Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2020
Always Be Comedy Online: Online: 2020
Jason Manford Presents: The Weekly Stand Up: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2021
Tez Ilyas is an English stand-up comedian of Pakistani descent. He performed at Always Be Comedy in September 2018 and headlined again in January 2020. His inspired style of joyful self-depreciation and energetic, frivolous humour was a hit with the audience as they laughed uproariously at his stories involving his identity and social awkwardness. Ilyas was not afraid to make several serious political points in his sets whilst being very silly and on both occasions, he was very boisterous and delivered intelligent, clever comedy with a streetwise, playful banter.
The comedian appeared online for Always Be Comedy in May 2020 and The Weekly Stand Up Show hosted by Jason Manford in June 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak during the year, the comedian performed from his mum’s home, he had a wonderful presence hilariously talking about his experiences in lock down.
Ilyas returned to live stand up and appeared for an Always Be Comedy showcase in September 2021. He was alert, lively, very funny and confident as he delivered a brilliant routine about the state of the country. The audience really engaged with the stories and jokes and Ilyas triumphed in front of the crowd.