Yılmaz Erdoğan is a Turkish filmmaker, actor and poet, who is most famous for his box-office record-breaking debut comedy film Vizontele and the television series Bir Demet Tiyatro. He was awarded the Best Supporting Actor at 4th AACTA Awards for his performance in The Water Diviner alongside Russell Crowe.
His latest stand-up comedy show Münaşaka has sold out to crowds all over Turkey and Europe and delivers an unforgettable evening of laughter.
Münaşaka takes its cue from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. Erdoğan puts his own spin on this famous story, creating a two-act, two-hour show that he first performed at the Istanbul Comedy Festival in November to rave reviews.
He’s added a clever word play on ‘münakaşa’, which in Turkish means ‘argument’, switching the last four letters so it reads şaka, or ‘joke’.
Using digital displays and social media, and supported by his sharp observations, Erdoğan takes the audience on a hilarious, but “real” journey of his life and Turkey.
Tickets for his Sydney performance of Münaşaka at The Seymour Centre are now on sale. Hurry, they won’t last long!