You have to be joking? Aatif Nawaz

The joke that you loved but no one else did?

I’ve always wanted to do puns. I have so much respect for anyone who can stand on stage for 20 minutes and do back to back, wall to wall pun pun pun. So I wrote one last year. ‘I love SnapChat. I can talk about classic card games all day’. Yeh. Didn’t work mate…though it did make one of the best jokes lists. So. You know. Every cloud…

The joke that worked but you are not so proud that it had?

I’m not really a mean comic. But the heckle-put down with the drunk dude that went viral. That was a weird one. I enjoyed it in the moment. So did the crowd…but I felt bad. I wanna entertain everyone in the room. Even the douches…

(See here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b5HTMEslZM)

The comedian that made you want to be one?

That’s an easy one. Omid Djalili. 2006. Live At The Apollo. Watching the great man mesmerize an audience with his own unique brand of comedy. I knew right then and there this is what I’m gonna do with my life.

 

The last thing that made you cry with laughter?

Last night Paul Chowdhry tore up the Top Secret Comedy Club. Without giving away the full joke…it involved a fake rickshaw and a whole new genre of adult entertainment.

 

Aatif Nawaz: The Last Laugh
 Newsroom, 5 – 11 Leith Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3AT
August 3 – 27
11.15pm
Entry: Free (Donations)