Tez Ilyas is a British Asian writer and comedian who was awarded a place on the BBC Writers Academy and his own BBC Radio 4 Series after his Edinburgh Festival debut TEZ Talks in 2015 which has been recommisioned for a second series.
Tez has also appeared on Live from the BBC (BBC 2 / 3) The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Virtulaly Famous (E4 / Channel 4), Children In Need Comedy Gala (BBC Radio 4), The Funny Thing About (Channel 5), @elevenish (ITV2) and a BBC3 Comedy Feed. Tez also wrote and starred in his own scripted comedy short for Sky Arts for their Christmas season in 2015.
THE CRITICS ON LAST YEAR’S DEBUT HOUR ‘TEZ TALKS’:
‘Laughs are broad and wide but also with pin-sharp social commentary’
‘..his show is uproariously funny. And it shines a light on the hypocrisy and sheer ignorance of British racists who have never been great at assimilating with other cultures’
DAILY RECORD *****
‘Great things were expected of newcomer Tez Ilyas and great things were delivered. His is one of the most accomplished debuts at this year’s Fringe’
‘Tez’s show is original, witty and incredibly clever, combining his beliefs and his nationality in a hilarious piece of stand-up comedy that will have you laughing from start to finish…his show is a joy to watch’
ARTS AWARDS VOICE ****