Tez Ilyas

- TEZ ILYAS -

LEICESTER MERCURY NEW COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINEE 2013

'Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky' | Chortle

Lancashire born Tez Ilyas started comedy in 2010, hitting the ground running he found himself in no less than eight competition finals. These included the prestigious BBC New Comedy Award and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year. Since then Tez has risen up the ranks at lightening speed and in 2013 he was selected for the much-coveted month long Pleasance showcase The Comedy Reserve.

With his sharp wit and charmingly cheeky onstage persona, Tez is one of the hottest rising stars on the circuit and is thrilled to be taking his debut hour to the Pleasance Courtyard for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

RADIO INCLUDES:
The Now Show | BBC Radio 4
BBC Asian Network’s Big Comedy Night

TV INCLUDES:
Comedy Shorts | BBC IPlayer
Regular Panellist | Not the One Show | London Live

AWARDS INCLUDE:
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

SHOWCASES INCLUDE:
The Comedy Reserve 2013 | The Pleasance | Edinburgh Festival

LIVE INCLUDES:
The Glee
Comedy Club 4 Kids
The Comedy Cellar
The Frog & Bucket
XS Malarky
The Highlight Clubs
Jongleurs (Various)

WEBSITE | www.tezilyas.co.uk
TWITTER | @tezilyas