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What's On > Tez Ilyas: Made In Britain

The Hat Factory

Date: Friday 5th May, 2017
Time: 20:00 - 22:00
Cost: 12 / 10 concessions.
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100

Join one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars as he heads out on his first nationwide tour...

Tez reveals that he is openly… Asian. British Asian as well, which means that because he’s Asian he loves a chicken tikka masala, whereas, because he’s British he… well he loves a chicken tikka masala.

Tez has started to think on his British-ness, especially because over the last year he’s felt judged as both a Muslim and an Asian. Tez feels stuck between a rock (the traditional cultural values of his family) and a hard place (the liberal champagne socialists he now hangs out with), when truth be told he doesn’t fit in with either. In addition to issues of identity, he’s a cheeky, arrogant narcissist with deep-seated insecurities… yay comedy! He wonders why this is. Particularly as last year Tez experienced something that changed everything for him…

In 2015, Tez Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up show TEZ Talks. It was met with packed out audiences and huge commercial success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A totally sold-out run at London's Soho Theatre followed, with additional dates at the prestigious Southbank Centre. The show went onto be adapted into a series for BBC Radio 4 (with a second series coming in 2017). Tez is now taking his follow-up show, the critically acclaimed, smash hit 'Made in Britain', on tour.

Star of BBC Radio 4 and as seen on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV2, Channel 4, E4, Comedy Central and Sky Arts.

Age guidance: 16+


‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times

‘Intelligent and truly hilarious’ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

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