Tez Ilyas is one of the most exciting rising stars on the comedy circuit, cemented by his nomination for Club Comedian of the Year in this year's Chortle Awards. He was featured on the BBC New Talent Hot List in 2017 and was a Chortle Best Breakthrough Nominee in the same year. His 2015 debut stand up hour TEZ Talks had a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre and three hit BBC Radio 4 series based on the show followed. His 2016 show Made in Britain sold out every performance at the Edinburgh Fringe, and his third show Teztify achieved a sell-out nationwide tour and was released as a stand-up special earlier this year, racking up 65,000 views in a matter of weeks.
As well as delivering his politically astute stand-up, he is one of the stars of hit sitcom Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) and has appeared on a host of panel shows, including Mock the Week and The Last Leg,as well as fronting his own critically-acclaimed cult-hit satirical series The Tez O'Clock Show (Channel 4). His own sitcom pilot (Blap) Bounty for Channel 4 has amassed over 800,000 views (the most-watched in the strand's 10-year history), his TEDx Talk has over 150,000 views and his Live at the Apollo performance has been watched over 10 million times online.
In September 2020 Tez launched his huge new nationwide tour show, Populist, for Autumn 2021.