One of the most exciting rising stars on the comedy circuit, Tez Ilyas, who has a string of impressive credits to his name, has embarked on a nationwide tour with his brand new and highly-anticipated stand up show, ‘The Vicked Tour’.
His show ‘Made in Britain’ debunked myths about Muslims in the UK.
Acclaimed comedian Tez Ilyas, proud of his Lancashire roots, became the star of Channel 4 TV comedy sketch series The Tez O’Clock Show, and earlier this year published ‘The Secret Diary of a British Muslim aged 13 3/4’.
Now you can join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive humour to celebrate all that we still have. Expect mega laughs, happy groans and cheeky provocations, as Tez guarantees a ‘Vicked’ time.
Tez said: “I have so missed my day job… that I do in the evenings. I cannot wait to tour the country and celebrate our freedom with my fans.”
‘The Vicked Tour’ will visit Reading, G Live, Cambridge, Chester, Chorley, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Lincoln, Southport, Leamington Spa, Peterborough, Derby, Harrogate, Kendal, Sheffield, Leeds, Oxford, Warwick, Leicester, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, and a homecoming show at Blackburn’s King George’s Hall on 27th November before culminating in Manchester.
Described by The Guardian as ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’, Tez was nominated for Club Comedian of the Year in this year’s Chortle Awards.
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).
In April this year, Tez published his first book ‘The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 ¾‘.
In this suitably dramatic rollercoaster of a teenage memoir, Tez takes us back to where it all began: a working class, insular British Asian Muslim community in his hometown of post-Thatcher Blackburn. Meet Ammi (Mum), Baji Rosey (the older sister), Shibz (the fashionable cousin), Was (the cool cousin), Shiry (the cleverest cousin) and a community with the most creative nicknames this side of Top Gun.
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, with a second series quickly being recommissioned.
In 2016 his highly anticipated follow up show Made in Britain went on to sell out every single performance (including extra shows) at the Edinburgh Fringe and gained spectacular critical acclaim, with a smash hit nationwide tour in 2017.
His third show Teztify once again delivered a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up, delivering to packed out audiences night after night.
He was named in the BBC New Talent Hot List 2017 and the Chortle Best Breakthrough Nominee 2017 and has a string of TV credits to his name such as Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week.
Tickets for ‘The Vicked Tour’ are on sale now from tezilyas.com.
Dates & Veues for Tez Ilyas ‘The Vicked Tour’ 2021
13 October 2021 – 8.00pm Kendal: The Brewery Arts Centre
14 October 2021 – 8.00pm Sheffield: Memorial Hall
15 October 2021 – 8.00pm Leeds: City Varieties
27 October 2021 – 8.00pm Oxford: Glee Club
28 October 2021 – 7.45pm Warwick: Arts Centre Studio
29 October 2021 – 8.00pm Leicester: The Y Theatre
30 October 2021 – 8.00pm Bristol: Redgrave Theatre
31 October 2021 – 8.00pm Swindon: Arts Centre
04 November 2021 – 8.00pm Norwich: The Maddermarket Theatre
05 November 2021 – 8.00pm Northampton: Royal & Derngate
06 November 2021 – 8.00pm Wolverhampton: Slade Rooms
11 November 2021 – 8.00pm Bath: The Rondo Theatre
12 November 2021 – 8.00pm Brighton: The Old Market
13 November 2021 – 8.00pm Lyme Regis: Marine Theatre
17 November 2021 – 8.00pm Lancaster: The Nuffield Theatre
18 November 2021 – 8.00pm Carlisle: Old Fire Station
19 November 2021 – 7.30pm York: The Crescent
20 November 2021 – 6.00pm Bradford: Alhambra Studio
20 November 2021 – 8.00pm Bradford: Alhambras Studio
21 November 2021 – 8.00pm Cardiff: Glee Club
24 November 2021 – 8.00pm Birmingham: Glee Club
25 November 2021 – 8.00pm Nottingham: Glee Club
26 November 2021 – 7.00pm London: Leicester Square Theatre
27 November 2021 – 8.00pm Blackburn: King George’s Hall
28 November 2021 – 8.00pm Manchester: The Stoller Hall
5 December 2021 – 8.00pm Manchester: The Stoller Hall