Saturday 18 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Naz Osmanoglu – Ottoman Without An Empire (Avalon Promotions)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

His confidence is booming and his hat is massive, what more do you want? Naz Osmanoglu – one of the acclaimed WitTank trio – jokes about his Turkish roots, his father and a certificate he’s particularly proud of. The audience clearly love this guy – they’re laughing from start to finish, regardless of whether the jokes are cuttingly insightful or well delivered. Perhaps it’s his way of exaggerating words in a sinister tone of voice, which happens almost as often as he mentions that his dad is an angry man. A couple of great gags about what it’s like being a kid and the futility of the gym really got me going. If you like observational comedy, you’ll probably find him a Turkish delight.

Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-26 Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Mountford-Smith]


  • Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
  • 3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
  • Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
  • Edinburgh Fringe kicks off today (unofficially speaking)
  • Nadia Brooks: Speaking about the words
  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala