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