Cem Yilmaz Live – Turkey’s Best Stand-Up Comedian
Cem Yilmaz is one of Turkey’s most loved comedians. Known as both an actor and comedian in his homeland, Cem Yilmaz
is among the country’s creme de la creme. Jerry Seinfeld
a key influence on his act, Cem Yilmaz's stand-up mixes satire with observational comedy. Yilmaz' work is considered some
of the best comedy produced in Turkey today.
Attracting audiences of all ages, fans of comedy should not miss Cem Yilmaz’s celebrated stand-up. Track down Cem Yilmaz tickets on StubHub! UK as the talent stops by iconic
venues such as London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo.
Cem Yilmaz Biography – Comedian Gone Celebrated Actor
Born in 1973 in Istanbul, Cem Yilmaz didn’t set out to be the best or most well-known Turkish comedian. Instead,
he started his career in tourism, studying at the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management at Bogazici University. His first
attempt at comedy was drawing comic strips for Leman, a Turkish humour magazine. In 1995 Cem Yilmaz gave his inaugural
stand-up performance at the ‘Leman Culture Centre’. With no intention of making comedy his livelihood, the overwhelmingly
positive response from the audience must have come as a delightful shock. Soon Cem Yilmaz was selling out full houses, with
tickets going for £90.00 a piece.
Yilmaz soon moved on to new pastures. In 1998 he landed his first role in a Turkish comedy film titled Everything’s
Gonna Be Great. Since then, Cem Yilmaz has directed, written and starred in several movies, winning the award for ‘Best
Actor’ at the Brussels International Independent Film Festival for his role in his directorial debut The Magician.
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