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Naz Osmanoglu: Edinburgh Fringe 2016 interview

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As a member of celebrated sketch group WitTank and a great solo act in his own right, Naz Osmanoglu is no stranger to the Edinburgh Fringe.

This year he’s one of several veterans turning to the pay-what-you-want model that lets audiences pay £5 to guarantee a seat or turn up hoping there’s space and donate at the end.

Hello. How are you today?

Fine thanks, bit sunburnt.

Are you ready for another month of Edinburgh Fringe action?

I don’t think anyone’s ever ready.

At this stage, how closely does your programme blurb match the content of your show?

Luckily I was very vague in my programme blurb…

What are your tips for getting people to see your show?

It’s FREE and funny and a bit disgusting in parts and also its all true. I have this Fringe – No lying.

Who are you sharing a flat with this festival and how will you help each other survive the month?

The boys from WitTank. We have a pretty solid reputation for being the most disgracefully behaved idiots at the Fringe so I guess that’s not very helpful. Or maybe it’s the best kind of help. Still unsure.

Any shows you’re particularly excited about seeing?

Really looking forward to seeing Ivo Graham. He is excellent.

Other than the great shows, what else are you looking forward to about your trip to Edinburgh this year?

I’d like to come out the other end wanting to do it all again.

Salt and sauce on your chips?

Yes, but put a burger on top of it all for god’s sake.

Here’s a space to write about anything you want. Go for it.

I’ve decided not to plug my show in this bit as that would be the obvious thing to do. I fear, however, this may not have helped me.

Naz Osmanoglu: Exposure
Just the Tonic at The Mash House
4-28 August (not 15), 9pm
PWYW or £5 to guarantee entry

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