London stop for stand-up Kaan Sekban and his new Saçmalar (‘a lot of nonsense’) show


Rising-star, stand-up comedian Kaan Sekban comes to London with his hilarious sideways take on working in the financial and corporate world – which he did for 10 years.

The 35-year-old from Istanbul has rapidly attracted a large fan base, including 189,000 followers on Instagram, thanks to his sketches and shows full of witty observations about the world around him. His warm exchanges with audiences demonstrate not only that he is one of the sharpest minds in the Turkish comedy business, but also one of the nicest.

His meteoric rise can be best explained in a recent post, where Sekban explains how on his first visit to Bursa as a stand-up last June, “there were just 36 people” including himself at his show, but they “still had a lot of fun”. Fifteen months on, he returns to Bursa and, turning the camera on the audience, shows the city’s Ataturk Cultural Centre packed with hundreds of people.

Earlier this week, Sekban performed in front of a 2,500 capacity audience at the Zorlu Centre in Istanbul. He next travels to New York, before heading to the UK at the end of October to make his London debut at the Islington Assembly Room. The event is jointly staged by Piu Entertainment UK and Vigor Events Istanbul.

Event Details

Title: Kaan Sekban Saçmalar

Language: Turkish

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Time: 7pm to 10pm, doors open 6.30pm.

Venue: Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2UD

Admission: This is an over-18s event only.

Tickets and information: This is a seated event, but seats are not reserved. They are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are priced £36 for ground floor seats and £30 for the balcony, plus booking fee. Buy online here.