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Tez Ilyas

Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy. Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. Career highlights include his Channel 4 comedy Blap, Bounty, which became the most watched show in the strand’s 10 year history as his own satirical sketch series The Tez O’Clock Show which was met with huge critical acclaim. Tez’s hotly anticipated debut novel The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3/4, a teenage memoir quickly became a Sunday Times Bestseller.


About Tez Ilyas

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), Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal (LOL Network), Virtually Famous (E4), The Now Show (BBC Radio 4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Rob Rinder Verdict (C4) and The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice (C4), Celebrity Supply Teacher (CBBC).

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.

In 2020, Tez released his first stand up comedy special, Teztify, recorded live at the Southbank Centre, playing out exclusively on Youtube. 

Speech Topics

As well as event hosting and stand-up comedy, Tez is available for fireside chats on the following topics:

  • Politics
  • The North
  • Race and Religion
  • Muslim Heritage
  • Grassroots Businesses
  • Football

Here you can find links to books by Tez Ilyas. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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