Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas

at The Boo, Waterfoot
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The Boo's Comedy Night with Tez Ilyas

Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser

Tez will be hand picking some of the brightest and best of the UK comedy scene to join him for this interactive online comedy night.

For March’s virtual comedy clubs, Tez will be joined by Rachel Parris, Simon Lomas, Bethany Black and Eshaan Akbar

Virtual Front Row: Pay What You Can, recommended donation £6.50
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General Admission: Pay What You Can, recommended donation £5.00
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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Featuring:
Tez Ilyas
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. Tez has appeared on Live at The Apollo (BBC Two), The Last Leg (C4), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Live From the BBC (BBC Two), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central), Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three), Live from the Comedy Store (Comedy Central). Tez’ Channel 4 comedy Blap Bounty is the most watched show in the strand’s 10 year history. In 2019 he fronted his own Channel 4 satirical sketch series The Tez O’Clock Show to huge critical acclaim.

Rachel Parris
Rachel Parris is a BAFTA Nominated comedian, musician actor and improviser, best know for her viral segments on BBC2’s The Mash Report. She has appeared on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, QI, Would I Lie To You, Hypothetical and recently, Comedians Giving Lectures, and Harry Hill’s ClubNite on channel 4, as well as a one-off archive show The Girls Guide to TV, for BBC2. As a musical comedian, she has won critical acclaim for her solo shows which have run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre London and on national tours, and has been awarded The Chortle Award for Best Variety Act, Best Musical Comedy Show (Whats On London), Best Jokes of the Fringe (Telegraph), nominated for Best Show 2016 (Funny Women) and recommended as a Pick of the Fringe by the Guardian who described it as “Beautifully crafted and performed…tears of laughter”. She lives in South West London with her husband and a chameleon called Roy.

Simon Lomas
Simon Lomas is regarded as one of the most exciting and refreshing new acts on the circuit. Already making big waves, this ungainly and socially awkward geek will doubtless go on to big things as his distinctive style is matched by superb jokes with a highly unique delivery. He’s already a multi-award wining act and is being widely talked about across the comedy industry – catch him now while you can!

Bethany Black
Bethany Black is an actor, stand-up comedian from Preston, Lancashire. She also happens to be a post-operative transsexual lesbian – but don’t dare try to pigeonhole her. Managing to balance being ‘dark-tinged but magical’ (The Guardian) with being warm and chatty, she has built a cult following for her brand of confessional comedy. She has worked alongside some of the greats of the industry and written jokes for acts as diverse as Brendon Burns and Jimmy Cricket. She is a regular at top clubs across the country and has supported acts including Scott Capurro and Rhona Cameron.

Eshann Akbar
Heis an English comedian, writer and actor, also known as “Michael Pakintyre” on Twitter – the Bangladeshi-Pakistani version of comedian Michael McIntyre. He has appeared on The Big Asian Stand-Up, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order and Mock the Week, QI and has written for Rob Rinder’s Good Year, Bad Year.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.

Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas appearing at this event

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 featured in Ents24's 20 Hardest Working Comedians of 2018 list.

See 44 tour dates featuring Tez Ilyas

Rachel Parris

Rachel Parris appearing at this event

Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and standup who has appeared in The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville, The Mash Report and Austentatious. Her songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4 (The Now Show), BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 6 Music. Her solo shows have found critical acclaim, and have earned her a Chortle Award nomination, a Funny Women Best Show nomination and a win for What’s On London’s Best Musical Comedy Show. “It’s startling quite how talented Parris is...hilarious” - Shortcom **** “Very easy to relate to and naturally funny” - Three Weeks **** "Tears of laughter, endearingly frank and funny" - Guardian "A gifted performer - her songs really score" - Times "Brutally funny" - Skinny "Classy, clever comedy...uproarious" - Scotsman

See 30 tour dates featuring Rachel Parris

Simon Lomas

Simon Lomas appearing at this event

'He stood on stage and appeared very shy, awkward, lacking any emotion, and then proceeded to make a string of jokes about his ‘wild’ lifestyle – which went down a storm with the audience' - northwestend.co.uk

See 2 tour dates featuring Simon Lomas

Bethany Black

Bethany Black appearing at this event

Decidedly dark and deliciously different – a one way ticket to a world you never knew existed. Despite being 'unique', she's warm and chatty and has built a cult following for her brand of confessional comedy. 'Outstanding comic, laughs just keep on coming' (Channel 4).

See Bethany Black tour dates

Eshaan Akbar

Eshaan Akbar appearing at this event

Finalist – So You Think You’re Funny 2014 and Finalist (with Special Mention) – Laughing Horse 2014. As seen on BBC Asian Network "Big Comedy Night". Starring at Lattitude 2016.

See Eshaan Akbar tour dates

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