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, Naz Osmanoglu has hit the London comedy circuit running. Already a fringe veteran with acclaimed, irreverent sketch trio WitTank, he is now diverting his angry Anglo-Turkish energy to stand-up as well as sketch comedy.
In 2013, Naz appeared on Live at the Electric with WitTank. Also in 2013, Naz filmed a Comedy Feed for BBC Online called Flat TV, which was then commissioned for a BBC Three series. Naz was part of the main troupe for the seventh series of Horrible Histories (CBBC). He has also appeared in Drunk History (Comedy Central), Plebs (ITV2) and Bull (UKTV Gold).
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.
In 2011, Naz took his first solo show 1000% Awesome to the Edinburgh Festival and returned with another show from WitTank. After three more successful years in Edinburgh, WitTank had a pilot commissioned in 2014 for their concept, The School.
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