Comedy @ The Boo: Tez Ilyas, Justin Moorhouse, Tom Taylor, Hayley Ellis
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
A mischievous and engaging comic, he tackles a variety of topics with an intelligent mind and a flair for deconstructing modern society while subverting audience's expectations. His playful style and cheeky personality, along with a wry wit led him to win the coveted London Comedy Store's King Gong on his first attempt, as well as reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Awards. Star of BBC Radio 4’s TEZ Talks, BBC Two’s 'Live from the BBC' and BBC Three’s ‘Man Like Mobeen’.
'Sartorially stylish and winningly cheeky' (Chortle)
“Blackburn-born Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up, though his most prized asset could yet be his bold, subversive streak” (The Guardian).
Tez Ilyas tour dates
Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103.
TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4).
Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric.
Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4).
'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times)
'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald)
'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage)
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List).
Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
Justin Moorhouse tour dates
So You Think You’re Funny? finalist and Musical Comedy Awards winner, Tom Taylor, has received high praise from audiences and critics alike. His unique brand of musical comedy is smart and silly in equal measure and he boasts an impressive stock of quirky, and very funny, musical one-liners.
A favourite of live bookers across the UK, Tom has also supported Simon Munnery and Abandoman on tour and recently performed on Radio 2 and Radio 4 as part of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award.
In addition to his stand-up talents, Tom is an accomplished actor and writer having penned and performed two one-man murder mysteries, 'A Charlie Montague Mystery: The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish' and 'The Man with the Twisted Hip'. Following two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tom embarked on a national tour of both shows in autumn 2017.
"An absolute delight" - The Skinny
Tom Taylor tour dates
Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM's breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing in April 2009.
A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley's natural warmth and girl-next-door charm make her impossible to dislike, something which has become evident in her success in new act competitions throughout the UK.
'Small in stature yet big in energy, Ellis simply makes you laugh' (Giggle Beats)
'Warm and engaging, she's a refreshing, dissenting voice in the current female trend of twee, patchwork niceties' (http://www.viewsfromthegods.co.uk).
Hayley Ellis tour dates