UCM Has A Connection To…..A Famous Turkish Comedian?
Okay, I know I do this a lot, but this one really did come out of nowhere. I was doing my thing, that you know I do, where I go to Google or YouTube and look for stuff to write about (I can't keep writing about sitting on my couch with my cat, after all). So I did a search for famous people that graduated or attended college up at UCM. I saw the ones I expected to see, the guy from the Big Bang Theory that I kinda knew, the guy from Mama's Family that I think I met once, a few politicians, a few athletes, a lady with an impressive video reel that was in a Clint Eastwood movie. But then...I came across a name I've never seen before.
So I clicked through, and turns out, this dude is super famous in Turkey. He's a comedian. He hosts TV shows, does sketch shows, movies, podcasts, you name it, for the last twenty years. I was pretty surprised, but then I thought...but what does he have to do with UCM?
Turns out, dude went to school at UCM back when it was CMSU. He majored in theater there! I can't imagine coming all the way from Turkey to Warrensburg. What a change in pace, lifestyle, culture... it must have been very different! I wonder if getting an education here in Mid Missouri helped shape his comedy? It surely must have, people here are always making me laugh.
SO, of course I have to try to see what he does. I watched a bit of a clip of his show, but I don't think I'll share it because there were no subtitles. It looked a bit like a mix between the Carol Burnett Show and a talk show, maybe a variety mix. But I DID find a movie he's in that has a trailer with subtitles. It's called "Who Are You?"
It seems like an action/slapstick detective comedy. Not unlike maybe the Pink Panther movies. My favorite part was at the end, when the car was being towed. Turns out the guy has a ton of stuff on Netflix (So yes, I was on Netflix at work, but FOR WORK, for real and I just did a search of his name, no watching stuff) so I might have to check some more of it out!
You know, he's around my age. Maybe a few years older. I wonder if anybody around here who went to college in the nineties up in the 'Burg remembers him? I hope his friends from college know how big he made it back home!