“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak”
Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010 - hitting the ground running he found himself in no less than eight competition finals (Including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year).
2015 was a huge year for Tez with performances on BBC Three, Radio 4 and E4 as well his debut show TEZ Talks being met with huge critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 2016 will see Tez preparing for his highly anticipated follow up hour Teztify.
Virtually Famous | Talkback | E4
The One Show | BBC One
The Fast & The Fool | Babycow Productions | BBC iPlayer
Best of the Fest | BBC Radio 4
The Now Show | BBC Radio 4
BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night
FINALIST Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2013
FINALIST Up the Creek’s One to Watch 2012
FINALIST Jongleurs Comic Idol 2012
FINALIST Preston Comedian of the Year 2012
FINALIST BBC New Comedy Award 2011
FINALIST Max Turner Prize Comedy Competition 2011
FINALIST Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2010