Naz Osmanoglu with Flo and Joan
The Marine is pleased to present a special double bill of acclaimed comedy from Edinburgh Festival.
Naz Osmanoglu is a British comedian and – strangely – a member of the Imperial House of Osman, former ruling dynasty of the Ottoman Empire. Star of BBC3’s Live at the Electric, winner of the Amused Moose Laugh-off competition and Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee 2010, Naz Osmanoglu has hit the comedy world running. Already a fringe veteran with acclaimed sketch trio WitTank, he is now diverting his angry Anglo-Turkish energy to stand-up as well as sketch comedy.
Naz filmed Flat TV, a BBC Three series. Naz was a regular on Horrible Histories (CBBC), and was one of the stars on Laughtershock for BBC Three, a hybrid of stand up and sketch comedy.
In 2011, Naz took his first solo show 1000% Awesome to the Edinburgh Festival and returned with another show from WitTank.
“He is a name to remember, however difficult that might be. Very confident, very original and tightly performed”
“Naz is a hard gigging, high performance comedy machine”
Flo and Joan
Flo & Joan is the British musical comedy duo and is also sisters, Nicola and Rosie Dempsey.
The pair has headlined to sold-out audiences across North America and the UK including Reading and Latitude Festival.
They had a viral hit with their 2016 Song, which to date has received 46 million views. They appeared on Canadian TV comedy programme This Hour Has 22 Minutes and on BBC Radio 4’s Fresh From the Fringe.
They took their debut show Victory Flaps to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, where it was included in the Top 10 shows at the Fringe in the Amused Moose Comedy Awards. The show has since been released as an album available on Spotify and iTunes.
The Kindness of Stranglers, their 2017 show, sold out in advance and received a raft of positive reviews.
“these intricately crafted, flawlessly performed numbers will have you howling with laughter one minute, wiping away a tear the next”
★★★★ The Telegraph