WitTank.
Praise for Naz:
“He is a name to remember, however difficult that might be. Very confident, very original and tightly performed”
“Spirited, witty and individual… more energy than a dozen Duracell bunnies”
Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Naz is a hard gigging, high performance comedy machine”
Tommy Holgate, The Sun
“His material packs a punch”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Praise for WitTank:
“Ones to watch… WitTank are going places”
Metro * * * *
“As uniquely inventive as they are downright funny…brilliant”
The List * * * *
“There are probably more original and fresh ideas in the first ten minutes of Wit Tank than many sketch shows fit into an entire hour”
Chortle * * * *
Visit Naz’s website at: www.nazosmanoglu.com
Follow Naz on Twitter: @naz_osmanoglu
Like Naz’ Facebook page: facebook.com/nazosmanoglu