Star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off Competition, Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010 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. WitTank will be shooting a pilot of "The School" for E4.
Naz recently finished filming as part of the main troupe on the sixth series of Horrible Histories (CBBC) due to air next year. He also appeared in an episode of Plebs for ITV.
Last year, Naz appeared on Live at the Electric with Wittank. Also in 2013, Naz filmed a series of shorts for BBC Online called Flat News, an idea that he is currently developing with the BBC for TV.
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.
“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