In the mid 90's, a young man publishing caricatures for humour magazines walked on stage, and against everybody's expectation, changed the face of Turkish comedy - His name was Cem Yılmaz. Also described as "not so handsome but highly sympathetic", he started performing his stand up comedy shows in Leman Cultural Center. His one man performances received high responses from the crowd, making him very popular; so popular in fact that the elite society started to invade the back streets of Beyoğlu, unknown area to them until then. His shows were filling thick and fast at the Leman Cultural Center. Using only a chair and his wit, he told us the life stories of different extraordinary fictional characters, and tackled with ease subjects otherwise thought to be slightly sensitive. He portrayed the Turkish identity from a unique parody angle in today's popular culture.
With such a successful stage debut, it
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