Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure (4 stars)

This article is from 2016

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure

A highly dedicated and punchy hour about bad decisions

Perhaps better known as one third of Fringe stalwarts WitTank, Naz Osmanoglu is equally, if not more competent, solo. His new show Exposure takes a close look at a day in his life, exploring the manic effects of a bad break-up, living with his constantly racist and boorish father, and the dating adventures of 'Captain Fun Beard'.

The hour is centred around Osmanoglu's struggles in dealing with his failed relationship and it's not long before daddy comes to the rescue, setting his son up with a married Turkish woman. It's not quite what Naz had in mind.

The half-English, half-Turkish comedian employs his sharp wit to unveil a series of bad decisions he made while attempting to cope with the break-up, such as becoming addicted to gaming with 12-year-olds and adopting an 18-year-old boy as a drinking buddy.

Osmanoglu's story is not presented in a linear manner, but his tendency to go wildly off-course is quickly corrected by a punchy delivery and careful planning. Besides, in a high-energy show where the comedian remains completely dedicated to his material for an entire hour, an audience don't mind the odd tangent.

Just the Tonic at The Mash House, until 28 Aug (not 15), 9pm, £5 or Pay What You Want.

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure

  • 4 stars

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