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Asli started gigging regularly in 2009.
Throughout her life, like most stand ups she has been trying to be the centre of attention whenever possible. When she was a youngster she appeared in the ITV show Lovebites, kissing random boys, did A level Drama, did lots of student radio presenting and a BBC endorsed radio drama called Lenton Boulevard. She also did a bit of TV presenting on a cable channel called YCTV and also Channel TRT – which is basically The Turkish BBC.
Recently she was selected to appear in the Laughtershock Live show at the Soho Theatre after Producer Gary Reich from Brown Eyed Boy spotted her at a stand up gig. Following the live show, she also co-wrote and starred in a sketch that will potentially be in the Laughtershock TV series on BBC3 if it gets commissioned.
In summary she can:
Present Radio and TV programmes
Nice things people have said:
'One of the UK’s hottest up and coming Female stand up comedians' Asian D8 Events
'I was really impressed by Asli Akbay, a self assured Turkish girl with shed loads of attitude' (she’s outrageous!) but she still did well'
Adam Preston - A&E Comedy
'Asli has a breathless, manic energy mixed with great observational eyes and ears for the minutiae of life, creating storms-in-teacups by treating the ordinary like the most exceptional things in the world'
Nathanial Metcalfe - Tombola of Fun
‘Among several women who’d reached this stage of the competition Asli Akbay stood out for me. There’s a difficult balance for women comics to strike between ignoring the fact that stand-up is still fairly uncharted territory for women, relatively speaking, and making it the centre of your act; and she got it just right. The confidence of her delivery and the cheeriness of her style stand her in good stead’. - Laura Morgan