Tez Ilyas started performing comedy in 2010, hitting the ground running and finding himself in no less than eight competition finals including the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. In 2015 Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own Radio 4 series based on the show followed. In 2016 his highly anticipated follow up show Tez Ilyas: Made in Britain went on to sell out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe and gained spectacular critical acclaim.
His credit’s include Tez Talks (BBC Radio 4), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) Live from the BBC (BBC Two), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Elevenish (ITV2) & The Funny Thing about … (C5) as well as writing and starring in his own scripted comedy short for Sky Arts.
‘Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up’ | The Guardian