Guz Khan is an Actor, Writer and Stand-up Comedian from the notoriously gangster city that is Coventry.
He first came to prominence through his comedic online videos which were performed in the guise of various characters that he created. He coined the stage name Guzzy Bear and addressed many social issues through this vessel. The popularity of this has led to a social media following of over 30 thousand people in less than 6 months and millions of views and shares from a very diverse demographic.
Guz made his stand-up comedy debut opening for the internationally renowned Aamer Rahman, on his sell out tour The Truth Hurts in 2014, the quality of his debut performance warranted attention from the BBC at this point.
He continued to work on solo projects and juggle his full time career as a qualified secondary school teacher, also writing and appearing in several comedy adverts commissioned by various charities in the UK.
Guz was asked by the BBC Big Comedy Night team to appear as a guest performer at their annual event in Birmingham. This was extremely well received and led to further work.
In 2015 Guz wrote and starred in a short for the British Muslim Comedy series for BBC iPlayer.Roadman Ramadan was a collaboration with Baby Cow productions and brought Guz’s already popular character Mobeen to a wider audience. This was in the top ten most viewed iPlayer programmes on its release and it led to Guz developing and starring in a BBC Comedy Feed Man Like Mobeen due for release in 2016. This year he has also starred in Borderline a new comedy mockumentary from Little Rock Pictures for Channel 5.
Guz Khan is quite simply one of the most naturally funny and gifted performers that this country has. He has a wide range of comedic characters and life experiences which come to life due to his superb command of a plethora of accents from around the world. His ability to convey a story is refreshing and exciting.
“I don’t want to blow smoke up your arse here, but you are one of the most naturally funny people I have ever worked with” Gill Isles – Car Share
“I took my (train) delay as an opportunity to watch your stand up – I liked it a lot mate – you’re a natural” Romesh Ranganathan
“I like him, he’s my cousin” Mob Dar
“He’s a wasteman, and he has very limited common sense, easily the worst of my children…”Guz’s Mum