The Funny Circle - Comedy Vlog l Interview with Saban Kazim talking after the Turkish Standup Comedy show
Tomorrow night I will be teaming up with some fellow Turk-ish comedians to do a Turkish comedy show for Turkish speakers in Turkish at Backyard comedy. This will be the first time I will be preforming in Turkish here is all the info:
Join us for a night of Turkish Stand-up comedy at Backyard Comedy Club as part of the Eastern European Comedy Festival !
Starring Asli Akbay, Saban Kazim, Rusen Tuzcu and Hassan Dervish.
Asli Akbay is a comedian from London who currently lives in Istanbul and performs in Turkey in Turkish and in English. In London she has performed at The Comedy Store, Downstairs At The Kings Head, Laughing Horse and Amused Moose Comedy clubs amongst others. In Turkey Asli performs in many comedy shows and also as part of a Turkish all female stand-up comedy group ‘Cok Da Fifi’. Asli tours with them all over Turkey but performs mostly in Istanbul. Asli's stand-up has been described as delightful, wacky and outrageous.
Saban 'Shaban' Kazim a half English half Turkish Cypriot South Londoner has been gigging since 2010 performing at venues including The Comedy Store, The Comedy Cafe, Top Secret Comedy, Downstairs At The Kings Head and The Backyard Comedy Club to name a few. He is five times winner of The Comedy Cafe's New Act night and also won the Comedy Store Gong show. He was shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy award which later aired on BBC radio 2 & BBC 4 Extra. His stand up styles is wacky with light-hearted tales about everyday life and cultural quirks.
Hassan Dervish is a Turkish Cypriot musical stand-up comedian which basically means that he performs hilarious songs! Hassan has been a semi-finalist at Amused Moose, a finalist at Comedy Virgins Max Turner Prize and a Quarter Finalist at the Leicester Square Theatre’s New Comedian of the Year.
Rusen Tuzcu a comedian from Turkey's capital city Ankara. He first started comedy in Istanbul when he took part in a Stand-up competition for Turkey’s biggest satire magazine Leman. He continued stand-up when he moved to London to study. When he moved back to Turkey he continued comedy and set up the first UK style Open Mic night in Istanbul called KoMikrofon with Asli Akbay. Rusen was the host extraordinaire of Komikrofon a night which continues in Istanbul. He is now living permanently in the UK and is excited to get back to Comedy!
This is going to be the FIRST EVER mixed-bill Turkish stand up comedy show in London.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
This show will be performed entirely in Turkish.
DATE: SUNDAY 25TH OF FEBRUARY 2018
VENUE: Backyard COMEDY CLUB, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL
Join the extremely witty Saban Kazim, his hilarious sidekick Asli Akbay and special guests for a ‘Mixed Meze’ of wacky, light-hearted stand-up comedy. Featuring side-splitting tales of everyday life and cultural quirks. Free laughs-a-plenty.
Meze not included!\\t
19:05 (1 hour) 19th-26th August 2017
PBH FREE FRINGE
64 South Bridge, EH1 1LS
Last night me and a couple comedians went on a road trip to Sudbury to preform comedy in aim of raising money for prostate cancer research. If you are going to Sudbury any time soon check out their facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/SuffolkPunchComedy
I have teamed up with two other comedians to do a two week show called 'The Three Amigos'. I will also be doing short spots in other people's shows. So it should be an exciting couple of weeks.
If you are reading this and happen to be in Edinburgh from 14th - 28th August please feel free to come along and check us out!
I'm going to Brighton on wednesday (18th May) to be support/opener for my friend Zahra Barri's show Talk Like An Eqyotian.https://www.brightonfringe.org/…/…/zahra-barri-talk-egyptian
Me and Sarah did our show again on the 7th May but this time in Bristol at the Hen & Chicken for the Bristol Mind. It was a good turn out, lots of fun and we managed to raise £458 for mental health.
GOOD NEWS: I made it through to the semi finals of the Amused Moose competition, which will be on the 16th April 2016. I got past the first two online rounds, so now I have to do my best 10 minutes infront of a real audience. Please come along, here is the link : http://www.amusedmoose.com/…/april-…/saturday-16-april-2016/
Here are the details: Saturday 16 April 2016Earlybird £8. Advance tickets: £10 includes membership/£9 with Loyalty card. Last tickets: £12.50 (any unsold tickets cash-on-the-door). Comedy room opens at 7.45 (restaurant bar open from 5.30 until late); showtime is 8.15 at Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick St, W1B 5NF